Interview with Globalia Munich

“Talking to our network partners and discussing a business deal over phone or emails are never enough. The Annual Meetings give us the much needed personal touch which is so important for building a constructive business relationship.”

Last week we interviewed Mr. Zehentbauer, Managing Director of Airfreight Express Global GMBH, Globalia member in Munich, Germany, who tells us about his company, his experiences in the industry and much more.

Q. Can you tell us a little about the history of Airfreight?
A. Our company was founded back in May 2007 by three shareholders. Our objective was to provide customized logistics services at a very reasonable pricing and for more than a decade, we have managed to do the same with utmost dedication.

Q. What distinguishes Airfreight from other freight forwarders in your city?
A. Airfreight Global is a medium sized company which comes with a solid global presence. One of the most distinguishing factors about our team is that we offer tailor-made services 24/7 which meet all the requirements of our customers and are available at a rock bottom price.

Q. What has been your greatest success so far?
A. Our greatest success has been to survive the stiff competition in all these years while working right from day one without any credit from any bank in the world!

Q. Which is the most difficult shipment your team had to deliver? How did you handle it?
A. In 2008, we handled a missile warhead which was transported from Germany via Amsterdam to Tehran. This had been one of the most remarkable as well as challenging shipments moved by our team.

Q. How did you hear about Globalia?
A. I received a mailer from Globalia and that is how I first heard about your network. When we saw that Globalia allows only one member per city, we immediately decided to join. The exclusivity of members is one of the major reasons which prompted us to join this network.

Q. What do you think are the benefits of attending our Annual Meetings?
A. Talking to our network partners and discussing a business deal over phone or emails are never enough. Meeting the network members face to face is one of the most important advantages of attending the Annual Meetings. The Annual Meetings give us the much needed personal touch which is so important for building a constructive business relationship.

Q. What are the main technological challenges facing freight forwarders at the moment? How important is technology for the industry?
A. E-commerce, e-AWB, 4PL, and specialized logistics software are now an integral component of the supply chain industry. The multinationals are making the best use of technology and in order to survive the competition we constantly need to innovate, improve and keep pace with the technological advancements. Otherwise, we will lose out at the end of the day.

Q. What are the advantages of operating from Germany? Are there any challenges facing your country at this moment?
A. The strong economic situation in Germany is one of our major advantages but, at the same time, maintaining this high level is also of one of our challenges. Additionally, dealing with Brexit and figuring out the economic consequences is going to be a rather challenging task.

Q. From your own experience, which are the keys to success in the freight forwarding industry?
A. One needs to be sensitive about the needs of the clients. A freight forwarder needs to feel the problems faced by the customers and come up with an ideal solution. This can be the basis of a long lasting relationship with your customers.

     ‘‘E-commerce, e-AWB, 4PL, and specialized logistics software  are now an integral component of the supply chain industry. The multinationals are making the best
use of technology and in order to
survive the competition we constantly need to innovate, improve and keep pace with the technological advancements.”

Q. Tell us a funny story or an anecdote about a curious shipment you have handled?
A. I can remember one funny story which was really annoying for our client. We were waiting at Munich for a big shipment which was supposed to be sent from London. Even after 3 attempts, the shipment was not loaded into the airplane and we didn’t know what to do next. However, we finally laid our hands on the shipment which was sent as a general cargo shipment within just 2 hours!

Q. Where do you see your company in 10 years?
A. We have come a long way in the last 10 years. In another 10 years, we want to see ourselves as one of the most competent logistics service providers in Germany. Globalia members with shipments to/from Munich, Germany, are invited to get in touch with their professional team. 

Globalia member in Copenhagen, Odense and Stavanger expands by acquiring a Denmark based logistics company

YOYO Global Freight, which won a Gazelle five years in a row, has recently taken over Trans-Air Denmark A/S in Copenhagen

YOYO Global Freight, a company which was founded in a basement in Odense 10 years ago, is now experiencing solid growth and has been honored with a Gazelle five years in a row. Now the company is expanding again by taking over Trans-Air Denmark A/S, a company based in Copenhagen.

“For some time now, we have been looking to expand our market share, and therefore the takeover of Trans-Air is a logical venture. They are strong in airfreight as well as sea-freight and the acquisition will surely benefit our company in several ways…We are operating in a market with very large players, and small and medium-sized enterprises can find it rather difficult to create their own place amongst all the big shipping companies. But we have succeeded in creating a concept with custom-tailored solutions,” says Kasper Andersen, one of the Founders of YOYO Global Freight.

Mr. Andersen further adds, “The customers are choosing us because of our flexibility and prompt customer services. Therefore, it is extremely important that, while we are growing, we keep insisting on the fact that the connection to our customers is the foundation of our company,”

Hearty congratulations to Yoyo Global Freight for their recent expansion!

Globalia member in Frankfurt, Germany, transports a heavy cargo from Amsterdam to Seoul

The cargo which weighed 25,340 Kg and measured 980 x 200 x 123 cm consisted of a rotor for a power plant

Euko Logistics Germany GMBH, Globalia member in Frankfurt, Germany, moved a rotor for a power plant from Amsterdam all the way to Seoul, South Korea. The cargo was moved overland with the help of a Tautliner with air suspension and slidable roof. As stated by Mr. Simon Park, Managing Director of Euko Logistics, “We are very contented with the successful completion of this project. The very nature of this cargo posed a few challenges which were perfectly handled by our team.”

The tremendous size of the cargo required special arrangements, which is why we used a Tautliner for uploading and downloading the shipment. It was indeed a great honour for us to handle such a huge overhang cargo. I’d like to express my gratitude towards my teammates and partners whose diligence and cooperation allowed us to terminate this project without a hitch,” added Mr. Simon Park.

Congratulations to Euko Logistics and wishing them all the best for their future projects!

Globalia Piraeus obtains ISO 2015 Certification

This certification is used by companies for demonstrating their ability to offer services/products which meet the client requirements & regulatory requirements

Feroniki SA International Shipping Forwarding Logistics Services, our member in Piraeus, Greece, has recently garnered the ISO 2015 certificate. This certification validates their ability to provide top-notch services which consistently meets all the regulatory requirements as well as the needs of their customers.

“This accreditation implies that the staff and management of Feroniki SA are functioning with the highest standard and it now has been officially certified,” says Nikos Liberopoulos, Sales Manager, Freight Forwarding Division of Feroniki SA International Shipping Forwarding Logistics Services.

Globalia Piraeus is very satisfied with their team members whose continuous efforts and dedication helped them to achieve this title of certification.

Nikos Liberopoulos further adds, “Our potential clients will surely understand the need of having a certified freight forwarding and customs broking service provider…We are here to assist them with all their special needs and our customers can rest reassured that their shipment will be moved and custom cleared in the safest and most professional manner.”

Globalia Panipat successfully completes the movement of mining equipment from India to Mozambique

The mining equipment was hauled from India for a mining project at Zimbabwe

ABS Logistics, Globalia member in Panipat, India, hauled a number of mining equipment from Nhava Sheva, India, to Beira Port, Mozambique. “This project was challenging as it was time critical and we had to complete the movement from shipper site to Beira within a stipulated time period. We were given 4 days time to move the cargo from the shipper site to loading on the vessel, while generally, it takes 7-8 days for doing the same,” says Mr. Abhinav Jain, Director of ABS Logistics.

They used CMA CGM Shipping Line for moving this equipment and special low bed trailers were required for transportation of the cargo. Mr. Jain further added, “This project was successful thanks to the diligence of our team, who handled it without a hitch”.

Congratulations to Globalia Panipat for a job well done!


A&L Cargo Services moves a heat recovery steam generator from Bintulu, Malaysia to Vietnam

The cargo was moved in 40 Pkgs of 1,000 CBM each

Globalia member in Haiphong, Vietnam, has just handled a project shipment consisting of 40 Pkgs of HRSG frames. The packages had a volume of 1,000 CBM each while the largest package weighed 35 tons and had a dimension of 18.2m(L) x 5.0m(W) x 1.9m(H).


“The items were loaded and chartered at the Bintulu Port of Malaysia and were moved all the way to Dung Quat Port, Vietnam. As our team is specialized in all type of oversized and heavy transport deliveries, they could complete the shipment smoothly” says Mr. Steve Long, General Director of A&L Cargo.

Congrats to A & L Cargo for the successful handling of a project cargo!

Globalia Delhi starts its new international courier and e-commerce business

Their new start-up called Inext Express is all set to provide a range of worldwide courier services

Inext Logistics and Supply Chain Pvt. Ltd, our member in New Delhi, India, is now offering express delivery services by launching their new start-up called Inext Express. Their wide range of express services includes overnight delivery, same day delivery and next day shipping with guaranteed deliveries in several countries across the world.

“Our newly launched express services apply to various kinds of items including pharma, perishable goods, hand-carry items, dangerous goods, exhibition shipments, EOU/SEZ & FTWZ cargo and more. Some of the highlighting features of our express services are flexible pick-up and delivery timings, same day clearance and delivery, flexible billing, merchandise payment facility, and 24×7 operations.” says, Mr. Amar Khurana, Managing Director of Inext Logistics.

Presently, they are providing a vast range of urgent and same day express services for both lightweight and heavyweight shipments around the world. “We hope that the launch of our Express Services department will be really helpful for meeting the unique requirements of our customers,” adds Mr. Khurana.

Congratulations to Inext Logistics and wishing them the very best for their new endeavour!

Globalia member in Brazilian cities Itajai & Sao Paulo successfully transports 8,000 tons of organic corn

The shipment which was loaded at the Port of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, was shipped all the way to the Port of Baltimore, USA

LAC Worldwide do Brasil Transportes Internacionais S/A, Globalia member in Itajai and Sao Paulo, Brazil, hauls a large cargo shipment consisting of 8,000 tons of organic corn from Sao Paulo to Baltimore, USA. “This has been a rather significant project for our team, considering the sheer size of the cargo. We were required to ship 8,000 tons of corn within 5 weeks and obtaining the space on vessels within a very tight schedule had been a rather demanding task,” says Luiz Gustavo Avesani Moura, CEO of LAC Worldwide.

Apart from providing complete logistics services of transporting the grains to the destination which is 1,200 km from the port, the company was also in charge of customs clearance, obtaining all the certifications required for the shipment of organic items and controlling the flow of trucks. One of the biggest challenges faces by them was the proper management of logistics without incurring extra costs with regard to storage or detention while complying with all the cutoffs and regulations for shipments of organic products.

The LAC Worldwide CEO adds, “We were also in charge of other complex cargoes such as boat/yacht shipments, break bulk and huge RORO shipments of heavy vehicles and much more. However, I found this shipment to be worth sharing with our network members primarily due to the complex nature of services provided in the current port situation in Brazil.”

Congratulations to LAC Worldwide for a job well done!

Globalia Santiago, Chile, obtains the ISO 9001:2015 Certification

The ISO 9001:2015 certification adds credibility to their organization and demonstrates that their services meet the expectations of their clients

Ils_Chile_CertificateILS Chile, Globalia member in Santiago, Chile, has acquired the ISO 9001:2015 certification, which is the result of their commitment to professionalism, excellence and a continuous improvement of their procedures.

This certification declares that ILS Chile complies with all the international standards of quality and gives security to their clients in several ways which includes the following- fulfilment of agreed deadlines, permanent professional assistance, formality and economic support.

According to Sylvia Aroca, Coordination Manager of Ils Chile, “We strive to improve our services continually through frequent meetings, brainstorming and detecting all those aspects which can be improved. All these improvements are reflected in our annual external audits, through which we evaluate the fulfilment of our commitment as a company and these are requirements to renew this certification.”

Sylvia further stated that: “The certification would help ILS Chile to establish ourselves as one of the most secured and professional logistics service providers of Santiago.”

Globalia member in Mersin, Turkey, celebrates their 5th Anniversary

To celebrate this occasion, the DPL Lojistik team headed to the beach and had a gala time

Last 5th of July, DPL Lojistik AS, our member in Mersin, Turkey, turned 5 and they commemorated this special day by going for a sea-side picnic with their entire team. The event brought together the employees from all the branches of the company a fact which helped to foster their team spirit.

As stated by Murat Ergenc, Partner of DPL Lojistik: “During the event, Mr. Demirkol and Mrs. Sen, two of the senior members of our company, delivered a speech about the progress of DPL Lojistik from the very first day till now. It was an inspirational story which motivated our team to identify our goals and keep moving forward.”


Since the formation of the company back in 2013, DPL has enormously expanded the scope of their services which now includes: sea freight, airfreight, heavy cargo and project transportation, road freight, transit transportation, customs clearance, domestic distribution, and ship chartering services. “We started out as a small company comprising of 3 members. In the last 5 years, our growth and accomplishments have been tremendous,” added Murat Ergenc.

Globalia wishes DPL Lojistik a very productive year ahead!