Duplicate Invoice Payments Need Not Happen!

Posted by Mark Franklin, Operations Director, DA-Desk on 20-Sep-2017 15:26:47

Duplicate payments on invoices occur far more frequently than most organizations realize. According to Concur.com, a typical small business processes approximately...

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Benefits of Integrating Port Spend Processes with Voyage Management ...

Posted by DA-Desk on 14-Jun-2017 10:13:24

Operators and accountants can efficiently manage the end-to-end voyage accounting processes by integrating the DA-Desk System with their voyage management system...

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The Burden of Administration

Posted by Mark Franklin, Operations Director, DA-Desk on 02-May-2017 17:45:10

Administrative tasks, especially those with a compliance-related element, can be a significant yet unquantified cost burden for companies.

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Outsourcing in the Shipping Industry

Posted by Mark Franklin, Operations Director, DA-Desk on 21-Mar-2017 11:44:57

The maritime industry is no stranger to the concept of outsourcing, Ship management is a prime example, where ship owners have outsourced the management of their...

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Transparency in Rates of Exchange for Disbursements

One of the most significant costs for shipping companies when doing business internationally occurs as a result of exchanging foreign currency. This can cost the...

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How to Benchmark and Reduce Port Cost Spending

Posted by Mark Franklin, Operations Director, DA-Desk on 24-Nov-2016 10:14:36

Approximately 15% of your voyage expenses are taken up by port call related costs, therefore the importance of optimizing the cost effectiveness of this part of the...

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Cash to Master

Posted by Mark Franklin, Operations Director, DA-Desk on 06-Nov-2016 10:13:00

Did you know that the average cost to deliver Cash to Master (CTM) can vary from 1% to 5% of the delivered amount depending on the port, country, delivery method,...

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Need a Port Cost Estimate? Simple, Just Google the Tariff.

Posted by Mark Franklin, Operations Director, DA-Desk on 03-Nov-2016 10:15:46

Or maybe not. Port costs and tariffs are not as straightforward as you may think. As your marine accountant or disbursement controller may tell you, calculating it...

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Does Size Really Matter?

Posted by Mark Franklin, Operations Director, DA-Desk on 23-Oct-2016 15:04:56

Of course, it does! At least, when it comes to the size of a vessel and the impact on the port costs.

Often, very little consideration is taken of the specifications...

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The DA-Desk Difference: Consistency in High Quality Service

Posted by DA-Desk on 18-Aug-2016 12:30:00

 

A tangible product is only one aspect of the supplier/customer relationship. The other aspect is service.

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