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 Dubai manages the shipment of a red line metro project valued in $3.5 billion

The project consists of the extension of 14km of Dubai Metro and is expected to be completed by January 2020 

Cargotrans Global Forwarding, Globalia Dubai, is now working on a red line Dubai metro project, in cooperation with Acciona, Gulermak and Alstom, which is worth a whopping $3.5 billion. The project which is expected to be completed by January 2020 consists of a 14 km extension of the Dubai Metro Red Line which would involve the construction of both subterranean as well as suspended bridges.

The project started last July when Cargotrans Global Forwarding delivered 46 containers from Europe to Jebel Ali, a port town around 35 Km from Dubai. In order to handle this shipment, they had used dry container, flat rack, open top or as break bulk with container dimensions ranging from 40 HC, 20 FR, 40FR, 40 OT or 40 Platform.

Additionally, they employed HL, MAERSK, CGM and CMA carriers depending on the transit time and availability of equipment and offered a lashing and securing service, as they do in most of the cargoes.

“One of our major challenges is the timely delivery of the material, and prevention of any unforeseen delay such as vessel transhipment, booking rolled over and the likes. Last July we had to manage the packing of 55 T of cargoes and had to transport it by air from Italy to Dubai within just 4 days so as to receive the entire cargo within 6 days after the pickup from the supplier” states Alexis Danelian, Cargotrans Global Forwarding manager.

Three cheers for Cargotrans Global for landing up with this high profile project.

Interview with Globalia Geneva

Getting to know Multi-Douane Services

MULTI-DOUANE SERVICES is one the Globalia’s Founding Members and represents the network in Geneva. MULTI-DOUANE SERVICES was founded in 2001 by Gérard Doutaz, a specialist in customs and former forwarder since 1981. Specialised in customs clearances of living animals and vegetables subjected to the new rules of imports, Multi-Doune Services offers a fast service of deliveries for Geneva and all of Switzerland. Today we have sat down with Gérard Doutaz, Managing Director of MULTI-DOUNE SERVICES, to find out more about their successes and challenges

Q. When and how did you get into the freight forwarding industry?
A. I began working as a freight forwarder in 1981 in Vevey, Switzerland. In 1984 I then went to train and gain further experience by working in several companies in Geneva.
 
Q. Can you tell us a little of the history of Multi-Douane Services?
A. In 1988 I created my first company, which I ran until 2000. In 2001 Multi-Douane Services was launched, which has gone from strength to strength to this day.
 
Q. What distinguishes Multi-Douane from other freight forwarders in your city? 
A. From the outset, Multi-Douane Services has been a customs agency specialising in importing mainly for freight forwarders in Switzerland. However, over the years we have also developed export and international transport, which is why we joined GLOBALIA this year.
 
Q. What would be the most significant shipment your team has handled?
A. Well, one our specialisations is importing live animals, as we are approved by the Swiss Veterinary Office – we are one of the only ones at Geneva airport who are, in fact. We once imported a Komodo dragon for a zoo (photo) as well as group of dogs from Romania (photo).
 

Q. What challenges do you foresee in the near future?
A. Currently we are developing a customs service for luxury vehicles, so we are looking forward to all the challenges this area will bring.

 Q. Where do you see Multi-Douane in 10 years?
A. To answer your question, you know, in 10 years I will be retired! However, I have every confidence that my successors will be managing the company and building on our legacy.