A brand new department by Globalia Hanoi exclusively for the overseas export of Vietnamese agricultural products

They have also created a new website that focuses solely on the export of fruits, nuts and vegetables farmed in Vietnam

Globalia Hanoi -New vegeterian export department
Globalia Hanoi -New vegeterian export department

TNM Shipping and Logistics Co Ltd, Globalia member in Hanoi, Vietnam, has created a special department- TNM Vietnamese Agricultural Products- dedicated to the export of Vietnamese fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts. Presently, they have five workers in this department.

Mrs Vi, the Commercial Director of Globalia Hanoi explains that their new website for these special services will allow their “customers to have general information about the products of what TNM is trading, so that they can easily contact with the right staff who is taking care of this field for quick support.”

As a tropical country, Vietnam produces lots of good quality agricultural products. TNM Shipping and Logistics is exploiting the full potential of the trade in Vietnamese agricultural products by developing this new service. Their fresh produce export services are allowing them to broaden the destination markets of Vietnamese agricultural products at a time when the overseas demand for such items is high. “Being led by our experienced team in agricultural produce, we seek to deliver health, taste, and nutrition for the consumers of fresh produce from Vietnam while building our brand at the same time,” adds Mrs Vi.

They have been exporting fresh, dried and soft-dried fruits such as mango, passion fruit, pineapple, jackfruit, dragon fruit, pomelo, guava, coconut, papaya etc. Additionally, they are also exporting items including pepper, cashew, macadamia, coffee, almond, straw products, sugar, etc.

Globalia Logistics Network participates in the Container Shipping Conference 2023

PTN Events hosted this virtual conference where digital innovators in next-generation technologies assembled to discuss on insightful topics

Andrea Martin, Globalia Logistics Network’s FreightViewer Coordinator participated as a speaker in the Container Shipping Conference 2023 that took place from 30th– 31st May, where she presented the topic “The importance of a digital strategy for freight forwarders.” Organized by PTN Events, the seminar provided a platform for trailblazers in next-generation technologies to convene and engage in discussions centered around digital innovation.

Globalia Logistics Network FreightViewer
Container Shipping Conference 2023

 

FreightViewer team chose this topic with the aim of emphasizing the importance of adopting unique strategies to navigate the changes brought about by Industry 4.0. In the course of her speech, Andrea Martin comprehensively covered three crucial aspects: the profound impact of Industry 4.0 on the logistics sector, the importance of adopting a digital strategy to secure a position in this evolving industry, and the diverse challenges that may arise during the process of digitization.

In her presentation, Andrea Martin underscored the critical importance of formulating a digital strategy within the freight forwarding sector to successfully navigate the industry’s technological transformations. She also brought attention to the valuable role played by FreightViewer in supporting members’ digitalization efforts. Additionally, she emphasized two key advantages of the platform: the seamless connectivity it provides between members and the ability to conduct operations online. Wrapping up her participation, Martin addressed the several obstacles that arise during the implementation of digital strategies in the logistics business.

A panel of experts participated in the Container Shipping Conference who spoke on a range of topics such as container optimization, platform collaboration, port congestion and its consequences, the acceleration of digitization, investment scenarios, and solutions aimed at enhancing efficiency. This conference served as a platform for global professionals in the container shipping industry to comprehend and discuss international market issues as well as technical challenges.

To quote Antonio Torres, CEO and Founder of Globalia Logistics Network, “We are always keen on participating in conferences that showcase digital innovations within the industry. Such events not only keep our members and us well-informed about the latest developments in the logistics sector but also provide an opportunity to position our member-exclusive transport management software, FreightViewer, in the context of the new era where establishing a digital strategy has shifted from being optional to becoming a mandatory requirement for freight forwarders. We extend our thanks to PTN Events for extending the invitation to us, and it has been a pleasure to be a part of this event.”

Globalia on the news!

Globalia Logistics Network has exceeded 200 members in 130 countries for the first time in its history

Globalia Logistics Network has set a record by reaching 209 members from across 133 countries around the world. Globalia’s territorial exclusivity and its rigorous selection process, the yearly conferences, the digitization opportunity it offers the agents and several other factors contributed to the quick rise in the number of members. Eleven renowned web portals from the supply chain sector and beyond have covered the news of Globalia’s achievement of this new milestone

Globalia Logistics Network
Globalia Logistics Network

 

AJOT or the American Journal of Transportation is a prominent transportation and logistics website publishing relevant news from the industry. Additionally, this website features the latest and most relevant news and reports from the international freight forwarding industry.

Forwarder Magazine is an all-inclusive resource for logistics, shipping and forwarding news, information and insight. From expert opinions to trade-specific knowledge in the air/sea/road freight sector, this website covers everything of relevance in the transportation and logistics market.

Yahoo Finance is a media property and a part of the Yahoo network. It features financial news, commentaries, stock market updates, press releases etc. Moreover, with its headquarters in New York City, it is one of the largest news and media websites.

Grupo Todologisticas is an international multimedia publication. It has been helping companies in the port, logistics, transport and foreign trade sectors to generate new business opportunities and enhance their marketing and promotion strategies.

Novologistica  is a web portal that covers news related to the logistics, transport and maintenance and storage sector. This Spanish language website publishes articles, news, reports, and interviews from the logistics and transport sector. Additionally, it publishes articles on the main innovations in products and services aimed at logistics and transport professionals.

Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria is an initiative of the students and professors of the International Master in Maritime and Port Administration (MIAMP) at International Maritime Business School. Moreover, their online magazine has been publishing news and resources from the logistics industry since 2009.

Globenewswire is one of the world’s largest news distribution networks publishing real-time news releases from international brands. Additionally, they drive brand awareness and generate media coverage with targeted news distribution to media and consumers worldwide.

NTB is an independent Norwegian news agency. They produce and deliver news, visual content, entertainment, and communication services. Moreover, they publish news and press releases allowing companies to distribute their content quick to the Norwegian newsrooms.

Benzinga is a financial news website that guides the readers through topics such as personal finance, investing, trading. It was launched in 2010 by founder Jason Raznick. Today the company is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

Veintepies is a Spanish language logistics news portal. It publishes relevant news and articles for people working in the logistics industry. Furthermore, with a large audience in Spain and Latin America, it covers news, articles, and opinions from the freight and logistics sector.

Spain News Currents is a part of the Affinity Group Publishing. It aims to create a global footprint of carefully moderated news.

 

The news of the success of Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting gets published in eight websites

More than 100 international freight forwarders traveled to Phuket, Thailand, to attend Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting that took place from 15th to 17th March

Globalia Logistics Network’s 4th Annual Meeting which took place at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand, was an out-and-out success. More than 100 network members from over 50 countries came to Phuket to participate in three days of business discussions and networking with their logistics partners. Eight websites from the freight and logistics sector have covered the news about the successful conclusion of Globalia Logistics Network’s Annual Conference at Phuket.

Globalia Logistics Network
Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting

 

The news published on these websites mainly talks about the success of the in-person meetings, and how they fostered networking and helped to further the interests of the members’ companies.

Listed below are the websites that have published the news about Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting.

Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria is an initiative of the students and professors of the International Master in Maritime and Port Administration (MIAMP) at International Maritime Business School. Moreover, their online magazine has been publishing news and resources from the logistics industry since 2009.

AJOT or the American Journal of Transportation is a web portal publishing relevant news from the transportation and logistics industry. This website features the latest and most relevant news and reports from the international freight forwarding industry.

Forwarder Magazine is an all-inclusive resource for logistics, shipping and forwarding news, information and insight. From expert opinions to trade-specific knowledge in the air/sea/road freight sector, this website covers everything of relevance in the transportation and logistics market.

Grupo Todologistica is a company that has been helping entrepreneurs in the logistics industry to generate new business opportunities by helping them to enhance their marketing and promotion strategies.

Maritime Gateway has emerged as South Asia’s premier publication focused on the shipping and logistics industry during the past decade. They are committed to create a meaningful space that presents useful information on the latest happenings, topical issues and current trends in the industry.

Darysa Freight is a Cambodia-based company that has established itself as one of the foremost players in the freight and logistics markets of Phnom Penh.

The Heavy Lift Group is an international group of specialized heavy transport companies which combine their forces to offer the best expertise and service according to customer needs.

Freight Mergers are specialists in the sales, mergers and acquisitions of companies within the global freight and logistics market. They work with some of the most renowned names in the industry, from SMEs to publicly listed companies and everything in between.

 

Globalia Logistics Network surpasses 200 members in 130 countries for the first time in its history

Globalia’s territorial exclusivity, its rigorous selection process and the continued trust of members have contributed to the quick rise in the number of agents

Globalia Logistics Network, an exclusive network of the most reliable freight forwarders, has set a record by reaching 211 members representing 133 countries. Globalia Logistics network took shape in 2017 with 50 members and has steadily increased its coverage during the last 6 years.

In the words of Antonio Torres, President and Founder of Globalia Logistics Network, “We created Globalia 6 years back with the express objective of providing a solid global platform for independent freight forwarders which would allow them to gain new businesses while boosting their brands”.

Globalia Logistics Network
200 Members- Globalia Logistics Network

 

One of the factors that has contributed to this growth is Globalia members, who are the key of the stability and growth of the network: “Overall, we owe this achievement to our members. This could not have been possible without the faith and trust of Globalia members, who have believed in the network even in the most difficult moments. We are like a big family and Globalia is proud to be the link”, continues Antonio Torres.

Another important aspect that has boosted this increase is the Annual Meetings organized by Globalia. In these yearly events, Globalia members get face to face and discuss the prospects of enhanced collaboration and finalize their deals. Moreover, their territorial exclusivity ensures that only one forwarder gets to represent each major city/port to avoid any kind of competition.

Other causes are the wide array of online tools to make business easier for its members. In a bid to digitize the process of quote preparation, they have introduced the FreightViewer- an online freight rate management software which is available for free for all members of the network. It allows the members to create an accurate and professional quotation for their clients within less than a minute.

2022: A prolific year for Globalia Logistics Network

In the year 2022, Globalia Logistics Network for the first time surpassed 200 members and has accomplished several of its objectives

Globalia Logistics Network, has made many noteworthy accomplishments in 2022, the foremost of which is surpassing 200 network members. Presently, Globalia has trustworthy freight forwarding agents in over 203 cities across 135 countries.

Globalia Logistics Network
Globalia Logistics Network

To quote Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of Globalia Logistics Network, “Crossing the 200 mark has been one of our long-cherished ambitions that we have finally accomplished this year. Our team couldn’t have been more excited, and we are eagerly looking forward to connecting with all our agents old and new in our upcoming Annual Meeting. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the entire Globalia team for their hard work, and of course our members around the world who will now have more trusted network partners to work with.”

Additionally, the year 2022 has turned out be be an extremely productive one for Globalia. In March 2022 Globalia launched an online logistics academy to offer useful freight forwarding courses for their members. To this end, they partnered with CIFFA- one of the best logistics education providers of our time. Their two logistics courses are helping the members to create a resilient team of professionals who can easily adapt to the changing requirements of the industry. The courses are not just meant for the professionals in this sector but also the newcomers.

Some of their other achievements from last year include the enhancement of their social media presence by creating an Instagram handle, the creation of an online certificate for members, and most importantly doing the groundwork for an in-person meeting in Phuket in March, 2023.

To make the conference registration process more convenient the network has created a special Annual Meeting web portal. It brings all the relevant information about the event at the members’ fingertips and makes the registration, room reservation, and meeting slot booking processes absolutely seamless.

 

Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting includes a Day Trip to Phi Phi Island in its activities

The day tour will allow the agents to explore the marvels of Phuket and foster deeper connections with their network partners

Globalia Logistics Network’s 4th Annual Meeting at Phuket, Thailand in March 2023 will include an optional day trip for the delegates and their spouses. On the 15th of March 2023, delegates who’ve signed up for the group tour will be visiting the Phi Phi Islands by speed boat and explore some of the most exotic destinations such as the Viking Cave, the Loh Samay Bay, the Pileh Cove and the Monkey Island.

Globalia Logistics Network's 4th Annual Meeting
Globalia’s Day Trip to the Phi Phi Islands

 

Additionally, the delegates will be lunching at a local eatery and can go for outdoor activities such as swimming and snorkelling following which they will be returning to the hotel for the Welcome Cocktail Reception. The day trip will help to create an informal platform for fostering team spirit among the delegates. A corporate group tour of the network agents will create the right environment for nurturing friendships with friendship among network members and open up new channels of communication.

In the words of Globalia’s Founder and Director Antonio Torres, “The primary objective of this additional activity is to bolster the ties among the members. The focus of this corporate tour is to enhance communications among the delegates who will now get a better and more congenial socializing space.”

This day trip will also allow delegates to engage in sightseeing activities and discover the local culture and the fantastic beaches around Phuket. Furthermore, it will help to break the ice among the delegates and give them a chance to establish a lasting bond with their existing and future partners.

Interview with Latifa Boulmal

 

“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.

 
Globalia's Agent Coordinator Assistant
Latifa Boulmal- Globalia’s Agent Coordinator Assistant

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.

 

 

Globalia Logistics Network launches its Instagram account

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 Logistics Network- Instagram Account
Globalia Logistics Network is now on Instagram

 

The International Trade and Transportation Course launched by Globalia is a complete success

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.

freight forwarding courses
freight forwarding courses

 

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.