Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting will take place at Le Meridien Beach Resort in Phuket, Thailand

The event which will take place on 22nd -24th March 2020 will also include a corporate group tour with the attending delegates

The date, venue, and agenda of Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting have already been finalized. In the coming year, our members will be attending our Annual Meeting at Le Meridien Beach Resort on the beautiful island of Phuket from 22nd to 24th March. Like all our previous conferences, our 2020 Annual Meeting will also help to reinforce the ties among network members while driving a substantial amount of businesses for the member companies.

Some of the highlights of the meeting will include the Welcome Cocktail Reception, a Gala Dinner, Party, and 32 one-to-one meetings with your existing and potential partners. Moreover, this year we have included a half day group sightseeing tour with the members to one of the must-visit destinations near the island. A relaxing trip with your fellow members will promote your networking in a way which cannot be achieved by any other means. The details about the meeting, venue, and agenda is already available on our website. The information about the registration will soon be made available.

Globalia Piraeus joins forces with their network partner and moves a cargo from Shanghai to Bangkok

The shipment which consisted of heavy machines was moved in collaboration with the Globalia member in Hong Kong

Feroniki SA International Shipping Forwarding, the Globalia member in Piraeus, Greece, moves a cargo consisting of pump machines from Shanghai to Bangkok. This shipment which was moved in cooperation with RS Logistics Limited comprised of heavy pump machines. 

The cargo was moved in 40’ Open Top Containers and the shipment reached the consignee’s site safely and on time. “Everybody involved in this project did an excellent job and the members from our two teams coordinated perfectly. Our participation in GLB’s 2019 Annual Meeting helped us bag this important project. I’d like to thank the team of RS Logistics for their cooperation and professionalism.” says Mr Nikos Liberopoulos, the Sales Manager of Feroniki International. 

Congratulations to Feroniki International for a job well concluded!

Globalia Mexico City participates in the Expo Suppliers Coca-Cola Mexico event

The event which was held in the month of May at The Westin Santa Fe, Mexico City, was an exclusive meeting of Coca-Cola FEMSA suppliers 

Soluciones Logisticas, Globalia member in Mexico City, Mexico, recently participated in the Expo suppliers KOF, an event which brings together the main suppliers of the Coca-Cola FEMSA group in Mexico. The exclusive gathering of Coca-Cola FEMSA suppliers had been a unique opportunity to exchange information of interest among the participating companies. This meeting allowed Globalia Mexico City to touch base with important clients and thereby significantly expand their network of contacts. 

“In addition to receiving the recognition, we had the opportunity to interact with internationally renowned companies such as: Grupo Bimbo, Eco Terra, Imbera, Pro-Impo, Heineken, Yelos among others, with which we started negotiations to develop a business relationship, which will increase our level of operations and negotiation capacity with airlines and shipping lines to obtain better tariff levels for the benefit of all our current and future customers.” says Fernanda Santes, the International Business Development Manager of Soluciones Logisticas.

Congratulations to Soluciones Logisticas and wishing them the very best for their future endeavours!

Globalia partners with ACI 23rd Ballast Water Management Conference

The conference which is all about the latest trends in ballast water legislation will take place on 26th & 27th of June in Houston, Texas, USA

Session Five of ACI’s 23rd Ballast Water Management Conference, taking place on 26th & 27th of June 2019 in Houston, Texas, USA, titled ‘Regulatory Roadmap’, will examine recent changes in ballast water legislation. It is key for ship-owners to be aware of these developments in order to remain compliant at all times.

The session will consist of the following presentations:

Update on IMO Ballast Water developments’ – Marcie Merksamer, Biologist / Vice President, EnviroManagement, Inc.

Marcie recently attended IMO’s MEPC 74 (13-17 May 2019) so will be best-placed to share the latest regulatory developments, including BWMS Type Approval updates, developments for ballast water sampling & analysis, and BWMS Commissioning Testing.

Canada’s Proposed Ballast Water Regulatory Approach’ – Colin Henein, Manager/Senior Policy Advisor, Transport Canada

Colin will be focusing on ballast water regulation in Canada, addressing Transport Canada’s discussion paper based on amendments required to the Ballast Water Control and Management Regulations.

The session will conclude with an interactive Q&A session, giving the audience the chance to ask our expert speakers anything they wish to know. This will provide an invaluable source of information regarding all aspects of ballast water regulation.

Venue details:
Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks
2712 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77098, USA
Phone: +1 713 523 8448

Interested members can register now by clicking on the following link:

The agenda of the conference can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:

Globalia Livorno ventures into ISO Tank haulage services to the Far East

P2P Logistics is also managing the movement of Flexi Tanks which are ideal for transporting edible items

P2P Logistics, Globalia member in Livorno, Italy, is now providing ISO Tank haulage services. Globalia Livorno is specialized in transporting T11 type tanks which are suitable for food and chemical items. “We intend to move the ISO tanks to the North American countries, thereby linking the USA and Canada with the ports of Northern Europe. P2P Logistics is taking care of all the aspects of the movement such as trucking, cleaning, and re-positioning,” says Mr. Luca Bruno, CEO of P2P Logistics.

GLB Livorno, P2P Logistics, is also managing the transportation of Flexi Tanks which are used for carrying liquid foodstuff and powdery items such as animal feed. The Flexi Tanks are rigged inside the 20’ box which is then moved to the loading plant where the shipper fills the cargo inside the flexi. Mr. Luca further adds, “We greatly appreciate the network for organizing the Annual Meeting at Abu Dhabi, thanks to which our company is now profitably teaming up with trustworthy partners, such as CT Forwarding (Cargotrans), Globalia member in Dubai”.

Congratulations to P2P Logistics and wishing them all the best for their future endeavours!

The Dougal Steam Locomotive returns home thanks to the cooperation of Globalia members from Kaohsiung and Southampton

The historical steam locomotive goes on a 8000-mile roundtrip from UK to Taiwan to be used as a tourist attraction at the Taiwanese lantern festival.

Apollo Logistics, Globalia member in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, was selected among 7 competitors to handle the shipment of the historical Dougal Steam Locomotive, built in 1946 for a gasworks in Glasgow, and kept on the Llanfair line in Powys since 1967. The aim of this trip was to use this engine as a tourist attraction during the Taiwanese lantern festival.

The 762 mm distance between rails of the Steam Locomotive is identical to the Taiwan Sugar company’s rail system which is very different to other locomotives in UK.

This is why it was requested by Taiwan at a time coinciding with the connection of the operators of new heritage railway lines in the country.

“This shipment has not been the most challenging one we have managed. However, it has been truly special since this locomotive has been well-maintained for 73 years  at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Additionally, it took one month to ship it from Kaohsiung to Southampton”, says Mr Richard Yeh, General Manager of Apollo Shipping.

The Locomotive was requested to be returned to the station of Llanfair Caereinion via Southampton, that is why Apollo Logistics inquired the cooperation of Oceanside Logistics, Globalia member in Southampton and Felixstowe, UK.

“Together with Oceanside Logistics, we shipped this unit by 1 x 20’ open top from Southampton to W & LLR. I am delighted with the successful outcome of this project and believe that both of our teams have carried it out very professionally”, continues Richard Yeh.

Congratulations to Oceanside Logistics Limited and Apollo Logistics for such a meticulous work!

Globalia Santiago handles an important shipment consisting of 24 40’Flatrack containers from Puerto Antofagasta to Copiapó

The cargo consisting of chimneys for desulphurisation process was distributed in several units of ENAMI (Empresa Nacional de Mineria)

ILS Chile, the Globalia member in Santiago, Chile, has recently transported a massive shipment of 24 40’ FT containers consisting of pieces for assembling chimneys for desulphurisation process of a mining plant. The shipment which was discharged in several units of ENAMI is used for improving the pollution and contamination level during the process of desulphurisation.

The freight which arrived from Shanghai was taken to the Puerto Antofagasta in Northern Chile, from where it was moved by GLB Santiago to the city of Copiapó, which is situated at a distance of 600 km. “The cargo was smoothly transferred to Copiapó via land and the enormous dimension of the shipment required special equipment and complex implementation. We are glad to announce the successful termination of the project for which I’m indebted to my entire team!” says Sylvia Aroca, the Coordination Manager of ILS Chile.

Congratulations to ILS Chile and wishing them the best for their upcoming projects!

Globalia member in Istanbul, Turkey, has been elected as a board member of UTIKAD

UTIKAD (Association of International Forwarding and Logistics Service Providers) in Turkey comprises of 450 competent forwarding and logistics companies

Mr. Cihan Ozkal, the Sales and Marketing Manager of Armada Shipping Logistics Service Trading Ltd, has been elected to the board members of UTIKAD, one of the most prominent logistics network in Turkey. All the member forwarding companies of UTIKAD are specialized in their respective fields with additional emphasis on certain modes of transportation, such as road, air, ocean freight, railway, and multimodal transportation

As stated by Mr. Ozkal, Sales and Marketing Manager of Globalia Istanbul, “UTIKAD is also instrumental in representing Turkish freight forwarding and logistics industry on an international level. UTIKAD is an active member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders and it goes without saying that becoming a board member of this prestigious organization has indeed boosted the reliability of our company,”

Mr. Ozkal further adds, “The member companies of UTIKAD have stakes of 95% in Air & Rail, 65% in Ocean & Road forwarding activities and are supported by a workforce of nearly 50,000. Their activities include freight forwarding, warehousing, customs operations, packaging, distribution, supply chain facilities with emphasis on goods assembly,”

Congratulations to Armada Shipping Logistics and wishing them all the best for their future projects!

Globalia Southampton & Felixstowe boosts its growth by opening an additional 60,000 square feet fulfilment centre

The new warehouse which is located within 60 miles from Southampton Port will help them strengthen their Amazon FBA and e-commerce presence

Oceanside Logistics Limited, the Globalia member in Southampton & Felixstowe, UK, has opened up a brand new 60,000 square feet fulfilment centre which will allow them to improve their Amazon FBA and e-commerce presence. Operating from their larger facility in Fareham, the new location will offer easy access from Southampton Port, more advanced inventory management, quicker order packing and faster shipping for their customers. 

“Oceanside is incredibly proud of this new facility which will help us enhance our services in more than one way,” said Simon Pearman, Operations Manager at Oceanside Logistics Ltd. “This warehouse allows faster access to stock, earlier delivery to customers and allows us to handle a higher volume of workload”.

Congratulations to Oceanside Logistics Ltd. for their new fulfilment centre!

The first edition of Globalia’s 2019 newsletters has been published!

The spring edition of Globalia’s Newsletter comes with all the news about our Annual Meeting held in Abu Dhabi along with many other news bits from the network and the sector

We are happy to bring to your attention that the spring edition of Globalia’s quarterly newsletter is now published and available for viewing. In this newsletter, you’ll find all the relevant information regarding our last Annual Meeting along with the pictures of the highlights of our meeting. We have also published an interview with Antonio Torres where he talks about the importance of digitalization in the freight forwarding industry and explains the benefits of FreightViewer- Globalia’s upcoming instant quote generating tool. 

Like always, you can find several important news from the sector, which will surely keep you updated with the goings-on in the industry. We hope the pictures and news about the success of our last conference at Abu Dhabi will encourage all of you to join us for our next Annual Meeting, the date, and venue of which will soon be made available! In case you want to see your company’s news in our next newsletter then don’t forget to send us information about the latest achievements of your company. 

Happy reading!