Globalia Logistics Network’s 4th Annual Meeting will take place at Le Meridien Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand from 15th to 17th March 2023

After over two years, Globalia members from nearly 130 countries will assemble under one roof to reinforce their partnerships by meeting face-to-face under both formal and informal settings

Globalia Logistics Network’s 4th Annual Meeting will take place at Le Meridien Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand from 15th to 17th March 2023. For the first time since the pandemic over 193 agents are gearing up to participate in an in-person meeting at the tropical beaches of Phuket. Just like Globalia’s previous face-to-face meetings, the conference will include a Welcome Cocktail Reception, a Gala Dinner party, and around 6000 one-to-one meetings between network members.

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Globalia Logistics Network’s 4th Annual Meeting

 

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Each member will get to take part in 32 one-to-one meetings with their network partners. Face-to-face communication will bring a sense of community to the network. Moreover, the conference will allow the agents to socialize and interact which in turn will make way for trust and a better working relationship. More importantly, the in-person conference will majorly facilitate securing new business opportunities while strengthening the ties among Globalia members.

Additionally, this year Globalia is organizing a half day sight-seeing tour to Phi Phi Island. This optional group tour will allow members to discover some remarkable spots in and around the island. Additionally, apart from letting the members explore the marvels of Thailand, it will also promote friendship between network members, and foster a sense of goodwill and camaraderie within the Globalia team.

Registration for the Annual Meeting is now open. Visit our Annual Meeting page for further details about the conference.

Globalia’s first quarterly newsletter of 2022 comes packed with news, interviews, and articles from the logistics industry

Globalia’s spring newsletter for 2022 is now available for reading and downloading from the Newsletter section of the Globalia’s website

Globalia Logistics Network’s first quarterly newsletter for 2022 is now out. Members can view and download the newsletter from Globalia’s website. The newsletter is well stocked with the latest news and interview from the members as well as breaking news and interesting reports from the logistics industry. Additionally, it also features all the important news and updates from the network.

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1st edition of Globalia’s quarterly newsletter

 

Inside the newsletter, you will be reading a detailed feature on the new online logistics courses exclusively offered to Globalia members. Moreover, you will get to read all the latest news from your network partners in Ho Chi Minh, Tangier, Tema/Accra, Munich and Bristol. There is also an engaging interview with the MD of Globalia Sydney- one of Globalia’s founding members. In this interview, he talks about his experiences at Globalia and the factors that encouraged him to remain a member for the last 5 years.

We have included a special interview with Manuel Cardona, Globalia’s IT Manager and FreightViewer Developer. In this interview, he talks about the origins of this platform, what motivated the GLB team to develop and improve it, and its future potentials. There is also a news about the online certificate of membership that members can henceforth download and print.

Our sector news in focus is about the new logistics tools from Google and its uses. Additionally, you can also glance through some of the news headlines from the supply chain sector. Lastly, we have included a special article about intermodal containers and its utilities.

Do not forget to check out the page on cities needing coverage and make sure to refer your industry peers!

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Interview with Dustin Brown, Membership Development Coordinator of Globalia

“We are a united team that helps each other out, communicates frequently, and comes together to solve the problems of our clients.”

This week we are publishing an interview with Dustin Brown, who is the Membership Development Coordinator of Globalia Logistics Network. Dustin’s primary job consists of researching and enlisting the most competent companies for membership in Globalia. His job also entails meticulous research of the background of the members before deciding if they qualify for membership. Prior to becoming a part of Globalia, he worked for 4 years teaching English as a second language. He also spent many years working at the administrative department of a top US university. Through all this, he has developed a talent for international relations and communications.

Interview with Dustin Brown from Globalia Logistics Network
Dustin Brown- Membership Development Coordinator of Globalia

Q. Tell us a bit about your experience at Globalia?

A. It’s been a few years now that I have been a part of the Globalia team and my experience here has been very satisfying. We have a small close-knit team who works together to help our members and solve any issues they might be facing. Moreover, working at Globalia has taught me a lot about client research, client communication and the job of enlisting new members to extend the coverage of our network.

Q. Tell us about your job. Do you find your everyday tasks interesting?

A. My everyday work is not only interesting, it can also become very demanding at times. My most important task consists of conducting in-depth research about the companies of the membership applicants to determine their trustworthiness. As you know, only the most competent, reliable and financially solvent independent freight forwarders make it to our network. Our strict membership criteria allow us to provide a safe work environment for all our members.

My task also entails connecting with potential members and informing them about how as one of the best freight forwarding networks Globalia can help them with increasing their business volume. I try to ensure that our network keeps expanding to cover all the major cities/ports around the world. Lastly, as the Membership Development Coordinator, I am the first person our members contact before becoming a part of the network.

Q. Which is the most challenging aspect of your work?

A. Conducting the thorough selection process to determine the financial solvency, competence, creditworthiness, business volume, market reputation and competitiveness of the members proves to be a highly demanding task that requires lots of time and effort. The territorial exclusivity that Globalia offers makes it even more important to conduct the selection process meticulously. Additionally, communicating with agents from so many different cultural and linguistic backgrounds is both exciting and challenging at the same time.

Q. What is the most important objective of your team with regard to sales?

A. The most important task of our sales team is to expand the coverage of Globalia Logistics Network. Our motto is to increase our outreach to cover all the important cities/ports in the world. To this end, our PR and Marketing team organizes many promotional campaigns. Moreover, as the Membership Development Coordinator, I reach out to the leading forwarders who have to meet all the requirements to become a part of our network.

I believe in putting myself in my customers’ shoes and easing any pain points they might have. The satisfaction of our agents is our ultimate objective and to this end, I will keep putting in my best effort.

Q. In your opinion, which is one of the less known benefit for Globalia members in terms of sales?

A. One of the less known benefit for members in sales terms is undoubtedly the referral program. The members need to suggest to us the names of trustworthy freight forwarders in cities that are vacant at the moment. If this referred agent makes it into our network, the member will obtain a 25% discount on their membership. They can avail of a maximum of 4 discounts of 25% every year by referring their industry peers. This implies the chance of paying zero membership fee in the next year! Moreover, agents who go for membership in more than one territory are required to pay just 50% of the membership fee for every additional branch.

Q. Globalia turned 5 last year. Is there any new benefit that you are offering this year?

A. That is a good question. In the last 5 years, we have developed a wide-coverage network with reliable freight forwarders, However, we are always looking for new ways to give our members the best benefits and service. That is why, this year we have launched new logistics courses exclusively for our members, in cooperation with CIFFA and Container XChange. The objective of this online e-learning platform is to allow members to upgrade their skills and knowledge base by training their employees.

Q. What do you like most about working at Globalia?

A. The best part about working here is surely the warm, friendly and positive work environment. My seniors allow me to exercise my creativity and allow me to try out new approaches to each aspect of my work. Additionally, my colleagues as well as my seniors are very considerate and encouraging. Even during a large part of the last two years when we were working from home, our team was constantly in touch and we coordinated all our tasks online. Despite finding my work challenging, I thoroughly enjoy it since I love to resolve issues and experiment with new strategies to improve our services. The positive and energetic office ambience further fosters my productivity. Lastly, over the past years, my work relationship with my colleagues has transformed into friendship. We are a united team that helps each other out, communicates frequently, and comes together to solve the problems of our clients.

Q. What are the work ethics that inspire you?

A. Honesty, ingeniousness and the expertise to solve tricky situations and come to the right decisions are a few of the qualities I have picked up during my career. I firmly believe that transparent communication, resourcefulness, and operational integrity can help us reach out to more forwarders and enable our agents to place them successfully in the industry. I believe in putting myself in my customers’ shoes and easing any pain points they might have. The satisfaction of our agents is our ultimate objective and to this end, I will keep putting in my best effort.

Globalia Logistics Network makes available an online certificate for network members

The agents will get to access this certification from the Members’ Area of the Globalia website

Globalia Logistics Network is now offering an online certification that the members can download from the website. They have launched this online certificate to digitize their services, offer enhanced accessibility of the network’s intranet and to provide innovative benefits for the network members. To this end, Globalia’s IT team has developed a new section in the intranet from where the agents can access and download the certificate attesting their membership of the network. Moreover, this certificate also includes the date on which the network accepted the agent.

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New membership certificate from Globalia

 

To quote Antonio Torres, CEO and Founder of Globalia Logistics Network, “Only the most reliable, professional, solvent companies with a significant business volume and a good credit history make it to our network. This certificate will confirm the fact that our members are some of the most competent freight forwarders in the market who have passed a rigorous selection process. Additionally, the new online membership certification is a part of our plan for digitizing every aspect of our services for facilitating our members’ work.”

Agents can download and print the soft copy of this document from the Members Area. Moreover, the members just have to access Globalia’s intranet, and click on the “Certificate” tab to find it in the Dashboard.

 

 

Globalia opens a new online platform offering freight forwarding courses

The two-level freight forwarding courses by CIFFA along with the Masterclass by Container xChange will foster the know-how and industry knowledge of experienced forwarders and newcomers alike

Globalia Logistics Network has opened an online academy for the members to offer comprehensive logistics certification courses. Globalia has teamed up with two globally recognized course providers- Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) and Container xChange. The courses will allow the members to augment the expertise and industry knowledge of their employees. Above all, the courses will help the newcomers in the logistics industry to get an in-depth understanding of all the important supply chain processes. Additionally, experienced freight forwarders who want to stay updated with the industry trends can also enroll in the courses.

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Freight forwarding courses launched by Globalia Logistics Network

 

In the words of Antonio Torres, President and Founder of Globalia Logistics Network, “We have opened our online academy with the intention of providing our agents with a platform for inspiring educational courses. Moreover, availing of these courses will enable them to set an international standard in their everyday shipping and logistics operations. I am certain that our new endeavour will help to create a new generation of forwarders and logistics professionals with fresh perspectives, and the ability to come up with innovative logistical solutions.”

CIFFA is an institute with over 6 decades of experience in logistics learning. Moreover, they are also a certified training provider.  Container xChange is a neutral online platform that offers a range of course material enabling forwarders to get a deeper understanding of the leasing container industry.

Globalia is offering two levels of freight forwarding courses provided by CIFFA. To begin with, there is a course on International Transportation and Trade. It will get the students acquainted with subjects like freight quotes, risk mitigation, Incoterms rules, freight costs, etc. This course will help the students get a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of international freight forwarding. Enrollment for this course is open till 30th March 2022. The course will start on the 1st of April.

The second course is on Essentials of Freight Forwarding. It focuses on topics like documentation, regulatory compliance, hazardous cargo, risk mitigation, packing, cargo insurance, and more. It is well-suited for trainees who want to start their journey in this sector on a strong footing. Registration for this course will be open from 14th June to 14th September 2022. The course will start on 15th September 2022.

Lastly, Globalia members who sign up for one or more of the above courses will get free access to the SOC Container Masterclass. This Masterclass provided by Container xChange will offer detailed instructions about the topic of handling Shipper Owned Containers. The SOC Masterclass will start on 1st April 2022.

Globalia’s online training programmes will enable members to cope with the industry challenges and confidently execute complex logistical procedures. Furthermore, upgrading the work skills of the employees will help to prepare them for greater responsibilities. Employee education is an investment for boosting your team’s productivity. It helps to reduce employee turnover rate and nurtures the growth and reputation of the member companies.  Additionally, the participants will get a certificate for completing the course. CIFFA will provide the students with interactive classes, audio, video lessons, and a downloadable e-book.

 

 

Globalia partners with Logistics Business Show, to be held from 15th to 17th March

Andrea Martin, Globalia’s FreightViewer Coordinator, is a speaker at one of the Roundtables that will take place during the conference

Globalia Logistics Network has partnered with Logistics Business Show– an international virtual exhibition cum conference for the logistics and materials handling sector. Logistics Business Show offers a synergistic platform for professionals involved in transportation, logistics, warehousing, materials handling, and other supply chain services. This event happens twice a year in March and October. More than 5000 supply chain professionals will attend the March and October events.

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Logistics Business Show 2022

 

The Logistics Business Show will take place from 15th to 17th of March. Andrea Martin, Globalia’s FreightViewer Coordinator, will speak at the Roundtable titled ‘Road Transport Challenges’. The Panel Discussion will then be broadcasted live at their show on Tuesday 15th March at 10.00 am UK/11.00 am CET.

Other topics for the round table include- Software for Real-Time Visibility, Automation Systems in the Distribution Centre, Robotics Affordability & AI, Delivery WISMO & Inventory Management, Warehouse Worker Health & Safety, Track & Trace: Rugged Mobile, Sustainable Supply Chains, Forklift Innovation & Components.

Registering for the event will allow the attendees to touch base with thousands of international logistics decision-makers. Furthermore, the visitors can watch the conference and meet the exhibitors on video calls and chats. Moreover, they will be able to schedule live video calls and chats with the exhibitors. Event participants will also get to purchase products and solutions and ask questions to the panelist speakers. Lastly, it will enable the attendees to enhance their industry networking and listen to the opinions and suggestions of supply chain experts and conference speakers.

Globalia members can register for this event by clicking on this link.

Futur Trans Atlantic FTA creates a larger parking space to accommodate more trailers

Their new parking lot is located in Tangier West – 30 minutes away from the Tanger Med Port

Futur Trans Atlantic FTA, Globalia member in Tangier, Morocco, has recently expanded its parking space to 75,000 m² and increased its capacity to 600 trailers. Their new parking zone is located in Tangier West near the industrial zones. Moreover, it is also close to the toll booth and is just 30 minutes from the Tanger Med Port.

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Futur Trans Atlantic- independent freight forwarder

 

In the words of Mr. El Mootamid Abbad Andaloussi, the President of Futur Trans Atlantic, “Our parking lot will offer our customers a safe place for all types of vehicles and machines, thanks to our security systems consisting of cameras that detect every movement. Additionally, our well-trained security guards and dog handlers add a further degree of security to our customers’ cargoes.”

Congratulations to Futur Trans Atlantic and all the best for their upcoming shipments!

Globalia’s Newsletter for December is now online

The December edition of the newsletter includes a special feature on Globalia’s 5th Anniversary, along with trending news from the industry and from the network members

The winter edition of Globalia’s quarterly newsletter has been published and can be viewed on our website. On the occassion of Globalia’s 5th Anniversary, we have published a special feature about how the network successfully implemented a comprehensive strategy to boost our agents’ growth and performance. Additionally, you will get to read what Globalia members have to say about the efficiency of the network.

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Globalia’s Newsletter for December

 

Like always, you will find all the recent news about our members in the last three months plus an interview with GLB Tangiers. The report on Container Prices will help you keep a pulse on the latest container shipping trends. Our sector news in focus is about the current air cargo operations by DHL. Furthermore, you will also find the trending news headlines from the supply chain sector. Lastly, our report on the rise of smart ports will update you with the digitization endeavours of ports around the world.

Don’t forget to send us the news about your company’s achievements and we will feature it in our upcoming newsletter!

Hope you enjoy reading!

The September edition of Globalia’s quarterly newsletters has been published

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.

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Globalia’s September Newsletter

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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.

Globalia’s Annual Meeting goes virtual for the second time hosting more than 1150 meetings

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.

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Globalia’s 2nd virtual meeting concludes successfully

“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.”