The new service will include operating a ship every 15 days from Damietta Port to the Port of Nhava Sheva and Mundra in India
Middle East Logistics & Consultant Group- MELC Group – Globalia member in Alexandria/Cairo, Egypt, and the shipping agent for AAS Shipping Lines – has launched a new service that links Damietta Port with Indian ports.
The new service includes operating a ship every 15 days from Damietta to the Port of Nhava Sheva, which takes 13 days directly without a transit port.
Moreover, this service will allow them to ship cargo directly without a transit port to India and vice-versa within just 13 to 14 days.
Presently, MELC Group is offering this service for dry containers only. Moreover, the line will perform these services through its vessels without entering into alliances with any other carrier.”
Congratulations to MELC Group on launching this new service!
Their new warehouse called Super Cargo Logistics Center is located in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam
Super Cargo Service Co. Ltd, Globalia member in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, has opened a new warehouse called Super Cargo Logistics Center. The warehouse that comes with 10 loading docks is located in Nhon Trach, Dong Nai province, Vietnam. The building has a floor load capacity of 6 tons, a clear height of 15.5 m, and a platform height of 0.85 m.
“This new warehouse will further help our company to align with our client’s business goals and objectives. Our bonded warehouse facility has a net area of 4000 sqm while the chemical warehouse facility comprises an area of 2,600 sq m. Additionally, the general warehouse sprawls over an area of 7,000 sq m,” says Mr. Peter Nguyen, the CEO of Super Cargo Service.
Super Cargo Service’s new warehouse also comes with sprinklers for fire fighting, 200 lux lights, and 3m by 5 m shutter doors. Lastly, with 5 trucks of 2 tonnes capacity each and 21 container trucks and 28 trailers, they are all set to provide their customers with a holistic suite of logistics services.
Congratulations to Super Cargo Services and all the best for their upcoming projects!
They are also working as consultants for the building of the mid-port terminal in the Port of Alexandria
MELC group – Globalia member in Alexandria/Cairo – has announced the final signing of the concession agreement of a new terminal that will be built in the port of Damietta/Egypt.
The new “Terminal 2” in the port is expected to start operations by 2024 and will have a final total operational capacity of 3.3 Mio TEU. According to Melc Group, the Consultant of DPA, Partner and advisory body for both Eurogate Damietta GmbH and Contship Damietta, it will serve as Hapag-Lloyd’s dedicated strategic transshipment hub in the East Mediterranean.
Congratulations to Globalia Alexandria & Cairo for their commendable projects!
“The trickiest aspect of my job is to provide quick solutions to issues and inquiries from hundreds of agents from so many different countries. I believe that on-time response, empathy towards the complaining agent, and a degree of familiarity with the agent’s history are a few ways to efficiently handle the agent’s issues.”
Latifa is a part of Globalia’s Agent Coordination Team whose main responsibilities are to assist members with any issue they may have and ensure that agents get the promptest solutions.Latifa has previously worked with multinationals as a project coordinator and interpreter. Also, she has worked for 12 years as a sales manager in an export/import company where she gained experience in maritime transport and the export/import procedures. In this interview, she talks about her experience of working at Globalia, the benefits of Globalia’s referral programme, the importance of attending the Annual Meetings and more. Additionally, she also provides useful tips to safeguard the members from online fraud.
Q. Tell us about your experience of working with the Globalia team?
A. My experience with Globalia has been really satisfying so far. We have a small close-knit team and working with them is a productive and pleasant experience. Globalia’s Agent Coordination Team works together to provide quick solutions to our member’s problems. Additionally, Globalia has taught me a great deal about client communication, customer-care, and ensuring better coordination among the network and its members. I try my best to help the members in the best way possible, regardless of the issue.
Q. How do you think your previous work experience can contribute to the Globalia team?
A. As a sales manager I have many years of experience with customer handling and client management. Moreover, working as an interpreter has allowed me to be familiar with people from several cultural backgrounds. This is surely a factor that allows me to do my job better. Lastly, I have worked for more than a decade with an export/import company which has helped me to gain considerable knowledge of the intricacies of the freight forwarding sector.
Q. Which do you think are the best benefits of becoming a Globalia member?
A. To begin with, Globalia is one of the best logistics networks in the world, that not only allows members to find new partners and serve new territories but also offers resources and tools to help the members digitize their operations. Covering more than 196 cities across 129 countries, Globalia accepts only one agent per city, who is solely responsible for the traffic from/to that territory. Moreover, Globalia’s extremely rigorous selection process guarantees that all our members are trustworthy and financially solvent. Lastly, our highly professional team is always on hand to assist members in the best way possible both quickly and efficiently, whatever the issue.
Q. Which are the most important achievements of Globalia along these years?
A. In the last 5 years, Globalia already has achieved many significant milestones. It is the first freight forwarders network to launch a tool that is allowing the members to digitize their businesses. Our TMS FreightViewer is reducing members’ expenses, saving their time, eliminating manual error, augmenting visibility and security, and minimizing the steps involved in shipping operations.
Secondly, every year Globalia organizes an Annual Meeting that offers an ideal networking platform for the agents. Even in the last two years when physically meeting wasn’t possible because of the pandemic, we arranged for cloud conferences. Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting is all set to happen from 15th to 17th March in Phuket, Thailand.
Lastly, Globalia has partnered with the top supply chain course provided CIFFA and open an online academy. The logistics courses are allowing the members to augment the expertise and industry knowledge of their employees. Above all, the courses are helping the newcomers in the logistics industry to get an in-depth understanding of all the important supply chain processes.
Q. How can Globalia’s referral programme be beneficial for the agents?
A. We always encourage our members to refer their reliable industry peers to our network. When this referred agent eventually becomes a part of the network, the referring agents can greatly benefit by obtaining a discount on their membership. Firstly, he gets a 25% discount on their next year’s annual fee. Additionally, when members refer more than one agent, they stand to get a maximum of four discounts (of 25% each) which makes them eligible to pay zero membership fees for the next year.
“Forging a collaborative and profitable relationship with the partners is one of the keys in our sector and the Annual Meetings are crucial in this regard. Most agents who have attended the Meetings have increased their business volume and created a long-term business relationships with their partners. I strongly recommend all our members make it to Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting.
Q. Which are the new achievements you foresee in the coming days?
A. Very soon we will launch an app that will allow increased communication among the network members This innovative mobile platform will allow the Globalia agents to maintain and foster a close-knit community that can connect with each other any time of the day right from their mobile devices. Additionally, with 196 members and still going strong, we are also hoping to reach 200 members very soon.
Q. Which is the most challenging aspect of your work? How do you deal with it?
A. The trickiest aspect of my job consists of providing quick solutions to issues and inquiries from hundreds of agents from so many different countries. I firmly believe that on-time response, empathy towards the complaining agent, and a degree of familiarity with the agent’s history are a few ways to efficiently handle the agent’s issues.
Q. Do you get complaints from members regarding scam emails? How are you coping with this problem?
A. Yes, scam emails are a persistent threat in the age of digital communications. Members have notified us about receiving payment-related emails from another member in which they were asked to make the payment to the new bank details provided. It goes without saying that, such emails are sent by scammers and not by any member of our network. This is why we always urge our members to verify the bank details of their partner to whom they are supposed to make a payment by talking to them directly over the phone.
Q. Why do you think attending the Annual Meeting is important for the agents?
A. Forging a collaborative and profitable relationship with the partners is one of the keys in our sector and the Annual Meetings are absolutely crucial in this regard. Most of the agents who have attended the Meetings say that they have increased their business volume and created a long-term business relationships with their partners. I strongly recommend all our members to make it to Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting that will take place from 15th to 17th March 2023 in Phuket, Thailand.
The Maritime Standard Award is one of the most notable logistics events that brings together the industry’s important decision-makers from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent
Globalia Logistics Network has entered into a media partnership with The Maritime Standard Award, an industry-defining event in the transportation and logistics sector of the Middle East and India. The award ceremony will take place at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, on Tuesday, 15th of November. Some of the most important policy setters and decision-makers from across the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent will attend this prestigious event.
The day after the awards, November 16th, TMS will hold its annual Tanker Conference, with a stellar line of speakers already confirmed. Attendees will include representatives from all of the major tanker owners and operators, many of whom will also attend the Awards.
TMS will give out the awards in 29 different categories. Clive Woodbridge the Editor of The Maritime Standard, will chair the panel of judges. Additionally, the other members of the judging panel, are also experienced leaders in their respective fields. These judges who will come from across the regions will independently assess the nominations and submit marks based on predetermined criteria to ensure a transparent and fair process.
For further information about the award click on the following link: www.tmsawards.com
Globalia’s Instagram page will come with photos and videos from the network that followers can view on the go from their mobile devices
Globalia Logistics Network, an international freight forwarding network with members from 194 cities, has recently launched their Instagram page. This new social media handle will help to further enlarge the audience base of the logistics network and enable them to reach out to potential agents in the future. Additionally, their strong social media presence will also keep their followers updated, and add to their digital visibility.
Globalia Logistics Network has always had a strong presence on social media with handles on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more recently Instagram. Every week Globalia posts the news from the network and its members on their social media handles to keep their followers updated. Moreover, they make sure to post the news about the achievements of their agents which in turn promotes the members and increases their online presence.
As stated by Maria Serrano, Globalia’s PR and Event Coordinator, “We firmly believe that an active presence across a number of social media platforms greats helps to expand the outreach of our network. Moreover, these days the audience is more reliant on audio-visual platforms like Instagram for their daily dose of news and this is precisely why we have decided to be active on this platform.”
Globalia’s first freight forwarding course on International Transportation and Trade in cooperation with CIFFA has been a great success
Globalia’s Logistics Network’s recently launched online course on International Transportation and Trade provided by CIFFA has been successfully completed. The news about the success of this newly launched course has been covered by several online news portals. The courses are aimed at agents who want to get a practical training in the fundamentals of transportation and logistics and stay up-to-date with the industry trends.
The International Transportation and Trade course is provided by CIFFA- one of the best names in logistics education with 60 years of experience. The course focuses on the foundations of freight forwarding, risk management, and freight charges calculation. Additionally, it also covers topics like the types of equipment and documentation used to move goods by land, air and ocean modes of transport. Over 20 Globalia agents have completed the course and many are presently awaiting the certification.
The news has been covered by the following websites:
DC Velocity is a leading multi-media magazine serving the informational needs of the freight forwarding industry. They provide comprehensive coverage of all every aspect of the transportation and logistics sector.
They are an UK based website dedicated to the transportation and logistics industry. Their website updates the the readers with important news, opinions, and reports from the global supply chain sector.
Veintepies is a news portal offering valuable information to anyone who has to make business decisions related to transportation and logistics. With a large reader base in Spain and Latin America, it publishes news, opinions, and articles related to this industry.
Transport Contracts is a road transportation magazine focusing on the trucking industry in South Africa. Their website connects vehicle owners with businesses trying to find reliable trucking service providers.
Ship2Door is a transportation and e-commerce company that export and import goods from Nigeria to USA and Canada.
The Press Release published in all the above websites talk about the course details, and its outcome. It also touches on how Globalia Logistics Network’s online academy is providing the agents with a platform for educational courses that is enabling them to set the international standard in their everyday shipping and logistics operations.
The attendees appreciated the efforts taken by BLR Logistiks and some of them immediately sent their inquiries about doing business with them
The Managing Director of BLR Logistiks India Limited, Globalia member in Vadodara, India, participated as a panelist at the Hazchem & Liquid Bulk Seminar 2022, held the at Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai, India. This seminar was one of the most comprehensive events in recent times on the handling, storage and transportation of hazardous goods and liquid bulk cargo.
The focus of the event was on the handling, storage and transportation of hazardous goods and liquid bulk cargo. The theme of the seminar was Changing Trends in Hazchem Handling & Transportation – Challenges & the Way Ahead. Mr. Ashok Goyal, the Managing Director of Globalia Vadodara, was chosen as a panelist because of his company’s long-standing experience in handling dangerous goods.
To quote Mr. Goyal, “BLR Logistiks is amongst the few trucking companies specializing in the transportation of hazardous cargo and as a panellist, I spoke about the various safety measures one needs to take while moving HAZ cargo by road. When it comes to dangerous goods transportation, we take utmost care and move the chemicals and inflammable materials to all destinations across India via ISO tank containers and specially designed vehicles. Moreover, we understand how chemical transportation requires constant alertness which is why we leave no stone unturned and ensure that the cargo reaches its desired destination safely.”
Congratulations to BLR Logistiks and all the best for their future endeavours!
The shipment that consisted of 747 coils of steel rods was transported from the Port of Barranquilla, Colombia, to Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
North Carga SAS, Globalia member in Bogota, Colombia, has carried out the timely transportation of 747 coils of steel rods with a net weight of 1,553 tonnes. They moved the shipment via sea freight from the Port of Barranquilla, Colombia, to the Port of Cabello in Venezuela. Each of the coils had an external diameter of 1.22 m and a length of 1.93 m and weighed between 1,930 to 2,000 Kg.
To quote Ms. Vivian Trujillo, the Sales Manager of North Carga SAS, “One of the most challenging aspects of this shipment was having the cargo ready for the same arrival date as the motor ship. This is because if the motor ship waits and the cargo arrives late, then, it results in delays at the origin with the shipping line. Therefore, we had to ensure loading this enormous volume of cargo on the motor ship on time.”
“Moreover, we had to take special care not to miss the departure since it was a re-embarkation and the demurrage rate was 17,500 USD. By not missing the departure, our team managed to avoid delays, apprehension, and sanction,” continues Mr. Trujillo.
Congratulations to Globalia Bogota for successfully pulling off this difficult shipment!
Globalia Logistics Network has opened an online academy for their members to enhance their skills, become more efficient and prepare themselves to take up greater responsibilities
With the aim of broadening the agents’ skills and knowledge, Globalia Logistics Network has launched its freight forwarding courses. In order to provide the most efficient training material, Globalia has partnered with the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA), one of the leading logistics course providers, and Container xChange – a neutral online platform, used by 600+ freight forwarders who is offering a wide range of training material regarding the leasing container industry.
Globalia Logistics Network has inaugurated its online academy with the International Transportation and Trade Course and it has been an outstanding success. More than 20 students have enrolled and over 80% have already been certified. The main aim of this course is to help the participants reach new goals and confidence while boosting their productivity, enhancing their skills and even preparing them for greater responsibilities. The International Transportation and Trade Course is about the foundations of international freight forwarding, how to manage risks by selecting the appropriate Incoterm, how to calculate freight charges and load shipments, types of equipment and documentation used to move goods.
Antonio Torres, President and Founder of Globalia states: “We have opened our online academy with the intention of providing our agents with a platform for inspiring educational courses that will enable them to set the international standard in their everyday shipping and logistics operations. We are delighted to have had this high demand among our members and very proud of the obtained results. We really hope that we will keep this high level in future courses.”
The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) is a course provider with more than 60 years of experience in logistics learning. The courses they offer are suitable for supply chain professionals who want to upgrade their knowledge base, and also for newcomers to this industry who want to take a deeper dive into the vast subject of transportation and logistics management.
Apart from the International Transportation and Trade Course, Globalia is also offering the Essentials of Freight Forwarding Course provided by CIFFA . This course will instruct the participants on multiple themes including export packaging, warehousing, document preparation or cargo insurance and it has already opened its registration.
Globalia has also established a partnership with Container xChange in order to offer a SOC Masterclass for members to understand the leasing container industry. The SOC Container Masterclass is provided as a complement to the other two courses. It consists of an “everything-you-need-to-know” course about handling Shipper Owned Containers.
The specially designed online training courses are helping Globalia members to cope with the industry challenges and confidently execute complex logistical procedures. Furthermore, upgrading the work skills will also allow them to stay updated with the industry changes, take the necessary measures to bypass any obstacles in the process of successful execution of a project, and provide better customer service.