Silk Way West Airlines honours Globalink Logistics as the top CIS market contributor

Silk Way West Airlines, the premier Azerbaijani all-freighter cargo carrier, celebrated its key contributors’ long-standing partnership and achievements during a gala dinner in Dubai

Globalink Logistics, gets honoured as the top market contributor in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) region by Silk Way West Airlines, a premier cargo carrier from Azerbaijan. They are Globalia member in Turkmenbashi and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; Tbilisi, Poti, Georgia; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Baku, Azerbaijan; Yerevan, Armenia, Aktau, Almaty, Atyrau, and Nursultan, Kazakhstan; Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Kiev, Ukraine; Dushanbe, Tajikistan; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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Globalink Logistics honoured by Silkway West Airlines

 

This prestigious event held during a Gala Dinner in Dubai highlighted the enduring and mutually beneficial relationship between the two companies. For 20 years, Silk Way West Airlines and Globalink Logistics have maintained a partnership characterized by shared growth and leadership within their respective market segments.

Silk Way West Airlines operates a robust schedule with approximately 350 monthly flights connecting major destinations across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The airlines fleet, which includes 12 Boeing 747-8F, 2 Boeing 777F and Boeing 747- 400F models, supports significant cargo movements and underlines its critical role in global air logistics.

“This recognition celebrates the past year’s successes and reaffirms Silk Way West Airlines and Globalink Logistics’ commitment to continuing their collaboration and driving further success in the logistics industry,” says Binur Zeinelova, Corporate Communications Manager of Globalink Logistics.

The accolade awarded to Globalink Logistics at the gala dinner underscores its important contribution to the Silk Way West Airlines network, enhancing the strategic business relationship between the two entities. As a recognized leader in shipping and logistics, Globalink Logistics has expressed its pride in this achievement and commitment to sustaining and furthering its support for Silk Way West Airlines.

Congratulations to Globalink Logistics and all the best for their upcoming projects!

Globalia Logistics Network hosts successful 5th Annual Meeting in Bali, unveiling new digital initiatives

Held in Bali, Indonesia, from 17th to 19th April, the conference brought together more than 90 freight forwarders for three days of uninterrupted networking

Globalia Logistics Network brought together over 90 logistics leaders from across the globe in Bali to commemorate its 5th Annual Meeting. The event, held from 17th to 19th April at the Intercontinental Bali Resort, showcased the network’s commitment to innovation, collaboration and digitization within the freight forwarding industry.

Globalia's 5th Annual Meeting
Globalia’s 5th Annual Meeting

 

“In the last seven years, Globalia has experienced significant growth, solidifying our position as one of the best logistics network globally. The conference provided an invaluable platform to nurture trust and camaraderie within our network. Moreover, members who attended the event could also explore the new services offered by the network, that positions Globalia as a pioneer in digitization and development. The meeting exceeded expectations, ensuring our members depart with a wealth of new business prospects for their respective cities,” stated Mr. Antonio Torres, Founder, and CEO of Globalia Logistics Network.

Like last year, Globalia’s conference web app for delegates ensured seamless access to the meeting agenda and essential conference updates. Upon logging into this application, delegates could access all meeting information, including the conference schedule, which greatly assisted the agents, enhancing the overall conference experience for attendees.

Throughout the event, delegates engaged in numerous one-to-one meetings, an essential component of the event that facilitated discussions on potential collaborative projects. The in-person business discussions, which are the cornerstone of the conference, enabled delegates to meet their partners face-to-face and explore new business opportunities.

The launch of Globalia’s new web app, redesigned website, and strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as Container xChange and Redkik mark signigicant landmarks in the network’s journey toward digital transformation. During the three-day conference, Globalia showcased a range of cutting-edge digital solutions to its members, including the new web app, redesigned website, and advanced digital services like personalized cargo insurange booking right from the Members Area of Globalia’s website. These initiatives highlights Globalia’s leadership in leveraging technology for the benefit of its worldwide network of freight forwarders.

During the FreightViewer Workshops conducted by Andrea Martin, Globalia’s FreightViewer Coordinator, members were explained about the latest additions to the network’s member-exclusive Transport Management System (TMS) and how to make the most of the new features.

Other highlights of the event included a group tour of the World Heritage sites of Bali, a welcome cocktail reception, and a Gala Dinner Party which provided the delegates with opportunities for relaxation and informal networking alongside formal business proceedings.

The success of Globalia’s 5th Annual Meeting underlines the role of the network in empowering members to expand their operations and forge enduring connections, shaping the future of logistics collaboration.

Interview with Globalia London: A look at time-critical shipment

“We are trusted by major clients and partners to undertake important project movements, creating bespoke solutions to the most challenging of time-critical cargo requests, which often arise at the last minute”

This week, we had the pleasure of conversing with Mark Hawkins, the Group Managing Director of Mapcargo International Ltd, Globalia member in London, UK. In our insightful discussion, Hawkins has discussed in details the array of time-critical shipment services provided by the company and how it is helping their partners and customers.

Time-critical shipments by Mapcargo International
Time-critical shipments by Mapcargo International

Q. Tell us a bit about your company.

A. Mapcargo is one of the leading privately owned integrated logistics firms in the UK. Since our establishment in 1995, we’ve prided ourselves on delivering personalized service to our clients, facilitated by an exceptional team. Regular face-to-face meetings, personalized communication, and mutual care define our relationships, reflecting in the outstanding service we provide and the enduring partnerships we foster. At the core of our operations lies a commitment to cater to our clients’ needs above all else. Moreover, we craft our operations meticulously to adapt to the unique requirements of each customers and their processes. We pride ourselves on offering flexible solutions that can be tailored to suit specific client needs.

Q. Over the years, you have emerged as one of the leading providers of time critical cargo services. Tell us a bit about these services.

A. We have a trained and fully equipped team who are available 24/7/365 to take the calls of our clients and instantly react to demanding situations. We offer a complete range of time critical services including European Express Delivery, NFO (Next Flight Out), OBC (On Board Carriers), AOG (Aircraft on Ground), MIB (Merchandise in Baggage), aircraft and helicopter charters, customs clearance and ATA carnet, dedicated EU transport and on-site set up for events, exhibitions, and productions.

Q. Could you explain in details about the AOG services you are offering? How is it helping you clients?

A. Our AOG services play a vital role in the supply chain, swiftly delivering essential parts to facilitate the prompt return of grounded aircraft to service. This ensures the resumption of normal cargo and passenger movements. Serving airlines, MROs and spare part stockists, we offer rapid response times and a range of service options including On Board Courier and Next Flight Out, providing comprehensive solutions for aviation needs.

We are trusted by major clients and partners to undertake important project movements, creating bespoke solutions to the most challenging of cargo. At the core of our operations lies a commitment to cater to our clients’ needs above all else. Our systems are meticulously crafted to adapt to the unique requirements of each client and their processes.”

Q. What are the challenges of time-critical cargo ? What does Mapcargo do to face them?

A. One of the biggest challenge of time-critical cargo requirements is that they have an unpredictable nature, which often arise at the last minute. That is why, we remain prepared to respond swiftly. Typically, we have a window of 30 minutes to an hour to develop a tailored solution to suit their requirements. Additionally, if shipments arrive just one day late, the economical loss can be extremely huge for our client. That is why they choose us. We are trusted by major clients and partners to undertake important project movements, creating bespoke solutions to the most challenging of cargo movement. Our fully equipped team is available 24/7/365 to take the calls of our clients and instantly react to demanding situations.

Q. Which parts of the logistics chain you are responsible for?

A. We offer direct courier solutions for supervised delivery of important items. Whether it is sensitive documents or crucial automotive parts, our dedicated On Board Courier service is the most efficient and reliable means of transportation. Furthermore, we offer rapid response time via our global network of couriers. Moreover, we allow our customers to track the movement of the cargo by providing regular milestone updates.

Q. Which are your other areas of specialization?

A. We also offer unparalleled project cargo and OOG cargo services. Additionally, we are trusted by major clients and partners to undertake important project movements, creating bespoke solutions to the most challenging of cargo movement. Some of the services we provide are RORO vessel, breakbulk options and oversized containers, heavy weight cargo transportation by multi-axle trailer, total logistics planning, onsite installations and packaging removal, and global project planning, design and management.

Q. Which are the sectors you cover?

A. The sectors we support include media and productions, automotive industry, healthcare sector, events and exhibitions, rapid response inventory, ambient and temperature controlled goods.

Q. What sets you apart from your competitors?

A. What sets Mapcargo apart from competitors is our ability to facilitate multimodal shipments encompassing air, sea, road, express, and courier services. Additionally, we cater to a diverse range of industries, offering tailored solutions to meet their specific needs. Leveraging our partnership with Globalia, we boast a network of over 200 dependable partners worldwide, further enhancing our global reach and capabilities. Moreover, we specialize in providing transpacific and transatlantic shipment services, ensuring efficient and reliable transportation across these major global routes. Last but not the least, our customer-focused approach is what distinguishes us in the industry, as we prioritize meeting and exceeding the needs of our clients at every stage of their logistics journey.

 

Globalia New York gives an account of their experience using the member exclusive online quoting platform, FreightViewer

“It has made our day-to-day work very easy, and has enabled us to offer online services which is important in a time when many platforms  are allowing users to enter their pages, see rates, itineraries, and the status of the cargo”

This week, we present an exclusive interview with Samuel Martinez, the Sales Manager of KBL Container Line, Globalia member in New York.  In this special interview, our focus is on FreightViewer, Globalia’s member-exclusive online freight quoting platform. Mr. Martinez sheds light on the utilities of the software and how it is instrumental in accelerating their team’s everyday work processes. Don’t miss this insightful interview, offering a deep dive into the functionalities and advantages of FreightViewer. Stay tuned for an enriching discussion on the transformative impact of this innovative tool in the logistics industry.

Q. What encouraged you to start using FreightViewer?

A. When I first started using FreightViewer I was particularly interested in simplifying the rate search process for both direct customers and agents. I also compared it with other digital platforms, including those of various shipping lines, and found FreightViewer to be particularly useful. The platform not only met but exceeded expectations, providing a valuable tool for efficient rate searches within the logistics industry.

Q. How were the beginnings of using the platform?

A. Initially, I had many questions for the FreightViewer Department regarding the platform and they provided responses that I could understand. It’s a process that takes time and adaptation. Although in the beginning it was challenging to embrace the new procedures in the daily tasks, now it has become an indispensable aspect of our work processes. I believe motivation and spreading the word are crucial for each agent to be encouraged to offer their rates online.

Q. How is FreightViewer helping you in your day-to-day functions?

A. FreightViewer processes all the quoting operations within one single channel. This in turn enormously augments the operational efficiency of our company and has helped us take a step further toward becoming a digital freight forwarder. FreightViewer has offered us instant quoting ability, ensuring accuracy of quotation, and streamlining the steps involved in logistical operations. I am currently modifying rates and asking agents to consult the platform for quotations. As per our experience, users have successfully generated quotes, search and compare prices.

It’s essential for all Globalia agents to upload their freight rates as it is the first step making the best use of this TMS. This first and crucial step will go a long way in simplifying the quote generation process ensuring accuracy and response time. 

Q. How does FreightViewer influence your customer service?

A. The customer service of our company has become straightforward for me after grasping key aspects, such as classifying customers based on company type—whether they are direct shippers, internal forwarders in the USA, internal NVOCC, or external agents. This categorization facilitates the establishment of a profit margin for services. Moreover, once the customer adapts to this approach, it is easy to make sales decisions. However, it’s essential for all Globalia agents to upload their freight rates as it is the first step making the best use of this TMS. This first and crucial step will go a long way in simplifying the quote generation process ensuring accuracy and response time.

Q. Why do you think logistics companies should adapt to the process of digitization? How does Globalia’s online freight quoting platform help you to approach the digitalization process?

A. We have reached a time when the freight forwarding industry has become dependent on digital technologies like never before. Logistics service providers around the world are already leveraging digital transformation to streamline their processes, integrate new initiatives, satisfy customer expectations, save time and money, and adapt to the changes in market demands and business scenarios. Additionally, the multinationals are experimenting with industry-defining technologies and expanding to new markets. In this scenario, it has become imperative for small and independent freight forwarders like to implement an effective digital strategy.

It has made our day-to-day work very easy especially in a time when other companies are adapting the same systems where they allow you to enter their pages, see rates, itineraries, see the status of the cargo. Simply put, FreightViewer has made it easier for those who work this part of the process. The utility lies in the variety of options provided by different shipping companies, allowing you to choose costs and transit times based on the specific needs of your clients.

Globalia members requiring quotations from/to New York are invited to check KBL Container Line’ rates online through the Members Area.

Globalia is now on WeChat to provide a seamless communication experience for the agents

Globalia Logistics Network integrates into WeChat platform with the objective of providing better customer service

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Globalia Logistics Network is now on WeChat

 

Globalia has enhanced its customer service reach by joining WeChat, providing members with a seamless platform to connect with the network. This move aims to enhance accessibility and communication, offering an additional avenue for members to engage with the Globalia team.

WeChat includes a QR code scanning feature, enabling swift and effortless access to Globalia’s account. Globalia’s presence in this platform is especially valuable for members who may not be on WhatsApp, as it provides them with the opportunity to leverage WeChat’s instant communication feature for seamless interaction with their network partners across 211 cities.

Antonio Torres, President and Founder of Globalia Logistics Network, states, “The integration with WeChat will allow us to create yet another real-time communication channel. It will help to foster quicker and more efficient interactions among network members and the team. Furthermore, the group chats will facilitate instant updates, discussions, and coordination, eventually leading to stronger bonds within the Globalia family.”

Globalia’s integration into the WeChat platform underscores its dedication to innovation and customer-centric solutions. This move is all set to improve the overall client experience within the network, setting new benchmarks for efficiency and service excellence.

Click this link to communicate with the Globalia team on WeChat.

Globalia Paris will be acknowledged in the eighth edition of FT1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies

A few months ago they also made it to the Il Sole 24 Ore in the ‘Leaders of Growth’ list highlighting the company’s numbers for the three years period 2019 to 2022

Tieffe Group France, Globalia member in Paris France, will earn recognition in the eighth edition of FT1000, a list featuring Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies. Just a few months back Globalia Paris was also included in the prestigious list by Il Sole 24 Ore of companies that experienced significant growth in the year 2022.

In 2024, Tieffe Group S.r.l. will receive another significant recognition, this time on a European level. The company will be featured in the special report FT1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2024, which will be published on the Financial Times and Statista. The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news organizations, recognized internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Additionally, the ranking highlights the fastest-growing European companies, promising entities to keep an eye on. Updates will follow throughout the year.

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Tieffe Group will earn recognition in the eighth edition of FT1000

 

Tiberio Faoro expressed his satisfaction, stating, “I’m very pleased to see yet another achievement. These multiple awards certify the hard work done by our team. I want to underline again the importance of all our individuals. As I always said, we are a big family. All together, we are unstoppable. I can confirm that we are just ready for new targets!”

Congratulations to Tieffe Group and all the best for their upcoming projects!

 

Globalia Logistics Network launches a new web app to promote easy communication among its members

Valladolid, 5th March 2024: Globalia Logistics Network, an exclusive network of more than 215 reliable freight forwarders worldwide, creates a new web app designed to elevate the member experience and foster seamless global connections. The newly introduced web app empowers Globalia members to effortlessly connect with agents spanning over 215 cities worldwide, all at their fingertips through their mobile devices.

“This innovative platform redefines the way logistics professionals collaborate, facilitating swift and efficient communication between members and partners. This is yet another significant stride in Globalia’s digital evolution,” says Antonio Torres, President and Founder of Globalia Logistics Network.

Globalia’s web app ensures members can stay connected on the go, enabling them to manage their partnerships and logistics operations from the convenience of their mobile devices. Instant access to the emails and contact numbers of agents across more than 130 countries enables members to instantly connect with their partners. They will be able to locate freight forwarders in specific cities, streamlining the process of finding reliable partners in key locations.

Additionally, members have the flexibility to update and edit their profiles, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information for effective collaboration within the network. Globalia’s web app also features with a News Section, for members to stay informed with the latest updates of their partners, industry trends and network developments.

Mr. Torres further commented, “Globalia Logistics Network continues to prioritize the needs of its members. This state-of-the-art web app represents a significant step forward in enhancing communication, efficiency, and collaboration within the network.”

For further information kindly contact:
Maria Serrano, PR & Event Coordinator
Tel. + 34 983435106 / mserrano@globalialogisticsnetwork.com

Globalia Logistics Network is an exclusive network of the highest calibre freight forwarders in each key air/seaport worldwide who actively co-operate to reduce costs and risks and grow their businesses together through mutual cooperation to beat the leading multinationals.

Globalink Logistics transports an oversized cargo for the Nurek Hydro Power Project in Tajikistan

This operation highlights Globalink’s three decades of experience handling complex project logistics in challenging environments like Central Asia and the Caucasus

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Oversized shipment by Globalink Logistics

Globalink Logistics has set high standards in project logistics by moving an over sized cargo weighing 155 tonnes from China to Tajikistan via Turkey. The 5 meter high shipment was meant for the Nurek Hydro Power Project in Tajikistan- a project with which they have been involved for over 10 years. Globalink Logistics is a Globalia member in Turkmenbashi and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; Tbilisi, Poti, Georgia and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Baku, Azerbaijan; Yerevan, Armenia, Aktau, Almaty, Atyrau, and Astana, Kazakhstan; Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia; Kiev, Ukraine; Dushanbe, Tajikistan; and Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The road segment of the cargo’s journey from Bautino Port through the mountainous terrains of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan called for specialized transport solutions. They used specialized multi-axel trailers, multiple 6×6 heavy-duty tractors, and extensive civil works to ensure the cargo’s safe passage. On reaching its destination in Tajikistan, Globalink’s team managed the import customs clearance, discharging and cargo installation processes.

To quote Siddique Khan, CEO of Globalink, “This shipment was a challenging one and moving through the Black Sea and the Kerch Strait required precise timing to align with the Volga-Don river navigation season’s end. Our latest project cargo operation highlights Globalink’s three decades of experience handling complex project logistics in challenging environments like Central Asia and the Caucasus.”

Project cargo by Globalink Logistics
Project cargo by Globalink Logistics

 

Congratulation to the Globalink team on their successful project cargo operation!

 

Globalia Dublin appoints a new Director of Operations

They have appointed Luke Conlon who previously worked in the Operations and Customs and Sales departments of the company as Director of Operations

Transland Group, Globalia member and freight forwarder in Dublin, Ireland, has appointed Luke Conlon, as the Director of Operations of their company. Luke joined Transland in 2021 and quickly learned the ropes, gaining experience in a variety of roles including Operations, Customs and Sales. Having impressed with his managerial abilities, he was appointed General Manager in 2023, entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the efficient operation of the company’s Dublin depot.

In his new position, reporting directly to the Managing Director, Luke will be responsible for overseeing the strategic development of Transland’s Dublin operation. Additionally, he will manage the structure and resources of various departments to maximize productivity.

Kieran Conlon, Managing Director of Transland Group, said of the appointment, “I would like to welcome Luke onto the Board, and thank him for his significant contribution over the past three years. I am certain that his new appointment will have a major impact on the future development of our Dublin operation and the overall direction of Transland Group”.

All the best to Transland Group for their upcoming projects!

New video by Globalia Monterrey to promote their integrated logistical services

The short promotional video they have put together highlights the efficiency of their operations that focuses on personalized door-to-door services

Pacifica Customs y Logistics, Globalia member and logistics company in Monterrey, Mexico, has created a short promotional video, in which they have highlighted their services, company and team. In the last few years, they have established themselves as one of the main logistics operators providing solutions and professional and personalized services in synergy with their suppliers and network of partners around the world.

“As a company dedicated to coordinated and integrated logistics, our specialty is to generate profitability in your foreign trade operations by offering services focused on reducing costs, customized services and competitive prices. This video is an attempt to make our services known to our clients and partners all over the world,” says Guillermo Aguilar, the Commercial Director of Globalia Monterrey.

Globalia encourages its members to check out the video by clicking on this link:

Congratulations to Pacifica Customs y Logistics, and best of luck for their upcoming projects!