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!

Globalia media partner Hyve group organizes Breakbulk Asia- a conference and exhibition for breakbulk and project cargo professionals

The event is scheduled to be held at the Shanghai Expo Exhibition and Conference Center in Shanghai on 3rd -4th August 2020

Breakbulk Asia is a conference and exhibition in the region for project cargo and breakbulk professionals offering an unparalleled opportunity to connect with the industrial project supply chain—shippers and service providers, local and international—who are involved in today’s megaprojects that revolve around China’s One Belt, One Road program. With the recent announcement by the central government of China that events may be held from July 1 onward, the organizers of Breakbulk Asia 2020 have confirmed Breakbulk Asia 2020 will take place at the Shanghai Expo Exhibition and Conference Center in Shanghai on August 3-4.

Newly expanded to include all of Asia and Southeast Asia, the Breakbulk event in Shanghai has become the business hub for the region’s project cargo industry. As China’s global influence expands through its sweeping Belt and Road Initiative, all industry players will benefit from participating in Breakbulk Asia. The event will showcase business opportunities, strategy and answers to the most pressing industry questions in 2020. It will feature leading breakbulk and project executives who will provide insights into the latest business and trade intelligence, as well as delve deeper into key markets, sectors and issues affecting the whole supply chain.

For further details regarding the event, members are requested to contact:

China and Asia

Sarah Gu

Event Director, Breakbulk Asia

E: sarah.gu@breakbulk.com

T: +86 21 61806789 ext. 839


Leslie Meredith

Marketing & Media Director

Breakbulk Events & Media

E: Leslie.Meredith@breakbulk.com

T: +1 801 201 5971


GLB Piraeus joins forces with GLB Frankfurt to transport a semi-automatic flatbed die cutter

The members of the two companies perfectly coordinated with each other and moved the shipment on time despite the challenges posed by the lockdown

Feroniki SA International Shipping and Forwarding Logistics Services, Globalia member in Piraeus, Greece, teamed up with Euko Logistics, Globalia member in Frankfurt, Germany, to move a shipment of a semi-automatic die cutter. The cargo was moved from Busan, South Korea, to Sofia, Bulgaria, via Thessaloniki Port with a 40 flat rack container. While Euko Logistics arranged for sea freight from Busan to Thessaloniki Port, Feroniki SA was in charge of custom procedures at the port and delivery to Sofia.

The cargo which weighed 30,000 Kg necessitated the arrangement for special trucks, road permission and escort vehicles for the road transport.

“We were pressed for time while the Labour Day holiday and the COVID-19 lockdown also added to our worries. However, timely coordination on part of both the teams allowed us to hand over the shipment to the consignee right on time! We are very happy to have worked with Euko Logistics are we are looking forward to working with more Globalia partners in the near future.” says Mr. Nikos Liberopoulos, the Sales Manager of Feroniki SA.

Congratulations to Feroniki for carrying out this collaboration shipment and wishing them the very best for their future projects!

Globalia Barcelona creates a video to thank their partners for their trust in these tough times

This short video was created by Merzcargo’s team during quarantine

Merzcargo Forwarding SL, Globalia member in Barcelona, Spain, has come up with a short thank-you video featuring all the members of the team.

According to Amir Soroush, the International Manager of Merzcargo, “In these hard times, our Merzcargo team has designed a special video which we dedicate to all our partners in the Globalia family just to express our gratitude for their continuous support. We hope our partners will continue to place their trust on us. We believe that in these hard times, it is better to stay together and keep cooperating”

Wishing the very best to Merzcargo for all their future projects!!

Globalia Sydney continued its growth in 2019 with the enhancement of scope and scale of their services and investments in digitization

The opening of a new warehouse facility and the implementation of complex supply chain solutions have been the key to this expansion

PCFS Logistics, Globalia member in Sydney, Australia, has expanded its domestic and international activities and made considerable investments in technology to grow substantially. The key to this achievement has been the opening of a new integrated warehouse and distribution centre, complementing the company’s flagship headquarters in Sydney.

PCFS continues its success in the implementation of complex supply chain solutions, offering comprehensive concepts encompassing transport, warehousing & storage, product management, and distribution. All their in-house hubs are approved & certified for the handling and distribution of a range of goods and products – including food products (HACCP) & dangerous goods & chemicals. This enables PCFS to present bespoke solutions to a broad client base.

In the words of Mr. Paul Petrovski, the Managing Director of PCFS Logistics, “With 2020 presenting a unique and challenging environment, PCFS is positioned to withstand these unprecedented times and ensure a continuity of service to support our clients and Globalia partners. We are committed to the expansion of our company as well as the Globalia group by setting new standards in terms of customer service, safety and efficiency.”

Congratulations to PCFS Logistics and wishing them the very best for their future endeavours!

Globalia Ho Chi Minh handles a project cargo of steel billets from Vietnam to Philippines

The shipment which consisted of 7,995 pieces had a volume of 5,421.510 MTS

Super Cargo Service, Globalia member in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, successfully sends out a bulk consignment of steel billets from Lotus Port, Vietnam, to Batangas, Philippines. Globalia Ho Chi Minh moved this 5,421.510 MTS cargo via a Dong BA sea vessel. The freight was loaded with the help of prime mover trucks and shore-cranes.


Ms. Lily Lieu, the Agency Supervisor of Super Cargo Service points out that, “Our team had to work extra-time to load nearly 8,000 pieces of steel billets within just 2 days and the SCS team executed the job quickly and impeccably! Moreover, working in the times of COVID-19 was a serious challenge yet we ensured that the vessel reaches the consignee by 2nd April 2020.” The Super Cargo team was responsible for all aspects of the delivery including stevedoring and chartering while they also acted as the shipping agent. “I would request our partners to check out this video we’ve put together to get an idea about the nature and scope of this project.” adds Ms. Lieu.

Congratulations to Super Cargo Services for carrying out this project successfully!