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European countries have implemented different measures and restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which to varying degrees have an impact on the logistics and transportation sector. Some of these measures specifically apply to ports and may be of interest to European logistics providers. France The French authorities ordered a sanitary watch for several ports, among which Le Havre and Rouen. In case that Masters of vessels notice any symptoms of infection among crew, they are required to submit a health maritime declaration form and notify their agent without undue delay. Masters submitting a maritime declaration of health… Read more
The coronavirus outbreak and associated civil and health protection measures may have a serious impact on the EU economy. The EU Commission and other institutions are closely following developments in different sectors, including tourism, trade, transportation, and manufacturing. Impact on Sea Transport According to the International Chamber of Shipping, shipping by container vessels from China has dropped by 1/3 during the last month alone. Companies have already begun to cut the number of vessels sailing from various destinations around the world. This is especially true for China, the second largest economy where major industries have been seriously affected. Keeping… Read more
Trucking on with the third generation of hauliers Managing succession from one generation to the next is a process that all family companies must periodically face. For road haulage and logistics specialist Corneel Geerts Transportgroup NV in Belgium, 2020 is the year that the third generation takes over the reins and is entrusted with steering the company’s future course. Departing CEO, Marc Geerts, has every confidence that his three sons are more than capable of rising to the challenge of helming a family company with three strategic hubs in Belgium, 200 employees and annual turnover of 25 million EUR. … Read more
Autonomous cars and trucks are expected to transform the logistics industry, and many freight forwarders are willing to use autonomous technologies for shipping and other logistics processes. The main reason is that businesses are increasingly faced with a demand for quicker deliveries coupled with a high labor shortage. Experts also estimate that the use of autonomous vehicles will reduce shipping costs by 45 percent. What the Near Future Holds in Store Industry experts point to the fact that fully autonomous vehicles will not be available for 50 years or even longer. Semi-autonomous vehicles will only help drivers to avoid traffic… Read more
Today, drone delivery is handy for locations with poor infrastructure and shipments that would otherwise incur significant costs. For many, drones or unmanned aerial devices are soon to become a preferred transportation method in a world of rising population, mass movement to larger cities, and growing urbanization. The result of all this is air pollution, congestion, and shipping delays. Applications Drones have applications in small shipments and postal delivery, food delivery, and healthcare. They can be used to ship perishable goods and products with a short shelf life. In fact, they have already been used to deliver drinks, cocktails, and… Read more
Location The site is expected to serve as a major logistics centre due to its convenient location close to major manufacturing facilities, Bratislava International Airport, the city centre, and connections to the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Austria. The site is found just 19 km from the city centre, 11 km from the airport, 0.5 km from the highway, and 82 km and 190 km from Vienna and Budapest, respectively. Demand for Logistics Facilities Mountpark Managing Director for Central Europe Mario Sander highlights the fact that the demand for logistics facilities is growing. Growing demand can be explained with Bratislava’s location… Read more
We would like to bring to your attention some pictures from the successful IFA meeting, which took place from 11 to 13 October 2019 in the city of Porto, Portugal. The meeting was hosted by the IFA member Torrestir.
Brexit date approaches and UK-based businesses are increasingly anxious about their prospects, many having lost faith in the economy. Retailers and suppliers are now stocking on supplies to ensure that they are not falling low on essential goods due to delays and supply chain problems. Many fear that shipping delays at the EU-UK border may result in cash losses for both exporters and importers. Impact of Brexit on the Logistics Sector For many freight forwarders, it is clear that Brexit will have a negative impact on the continuity of trade, affecting both the UK and EU. It is clear that… Read more
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CGT can help you with al needs in transport from Benelux to all Europe and vise versa. Thanks to our integrated network we have full Track & Trace system from 1 parcel up to FTl. This give the customer full visibility in the complete supply chain. If you scan your badge you will be able to win a guided city tour in Antwerp! Please visit us on our booth nr 1023.
Ares Group has announced the investment in a new logistics center in Barcelona – La Llagosta. It has more than 4,000 m2 of warehousing space and 600 m2 of offices. The investment is motivated by the actual growth and the potential in logistics for the next years. The new facilities will be ready by the spring of 2020.
Delamode Bulgaria has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in Europe in a list of business excellence published by the European Business Awards, one of world’s largest and longest running business competitions. Delamode Bulgaria was chosen as it demonstrates exceptional achievement in one of the 18 European Business Awards’ categories and reflects the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics. The ‘Ones to Watch’ for over 33 countries across Europe can be found at www.businessawardseurope.com. Yordan Stoyanov, Managing Director, Delamode Bulgaria commented “We are delighted to be selected in the Ones to Watch list for 2019. The achievement is… Read more
Now that 2018 is over, it is time for the companies and freight forwarders throughout Europe who are part of IFA to analyze the results from the past year and start thinking about the new tendencies expected to affect the business in the supply chain area. So, what should the members of the European logistics network expect for the storage and distribution service and the developments in the supply chain business for 2019? Here are the main trends which will have the greatest impact for all parties involved in the distribution, contract logistics and other services offered by… Read more
The EU countries which are currently using time-related toll systems must adopt a new distance-based road charging system which differentiates the tolls in accordance with the emissions from the different vehicles. This was decided on October 25th by the European Parliament when the new toll legislation system proposal was first presented to the members. The next step includes all of the negotiations which will take place in the European Union Council. The new taxation system which will affect all drivers and transport businesses, as well as the list of logistics companies from the International Forwarding Association, is expected to be… Read more
The freight forwarders network is looking forward to the upcoming 15th edition of the international biannual trade fair for urban and road transport solutions SOLUTRANS which is set to take place on November 19-23 2019 at the Euroexpo in Lyon, France. The program of the event includes themes such as innovation, mobility, digitalization, alternative energy resources, training and employment in the transport including the international freight forwarding business. The European logistics companies, along with their colleagues from the transport business will be joining together to show the latest tendencies in the area in the exhibit, and discuss all… Read more
The International Forwarding Association is always interested in the latest innovations in the field of storage and distribution and the automation of the supply chain. During the 8th India Warehousing Show which took place on June 21-23 2018 in Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, GreyOrange which is an international company for robotics and supply chain automation presented its portfolio with all of its latest end-to-end solutions for the automation of the supply chain. It is expected that more International freight forwarders that offer distribution services and contract logistics will be implementing these or similar solutions to improve the efficiency, timeliness… Read more
We are pleased to announce that in this year’s Balkan Enterprise Awards 2018 Dellamod Bulgaria took the first prize for Best Shipping Company for Eastern Europe in 2018. The winning prize among the strong competition is a proof for the professionalism and the work of our entire team over the years! Balkan Enterprise Awards is one of the most prestigious competitions in the business communications sector. A jury with international staff of transport and logistics specialists explored the nominees and cast the winner after taking into account the online presentation of each company through press releases, customer reviews, presence in… Read more
For years, various logistics companies from the European logistics network have been using gamification as a tool for educating, motivating and improving the performance of the employees of the international freight forwarding companies. What is gamification and how it can affect the quality of the services provided by the International Forwarding Association Gamification is the implementation of game design elements or game principles in a non-game situation. Since games have the power to make people take actions against their own interests without being forced and in a predictable way, they are a great way to motivate people to improve their… Read more
Logistics is inextricably linked to business. Here are several tendencies for 2018 which are expected to improve the efficiency of the freight forwarding service this year: An increase of the profits from omnichannel supply Omnichannel supply will continue to play a significant role in the international freight services and the forwarding services will be organized in a new way. By analyzing the prices of the services in depth the network of freight forwarders will not only decrease the price for the customers but will find ways to improve the shipment organization to achieve greater profits. Utilization of Cloud services Cloud… Read more
We are putting our centenary show on the road. New trailers, part of a near £1m fleet investment during 2017, will sport spectacular livery celebrating our 100 years in business. Pulled by silver-coloured cabs, they will spread the Neill & Brown message far and wide, especially to our vibrant European marketplace. Our CEO, Peter Brown, said the mood was ‘unashamedly celebratory’. “A century in business is a great achievement. The vehicles will look superb and will stand out from the rest,” he said. “While celebrating our heritage, the livery also befits a modern, advanced logistics operation.” Our Moira worked with… Read more