Their outstanding achievements in business surpassing the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic allowed them to win this esteemed award
Super Cargo Services Co. Ltd, Globalia member in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam won the prestigious Asia Pacific Enterprise Award 2021. They were given this award for their excellent achievements in business in spite of the challenges posed by the pandemic. The Award recognition programme recognizes corporate excellence, encouraging innovation, fair practices and growth in entrepreneurship.
To quote Mr. Peter Nguyen, the CEO of Super Cargo Service, “This is really a very proud achievement of the company under difficult circumstances of the global pandemic. Moreover, this award has helped us affirm our leading position for domestic and foreign partners.”In the first six months of 2021, Super Cargo Service witnessed an impressive increase of nearly 128% in revenue compared to the whole year of 2020.
They were able to achieve this sustainable growth by focusing on its six core lines of services which seek to provide one-stop services to its customers. These core lines include investing in people through training and individual development programmes, improving its products and services, and holding a competitive edge in this sector.
Additionally, they are also increasing their assets by building warehouses, purchasing more trucks, and upgrading their IT system.
The SCS Manufacture Setting Up Logistics Services Provider Consultancy (M.S.L.S.C.) is among the company’s future plans. Moreover, the company also seeks to improve its human resources, accounting, and operating system to achieve customer service excellence. “In the future, we plan to continue improving and building up our overseas business development team in countries such as South Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, and India. Furthermore, we aim to expand our operation network nationwide,” adds Mr. Nguyen.
Congratulations to Super Cargo Services and all the best for their future endeavours!
They moved the cargo consisting of a piece of machinery in 5 x 40´ FR and 2 x 40´ HC from the Port of Buenos Aires to the Port of Manaus
LAC Worldwide do Brasil, Globalia member in Itajai and Sao Paolo, Brazil recently moved an OOG projects Ex-works from Argentina to Brazil. LAC contracted this project for the transportation of machinery at Incoterms: Ex Works. They used 5 x 40´ Flat Racks and 2 x 40´ High Cubes for moving the OOG shipment from Buenos Aires to Manaus.
In the words of Mr. Luiz Gustavo Avesani Moura, the CEO of LAC Worldwide “Perhaps the greatest challenge of this project was to obtain the special containers during this ongoing equipment shortage. Furthermore, we had to ensure the space for various equipment of this type with the shipowner. Lastly, the numerous blank sailings at the port of Buenos Aires led to a huge accumulation of cargo at the point of origin. In spite of all these challenges, our team stood up to the occasion and ensured the seamless transportation of the cargo.”
They also carried out the transportation of the machines from the point of origin to the port. Additionally, LAC was also responsible for several other aspects of this shipment. This included obtaining special transport licenses, loading/lashing of machines, and equipment certification. Moreover, they were also in charge of the complete survey at the origin and destination. “This was yet another successful project performed by our project team. I would like to congratulate my entire team and especially our project director Felipe Sellera who impeccably handled every aspect of this complicated project,” adds Mr. Moura.
Congratulations to LAC Worldwide for the successful handling of this project and all the best for their future projects!
They inaugurated their new office with a short ceremony held on the new office premises
Baj Freight and Logistics, Globalia member in Tema and Accra, Ghana, has recently celebrated their new office move. The new building is situated at Tema Community 3 on Meridian Road, adjacent to the Ghana Cocoa Board. They invited their clients and stakeholders for a distinguished ceremony which was held on the premise of the new site.
Their need to own a spacious and well-located office prompted the relocation. Moreover, Baj Freight had the vision of housing a school for heavy duty drivers on its premise.
This new office space will allow them to materialize this plan. To quote Mr. Ishmael Oduro-Marfo, the Special Project Coordinator of Baj Freight, “Our new office space will offer enough room to undertake more projects. From here we will work hard to fulfill our objective that is to provide excellent and swift services by employing the best practices with the most modern technology.”
Congratulations to Baj Freight and Logistics and wishing them the very best for the future!
The Autumn edition of Globalia’s newsletter includes all the latest news from our member, the network, and the sector along with several other interesting posts
Globalia Logistics Network’s newsletter for September 2021 is now online. This newsletter comes with all the highlights of our recently concluded Virtual Meeting. Moreover, there is also an article about Post-Conference Follow-up Tips that will come in very handy for the members.
Click on the above image to read the newsletter
Inside the newsletter there is a news compilation of the latest achievements of our members in the past 3 months. The report on the challenges of the sea freight sector by Globalia Porto Alegre is surely going to be an interesting read. Additionally, there is another report where our member in Piraeus talks about how they’re growing their operations by productive collaboration with Globalia partners.
We have also published an interview with Maria Serrano, Globalia’s PR and Event Coordinator. In this interview she talks about the advantages of attending Globalia’s Annual Meetings, the marketing goals of the network in 2021, and other relevant topics. Like every time this newsletter is packed with all the important news and news-bits from the transportation and logistics sector. The post on Cargo Theft Tactics and How to Prevent Them will definitely make for a very engaging read.
If you want to feature your company’s latest news in our upcoming newsletter then kindly send us an email with a few lines about your recent undertakings.
This brochure comes with information and photos from Globalia’s Second Virtual Meeting in October
We are excited to tell you that you can now download the post-conference brochure from Globalia’s 2nd Virtual Meeting on our website. Inside the brochure, you will find all the members who attended the meeting. We have also included an introduction from our President Antonio Torres and opinions from attendees. Moreover, inside the brochure, you will find a summary of all the events from the meeting.
Since our meeting two weeks ago, we have received positive feedback about the event and how it helped delegates foster their relationships within the network and discuss new business. Globalia’s team has put together this Post-Conference Brochure as a permanent souvenir of the event and we hope you enjoy.
We are very happy with the Virtual Meeting’s success and look forward to our next conference. We look forward to seeing everyone at our next physical Annual Meeting, whose dates and location are still to be determined.
Globalia’s 2nd Virtual Meeting held on the 14th and 15th of November was a perfect opportunity for network members to assemble virtually and carry on with their business talks
Six major webzines of the transportation and logistics sector cover the news of Globalia Logistics Network’s 2nd Virtual Meeting. The online conference ensured that the delegates get to network and collaborate without leaving the safety of their homes. During the two days of the meeting, Globalia hosted 1150 one-to-one video conferences among network members. The one-to-one meetings among freight forwarders allowed them to consolidate their partnerships and work on more concerted projects with their network partners. In other words, the meeting helped to achieve the fundamental goal of the network viz. the business expansion of the member companies.
The news of the event was covered by AJOT, and Logistics Business, Actualidad Maritima y Portuaria, DC Velocity and Cargo Breaking News.
AJOT aka American Journal of Transportation is a leading online journal of the logistics sector. It covers the latest news and insights from the freight forwarding industry.
Logistics Business is an UK based online supply chain journal. It is a comprehensive database of all the important news and reports from the transportation and logistics sector.
Actualidad Maritima y Portuaria is a Spain based web journal that has been publishing supply chain news since 2009. They are an initiative of the students and professors of the International Maritime Business School.
DC Velocity is a leading multi-media magazine serving the specific informational needs of professionals in the logistics sector. This US based logistics magazine offers comprehensive coverage of the supply chain industry.
Cargo Breaking News is India’s No. 1 platform for cargo, multimodal logistics, warehousing, and all other sub-sectors in the supply chain industry. Furthermore, this magazine includes several sections like news, opinions and interviews from the freight forwarding sector.
Jioforme is a news portal dedicated to several topics like business, health, sports, and technology. With a vast network of strategically located correspondents all over the world, they publish a wide selection of breaking news stories.
The press release published in the above six websites talks in-depth about the successful outcome of Globalia’s 2nd Virtual Meeting. They mention how during the present travel restrictions, the network members were able to conduct their business discussion online. Additionally, the reports also touch on the FreightViewer workshops that acquainted the delegates with the newest updates of Globalia’s cutting edge rate management system.
Make sure to click on the above links and check out their coverage of our online conference!
The cloud conference on 14th and 15th October afforded the delegates a perfect opportunity to network with their logistics partners and attend the online FreightViewer workshops
Globalia concludes its 2nd Virtual Meeting successfully, that expedited networking among the members and reunited them virtually. After the great reception of their 1st Online Conference, the Globalia’s team worked hard to surpass the previous meeting experience. The Virtual Meeting enabled the members to assemble on one platform and consolidate relationships with their network partners.
Members participated in more than 1150 one-to-one video conferences during the two days of the event. Furthermore, the professional and user-friendly meeting platform created by Globalia made for a seamless conferencing experience. It organized all the video conferences automatically according to the agenda and time zone of the delegates.
“It has been wonderful experience, thanks to the Globalia team, who made it possible,” says our Globalia Member in Karachi, Pakistan.
The primary goal of the conference was to encourage a perfect working partnership between the network members. The meeting majorly contributed to expanding the scope and opportunities of the member companies. Moreover, Globalia’s team was always present to help members with every step of the meeting process.
“Globalia Logistics Network’s Virtual Meeting is a great platform where to improve your work and increase your business activities,” declares our Globalia member in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Additionally, this year, the delegates also had the chance to touch base with their network partners during the coffee breaks. They had the choice to access a room with up to 5 random participants and engage in informal discussions. This allowed to promote a sense of trust and bonding within the network. This is expected to strengthen the partnerships and have a positive impact on the number of concerted projects.
The event started with a Welcome Speech from Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of Globalia Logistics Network. Next, the members started with the one-to-one business discussions. Additionally, members also took part in the FreightViewer workshops. Andrea Martin, Globalia’s FreightViewer Coordinator, explained the new features added to the software.
According to Antonio Torres, “This year we once again organized a cloud conference keeping in mind the safety concerns of our members. Our virtual meeting yielded a remarkable outcome for the second time. All in all, it had been a wonderful and highly productive experience. It gave our members a chance to expand their operations in a time when the shipping industry is facing an unprecedented crisis. The meeting allowed the delegates to set the stage for new collaborative projects that forms the basis of our network. I am confident we will be able to conduct an in-person meeting next year when we leave the pandemic behind us.”
Globalia member in Porto Alegre, Brazil, explains to us the tendencies and challenges of the sea freight industry and how they are dealing with them
The last one and half years have been a rather tumultuous one for the international sea freight shipping industry. The lockdown and the pandemic-related restrictions had severe repercussions on international trade. Moreover, the container shipping industry is also having to contend with the problems of port congestion and container shortage. In spite of all the challenges, the sea freight forwarders are continuing to move goods across the world offering logistical solutions to keep international trade afloat during these difficult times.
Instability of ocean freight rates
It can be said without a doubt that the container crisis has led to the soaring sea freight rates. Added to this, other issues like limited air freight capacity, overuse of split shipments, changes in shopping trends, and the shortage of equipment also hiked up the shipping costs. As stated by Mr. Fernando Meyrer from the Shipping Department of Clemar Logistics, Globalia member in Porto Alegre, “The values of the freights have increased a lot, and it impacts the entire Brazilian market. If we talk about imports, the rising freight rates also affect the duties and taxes. This means that, besides the international freight, the importers also pay more duties and taxes here in Brazil.”
To cope with this situation Clemar Logistics has been focusing on advance planning of their shipments. “As a company with over 20 years of experience in sea freight shipping, we fully understand how planning can help us serve the interests of our clients. We have a very close relationship with our clients. We make sure to treat our customers’ shipments with priority. For this reason, we plan the shipments beforehand and manage to avoid the delays and surcharges,” adds Mr. Meyrer.
The problem of container shortage
The global container shortage is yet another constant trend in the sea freight shipping industry since 2020. Additionally, the congestion in several ports around the world has resulted in backlogs, delays, and blank sailings. This in turn has further complicated the container shortage problem. Several ports are still trying to deal with the backlog of containers and the situation isn’t likely to improve till the end of this year. Presently, container manufacturers are racing to produce sufficient supplies of boxes to cope with the demand for containers.
Mr. Meyrer explains that “It’s very hard to find containers and all vessels are overbooked. For export cargoes, basically, you have to keep in mind that you will only get a booking for a shipment with a date of departure approximately one month after the request. This is probably one of the most difficult aspects of my job. However, we are managing to cope with this problem by informing our clients about all the steps while optimizing time and resources. Our team works constantly and coordinates with all the parties to successfully execute our customers’ projects.”
Increased dependence on technology
Instead of relying on paperwork, the sea freight industry is now embracing digitization. The Covid-19 induced complications have pushed the ocean freight forwarders to make use of new online platforms. More and more companies in this sector are now increasingly dependent on a host of software that helps with freight booking, quotation generation, spot booking, shipment tracking, and more. All the multinationals like Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag Lloyd, etc are using artificial intelligence to better serve their customers.
Small companies are also using AI-based platforms to keep up with the competition and make more informed decisions in this volatile situation. Clemar Logistics for example has digitized its manual processes to automate their processes and minimize human errors. “The most important benefit of digitization in this sector is that it is allowing us to offer more flexible services for our clients,” says Mr. Meyrer.
A rise in the use of cargo insurance
Having cargo insurance greatly helps to cover all sorts of risks related to the damage or loss of a shipment. They protect the importers/exporters from substantial financial losses. For example, they will be protected in case of untoward incidents like an accident, natural disaster, piracy, or customs rejection. According to Mr. Meyrer, “The price you pay for the insurance is not even close to the loss you may incur if your cargo is damaged. Therefore, we always suggest our clients to get international insurance on their cargoes.”
Now that we are going through one of the most difficult times for the international shipping industry, the relevance of competent freight companies has become abundantly clear. “Experience, industry knowledge, and the right contacts are some of the most important factors that are allowing us to attract new clients and provide the best logistical solutions. Honestly, I just hope that in the future the prices will stabilize, empty containers will be found easily and the shipping lines will be more committed to sticking to their schedule,” concludes Mr. Meyrer.
We wish Clemar Logistics the very best for their future endeavours!
In this report, Feroniki SA International Shipping Forwarding, Globalia member in Piraeus, Greece, tells us about how they have increased their business volume by establishing strong relationships with more than 10 Globalia members
Cooperating with trusted logistics partners is the most foolproof way of reaching new markets. Moreover, it allows freight forwarders to offer new services through enhanced possibilities for postponements, warehouse kitting, and delivery. Additionally, companies sharing a portion of their shipments are better positioned to augment their territory coverage. The combination of their fleets, expertise, and workforce enables independent freight forwarders to compete with multinationals.
Feroniki SA International Shipping Forwarding, Globalia member in Piraeus, Greece, Globalia Piraeus is setting a shining example of how cooperation is the basis of growth and expansion. They joined Globalia in 2018 and have been establishing productive partnerships with several Globalia members since then. These long-term partnerships are enabling them to provide more comprehensive solutions to clients around the world.
The pandemic situation
This post pandemic market crisis has shown us that it is even more important for small and mid-sized companies to work collectively. Joining forces allow them to pool their resources and make the best of their individual strong points. As a result, freight forwarders enhance their operations and achieve better customer satisfaction.
“It is very important for members to support each other in order to become more competitive, especially during these unstable times. That is why, we are very pleased to have trustful partners within our Network with whom we can exchange jobs and sales leads”, says Mr. Nikos Liberopoulos, Sales Manager of Feroniki.
Competitors in this sector stand to gain much more by working as partners. Moreover, this also leads to a considerable reduction in expenses. Close cooperation with reliable network partners whose credibility is vetted by us can be an extremely effective way of growing and expanding your operations.
The challenges facing the sector nowadays
Freight forwarders are already stressed by the problems of rising freight rates, container shortage, and port congestion. “Ocean carriers are changing their company’s structure and trying to put clients and forwarders into a new situation where their services are available only via the internet. In this situation, the network agents must try to find time to involve more with their fellow members”, continues Nikos.
“We are actually teaming with fellow agents like RS Logistics and Chripan Agency on a regular basis. Additionally, we have many supporting partners and we hope to share and gain more business together. ” says Mr. Nikos Liberopoulos, Sales Manager of Feroniki.
Their partnership with Chripan Agency Ltd, Globalia Larnaca/Limassol, which started in the first quarter of 2021, is still ongoing. Additionally, they are still collaborating on the project involving the movement of edible oil from Greece to Egypt. Apart from this, they are also continuously partnering with RS Logistics, Globalia Hong Kong, with whom they established a steady long-term partnership after attending Globalia’s 3rd Annual Meeting in Abu Dhabi. Presently, they are delivering commodity training devices for pharmaceutical companies via air freight from China to Greece in coordination with RS Logistics.
“As per my experience during Covid, the local markets had many ups and downs. During this crisis, exchanging sales leads with network partners helped us save the day more easily than we thought. So let’s not forget the strength of collaboration and let’s join forces to keep the shipments moving. Lastly, I would like to send my thanks and gratitude to all supporting members. Hopefully, the news of our successful collaborations will motivate other members to follow this example. United we will be stronger,” adds Mr. Liberopoulos.
Congratulations to Feroniki SA for the successful collaborations and wishing them the very best for their future endeavours!
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They were responsible for all the aspects of the 30 tons cargo that was moved to the Olympic Village in Tokyo
MASPED Logisztika Ltd, Globalia member in Budapest, Hungary, prepared and managed the Hungarian Olympic Team’s shipments for the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020. “Undoubtedly this has been one of our most prestigious projects even though it involved too many responsibilities,” says Miklos Bartko, the Division Manager of MASPED Logisztika Ltd.
They moved 4×40’ shipments of the Hungarian Team by sea freight. This shipment consisted of sailing boats, motorboats, and other competition equipment for sea sports. Moreover, they had to move medicine, medical equipment, nutrition supplements, sailing masts, and the team’s office supplies by air. All of these shipments had a total weight of around 5000 Kg. Additionally, they moved a 1000 Kg dangerous goods shipment consisting of disinfectants and cleaners for protection against COVID-19.
MASPED Logisztika Ltd was responsible for pick-up, intermediate storage, packing, and export customs clearance of these shipments. Moreover, their team was also in charge of transporting the items to the departure point. They worked alongside a Japanese local Agency for import customs clearance, storage and delivery to the Olympic Village and Enoshima Harbour (for sailing competitions).
“Our professionalism, value-added services, socially responsible attitude, and over 7 decades of market experience allowed us to garner this prestigious project. Moreover, I want to take this opportunity to mention that our company will also arrange the return freights for the Paralympic Games. Lastly, I want to thank all my teammates who work round the clock to make a success of all our projects,” adds Mr. Bartko.
Congratulations to MASPED Logisztika Ltd and the very best for their future endeavours!