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.

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!

 

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

oversized shipment by Globalink Logistics
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!

Successful collaboration projects by Globalia Miami with members across three continents after attending Globalia’s Meeting

Since attending Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting at Phuket in 2023, Delta Line Intl has teamed up on projects with partners from Antwerp, Lima, and Tokyo

Delta Line Intl, Globalia member in Miami, USA, joins forces with Globalia members in Antwerp, Tokyo, and Lima to accomplish a series of successful shipments. This collaborative effort was made possible by their strategic groundwork during Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting at Phuket, which facilitated connections with network partners worldwide. In collaboration with ULP Belgium BV, Globalia member in Antwerp, Belgium, Delta Line Intl successfully managed three shipments of chocolate totaling 1,107 kg for their customer La Louviere Chocolatier LCC. All the three shipments were sent from Belgium to Miami, USA, via air freight.

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Delta Line Intl- collaboration projects

 

“The shipment was a delicate one that required a temperature of 15-25°C throughout its journey. I would take this opportunity to thank Nicolas Scheir from the Sales & Customer Service who took meticulous care to ensure the smooth execution of every aspect of this cargo,” says Alejandro Arrieta, the General Manager of Delta Line Intl.

Furthermore, they worked with GHC Logistics SAC, Globalia member in Lima, Peru. They assisted them on moving 8 pieces of carbon steel sheets weighing 13094 Kg. Delta Line moved the ocean freight from Port Everglades, Florida to Port Callo, Peru. “Our team first moved the freight from Ambridge to our warehouse in Miami in a flatbed truck. Additionally, we offered services as ocean freight, trucking, container stuffing and securing, export documentation and NCB Inspection,” adds Mr. Alejandro.

Delta Line Intl
Delta Line Intl – Collaboration projects

 

Lastly, in their third successful collaboration, Delta Line Intl worked with NCS Line Japan Co. Ltd, a Globalia member in Tokyo, Japan, on an air shipment of Yamato fire extinguishers weighing 441 kg. They moved the cargo from Tokyo, Japan, to Santiago, Chile, showcasing the network’s global reach and effectiveness.

Congratulations to Delta Line Intl and all the members they cooperated with for these remarkable achievements!

 

 

Globalia Genoa is expanding its headquarters and hiring new employees

They have hired two new employees in their airfreight and ocean freight departments to enhance their operations and offer better customer service

Intertransport SRL, Globalia member in Genoa, Italy, expands their workforce by hiring two new employees. The new team members, Mr Emanuele De Gasperi and Mr Matteo Sissa, have complemented their airfreight and ocean freight departments. Intertransport SRL has been operating since 1957 and its continuous search for qualitative improvement led to the ISO 9001:2015 certification of the company in 1999.

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Intertransport SRL, airfreight and ocean freight service provider

 

Emiliano Caselli, CEO of Intertransport says, “As a company with over 6 decades of market experience we are always seeking to improve the quality level of our services by offering increasingly customized solutions according to the needs of customers. The expansion of our team at the head office will help provide our clients with faster and more precise feedback and better, more convenient options and quotations for their cargo. We are proud that Intertransport is getting bigger and glad to be able to assist and support our clients better.”

Congratulations to Intertransport SRL and all the best for their upcoming projects!

Globalia implements xChange’s container leasing and trading platform in the Members Area

Members will now be able to check the availability of containers on Container xChange – the leading online marketplace for shipping containers – right from the Members Area

In a strategic move to elevate container management capabilities, Globalia Logistics Network has integrated the renowned online marketplace, Container xChange, into its Members Area. Container xChange is the leading online platform for container logistics that brings together all relevant companies to manage and book shipping containers, execute all related processes and optimize invoicing and payments. Therefore, this new addition will allow over 215 freight forwarders to check availability of containers on this platform directly from the Members’ Area of the Globalia website.

Container xChange
Container xChange- Online platform for container logistics

 

“We have added their API in our intranet which enables our members to access directly through their browser to search available leasing containers. This integration streamlines container management for Globalia members, offering a user-friendly experience within the familiar Members Area,” explains Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of Globalia Logistics Network.

Container xChange aims to relieve the burden on industry professionals, simplifying their operations and decision-making by providing real-time data access and automating the entire process. This platform helps forwarders to find the best prices and rates globally by choosing from 100,000+ offers in over 1,500+ locations. With just a few clicks, users are able to sell and lease containers and benefit from access to accurate container prices, one-way leasing rates and their development for up to 2 years. Moreover, besides having direct access to xChange services throughout the Member Area, Globalia members will benefit from a 10% discount on subscriptions to their platform.

Dr. Johannes Schlingmeier, co-founder, and CEO of Container xChange, underscored a prevalent challenge within the container logistics sector— the slow adoption of technology hindering real-time analysis of price and leasing rates. Furthermore, acknowledging the transformative potential of technology in the container shipping industry, he stressed the significance of harnessing big data for more informed decision-making. In his words, “Container xChange simplifies the access to data so industry participants can complement the experience and offline knowledge with the latest facts when making decisions”

This collaboration marks a significant step towards optimizing container logistics and enhancing the overall efficiency of Globalia Logistics Network. This latest implementation is part of the digital strategy conducted by Globalia aimed to offer members the latest technological tools in the logistics market. These features, together with FreightViewer – Gobalia’s member exclusive quoting platform – will help members to cope with the new demands in the current industry.

FreightViewer adds a new tool to facilitate the seamless upload of freight rates into the platform

FreightViewer’s new feature enables the upload of freight rates through user-friendly online forms which members can complete in a few minutes with daily or weekly rates

Globalia Logistics Network has added a new feature to its member-exclusive online quoting platform FreightViewer. The newly added fuctionality comes with an upgraded template format for easily publishing freight rates in FreightViewer. This format allows  agents to upload costs in the system in a much more simple and effective way by using customized online forms instead of excel sheets.  Consequently, members will be able to share freight rates online with members in the network and customers or other overseas partners.

FreightViewer - Transport Management Software
FreightViewer – Transport Management Software

 

With this newly developed tool users can upload freight rates in three simple steps, adding all the needed details such as costs, remarks, surcharges, transit time, or carrier. This simple upload of freight rates gives members the ability to offer an online service. This is, selling their rates through the Member Area whereby all partners in the network, except those in the same country, can check the updated quotations. On the other hand, FreightViewer comes with a tailored quoting website for member’s companies where all customers and other partners will be able to login an register to check online rates at any time.

Andrea Martin, FreightViewer Coordinator of Globalia Logistics network says, “This new method adapts the system to a volatile rate market since it enables the offer of daily or weekly rates as well as spot rates. Besides offering these rates directly to members of the network and customers, the head office can also promote the availability of these rates.”

The members will receive live demonstration of the use and utility of the new features of this transport management software during Globalia’s 5th Annual Meeting at Bali that will take place from 17th to 19th April 2024.

Click on this link to watch a video on how to use the online form.