Globalia Cairo celebrates 10 years in the business

Over the last 10 years, they have grown substantially, increased the scope of their operations and opened up a number of new offices

Dispatch Global Logistics, Globalia member in Cairo, Egypt, is celebrating their 10th Anniversary. Since its establishment in 2010, Globalia Cairo has been offering bespoke logistical services including air freight, ocean freight, inland freight, warehousing, cargo insurance, customs brokerage, and door to door trading solutions.

In the words of Mr. Abdelhamid El Malatawy, Chairman & CEO of Dispatch Global, “On this special event, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to our partners as their trust and support have always been the biggest drivers for our continued growth. None of our achievements would have been possible without you and your valuable support!”

The three important factors leading to their success are a proper understanding of the partner’s time plan, taking care of every small detail, and providing honest, transparent, and professional services till the safe delivery of the cargo. “Ever since we established our Overseas Department in 2017, our team is even more attentive towards the requirements of our international partners. Presently we are working on expanding our trade in China which has come up as one of the most important commercial hubs of the world,” adds Mr. Abdelhamid El Malatawy.

Happy 10th Anniversary to Dispatch Global Logistics and all the best for their future projects!


Globalia Ho Chi Minh sends out their 9th air charter for the movement of PPE products from Vietnam to USA

They moved 50 tons of personal protection items in a chartered Boeing 777 aircraft

Super Cargo Service, a Globalia member in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, chartered their 9th flight to move a shipment of personal protection equipment from Ho Chi Minh to New York. The Boeing 777 was loaded with 50 tons of cargo which had a volume of 250 cbm. The cargo was loaded in the belly hold of the plane as well as on the passenger seats and the overhead compartments which allowed them to gain cost optimization

As stated by Mr. Peter Nguyen the CEO of Super Cargo Service, “After successfully sending out eight chartered flights from SGN to JFK Airport, we have concluded yet another shipment of masks, gloves and protective clothing. We are really contented with the fact that our team is playing a major role in the distribution of these much needed PPE products. I would request all of you to check out this short video we have created about this shipment.”

Congratulations to Super Cargo and wishing them the best for their upcoming projects!

Interview with Pablo Fornos from Globalia Madrid

“We believe that the key to success in this industry is the customer. We need to establish a rapport with the client via trust and transparency. Transparency is a key element since your client needs to be aware of all the operations at every stage of the movement of cargo.”

This week we are publishing an interview with Pablo Fornos, the Supervisor of the Air Freight Department of Visa Global Logistics, Globalia member in Madrid, Spain. In this interview, he talks about his company and its history, the challenges of freight forwarders during the pandemic, and the importance of digitization among other things.

Q. When and how did you start in the freight forwarding industry?
A. Our company was formed back in 1982 with the objective of offering personalized logistical solutions for our clients. We realized that there was a high demand for luxury merchandise like cars or works of art coming from Italy which required special logistical and transport solutions that most companies in the industry were not capable of offering. This is what prompted us to start offering specialized services that these operations require.

Q. Could you tell us a bit about the history of your company?
A. Our Madrid office was opened in 2019 from where we offer a specialized service for perishable goods as well as project cargo services with a proficient team qualified to handle these types of products.

Q. What distinguishes you from other freight forwarders in the industry?
A. What distinguishes us from our competitors is the personal touch with comes with our services as well as the transparency we offer via track and trace systems. Our second distinguishing factor is our specialization in high-value, sensitive, and perishable shipments and our years of experience in handling these types of products.

Q. What according to you are the keys to success in our industry?
A. We believe that the key to success in this industry is the customer. We need to establish a rapport with the client via trust and transparency. Transparency is a key element since your client needs to be aware of all the operations at every stage of the movement of cargo. I believe that digitization is equally important because it allows us to offer transparency and instant data to our clients allowing them to locate their shipment, and know its status.

“We ensure environmental sustainability not just in our daily operations but also in the way we structure our work, with more efficient means, clean fuels, modern tools, work flexibility, and adaptability to the hourly needs of the different agents around the world.”

Q. Which are the biggest challenges for freight forwarders in your country at the moment?
A. Right now the most important challenge facing the sector is the COVID-19 crisis. Considering the fact that around 90% of merchandise is moved in the belly hold of passenger flights, it is easy to understand why the grounding of numerous passenger planes all over the world has led to reduced air cargo space during a time of high demand for essential items. Another challenge for freight forwarders is undoubtedly digitization. Digitization will simplify and quicken all the stages of operation while the elimination of paperwork for customs or AWB will ensure lowered cost and more agile services. Moreover, we also have to consider the challenges in developing environmentally sustainable logistics.

Q. How the freight forwarders are dealing with these challenges?

A. I think that the logistics industry is making integrated efforts and trying to go ahead with digitization and restructuring of their operations in a bid to become more efficient.

Q. How will Visa Global deal with these challenges?
A. With regard to the COVID-19 crisis, we are strictly observing all the safety precautions and constantly adapting and innovating to serve all our clients and agents through remote work and with the strictest security measures whenever physical presence is called for. As for digitization, we strongly believe that investment in this regard is absolutely important because the future is already here. Technologies such as blockchain or Artificial Intelligence are here to stay and at Visa Global Logistics we know that we have to be at the forefront of these innovations to provide quality services to our clients. As for environmental awareness, we ensure environmental sustainability not just in our daily operations but also in the way we structure our work, with more efficient means, clean fuels, modern tools, work flexibility, and adaptability.

Globalia members with shipments to/from Madrid, Spain, are invited to get in touch with their professional team.

Globalia offers a discount for its members to join the Digital Container Summit hosted by Container xChange

Network with your fellow members at the Digital Container Summit on September 3, 2020. As a member of Globalia you will receive preferred access to networking and 25% off the All Access Ticket price.
Hosted by Container xChange, the DCS2020 features face-to-face virtual networking, live keynotes and engaging Q&A sessions.Pre-organize your schedule for event day using their matchmaking tool and meeting scheduler. The AI application helps you find the best networking partners based on mutual business interests and network membership tags

After accepting your meeting requests, you’ll get a clear overview of your schedule and enjoy a seamless networking experience on event day.

Wherever you are in the world, network with all of your peers while enjoying first-class content from renowned industry thought-leaders.

Don’t miss the only industrywide networking opportunity in 2020, and book your ticket now!


We are all set to host Globalia’s 1st Virtual Meeting in October 2020

This online meeting will contribute to greater attendance because of increased accessibility and the elimination of all the obstacles to participation

Globalia Logistics Network’s 1st Virtual Meeting is scheduled to be held on 14th and 15th October 2020. The meeting will bring together all the network members in one platform thus enabling them to interact with their network partners, showcase their businesses and clear the way for several collaborative projects in the months to come. The meeting will provide a unique networking opportunity for 2020 and allow the agents to forge new ties with their partners, nurture the existing connections, and do the talking for the upcoming projects.

Unlike a regular videoconference over Zoom or Skype our special meeting platform will allow the members to conduct up to 32 face-to-face videoconferences of 15 minutes duration with previously selected network partners. This year the members will not have to worry about making hotel reservations, obtaining a new visa or travelling to a different country for attending the meeting. Being a virtual event all the members will be able to participate in the event without spending a dime on hotel rent and travel expenses.

“The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting travel restrictions as well as health concerns have prompted us to move our Annual Meeting on the cloud for 2020. The virtual nature of the meeting will ensure increased participation since this year our members will be able to do the networking right from the comforts of their homes.” says Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of Globalia Logistics Network. We have come up with a user-friendly meeting platform integrated with the Globalia website that will guarantee a flawless arrangement of online conferences as per the agenda of the delegates.

Check out our Virtual Meeting page for all the details.

Take the most of the new opportunities emerging in a changing landscape

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light many deficiencies in all societies world-wide, but it has also shown the importance of many sectors in the world. Logistics has emerged as one of the most important business to overcome the pandemic, either by the supply of medical equipment, basic goods or even all the online purchases during the lockdown.

Although the pandemic has shown what an important component logistics is for society, it has also exposed its weaknesses’ and the need for profound changes in the industry. Before the pandemic, the economic incentives stemming from globalization, were already pushing logistics to a digitalized form, but social distancing or online working are making such a transformation even more necessary.

From Globalia we support each of our members in this digital process, by helping their company to move all products and services into the digital environment. We are working to implement different online features which will help your company to be on the same page with global tendencies. Check four of the tools we offer to help you gain your place in the e-commerce.

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1. FreightViewer: our exclusive transport management software will enable you to create a friendly-user website for your clients, enabling them to check on your services any time, any day.

2. Online company brochure: create an online brochure to promote your bussines from anywhere in the world.

3. Strong online presence: we offer you a complete digital coverage through an online news section, blog and social media promotion.

4. Virtual event: due to the current situation we will not be able to meet face to face, but we will do online. Don’t miss the opportunity to make the most of our next Virtual Meeting

Digitization is so important in the global context, among other reasons, since it makes information and communication available anywhere, anytime and for any user device. Therefore, isn’t this exactly what we need in the near future taking into account that this situation will remain for a considerable time? Think about it!

Globalia Antwerp aims to keep expanding in 2020 by investing in logistics and forwarding

Just in 2019, SDK’s team grew with 6 new colleagues

Sotramar & De Keyser NV, a Globalia member in Antwerp, Belgium, is a part of De Keyser Thornton Group. With more than 160 years of experience in the sector, they believe that the key of their success is the expansion. That is why their main aim in 2020 is to continue their investment in logistics and forwarding. In the words of Mr. Gilles Verlé the Business Development Manager of SDK “Since 1853, De Keyser Thornton has been active in the maritime sector and has been a part of Antwerp’s maritime history. Over the years, DKT has evolved from a shipping agency to a logistic partner, which offers completely integrated logistic services.”

Just during last year, 6 new colleagues joined their experienced operational team. “Our team keeps growing, which is a signal that our projects are increasing too. SDK appoints professional people with long experience in the sector in order to enhance the productivity of the company. We strongly believe that the new colleagues will positively contribute towards further growth of SDK”, says Mr. Verle.

Sotramar & De Keyser NV believes that the secret for this successful expansion has been the rolling out of red carpet services, based on the combination of tradition and innovation. Over the years they have been offering a host of services ranging from LCL & FCL container shipments (export & import), steel & project cargoes, procurement, to licensed custom brokers, and multimodal transport solutions.

Congratulations to SDK for these successful projects!

Globalia Ho Chi Minh does their part to combat the epidemic by moving over 5 million health protection items from Ho Chi Minh to New York, USA

To this end, they coordinated with four airlines, chartered eight flights and completed a record-breaking workload within two weeks – from 5th to 18th May 2020

Super Cargo Service Co, Globalia member in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, successfully arranged for 8 chartered flights from Ho Chi Minh to JFK Airport, USA, for shipping more than 5 million health protection products including protective clothing, masks, and gloves. “The urgent nature of this shipment prompted our team to coordinate at once with 4 airlines- Ethiopia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Eva Airlines, and Philippines Airlines. I’d request our partners to take a look at the YouTube video we have put together regarding this important and time-critical cargo.” says Mr. Peter Nguyen, the Chief Executive Officer of Super Cargo Service.

This consignment which was a large order from the Government of New York reached its destination within just two weeks. The tact and competence of the Super Cargo team are what allowed them to complete this record-breaking workload in the middle of these difficult circumstances imposed by the pandemic. Mr. Nguyen further states, “This is the first time that 8 large aircraft (Boeing 777-300 ER and Boeing 777- 360 ER) from 4 international airlines simultaneously landed at Tan Son Nhat airport to transport medical equipment from Ho Chi Minh to the US. The international crisis calls for ground-breaking solutions like this. A big shoutout to our team for proficiently undertaking this challenging task within just 2 weeks!”

Congratulations to Super Cargo Service for this commendable job!

LAC Worldwide sets an example by moving 45 tons of PPE and testing kits to Brazil

The smooth transport of the temperature-sensitive cargo was made possible by the company’s expertise in cold chain shipping

LAC Worldwide Brazil & USA, Globalia member in Sao Paolo and Itajai, Brazil, and Miami, USA, shipped 45 tons of PPE, rapid testing kits, and PCR Kits to Brazil for the testing of the presence of the virus among the population. Their air cargo department worked relentlessly to ensure the seamless transport of this cargo from Hong Kong and Guangzhou to several cities of Brazil.

“Moving the shipment proved to be a demanding task due to the enormity of the volume as well as reduced flights during the pandemic. Our team’s expertise in handling cold chain shipments was an important factor in the successful handling of the project since we were required to move over 10 tons of PCR kits which are highly perishable with a shelf life of just 4-5 days.” states Mr. Luiz Gustavo Avesani Moura the CEO of LAC Worldwide.

The Miami team of LAC Worldwide helped with several tasks including the adjustment and checking of packages, arrangement of transit documents, temperature control, photographic reports, and customs clearance. Mr. Moura further adds, “I would like to thank our LAC heroes who are working 24/7 to meet the demands of our customers with 100% success. We intend to ship over 30 tons of PPEs and testing kits in the coming month.”

Congratulations to LAC Worldwide Brazil and USA for this commendable job and wishing them all the best for their upcoming projects!

Globalia Hamburg turns 25!

AMA Freight which started as a mid-sized owner-run family business now has over 100 employees

AMA Freight Agency GMBH completed 25 years in business on 1st April 2020. AMA Freight, which is a Globalia member in Hamburg, Germany, and in Tianjin, China, started its operation with just two founder members back in 1994. Since then the company has grown exponentially and presently counts on 40 persons in their headquarters at Hamburg plus 60 colleagues working in China.

In the words of Mr. Arend Fock, the Founder and Managing Director of AMA Freight who has also celebrated its 25 years in the company, states: “We have managed to assert ourselves in the market for all this time, despite difficult circumstances. Thanks to the effort of the entire team we’ve successfully built strong customer relationships over the years which often go beyond business. This also applies to our Globalia partners whom we deeply trust and who have helped us overcome this current crisis.”

Transparency, honesty, a solutions-based approach, and unparalleled customer services are some of the factors responsible for their expansion and success. “We are very honoured that almost 75% of our staff is with us for more than 15 years. This is remarkable and it clearly shows that even in today’s business the keys are mutual appreciation, common implementation of targets, and mutual gratitude for what has been achieved together.” adds Mr. Arend Frock.

Happy 25th Anniversary to AMA Freight Agency and wishing them the very best for their future endeavours!