Air freight booking platforms have resisted the urge to allow shippers to book online, fearing a backlash from carriers.
However, some forwarders say they have no objection to shippers accessing prices, having held tripartite discussions for years.
“I would have no issues with a carrier advertising directly to shippers,” said one independent, medium-sized forwarder.
“We would either be transparent with the client and agree a margin, which is the way of the world …
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