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!

Enatrans Logistics exceeds 30% increase in its gross revenues in 2019

Their cooperation with several Globalia members has largely contributed to their growth in profit

Enatrans Logistics, a Globalia member in Izmir, Turkey, has successfully surpassed their target of increasing their income by 33% in 2019 and is expecting to achieve similar levels this year. They believe joining the Globalia network has greatly contributed to their success.

Since the start of the membership, they have cooperated with Globalia agents in Sydney (Australia), Chittagong (Bangladesh), and Alexandria (Egypt) on a number of important shipments. “We have recently cooperated with PCFS – Globalia member in Sydney – by shipping 3 x 20 DC shipments from Izmir to Sydney Port. This shipment which consists of marble slabs is still being moved and the business is expected to carry on for the next few months.” Mr. Ercan Sahin, the Director of Enatrans states.

Additionally, they have also shipped 6×20 DC containers of marble blocks from Turkey to Bangladesh with the assistance and collaboration of Globalia Chittagong – Silk Container Lines. “Enatrans is very glad to be a part of such a strong network. Joining Globalia has been the right decision since the very beginning as it has enabled us to work on new shipments and collaborative operations with network members. I am very satisfied to have worked with these 3 network members none of whom has given us a cause to complain!”

Congratulations to Enatrans and wishing them the very best for their future projects!

GLB agent in Dubai describes FreightViewer as a useful marketing and sales tool for members

After the launch of Globalia’s Transport Management Software, FreightViewer Department has been receiving plenty of applications from members to test the software and suggest its improvements. Mr. Julian Wolff, logistics consultant of Cargotrans, our GLB member in Dubai, has been collaborating with FreightViewer Department and is now willing to start to work with FreightViewer

Mr. Julian states: “FreightViewer is a nice online tool to look up rates. It has an easy and user-friendly interface. Whoever has worked in freight forwarding before is able to use it without any problems” After testing FCL, Air, local and transport rates; Mr. Wolff’s opinion is that it’s very easy to enter and find rates throughout FreightViewer. Additionally, he comments that it is important to take into account that FreightViewer can be used directly with local customers: “FreightViewer can be used for local clients as well, […] each agent can implement it and create an advantage and benefit for their own direct customers”

Finally, our GLB member encourages all agents to use the software to create a database available for members and customers 24/7, Mr Julian says: “ I  encourage everyone from the Globalia network to use it because it will help to create a huge database from which all members benefit. Being able to find rates 24/7 from any place around the world within minutes helps to win more business. The more agents we have using it, the better it gets”

FreightViewer Department will be happy to assist you if you may need any assistance with the use of FreightViewer or would like to know more about the system, contact amartin@globalialogisticsnetwork.com, we will be happy to assist you. Additionally, from now on, FreightViewer’s team will also share with members our latest news through FacebookTwitterLinkedin and QQ

Globalia takes a major step towards the digitization of the freight forwarding sector by creating FreightViewer

Madrid, Spain October 2019: After two years of hard work and substantial private investments, Globalia with agents in 185 cities and 123 countries is all set to start working with its member-exclusive Transport Management Software, FreightViewer. This software will provide the members of Globalia the technological capability to compare competitive online freight rates, share shipping documents, and quote instantly in real-time all in one neatly organized platform.

Freight forwarding sector is aware about the need of digitization in the industry. The best example to show this fact, is the great investment of technological companies such as Flexport, Freightos or other pioneer freight forwarding multinationals, e.g. Twill and KN Freightnet, have done during the last few years. But even, after all these investments and efforts, a considerable percentage of freight forwarders continue to miss out on the digitalization race in the freight industry.

Even though it is not an easy task to become digitalize within this industry, highly demanding and inpatient customers, multinationals and globalization, are some of the factors which are forcing an important transformation in logistics sector. Inside this environment, Globalia has developed FreightViewer, revolutionizing the old ways of working. As a member-exclusive and free Transport Management Software, FreightViewer allows members of the network to automatize the uploading of their contract rates (Air, FCL, LCL and Cargo Insurance) through the online platform and share them with agents or customers instantly. Moreover, FreightViewer on the dashboard allows customers and agents to manage bookings for any carrier online, collaborate and share the shipping documents, and offer real-time status updates for shipments.

As stated by Antonio Torres, the CEO and President of Globalia, “The new tool is going to help freight forwarders within our network cope with the problem of ever-changing freight rates due to complex tariffs, various time zones and unresponsive overseas agents, which eventually leads to a delay in quoting a door-to-door service.”

FreightViewer will ensure that all members will become truly digital freight forwarders. Mr. Torres further added that “Digitization of the freight forwarding sector is starting but very slowly. For example, only three of the top twenty global freight forwarders can provide an instant quote online. We feel very proud to be part of the digitization process in our industry. Globalia is the first international freight forwarding network to launch instant quoting ability for its members. We have come up with FreightViewer after the launch of the operating system by the industry leader Flexport, who has received one billion $ investment, has eleven offices in four countries and is currently receiving all the attention world-wide from media related to the industry as it is growing incredibly. We haven’t a received a billion-dollar investment, but we have developed a state-of-art software and we have a huge worldwide infrastructure formed by our members. This makes us one of the biggest players running in the digital race of the logistics sector. Our main aim is to contribute towards actualizing the process of digitization in this sector and thereby create value for the shippers.”

FreightViewer will definitely alter the way independent freight forwarders conduct their businesses. It will not just reduce the quotation processing time from a number of days to a couple of seconds, but also help to enhance the productivity, client engagement, and profitability of the member companies.

Pauls Customs and Forwarding Solutions, Globalia member in Sydney, changes their name to PCFS Logistics Pty Ltd

The change of name is a part of their brand enhancement programme which aims to better reflect their business strategy while providing enhanced customer services

Pauls Customs and Forwarding Solutions, Globalia member in Sydney, Australia, adopts the name PCFS Logistics Pty Ltd from 1st July 2019. “We believe this change summarises our portfolio of services and scope of operations we perform at a domestic and global level.” says Paul Petrovski, the Managing Director of PCFS Logistics.

Pauls Customs and Forwarding Solutions remains as the holding company and the ABN number, general trading, terms and conditions, and banking details remain unchanged.

Since commencing their business in 2002, PCFS has prided themselves on their principled approach to serve the needs of their clients and partners around the globe by forming a dependable relationship.

Mr. Petrovski further adds, “Our commitment to the current and future needs of our customer remains unchanged, as does our desire to continue the development of forming longstanding and collaborative relationships with our customer, global partners, and vendors alike.”

Globalia wishes PCFS Logistics the very best for all their upcoming projects!

New Freight Forwarder Network forms to take on multinationals – TT

A new industry group called the Globalia Logistics Network has been formed to align independent freight forwarders to compete with large multinational logistics providers.

The association is accepting applications for membership from ocean and airfreight forwarders. It plans to accept one agent from seaports and airports in 26 U.S. states.

“With the multinationals taking more and more of their business daily, independent forwarders find themselves in a cooperate or die situation which rogue network operators are exploiting,” founder Antonio Torres said. “In the last decade, the majority of the emerging networks have only been interested in one thing; collecting a membership fee. None offer the rigorous selection process we do.”

Globalia investigates the forwarders’ employees, facilities, vehicles, services, business volume, insurance policies and its accreditations, the company said.

“[Applicants] provide financial data for the previous two years and this is forwarded on to Dun & Bradstreet, an extremely reputable third-party auditor. They will review the companies’ financial history and its current status, looking for any anomalies as well as any countrywide issues,” said spokeswoman Anna Barton, who added that nine out of 10 applicants are rejected.

Aside from the United States, the freight network plans to have members in more than 100 countries across North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Oceania region in the Pacific Ocean.

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