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Pharmaceuticals & cold chain logistics

BUILDING UP INDIA and the subcontinent

REGIONAL FOCUS

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CONTENTS

FORWARDER DIGEST

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The freight industry's month in review from the Editor

INDUSTRY NEWS

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News and press releases from the world of freight

FOCUS ROUNDUP

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Articles from the last 12 months relating to this month's focus

FORWARDER FOCUS | Pharma and cold chain

Tech. & temp. rise and fall together | Temp.-controlled goods

ASK THE EXPERTS

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How a no-deal Brexit could affect temp.-controlled trade

REGIONAL FOCUS Frictionless trade: North Wales | Building up India and the subcontinent FORWARD TECH

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Blockchain made simple

ECO 2020

NEW SECTION Introduction to Eco 2020 | Plastic (not) fantastic

M&A FOCUS

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Freight companies for sale and sought

RECRUITMENT FOCUS

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Jobs and candidates in the freight industry

MARKETING FOCUS

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WELCOME TO FORWARDER... A WORD FROM

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THE EDITORS

MEET THE TEAM

t’s impossible to avoid this month, and I make no apologies:

CRAIG EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Brexit is coming. Parliament is in disarray. There have been

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rejected votes, government shuffles and I daren’t even mention

SARAH SENIOR EDITOR

the Irish border…

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Needless to say, it’s been a challenging month to write about any kind

RACHEL EDITOR

of trade within the UK. One article I re-wrote three times before

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ultimately giving up due to dealings at Westminster. At any rate, inside you will find more on the temperature controlled logistics

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market, as well as a view post-Brexit life in Wales.

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appy new year to you all! I’m not sure how much longer

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I can pull that one off, but I’ll wish it to our readers anyway ...even if you aren’t reading this in January!

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This issue’s focus is temperature-controlled and perishable goods. To anyone involved in the forwarding industry, temp-controlled and

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perishables are amongst the most important things we have to think

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about: it's a crucial area of freight, in terms of safely transporting domestic

TIM GRAPHIC DESIGNER

produce and drugs. However, for anyone outside the freight industry, I

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can guarantee that a lot of people who buy fresh produce from their local supermarket put packets of bacon and tubs of butter into their baskets without realising the journey their bacon sandwich has undergone to

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reach their plates. I know I didn't, before I worked in the industry!

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Exploring this topic has created much discussion around the ‘B’

word – no, not bacon sandwiches – the word that leaves a less salty

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but more sour taste in our mouths: Brexit. Will our temp-controlled

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and perishable loads be affected, come March? We can’t predict the future, but we can have a good ol’ discussion about it, nonetheless!

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FORWARDER DIGEST

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32 to 202: the largest defeat in

in order to lessen the impact of changes. So, why haven’t these

Parliament history. Words which will

efforts extended to the UK government, considering we’re due to

no doubt haunt the UK Prime Minister,

be the ‘biggest losers’ if it all goes Pete Tong? Currently, Ireland aren’t

Theresa May, as her Brexit deal was

actively hiring new agents which is potentially going to be a problem.

dramatically crushed by British Parliament this month. However, as

The largest issue preventing an agreement on how to navigate

she clings to her position at the time

Britain’s exit from the EU is that of the Irish backstop. Post-Brexit,

of writing, the certainty of this defeat

Northern Ireland and the Republic could be part of two separate

doesn’t equate to stability elsewhere in Brexit negotiations. There is growing frustration among industry in the UK, and

customs jurisdictions, which could mean hard checks at the border between the two. Neither the UK nor the EU want this, as the resulting physical infrastructure could raise tensions in the area.

impatience is rising over seemingly ‘basic’ operational questions remaining unanswered. Businesses have been warned to have plans in place in case of an undesirable outcome for months, but with multiple possible scenarios a possibility, it’s just not realistic for smaller businesses to prepare for every eventual conclusion. At the time of writing, it has been reported that Mrs May has refused to rule-out a no-deal Brexit scenario, despite the fact that avoiding this outcome seems to be the only thing a majority can agree on. A no-deal outcome would threaten customs checks, traffic tailbacks, and high import tariffs on a number of goods, as the customs market defaults to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) guidelines. Additionally, there are currently no publicised plans to prepare additional customs staff, for example – see this issue’s FORWARDER Focus on North Wales for my further breakdown and analysis of customs complications.

Many larger enterprises have taken matters into their own hands, whilst things are up in the air. Automotive giants such as Rolls-Royce

France has already initiated its own no-deal strategy, with French

have executed precautionary measures which include stockpiling

President Prime Minister Édouard Philippe stating: ‘The scenario

supplies in case of import tariffs or physical difficulties. Pharma

of a no-deal Brexit is less and less unlikely.’ The French senate has

giant, Sanofi SA have been planning entirely new freight routes, as

activated contingency plans, which include approving a new law

reported by the Wall Street Journal. The company – which supplies

which allows the government to make Brexit-related decisions by

one fifth of the UK’s insulin, for example – has been mapping out

decree. They have also pledged to invest €50 million in new border

alternative routes to their routine Calais–Dover shipment in order

infrastructures and recruiting almost 600 new customs officers

to bypass the expected chaos at either or both ports.

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Elsewhere in the world, the US government shut down is beginning to affect the supply chain on a global scale. Whilst there are not currently any direct serious delays being reported, this could soon change as exporters from North America struggle to obtain required licenses for shipping certain goods, and customs and border agents work without pay. Shippers also remain concerned as the backlog of problems and delays increases, with a staggering effect on the supply chain. Cross-border shipments are particularly affected because of border staff shortages, and compounding these issues is the introduction of new tariffs and screening procedures. But some good news for state-side industry has been that the price of diesel is continuing to fall, now at its 13th consecutive week of doing so. The price of diesel is now below $3 for the first time since Q1 2018, meaning those miles which are being travelled are cheaper. Now it’s just time to get things moving again, so larger corporations can take advantage of the cheaper miles‌ Sarah O'Connell, Senior Editor, FORWARDER magazine

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INDUSTRY NEWS

WALKER PARTNERS WITH

TOP GERMAN SERVICE PROVIDER B erkshire-based supply chain and order fulfillment specialist,

Our relationship with Limal gives our UK-based customers that

Walker Logistics Ltd, has announced that it has entered

export to Germany and other European markets the opportunity

a partnership agreement with German-owned sales and

to optimise their supply chain efficiency and minimise overheads

fulfillment services supplier for consumer goods, Limal GmbH.

by physically holding stock closer to the point of consumption. Of course, it offers the same cost and efficiency benefits for Limal’s

The deal will allow Walker to offer its clients the opportunity to

clients that sell in to the UK. And, with confusion still surrounding

hold stock at Limal’s storage facilities, utilise their in-house sales

the movement of goods between the UK and Europe after Brexit

platforms and fulfill orders bound for mainland Europe from these

and talk of blockages and delays at ports, the arrangement between

sites. In a reciprocal arrangement, it also means that Limal’s client

Limal and ourselves will be immensely helpful to those companies

base will be able to use Walker’s 230,000 sq ft multi-user storage

that are striving to put post-Brexit contingency plans in place. But,

facilities as the hub from where goods for the UK market can be

this isn’t all about Brexit. We see our relationship with Limal as a

stored and dispatched.

long-term partnership that enables us to offer a valuable additional service to our clients.

Limal was founded in 2003 by Andreas Voswinckel as an

William Walker, Sales & Marketing Director, Walker Logistics

international sales and fulfillment services provider for consumer goods. Based in Neumünster – 40 miles north of Hamburg, the

Walker has integrated its order processing systems with Limal’s,

company serves more than 100 clients, dispatching 10,000 parcels

which means that the company’s clients’ relationship with their

a day from four sites.

logistics provider is not affected. “Our clients will continue to deal directly with us – and of, course, Limal’s customers will still interface with Limal,” explains William Walker. We believe that Limal and Walker are a good fit, both operationally and culturally – and we see the relationship between our two companies as one that will bring tremendous benefits to our respective clients. Madsen Schulte-Tigges, Managing Director, Limal GmbH

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H

erzlake, January 2019 - Due to the very positive market demand for interchangeable systems and Dry Liners, Krone will significantly increase production capacity at

its Herzlake site. As Managing Director Bernhard BrĂźggen explains, production output will be doubled to over 25,000 units in the next one and a half years.

We have already laid the foundation for this

production offensive with the introduction of automatic component production in Herzlake. Our swap body systems and Dry Liners stand for high product quality combined with numerous innovative load securing solutions and are therefore in high demand on the market, as evidenced, for example, by our market share of around 70 % for swap bodies. In addition, there is a significant increase in demand, which is also generated by the booming online trade. In addition to the massive increase in production, this is also associated with an investment offensive. As part of the extensive automation implementation and the associated robot production systems, the entire product range is being revised. This is particularly important in order not only to further increase quality, but also to further increase customer benefits.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

GEFCO LAUNCHES GLOBAL MISSION CONTROL CENTRE FOR TIME-CRITICAL FREIGHT FORWARDING SOLUTIONS

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EFCO, a global provider of complex industrial supply chain

The MCC will monitor all TCS freight forwarding solutions booked

services and European leader in finished vehicle logistics,

globally via their innovative, global IT system, to ensure the network

has announced the launch of its dedicated Mission Control

continues to meet high performance KPIs for customers and will

Centre (MCC) in Amsterdam to manage global Time Critical

support the GEFCO TCS local operation teams with greater insight

Solutions (TCS) within the Freight Forwarding business line.

on global shipments to ensure an even more proactive and faster service that continues to provide value to the customer business.

The Centre has been designed to provide 24/7 best-in-class service to GEFCO’s customers worldwide, supporting its dedicated TCS

The MCC will also act as a single point of contact for global customers

network teams, alongside nominated partner agents across the globe.

to provide real-time monitoring updates on their worldwide emergency shipments, due to the combination of GEFCO’s global

GEFCO’s established Freight Forwarding division manages a global

coverage, and local on-the-ground expertise for customers.

network of time critical operators and works with customers at a localised level to provide both planned and unplanned emergency

As a leader in automotive logistics, the MCC positively impacts

shipments. GEFCO’s continued culture of ‘Infinite proximity’ –

the range of solutions GEFCO already provide for the sector. The

creating partnerships with their customers and providing integrated

management of time critical solutions from the MCC is already

solutions – are the drivers for the MCC time critical solutions to

providing value driven success to GEFCO’s automotive customer

truly add value to their customers’ business.

portfolio, with recent examples including the organisation of a charter flight, obtaining all necessary permits and delivering Time

GEFCO’s TCS services are designed to provide immediate responses

Critical Cargo door to door from Czech Republic to US within 48

to customers’ urgent delivery requirements, offering comprehensive,

hours of the customer request, saving the client extensive costs

worldwide time critical air freight solutions with full visibility

from a potential manufacturing standstill.

throughout the mission.

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Commenting on the launch, Klaas Sybrandy, Global TCS Director

GEFCO has also launched an Innovation Factory with the aim of

at GEFCO Freight Forwarding said, “This is a momentous occasion

identifying innovative employee projects and providing the right

for our rapidly growing Freight Forwarding operation. The Mission

resources to support their development and foster news ideas and

Control Centre significantly enhances our credentials in the time

creativity within the business.

critical solutions arena. With all time critical shipments being monitored closely by our excellent and experienced MCC team, we will ensure that we always find the fastest possible solution for

ABOUT GEFCO

all planned and unplanned emergency shipments for our customers.”

GEFCO is the European leader in automotive logistics and a top 10 global player in multimodal supply chain solutions. Building on

The MCC team will be led by Vincent Karbet and Chantal van

70 years of expertise and an 11,000-strong workforce, GEFCO

Loen, who both bring extensive TCS experience to the operation.

designs smart, flexible solutions to meet the most complex

Vincent has worked in the international freight forwarding industry

supply chain challenges in all industry sectors. Present in 47

for over 15 years, including executive roles with DHL Same Day,

countries, with a strong global network of partners, GEFCO

while Chantal was responsible for TNT special services in The

serves 300 destinations worldwide. In 2017, the Group

Netherlands for over 10 years.

generated revenues of €4.4 billion.

GEFCO’s launch of the MCC follows the recent unveiling of its innovative voice-activated track and trace solution for TCS, ‘TRACY’, developed for Freight Forwarding customers requiring next generation real-time monitoring of high-priority shipments where speed and efficiency is of the upmost importance.

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INDUSTRY NEWS 8 JANUARY 2019

CUSTOMS DELAY FEARS

DRIVING DEMAND FOR SHORT-TERM RENTAL FORKLIFTS N arrow Aisle Ltd – manufacturer of the Flexi range of

The full Flexi range is available to rent and all the products are

articulated forklift truck-based intralogistics solutions -

offered for next day dispatch and installation anywhere in the

is experiencing unprecedented levels of demand for its

UK. Trucks are maintained to a very high standard through

range of short-term rental (STR) trucks.

Customers who operate warehouses feel they need to bolster

their material handling fleets with extra vehicles to cope with the additional goods they are storing on behalf of companies that are stockpiling products to ensure their business is not affected by possible future customs or port delays. With companies seeking to minimise the risk of supply chain disruption in March by holding increased inventory, warehouse operators across the UK are under intense pressure to increase storage capacity and maintain handling efficiency at their facilities. But, with anecdotal evidence suggesting that businesses are seeking to hire additional storage space for periods of between just 6 and 12 months – in theory enough time to ensure their supply chains do not suffer as Britain leaves the EU – short-term rental Flexi trucks are the obvious choice for third party logistics (3PL) companies. We are receiving significant enquiries for short term rental products from 3PLs whose needs are being driven by their clients’ contingency planning every day. In comparison to 12 months ago, the number of machines we have in the market on short-term contracts is up 25 per cent. John Maguire, Commercial Director, Narrow Aisle Ltd.

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Narrow Aisle’s product support network.


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ustomers to get full scope of transportation options in

In Poland the Geis Group operates a nationwide parcel and pallet

Poland: B2B, B2C, hazardous goods, pick-up, return, cash

distribution network and also provides warehouse logistics, FTL/LTL

on delivery. The new partner is not only handling national

and air/sea services. At 36 sites with 83,000 square meters of logistics

parcel and pallet deliveries but will also use the EURODIS network

and handling area Geis employs about 1,000 workers. They are

for parcel shipments to other European countries

generating an annual turnover of 60 million Euros. “We are very glad to become a EURODIS partner, as this confirms our high quality and

Around 1,000 employees work for Geis Group in 36 sites in Poland

competitive footprint in Poland and provides us access to a European

reaching an annual turnover of 60 million Euros

network with strong local members to handle our export parcel shipments�, says Daniel Knaisl, Managing Director at Geis Poland.

EURODIS, the international transport network for parcels and pallets in 36 European countries, has integrated Geis as the new partner for deliveries in Poland and transports from Poland to the other members of the network throughout Europe. Before that DHL delivered EURODIS shipments in Poland. The change enhances the delivery options for our customers and increases the number of shipments in our network. Geis fully meets our high standards in quality and performance and perfectly covers our service requirements as it delivers B2B as well as B2C shipments, and is able to handle hazardous goods, do pick-ups, deal with returns and cash on delivery. Christian Knoblich, Managing Director, EURODIS GmbH

EURODIS ENHANCES SERVICE OFFERING 9 JANUARY 2019

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INDUSTRY NEWS 7 JANUARY 2019

KOREAN REGISTER LAUNCHES

NEW IHM SERVICE & SECURES NSC CONTRACT N SC Group has signed an agreement with Korean

We are very satisfied that we have found the right partners

Register (KR) for the IACS (International Association of

following an intensive tendering process. We appreciate the value

Classification Societies) classification society to provide

offered by KR, HMI GbR (QSU & exag) and NautilusLog GmbH

IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) services across the NSC

as they work together as a consortium, to offer a complete

Group's fleet of container vessels, bulk carriers, conbulkers, car

comprehensive service package as one team.

carriers and tankers.

Sebastian Vรถlchner, Project Manager, NSC

From 31 December 2020, all existing ships sailing under the EU-

KR is pleased to offer its customers this technical solution which

flag and ships flying the flag of a third country calling at an EU

has been developed at the best competitive price for the market. The

port or anchorage must have on board an inventory of hazardous

experience and expertise of our partners in this field, combined with

materials (IHM) verified by the relevant authorities or a recognized

KR's established expert global network will allow us to offer excellent

organization like Korean Register. The same rules came into effect

business synergies to our shipowner and ship manager customers.

for EU-flagged on 31 December 2018. The regulation will improve

Michael Suhr, Technical and Commercial Director,

safety, protecting people and property on board the ship and meeting

Korean Register North Europe

any mooring requirements. We are happy to be working with KR to provide this specialist KR will be working with partners HMI GbR (QSU & exag) and

service in direct response to increasing demand from industry as

NautilusLog GmbH to deliver the specialist IHM service. Many

the entry into force date gets closer. We anticipate that demand

shipowners and operators have yet to decide on IHM service

will outstrip supply over the next year or so, creating a 'bottleneck'

providers, but the KR partnership is well established with plans for

simply because there are a limited number of HAZMAT experts and

future projects already underway and many new ideas to benefit

specialist laboratories providing this service.

customers in development.

Frank Schneider, Managing Director of HMI GbR (QSU & exag)

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ABOUT KOREAN REGISTER

ABOUT NAUTILUSLOG GMBH

The Korean Register is an IACS member classification society

In August 2017 NautilusLog GmbH became the first startup in

established in 1960 with the purpose of promoting safety of life,

the Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg. The company's smartphone

property and the protection of the marine environment.

app of the same title supports the crew on board and their onshore management by tracking ships and automatically

KR currently classes an international fleet of 3,050 vessels

generating events and tasks. For example the NautilusLog app

totaling 68 million GT. It is headquartered in Busan, South Korea

reminds the crew to change fuel in good time before reaching

and operates a network of 66 offices around the world. It is

an emission control area and documents all relevant data and

authorized to perform statutory and certification services in

actions in the digital logbook. In addition, the app supports

78 countries.

external maritime stakeholders in the provision of their services, for example, in the performance of inventories and inspections of ships including their machinery and safety equipment. All

HMI GbR (QSU & exag) is an established service supplier approved

tasks demand reports. At a push of a button, NautilusLog app

by KR, with many experienced in-house Hazmat experts ready to

automatically generates emission and condition reports as the

inspect and serve the entire NSC Group fleet across the company's

Inventory of Hazardous Materials in a very cost-efficient way.

worldwide network. NautilusLog GmbH has recently won several awards including the Hamburg Innovation Award, Pitch Blue Award by VDR and Digital Logistic Award. We are proud to support our Partners with the best digital tools allowing them to serve more ships in less time and effort. Otto Klemke, founder and Managing Director, NautilusLog GmbH An IHM report will be linked to the entire lifespan of the vessel, eventually covering the building stage, its operational stage and the recycling stage.

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BELUGAS ON BOARD 7 JANUARY 2019

SEALIFE TRUST & CARGOLUX JOIN FORCES FOR AN EPIC JOURNEY TO THE FIRST OPEN-WATER WHALE SANCTUARY

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he SEA LIFE TRUST has today announced that Europe’s

and bespoke stretchers as well as a whole host of leading animal

leading all-cargo airline Cargolux will sponsor the flight

experts who will work around-the-clock as the whales make the

to help relocate Little Grey and Little White the beluga

journey to their new home.

whales 6,000 miles from China to Iceland in spring 2019.

Andy Bool, Head of SEA LIFE Trust

The complex journey will see the two belugas move from Changfeng

Cargolux is honoured to have been entrusted with two such

Ocean World in Shanghai, China, via land, air and eventually by sea to

incredible whales. This is a ground-breaking project and one which

the large sanctuary in a natural bay at Heimaey, one of the Westman

our animal transport experts are proud to be part of. We are

Islands, located off the southern coast of Iceland.

meticulously preparing for the move this spring to ensure a seamless journey for Little Grey and Little White.

The secluded bay, will be the world’s first open water sanctuary for

Richard Forson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Cargolux

beluga whales in a ground-breaking global marine welfare project. The bay, which measures up to 32,000 sqm with a depth of up to 10m

This undertaking is a natural follow-up to the increasing amount of

has been chosen to provide a more natural sub-Arctic environment

measures that the airline has taken to raise awareness about the

and wild habitat for these amazing whales to call home.

necessity to promote conservation, preserve the environment, and fight illegal animal trade.

Cargolux has a history of

This is a complex but truly inspiring project to be working on

engagement for environmental consciousness, and animal welfare

and we are extremely grateful to Cargolux for their generosity in

in particular. As a signatory of the UN Global Compact and a

becoming our official transport partner and helping us move Little

company committed to the UN’s Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable

White and Little Grey to their new, more natural home. Cargolux

Development Goals, conservation and sustainable development

has years of experience working on many of the most logistically

rank high on Cargolux’s list of priorities. Partnerships such as

intricate projects and their teams have been working with our animal

this one are of prime importance for the airline and reflect its

care team, veterinarians and marine experts to ensure we provide

engagement and that of its employees.

the very best journey for Little Grey and Little White. We have also been working with Little Grey and Little White for months preparing them for the journey which includes specialist equipment

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How will Little Grey and Little White travel

Project overview

from China to Iceland?

Created in partnership with WDC, the SEA LIFE TRUST Beluga

The complex logistical challenge of transporting two beluga

Whale Sanctuary is one of the biggest developments in captive whale

whales by air, land and sea is being carefully planned by a team of

and dolphin care and protection in decades and the first of its kind

global experts with experience in transporting marine mammals.

to be created for cetaceans.

The 6,000-miles journey will take around 24 hours to complete, from the time Little Grey and Little White leave Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai to their arrival at the sanctuary on Heimaey Island.

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Whales and dolphins are highly intelligent creatures and are not suited to being held in a small pool performing tricks. It is hoped that this project will help to encourage the rehabilitation of more

The journey will begin at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai.

captive whales into a more natural environment in the future, and

Each beluga will be individually lifted onto specially designed

one day bring an end to the use of whales and dolphins for human

stretchers measured to their physical requirements and carefully

entertainment. We are hugely grateful to Cargolux for helping to

placed into specially built transportation boxes before they are lifted

make this a reality.

out of the aquarium by crane and placed carefully into two lorries

Cathy Williamson, Policy Manager, WDC

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Little Grey and Little White will then travel by road, from

Visitors to Heimaey will be able to learn more about Little White and

Changfeng Ocean World to Pu Dong International airport,

Little Grey and the sanctuary in a landside visitor centre which will

where a specially chartered cargo plane will be waiting on

be completed in 2019. It will offer limited and discreet viewing of the

the runway to fly them to Keflavik Airport in Iceland

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whales. This will be very carefully controlled to ensure the two whales will not be disturbed in their new and very natural environment.

Following the flight, Little Grey and Little White will be transferred on to two individual lorries on a two

Backed by a donation from Merlin Entertainments and supported

hour drive from the airport to the ferry port and then

by the world’s largest chain of family aquariums, SEA LIFE, the

transported by ferry from the airport to Heimaey, a crossing that

sanctuary will comprise of a stunning natural sea inlet in Klettsvik

takes around 30 minutes

Bay and include a landside care facility and visitor centre.

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Once the ferry has docked on Heimaey Island, the lorries will drive a short distance to the town of Vestmannaeyjar where Little Grey and Little White will be transferred to

the beluga sanctuary landside facility and placed into a special care pool so they can be assessed following their journey.

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INDUSTRY NEWS 7 JANUARY 2019

NORTH P&I CLUB'S RUNE DYBEDAL

APPOINTED NSOCC CHAIRMAN N orth P&I Club’s Rune Dybedal has been appointed

The NSOCC has met annually since 1976 to develop best practice

Chairman of the North Sea Operators' Claims Conference

across areas such as shipowner and charterer liability, and passenger

(NSOCC). Dybedal will use his Chairmanship to continue

and cargo claims. In recent years its work has led to the creation of

to develop the NSOCC as a platform to help drive beneficial changes

industry benchmarks, such as the North Sea Standard Conditions

in operational working practices and to build greater trust between

of Carriage which are now applied by several shipping lines. The

owners, charterers, and other stakeholders in the operation and

NSOCC’s membership is predominantly shipowners and operators

claims process.

operating in the North, Baltic or Irish Seas, as well as P&I clubs, marine surveyors, shipping lawyers and other professional experts.

Rune Dybedal, Chairman of the NSOCC and a Senior Executive

Attendance is by invitation only. The next conference will be held

(Claims) at North P&I Club, commented,

on 7 and 8 October 2019 in Ipswich.

The business and

legal frameworks that the NSCOCC designs are frequently used for professional guidance. As Chairman I will continue to prioritise

Rune Dybedal is a Norwegian qualified attorney, and has worked

a commercial focus for the conference; one that delivers a

as an Attorney and Senior Claims Executive at North for 19 years

comprehensive mix of legal and technical programmes that reflects

and more than 26 years in the industry. He graduated from the

the operational concerns of all players operating in the North,

University of Oslo in 1990 and he holds an additional postgraduate

Baltic and Irish Seas. The NSOCC’s core competencies include

degree from the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law.

developing standards for trading conditions and adapting terms for bills of lading, and the proper handling of hazardous goods. The conference has members from more than ten European countries, including some of the biggest RoRo operators. The conference will be working with their members to develop guidance that helps minimise operational disruption during this challenging period for shipowners and charterers.

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F

ive youngsters who are all studying for apprenticeships

The winner of this category, along with the winners of the other

at freight forwarding companies that are members of the

ten categories, will be announced at the 30th BIFA Freight Service

British International Freight Association (BIFA) have been

Awards luncheon at the Brewery on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

shortlisted as finalists in the new Apprentice of the Year category of the trade association’s annual Freight Service Awards competition.

Hosted by double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes, it is already a sell-out with 500 guests due to attend.

The five finalists are: Paige Baldwin of TPS Global Logistics; Kyle Lawrence of Unsworth; Thomas Turner of Panalpina World

In 2018, freight apprenticeships came to the fore, and we are

Transport; Harry Underwood of Dachser Ltd and Jay Williams of

pleased that there has been keen interest in the new category.

Kuehne + Nagel Ltd.

Robert Keen, Director General, BIFA

The new Apprentice of the Year category, which is sponsored by

Further information relating to the awards can be obtained by

Outsource Training & Development, was introduced following

visiting the BIFA website www.bifa.org/awards

the launch of the International Freight Forwarding Specialist Apprenticeship in April 2018.

ABOUT THE AWARDS

Entrants were asked to provide a manager’s reference alongside their

The BIFA Freight Service Awards have been running for 30

own personal statement about their progress to date, impressions of

years, and the ceremony has been held at the Brewery in

the industry and apprenticeship; and hopes for the future.

Chiswell Street, London, since their inception in 1989. The winners are ultimately determined by a carefully selected

These submissions were reviewed by a panel of judges and a shortlist

judging panel, consisting of sponsors and independent

of five finalists drawn-up. The finalists were invited to a face-to-face

industry specialists.

or telephone interview during December 2018. This is the second category aimed at young people within the industry, the Young Freight Forwarder Award having been running since 1999.

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INDUSTRY NEWS 9 JANUARY 2019

TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT CAN

HELP MEET HOUSING DEMAND

& REDUCE CAR-BASED URBAN SPRAWL, SAYS REPORT

P

lacing transport at the heart of new building developments

schemes can be located next to (or as part of) existing stations or

will help the UK to meet its demand for new homes and

transport hubs; on brownfield former industrial sites (many of which

prevent car-based urban sprawl, a report from the Urban

are often located on rail corridors or are indeed former rail industry

Transport Group says today.

sites), or at suburban locations with good access to rail stations.

The report examines ‘transit oriented development’ - the principle

The report also examines other areas where transit oriented

of putting public transport front and centre in new residential and

developments can deliver wide-ranging benefits, such as to local

commercial developments, with the aim of maximising access by

economies; air quality and carbon emissions; social inclusion,

public transport, encouraging walking and cycling, and minimising

employment and skills; health; and public transport patronage (see

the need to own and use private cars.

notes to editors).

The report – The place to be: How transit oriented development can

Transit oriented developments are an idea whose time has

support good growth in the city regions – suggests that if the UK is to

truly come. This is because they have the potential to help meet

avoid car-based urban sprawl and traffic congestion, then housing

the UK’s housing demand and reduce car-dependency and urban

must be built close to quality public transport links. However,

sprawl, whilst contributing to a host of wider public policy goals

between 2015 and 2017, over half (53%) of the planning permissions

for city regions. But if we are to embark on a new era of transit

for the 220,000 new homes within twelve of England’s city regions

oriented developments, and realise the benefits they can bring,

were more than 2 kilometres from a railway station, and only 20%

we must overcome a series of obstacles and barriers around the

were within 800 metres.

planning and funding of these developments. Tobyn Hughes, MD, Nexus; Chair, Urban Transport Group

Transit oriented development, the report suggests, offers the potential to meet housing need without undermining the green belt or creating more traffic congestion and sprawl. This is because such

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The report explains how city region authorities can play

Transit oriented developments can also deliver wide-ranging

their part in making more transit oriented developments

benefits to the following areas:

happen, but that they require:

Economic: Recent research by KPMG suggests that a 10%

•• A national planning framework that favours transit oriented

improvement in transport connectivity by bus, can lead to a 3.6%

developments over car-based, low density sprawl •• A national funding framework with more options for ensuring

improvement in economic, social and environmental deprivation, through improvements in income, skills and wellbeing.

that value uplift from new developments can be used to improve

Housing: Research by Transport for New Homes found that new

transport connectivity

developments are being built without considering public and active

•• More influence over land held by agencies of national

transport options, prioritising car-based travel and are failing to

Government which would be prime sites for transit-

provide community services. This leads to car-based sprawl and an

oriented developments

embedding of unsustainable transport behaviours with few public

•• More devolution of powers over stations where a city region

transport alternatives and poor facilities for walking and cycling.

transport authority has the ambition and capacity to take

Transit oriented development could help to reverse this.

on responsibilities

Air quality and carbon emissions: Evidence from Chicago shows

•• Measures to improve the planning capacity of local authorities

that households within half a mile of public transport have lower

in order to respond effectively, rapidly and imaginatively to

transport related CO2 emissions - 43% lower than the average

opportunities for high quality transit oriented development

household in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Congestion: Evidence from existing transit oriented developments

ABOUT URBAN TRANSPORT GROUP

suggest that residents make more sustainable transport choices, which

The Urban Transport Group is the UK’s network of city

(a transit oriented development), car only accounts for 16% of trips

region transport authorities.

(significantly lower than the comparable Freiburg district of Rieselfeld,

can impact on congestion. For example, in Vauban, in Freiburg, Germany

where car makes up a 30% mode share), public transport accounts for We represent the seven strategic transport authorities

19% of trips and 64% of trips are made by walking or cycling.

which between them serve more than twenty million people

Public health: Reducing traffic within developments can deliver

in Greater Manchester (Transport for Greater Manchester),

health benefits through improved air quality, encouraging active

Liverpool City Region (Merseytravel), London (Transport

travel and reducing the number of accidents for vulnerable road

for London), Sheffield City Region (South Yorkshire

users. In New York City, improvements to the public realm which

Passenger Transport Executive), Tyne and Wear (Nexus),

encourage walking and cycling have reduced pedestrian injuries by

West Midlands (Transport for West Midlands) and West

35% and led to lower volumes of traffic.

Yorkshire (West Yorkshire Combined Authority). The Urban

Public transport patronage: Evidence from San Francisco

Transport Group is also a wider professional network with

suggests that transit oriented developments result in higher ridership

associate members in Strathclyde, Bristol and the West of

on Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART). As of 2017, completed and under

England, Tees Valley and Nottingham.

construction projects generated a million extra trips a year, with an additional fare revenue of $3.9 billion. FORWARDER magazine

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INDUSTRY NEWS 9 JANUARY 2019

SHIPPING INDUSTRY URGES TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEPs TO

ENHANCE MARITIME COMMERCE T he Shipping Industry urges Transport Committee MEPs to

WSC and ECSA call upon MEPs to support amendments that ensure

enhance Maritime Commerce, Working Conditions and

a fully Harmonised Maritime Single Window data set (EMSWe) and

Sustainable Transport through adoption of the Clune Report.

that new national data elements can only be requested if truly needed.

On Thursday the European Parliament Transport Committee will

Secondly, WSC and ECSA call upon MEPs to support maximum

vote on Deirdre Clune’s report on the draft regulation for a European

harmonisation of the reporting tools, whether the reporting is done

Maritime Single Window Environment. The World Shipping Council

via system-to-system connections or by manually submitting the

(WSC) and the European Community Shipowners Associations

information via a so-called Graphical User Interfaces.

(ECSA), which represent shipowners and maritime carriers that are the principal parties affected by this legislation, strongly support the

WSC and ECSA stress that the optimum solution for system-to-

Commission proposal and the rapporteur’s recommendations.

system reporting would be the establishment of a voluntary systemto-system ‘Common Access Point Interface Module’ at EU level.

Currently the shipping industry faces a mosaic of different information requirements and a costly array of differing local IT

We welcome amendments tabled that will allow companies to report

systems to connect to. These obstacles, which impede the greater

via a common access point interface at EU level. This would in no way

use of maritime transport as a sustainable and green transport mode

replace the national single windows, nor interfere with their decision

within the EU, would be reduced by the proposed simplifications

making or the availability of data for individual ports. Nor would it

and efficiencies. The EU Social Partners have also welcomed the

jeopardise the safety of the crew, the vessel and its cargo or the port.

positive impact that reducing this administrative burden will have

It would simply route data directly from the maritime operator to the

on the working conditions of ships’ crews.

relevant national single window via one EU router and then relay back to the shipping company any responses from that national single window.

These improvements to the European transport system will only be

The benefit of a common EU access point is to eliminate any potential

brought about with an ambitious new Regulation.

for divergent system requirements or deployment schedules that could happen with national deployments of the module over time. Martin Dorsman, Secretary–General, ECSA

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14 JANUARY 2019

G7N ANNOUNCES THE

XMAS OPERATION OF WINIPAC W inipac Logistics Limited is a dedicated member

The WiniPac Logistics Limited team delivered the 25 tons/138 CBM

of G7 Logistics Networks and managed to

airfreight shipment to the construction site in Wellington. The

complete a massive operation just before the

equipment was delayed for several months during production and

Christmas break occurred. This transaction was not an easy

had to be flown to Auckland eventually.

task but was successfully delivered on time right before the festive season started.

G7 Logistics Network congratulates Winipac Logistics Limited for once again completing another excellent job, no matter the

The Effluent Decontamination System (EDS), built in

circumstances or difficulties they faced. After a fantastic 2018 for

Indianapolis for the National Bio containment Laboratory

WiniPac, we expect and even bigger 2019 for them.

currently being built in the Hutt Valley by MPI (Ministry for Primary Industries). The EDS is part of a 3,400sqm laboratory

G7N Logistics Network utilizes a global platform that promotes

built for the Ministry of Primary Industries and Environmental

cooperation and enhanced business growth between freight

Science & Research to utilize and continue safe testing of

forwarding professionals. Their 3rd Annual Conference will be held

potential diseases, which could affect New Zealand.

in Hua – Hin, Thailand this coming February 19 – 22, 2019.

Another major benefit would result from a maritime carrier that is active in multiple Member States only having to establish one IT connection in order to lodge required information. A voluntary

ABOUT ECSA & WSC

Common Access Point Interface and a decentralised solution for

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations

national single windows are not mutually exclusive. Nor would

(ECSA) was founded in 1965 and represents the national

a common access point represent a threat to Port Community

shipowners’ associations of the EU and Norway. The

Systems that provide important services to shipping companies and

European shipowners control 40% of the global commercial

other parties in the supply chain that must be allowed to continue.

fleet, contribute 140 billion to the EU GDP and provide 2.1

John Butler, CEO & President, WSC

million Europeans with careers both onboard and ashore. ECSA promotes the interests of European shipping so that

WSC and ECSA believe that the EU is on course for significantly

the industry can best serve European and international

improving the efficiency of EU maritime transport. They call

trade in a competitive free business environment to the

on the European Parliament to seize this opportunity with an

benefit of shippers and consumers.

ambitious report for the building of a genuine EU Maritime Single Window framework. FORWARDER magazine

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INDUSTRY NEWS

SEKO LOGISTICS INVESTS IN IRELAND 14 JANUARY 2019

TO SERVE CUSTOMERS THRIVING IN ONE OF EUROPE'S FASTEST-GROWING ECONOMIES

S

EKO Logistics’ core market investment strategy now

The amount of trade in and out of Ireland – accelerated by the

includes the opening of its own operation in Ireland to

strength of the Irish economy and the level of inward investment –

serve multinational customers prospering in one of

makes Ireland the next logical step in SEKO’s strategic investment

Europe’s fastest-growing economies.

development plan. Ireland is especially important to UK, European and US brands and that’s why we are investing in our own facility

According to the European Commission’s Interim Economic Forecast,

and staff to give SEKO customers in Ireland and around the world

Ireland is likely to have recorded the highest GDP growth in the EU in

the service, technology, visibility and support they need to optimise

2018, estimated at 5.6% versus 2.1% for the region overall. This follows

the potential of this dynamic country. We want to be fully invested

the country’s strong momentum of 2017 when its 7.3% growth rate

here and recognised as a long-term partner.

was three times higher than the Eurozone average.

Michael Daly, Managing Director, SEKO Logistics in Ireland

As SEKO Logistics has expanded its presence globally in recent

This is a natural extension of our growth in Europe and across

years, it has strategically invested in new facilities in key markets

our global network. In the last 12 months, we’ve opened major new

such as the UK, Hong Kong, Mexico City, New York and Chicago.

facilities in London and Amsterdam, entered into a key strategic

Driven by the growing number of multinational companies operating

partnership with Hermes Germany and invested significantly to

in Ireland as well as increased consumer spending, it has also become

increase our presence in the US, Greater China and Mexico. This

a prime global trade market for SEKO’s international clients. This

is helping us to keep pace with our customers’ growth in these

latest investment, which includes the opening of a new office and

markets and will continue in 2019 as we proactively seek more

warehouse facility based at Dublin Airport, Harristown, at the start

opportunities to grow.

of 2019, enables SEKO to support its existing customers and step

Keith O’Brien, Chief Operating Officer EMEA, SEKO

up to meet future growth opportunities.

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MORE FERRIES ARE

A

NOT A BREXIT SILVER BULLET

n increase in freight ferry services won’t resolve a

But RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett is worried that the

no-deal Brexit border queue crisis, according to

company won’t have the time to get the service up and running for

the Road Haulage Association.

Brexit.

The warning comes as transport secretary, Chris Grayling

Seaborne Freight has three months to source the vessels, recruit

defended the Government’s choice of firm to operate a new

and train staff, and put all the infrastructure in place to launch the

Ramsgate to Ostend service.

service before we leave the EU. It sounds like a very tall order.

He told the BBC Today programme that he makes no apology

He says that the announcement of additional freight capacity

for

– Seaborne

at a number of ports and the relaunch of Ramsgate/Ostend is

Freight – despite them having no ships or experience running

supporting a new British business

welcome, but warns against it being seen as a solution to ‘no-deal’

a ferry service.

chaos at ports.

SEKO Logistics previously operated in Ireland through an agency

Establishing its own operation in Ireland provides SEKO with a

partnership but is already firmly established as a successful and

platform to expand further in the retail, high-tech and medical device

innovative brand in the market. In 2017, SEKO won the Technology

sectors, which are core customers of SEKO Logistics in Ireland and

Award in The Irish Logistics & Transport Awards for its delivery

across the globe. Ireland’s MedTech sector alone has become one

of innovative, cost-saving supply chain solutions for three leading

of the leading clusters for medical device products globally. Exports

global brands. Last year, it was also a shortlisted finalist in Ireland’s

of medical devices and diagnostic products now represent 8% of

prestigious Export Industry Awards in the ‘Supply Chain Company

Ireland's total merchandise exports.

of the Year 2018’ category for accelerating its customers’ export growth into new markets, its flexibility in managing changing market

Ireland’s thriving economy and business climate means it is also home

conditions, and for providing technology tools which give exporters

to five of the top 10 companies on Forbes’ list of The World’s Most

unique visibility across their entire supply chains.

Innovative Companies as well as leaders in the aerospace, technology and software, industrial automation, and pharmaceutical sectors. FORWARDER magazine

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INDUSTRY NEWS 8 JANUARY 2019

MEPC73 PLACES

LUMINULTRA’S B-QUA IN POLE POSITION

TO VERIFY BWTS COMMISSIONING

R

egulatory guidance on the use of indicative analysis methods

Importantly, it was agreed that all the three size classes of organisms

to validate the commissioning of installed ballast water

need to be measured and assessed. This is because Zooplankton –

treatment systems (BWTS) on new-build ships has been

one of the most difficult organisms to treat during the type approval

welcomed by Canada-based biotechnology specialist LuminUltra as

process – can remain viable in sediments where there is little light,

a positive development for the global maritime industry.

while Phytoplankton is more easily treated.

Until now, there was no requirement to prove that treated waters

We fully support this decision by the committee. This new

were compliant with the rules. Only a ballast water treatment plant’s

guidance means that a ballast water treatment system can no

electrical and automation systems and physical parameters were

longer be certified for operation unless compliance has been

checked during the commissioning process. Biological testing of

validated as part of the commissioning process, which is good news

treated water was not a requirement.

for shipowners and the environment. Problems can occur during the BWTS commissioning phase, including damage to important

The 73rd session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection

components or incorrect installation of the system. This can result in

Committee, however, agreed that indicative testing methods to analyze

the system not working as it should, resulting in a lack of confidence

all organism size factions defined in the Ballast Water Management

that it will be compliant with the regulations. Testing during the time

Convention’s D2 regulation and listed in Circular BWM.2/Circ.42/

of commissioning validates the installation to deliver confidence to

Rev1 should be used to demonstrate that the treatment system’s

shipowners and operators that their type-approved ballast water

biological processes are working properly.

treatment systems are working properly. Pat Whalen, CEO, LuminUltra

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The guidance is currently specific only to new-build ships, but a

Shipowner associations have long supported use of indicative

proposal is expected to be submitted to MEPC74 requesting the

methods for validating the shipboard commissioning of ballast

regulation be extended to cover existing ships with ballast water

water treatment systems. B-QUA is the only single monitoring and

treatment systems validated during an additional survey.

verification test that can measure all organism size groups required by D2 standards with the same method. The MEPC73 decision places

We are delighted that MEPC has heard our calls for the provision of a protocol to verify system efficiency, especially given

our award-winning B-QUA test kit in pole position for meeting the new requirement.

recent reports that a significant number of installed BWTS are not working as they should. Testing system efficiency as part of the commissioning/certification process means that ships will no longer

ABOUT LUMINULTRA

be able to put to sea with a non-compliant system.

LuminUltra is a global leader in microbial monitoring solutions

Carine Magdo, Business Development Manager,

that deliver real-time feedback on microbiological content.

Ballast Water Monitoring Solutions, LuminUltra

Founded in 2003, the Canada-based company serves customers in the industrial, municipal, maritime and oil and gas sectors via

While the new requirement is not intended to validate the

sales network partners operating around the world. Its rapid

design of a type-approved BWMS, classification societies are now

microbiological test kits, equipment and analytical software

implementing the new requirement into their BWTS commissioning

solutions are used in the drinking water, wastewater, ballast

certification processes.

water and manufacturing industries. Newly-acquired affiliate InstantLabs, a LuminUltra company, is a global molecular diagnostics company focused on building next-generation DNA-based analysis tools and services for industry.

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INDUSTRY NEWS 8 JANUARY 2019

LATAM CARGO LAUNCHES

DIRECT SERVICE BETWEEN SANTIAGO & CHICAGO L ATAM Cargo, the leader in air cargo transportation from,

We know the Asian market will be a strategic focus in the

to and within Latin America, announces a new cargo route

development of Chilean aquaculture. At LATAM Cargo, we are

between Santiago de Chile and Chicago to begin operations

committed to our customers and we are well aware of the importance

on February 19, making this city the company’s sixth destination in

of the Asian market for them. This new route will allow us to offer a

the United States.

better service with a much shorter time until the final destination.

Claudio Torres, Commercial Director, S. America, LATAM Cargo

Thanks to Chicago’s strategic connectivity to Asia, with this new route the company expects to offer a better product to its

In Chicago, LATAM Cargo’s facilities will include 465 square meters

customers in this destination by expediting service, reducing transit

of cold storage, which may be expanded if necessary, to minimize

times to less than 35 hours, improving temperature control and

cargo exposure while in transit.

decreasing cargo exposure. Chile is the largest salmon exporter in the region, with a steadily increasing demand from the Asian market in recent years. While in 2014 an average of 37 tons were transported between both markets each week, in 2018 this figure rose to approximately 700 tonnes per week, on average.

The return route will be Chicago-Miami, thus improving service to customers in the Midwestern United States by reducing transit time to Latin America by up to 3 days. This will result in shorter connection time and more expeditious shipping.

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As part of its international product portfolio, LATAM Cargo offers

The ongoing expansion of our network is proof of our permanent

PERISHABLE-SALMON, which has been especially designed to

commitment to our customers. We are optimistic about this new

transport this product under strict exposure control. It is available

route to Chicago and will continue considering new alternatives to

across the LATAM Cargo network on both cargo planes and

improve their experience.

passenger airliners. With this new route, the product will have 6

AndrĂŠs Bianchi, CEO, LATAM Cargo

points of entry into the United Sates and 3 connection points on its way to Asia. LATAM Cargo also plans to increase its weekly capacity

In 2018, LATAM Cargo opened 32 routes, five of which provide a

to carry salmon to Asia by 100 additional tonnes, thus matching the

cargo-only service. The trend will continue in 2019, with Santiago-

transportation time of the main Asian carriers.

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INDUSTRY NEWS SAVE MONEY &

IMPROVE CUSTOMER DELIVERY SERVICE W ith businesses reflecting upon the previous years’

With sameday delivery at the core of its business, Crown Couriers

performance, looking to identify areas for cost-saving

has developed an approach that enables it to provide an exceptional

and set in place plans for change; Crown Couriers

level of customer service and care to each of its customers,

is the same-day provider working with businesses to review their

notwithstanding the large-scale businesses and wide range of sectors

current operation, and implement a bespoke solution that will improve

that it operates within.

& increase efficiencies and help them to operate in a leaner way.

Basing its entire nationwide operation from a single control centre in the Midlands, enables Crown Couriers to concentrate its skills and expertise in one location. Out of hours Customer requests are never transferred to a call centre and dedicated teams are assigned to manage individual customer accounts. Furthermore, the same level of service is applied consistently 24/365 by a knowledgeable out of hours team, enabling the business to effectively handle timecritical consignments: day, night and during the weekend. Operating a client-focused approach to same-day delivery, Crown Established in 1990, Crown Couriers has been leading the way in

Couriers works in partnership with its customers to establish an

creating bespoke same-day delivery solutions for almost three

understanding of their unique requirements and develop a service

decades. With significant growth expected over the forthcoming

that is tailored around their individual needs. Having a combined

years, Crown’s managing director, Tim Seagers attributes its success

experience of over 90 years in the industry, Crown’s knowledgeable

and longevity within the industry to having ‘an effective business model

key account managers are committed to finding a solution that

that can be individually tailored and scaled to suit the needs of different

adds value for businesses. And with recent, significant investment

businesses’. But what makes Crown’s business model different

in innovative technologies, the business is able to apply its service

and why is it so effective in helping its customers to gain a

model to offer large scale, mass customisation.

competitive advantage?

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Dynamic route optimisation allows Crown’s operations team to

More than just a same-day courier provider, Crown Couriers’

schedule its fleet of over 500 vehicles holistically, assigning drivers

business model is focused around helping businesses to become

quickly and ensuring routes are coordinated in the most efficient

logistically more efficient by using a combination of its 24/365

way. This impressive software detects current and imminent traffic

service centre, manned by experienced and knowledgeable teams;

issues, and eliminates unnecessary mileage when calculating routes;

supported by innovative technologies that allow the business to

driving both time and cost savings for customers but also allowing

produce a bespoke and tailored service on a mass scale.

Crown’s team to assign routes on a larger scale in much less time. Additionally, real-time, proactive communications can be

Contact our dedicated team by emailing

produced and distributed to customers on a large scale, using email

info@crowncouriers.co.uk or calling 0330 3334400.

and SMS notifications, providing the most up to date information

Visit the website at www.crowncouriers.co.uk

about a live consignment. Enthusiastic about the opportunities posed by the implementation of industry-leading technologies, Tim affirmed that innovation is most effective when used as a tool to support and not replace the human element of its service. ‘Finding new ways to deliver a better service is a key priority for Crown, that’s why we put innovation right at the heart of our company values. But we’ve made the investment purely to support our teams in delivering a more efficient service and speedier communications to the customer, and not to replace the knowledge and expertise of our teams that our customers have access to 24/365’.

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30 NOVEMBER 2018

PELICAN BIOTHERMAL CELEBRATES

5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF CRĒDO™ ON RESERVE RENTAL PROGRAMME

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ong-term temperature controlled shipper rental program

Crēdo on Reserve customers pay for a minimum number of trips during

continues to offer flexible solution for pharmaceutical

that period and a fixed rate on any trips beyond the minimum. This

shipments

flexibility gives end users the always-available benefit of dedicated passive temperature controlled shippers, combined with the benefit of replacing

Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled

large capital costs with more manageable monthly operating costs.

packaging, is celebrating the five year anniversary of Crēdo™ on Reserve, its long-term rental program for the cold chain pharmaceutical distribution industry.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers prefer to focus on their core competencies of maximizing patient health, rather than building complex logistics and distribution systems. Our Crēdo on Reserve

Crēdo™ on Reserve, which uses passive Crēdo Cube™ shippers,

program is designed to give manufacturers maximum flexibility without

is geared toward pharmaceutical manufacturers with long-term and

the headache of managing reverse logistics, refurbishment, conditioning

more predictable usage needs. Unlike the company’s Crēdo™ on

and the upfront investment in temperature-controlled shippers.

Demand rental service, which offers daily and monthly rental rates, Crēdo on Reserve offers Pelican BioThermal customers dedicated

The Crēdo™ on Reserve program includes Crēdo ProEnvision™,

inventory for longer rental periods.

a robust web-based asset management and optimization tool that provides real-time tracking and tracing of individual Crēdo temperature-

We’re extremely proud of the five years we’ve offered Crēdo

controlled shippers throughout the entire distribution cycle.

Cube shippers to meet global customer needs through Crēdo on Reserve. No other provider of temperature controlled packaging

Visit www.pelicanbiothermal.com to learn more about the Crēdo™

offers a similar program that has the fleet of dedicated inventory,

on Reserve and Crēdo™ on Demand rental programs, as well as the

years of experience and worldwide infrastructure that Pelican

wide range of Pelican BioThermal temperature controlled offerings.

BioThermal provides and has provided for five years. Kevin Lawler, VP of worldwide sales, Pelican BioThermal

Pelican BioThermal is a division of Pelican Products, Inc., which is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

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he Hamburg-based liquid logistics company Liquid

This new investment in our fleet of small containers enables us

CONcept is investing a further â‚Ź500,000 to once again

to respond even more flexibly to strong demand for liquid logistics.

expand its fleet of heated intermediate bulk containers.

We are therefore expanding our core operations and are able to

As a result, the transportation specialist boasts some 1,500 units of

handle even greater volumes.

this kind. These heated and fully insulated containers are used chiefly

Ulrich Schnoor, Managing Director, Liquid CONcept

for the transportation of temperature-controlled liquid foodstuffs, such as edible oils, fats, and couverture chocolate. With a capacity

The 100 new containers have already been leased to customers.

of 1,000 liters, these small containers are also suitable for storing

Food manufacturers primarily use the IBCs for the transportation

liquid products.

and storage of liquid foodstuffs. These small units are also used whenever tank containers or tank trucks cannot be deployed.

With this fresh investment, Liquid CONcept is responding to increased demand for food transportation in small containers.

The new small containers are being used chiefly by the food-

The cutting-edge technical specifications of the containers can be

processing industry across Europe.

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CARGOLUX IS A LEADING PARTNER FOR THE

TRANSPORT OF PERISHABLES

C

argolux will be present at the Fruit Logistica exhibition

increase. Cargolux strives to offer the highest standard required to

in Berlin, Germany, from 7–9 February. The demand for

transport fresh products and therefore introduced the Air Cargo

fast and reliable air transport of fruits and vegetables is

covers that ensure an additional protection for temperature sensitive

booming and the Fruit Logistica is the place to be to meet all players

shipments.

We are operating a modern fleet which has the state-

from the fresh produce business sector.

of-art thermal capabilities and we do have a highly skilled team that knows and understands the importance of ensuring an unbroken cool

In 2017, more than 2.4 million tonnes of fresh products have been

chain. We constantly strive to optimise our processes to meet the

transported worldwide on board of our aircraft, a 3.3 percent increase

ever increasing requirements of fresh products transportation,

compared to 2016. With more than 1.1 million tonnes, fruits and

says Stavros Evangelakakis, Cargolux product manager for fresh and

vegetables comprise around 46 percent of all fresh products in air cargo.

temperature controlled commodities.

With CV fresh, Cargolux offers a special product tailored to the

Fast growing African countries like Ghana, Kenya and South Africa

special requirements of these perishable goods. Customers appreciate

are importing commodities by air such as hi-tech goods, agricultural

the airline’s excellent, long-standing experience in this area, which

products and machinery, while export shipments are mainly perishables,

is built on expertise, innovation and close personal attention,

such as fruit and vegetables for European consumers.

says Chris Nielen, VP Sales at Cargolux, ahead of the opening of the

preferred partner for African businesses in their endeavor to establish

Fruit Logistica exhibition. Every week, the Luxembourg-based carrier

their trade lanes to Europe, the United States and Asia as well as across

operates close to 20 flights out of Africa and South America to Europe.

the Cargolux network worldwide,

Blueberries from Chile, asparagus from Peru or beans from Kenya

Cargolux is the world’s first GDP-certified airline, as well as the

– consumers in Europe and the United States as well as in the

world’s first ‘Lean & Green’ carrier and operates from one of

emerging economies in Asia demand fresh fruits and vegetables all year

Europe’s most modern centres for temperature-controlled logistics

around. It has developed into a win-win partnership for people and

in Europe at Luxembourg’s Findel Airport. Its expert staff is highly

business in advanced countries and emerging ones as well. Demand

trained and motivated with a thorough knowledge and experience in

for safe and reliable air transport of perishable goods is expected to

their field, which benefits its customers’ specialised requirements.

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Nielen says.


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rgans ready for transplantation; vaccinations destined

shippers. Just this month, Pharma.Aero announced a three-

for babies and small children; emergency medicines

way agreement between themselves and both Hong Kong

for the ER – pharmaceuticals are some of the most

International and Brussels Airports to launch a new pharma

integral cargo a company can carry and require specialist handling.

corridor between the two hubs. The two airports will utilise

The transportation of vaccines and medicines is estimated to have

CEIV-certified airlines to carry pharma cargo, handling shipments

been worth $10.2bn in 2018, and is predicted to be worth $12.6bn

in compliance with the IATA-issued guidelines, in a move which

by 2020. With such sensitive cargo in mind, it is no wonder that

the industry hopes will promote transparency. Pharma.Aero

the industry is increasingly working towards certification, to

soon hope to widen the initiative to other member airports.

ensure that cargo maintains its integrity. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) also harbours its own The International Air Transport Association (IATA) supports

solo goals for pharma transportation, after revealing in 2017

aviation with set global standards for safety, security, efficiency

that it intended to develop a premium logistics centre complete

and sustainability and is campaigning for tighter, more stringent

with automated temperature control. The idea behind the

regulations around the transportation via air of pharmaceutical

logistics centre is to provide specifically for the healthcare sector

products. IATA is aiming to increase air cargo’s share of this

– no small investment, but one that is crucial when considering

lucrative market and has produced a voluntary accreditation

the airport’s reputation as the world’s busiest cargo gateway.

in response.

Qatar Airways, which has expanded its pharma network to more than 70 stations worldwide, recorded 45% year-on-year growth

The Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators in

in pharma tonnage for the January–October 2018 period. Qatar

Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) accreditation helps

Airways’ Chief Cargo Officer, Guillaume Halleux, reports that

organisations gain an official statement of excellence when it

cargo requiring passive temperature-control solutions makes up

comes to handling pharmaceuticals. CEIV Pharma follows IATA’s

the ‘majority’ of the traffic.

pattern of advocating high standards in safety and security and has established a checklist of validation for locations or operators

So...beyond industry-recognised certification, what is left?

in order to become certified. IATA hopes this will increase

What gaps are there to cement any company – newcoming or

compliance and accountability within the air transportation

already established – as the one to trust with your precious,

supply chain, as well as saving billions in annual losses, which

sensitive and time-critical cargo? The answer could be one we

most often are due to temperature deviations.

hear time and time again: technology.

IATA aren’t the only ones endorsing improved standards when

The IoT ('internet of things') has been long fabled as the ‘end-

it comes to the shipment of pharmaceuticals: Pharma.Aero,

all’ to problems in almost any industry you look at. However,

a cross-industry collaborative initiative which aims to foster

when it comes to the cold chain, it doesn’t take much to figure

collaboration between CEIV certified airport communities

out that when the precise monitoring and control of ambient

and achieve reliable end-to-end air transportation for pharma

temperature is involved, the IoT is a blessing.

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The authors of the ‘Cold Chain Logistics Market for Healthcare:

So, whether it is well-established technology such as GPS

Focus on Cell Therapies, Vaccines and Human Organs 2018-

tracking the whereabouts of valuable medicines, or an

2030’ report, stated:

internet-connected thermometer which is able to mediate the temperature within a container, given the immense value

Given the recent technological breakthroughs, advances and

of the market, it is worth investing in high-quality equipment

the steadily rising demand for bio-pharmaceuticals, the reliance

when considering the competitive nature of the market. It will

on cold chain is expected to increase substantially, causing

be interesting to see how current weak spots in the transit

logistics service providers to contemplate, devise and implement

of temperature-controlled goods are managed to improve

business strategies and operational models to cope with the

processes and prevent losses moving forward, and how the most

future needs.

innovative companies will excel in time, becoming ‘the household name’ for pharma logistics. Sarah O'Connell, Senior Editor, FORWARDER magazine

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lockchain is on the rise and is being deployed more

per year from 2018 to 2022. Blockchain is becoming utilised

and more by online users. Research has suggested that

more frequently, which ultimately lowers the opportunity for

this is a primary factor in the increase in temperature-

data corruption or hacking. This 'safer' alternative is attractive

controlled logistics over the last year.

to internet users, as the risk of scammers and data-hacking scandals has been a fear for online-users for quite some

Temperature-controlled logistics will always be prominent

time. Researchers have estimated that 9% of gross domestic

and relevant to the logistics industry. For countries that can’t

produce will be obtained through blockchain by the year 2025,

possibly grow or produce goods, they must be imported from the

particularly concerning marine transport due to documentation

country of produce. Due to factors such as weather conditions or

and transparency of blockchain.

unsuitable seasons, environment suitability and economical issues, items such as fruit, veg, meats, fish, seafood and pharmaceuticals

The demand for fresh meat has risen, ultimately increasing the

are all types of goods that are transported every day to be sold in

transport needed for the refrigerated goods. According to

other countries. These products have one thing in common: they

research, 320 million tonnes of temperature controlled meat

all require a temperature-controlled environment.

products were transported in 2017 alone. This is expected to rise to 1.25%-1.5% further every year. Furthermore, refrigerated

A temperature-controlled environment for these types of

trailers made up to almost 52% of 2017’s refrigerated road

products is crucial to ensure they reach markets and shops in

freight market.

perfect, saleable condition. Foods that are prone to growing bacteria or easily perish require precise transportation conditions

Obviously I can’t quite write this article without stating the

– fresh meat is a prime example. Despite The Vegan Society’s

obvious: these statistics may not be as promising for the UK,

report veganism quadrupling between 2012 and 2017, it has been

come March. Brexit may impact these figures due to the

estimated that the consumption of refrigerated foods such as

predicted inflation of trade margins, however, for now, this

dairy products and frozen goods has risen. Furthermore, figures

news of a temperature-controlled goods increase is certainly a

from the global food and beverage cold chain logistics market

positive start to 2019 for the freight industry.

estimate that the transportation of refrigerated and frozen food, including fresh meat, will rise by 7% from 2018 to 2022. Looking into the rising trend of temperature controlled logistics,

BLOCKCHAIN

An unbiased, decentralised and public digital ‘ledger’, used to

research has revealed that there has been a correlation between

document online transactions. These transactions cannot be

refrigerated goods increase and blockchain, and is expected to

personally traced or located.

continue to grow. (If you’re unaware of what blockchain is, it might be ideal to visit our incredibly helpful blockchain article in this issue’s FORWARDER Focus section). According to market research, refrigerated goods transported by land has grown 7%

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Both temperature controlled and perishable goods must be

Pharmaceutical goods… what about them?

handled with care. Here’s a Q&A on how the two types of

Pharmaceutical goods rely heavily on conditions being temperature-

goods are transported…

controlled during its transit. Without this sustainable environment, products that have sensitive or active chemicals may lose their

What are temperature controlled goods?

affect when being used. The good manufacturing process (GMP) set

Temperature controlled (TC) goods (otherwise known as cold chain

in place regulations that all pharmaceutical environment requires

or Temperature Sensitive Products (TSP) are items that require

standardised conditions. Furthermore, it is set in place that all

a controlled temperature environment during its transportation

procedures that may impact the safety, efficiency or quality of the

e.g. frozen or chilled goods. The temperature-sensitive products

pharma products must be authorised, stored and distributed.

usually have to be kept at a specific temperature to avoid multiplying bacteria, perishing or reducing the shelf life. These items may include

What is the CCQI?

dairy products, meat, fish and seafood, plants, medicines and fruit

The Cool Chain Quality Indicator (CCQI) was established by the

and vegetables.

Cool Chain Association (CCA) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL). The CCQI is industry standards for cold chain logistics, where ranked

Why is the temperature control important?

qualities must be met when dealing with temperature controlled

The products must be perfect/sellable condition, so it is vital for the

goods. CCQI is stated to have similar requirements as other quality

temperature to remain as required throughout the entire journey.

management systems of the ISO 9000 type, and was invented with

Freight forwarders may have to think about how they load products,

an aim to maximise the consistency and quality of goods transported

as well as if there are multimodal forms of transport needed for a

via the cool chain.

journey from the place of produce, to the market. What are perishable goods? What is the common temperatures for goods

Perishables are items that are classified as perishable or sensitive, and

to be transported?

are at risk of damage or decomposition if not packaged appropriately

The temperature goods have to be kept at is usually dependent on

or kept in controlled conditions. These items may consist of fruit,

what the load contains. An example of a common temperature range

veg, fish, meats, milk, cheese, medicines, flowers, materials (such as

is between 2°C and 8°C (36°F and 46°F) for pharmaceutical goods.

paper, silk, cotton). Perishables are slightly different from TCGs, as

Temperatures that are classed as ‘cold’, ‘chilled’ or ‘frozen’ are more

it may require specific environments for the produce to arrive safely

typical types of TC goods as opposed to ‘warm’ or ‘hot’ conditions.

to its destination. For example, paper, silk or cotton would have to be handled with care, and would have to be protected from any moisture or other damage that may affect its quality.

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What types of transport are there for perishable goods?

How are perishable goods classified?

Different types of transport services are available depending on what

The movement of perishable cargo is controlled by the 'Agreement

your perishable goods require. Sometimes goods require special care

on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs an on the

plus temperature controlled environments.

Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage (ATP Treaty)'. This treaty enforces standards that guarantee qualifying conditions

Isothermal freight limits the amount of heat that can enter the cool

for transporting foods for consumption.

environment with the goods kept inside. This is achieved very similar to a flask. The isolation of walls, doors, ceiling, and floor, which restricts the interchangeable temperatures between the interior and exterior of the van/truck. Refrigerated vehicles tend to have a non-mechanical cold source to lower the temperature of the interior overall temperature. These usually form a temperature of 30ºC to -20ºC. Freezer transport includes a cold production mechanism, which reduces and maintains the interior temperature between -12ºC and -20ºC to keep goods at freezing point or below.

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ritain has come to rely upon smooth and efficient

Following advice provided by the government, many businesses

trade with the EU27 countries, leading us to import

have begun stockpiling items in expectation of delivery delays.

vast quantities of food from the Continent; in fact,

But, as reported by BBC, warehouse space is already under-

40 per cent of fresh produce consumed in the UK currently

supplied in the UK, with vacancy rates as low as 3% in some

comes from the EU. But with the EU and UK yet to reach a

areas of London and the South East. The Food and Drink

deal on their future trading relationship post-Brexit, this reliable

Federation has warned businesses that temperature-controlled

supply of fresh food is no longer guaranteed for UK consumers.

warehouses are 'almost full' following massive demand ahead

Major supermarkets, such as Tesco and M&S, have warned in

of Brexit. And even larger businesses are struggling, with

the media that a No Deal Brexit would very likely lead to food

Sainsbury’s CEO, Mike Coupe, declaring in an interview

shortages. James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive at the

published in The Guardian, that supermarkets of any size do

Freight Transport Association (FTA), the only business group

not have the means to stockpile more than a few days’ worth

representing all of logistics, explains the impact No Deal could

of food. A No Deal Brexit would have a similar impact on

have on temperature-controlled trade:

other EU-imported goods which must temperature-controlled, including essential pharmaceuticals such as Insulin and bespoke

Firstly, without a withdrawal agreement in place – or a series

treatments for serious illnesses.

of adequate 'mini deals' – FTA expects to see the formation of long traffic queues due to delays at the border as vehicles and

While this article provides an overview of how a No Deal

their loads are checked and duties payable are calculated. Just a

exit may impact trade in temperature-controlled goods, there

two-minute delay per freight vehicle at the ports of Dover and

are many other elements to consider. These include labour

Calais could lead to 17-mile traffic jams on both sides of the

shortages – should EU workers who logistics businesses rely on

border. And in the fresh food industry – a business that relies

decide to return home after Brexit – and the scarcity of permits

on 'just in time' delivery to ensure produce stays as fresh as

to allow UK and EU road hauliers to deliver goods across each

possible – these queues will have a massive impact. In an interview

other’s borders. FTA continues to campaign for the European

published in The Guardian, M&S expressed great concern at this

Commission and UK government to prioritise the needs of trade

situation: 70% of its food business is fresh and anything that slows

and the supply chain in its Brexit preparations. FTA has prepared

down the supply chain will lead to substantial food wastage. And

a list of emergency No Deal 'Mini Deals' which it demands the

consumers will suffer too – significant supply chain disruption

UK government introduces with Brussels urgently to limit the

could lead to food shortages and price hikes. The concerns apply

disruption of a No Deal scenario. In addition to 'Mini Deals' on

to aviation as much as road transport – planes have no automatic

aviation and road haulage, many other issues must be addressed

right to fly without an EU-UK agreement in place – a temporary

– for example, trains must be permitted to travel through the

agreement may have been reached for point-to-point flights, but

Eurotunnel and British products must be allowed to be sold to

nothing is definite for future flights between the two markets.

EU markets without additional red tape.

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To help logistics businesses understand areas where they will

Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having

need more support or guidance, FTA will be holding a series

an impact on more than seven million people employed in

of webinars, No Deal Brexit Briefings for Logistics Managers

the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new

throughout February and March. For further information or to

technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the

book a place go to fta.co.uk/events or call FTA Customer

way goods move across borders and through the supply chain,

Services on 03717 11 22 22.

logistics has never been more important to UK plc.  A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on

And for those still needing assistance with Brexit planning,

behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail,

FTA has also launched a series of services, tiered to provide

sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services

the levels of information and guidance which logistics

such as retailers and manufacturers.  

businesses require. To find out more, and enrol, please visit fta.co.uk/international-trade/brexit

James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, FTA

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N. WALES & LIVERPOOL

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t’s been particularly difficult to write this article so close to

Customs Union, and there are no additional checks required on

the Brexit deadline, as government information seems to

goods moving between any part of the British Isles and the EU

change with the wind. There’s still no answer as to whether

(containing the Republic of Ireland). This is where the ‘whether

we have a hard or soft Brexit at the time of writing – less than 6

you believe you’ll be affected or not’ clause comes in. Because,

weeks out from the March 29th deadline - although my hope is

currently, that doesn’t look to be a possibility.

that by the time of reading that will have changed. The vast majority of road haulage In Wales is domestic, moving The haulage industry does not only directly affect those who are

on to Scotland, England and so on. International road haulage is

employed within it, as we know, but also those working in any

a smaller sect of the distribution of freight within the UK, and

peripheral industry: agriculture, retail, manufacturing. Beyond all

you would imagine that it is international freight which will suffer

of this, the effects are passed on even further and the indirect

more problems after Brexit. Yet, there will be issues caused to

impacts are felt all the way to the consumer. Time, costs and

both international and domestic freight once the UK leaves the

product availability are all effected, regardless of whether you

EU, so nobody can remain complacent.

believe you rely on international imports or not. During November’s committee, Duncan Buchanan, Policy Each year, Welsh ports handle over 56.4 million tonnes of UK

Director for the Road Haulage Association, explained:

freight, equivalent to 11 per cent of total UK trade by volume.

What happens with the international [freight imports] is that

Holyhead in North Wales is the second-busiest port in the UK

it comes into warehouses, gets broken down and ends up in our

(including passenger traffic), and 99.63% of all freight handled

domestic system. The idea that the domestic haulage operators

through the port is ro-ro meaning road haulage is a huge part

are not going to be impacted is not true because it will ripple

of Welsh trade.

right throughout supply chains.

November 2018 saw an enquiry held by the Welsh Government,

One more specific example which was raised during the

during which they called a number of witnesses from key trade

committee was the importing and exporting of poultry. The

associations to discuss the needs of the freight and logistics

UK and Ireland consume a vast amount of poultry: an estimated

industry in Wales in light of Britain exiting the European Union.

2.2 million chickens are eaten in the UK per day, with poultry

Representatives from the Road Haulage Association (RHA),

accounting for 42% of meat in our diets. Any meat which enters

Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Irish Road Haulage

the food chain is subject to rigorous checks to ensure it is fit

Association (IRHA) met with the Welsh Affairs Committee to

for human consumption, yet standards could be affected once

discuss Brexit’s trade and customs implications for Wales.

the UK becomes a stand-alone entity. Currently, the only Port route between Ireland and the UK which is set up to handle

There was a general consensus among those in attendance of

Agricultural Customs Checks is Holyhead-Dublin, and there are

the Committee that ‘frictionless trade’ would be the best way

no current efforts to extend these services to other Welsh or

to move forward – meaning that the UK remains part of the EU

Irish ports. One of the obstacles is that we don’t yet know for

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certain whether the government is intending to change current

Holyhead port, and a further 200 spaces being made available in

legislation on quality at all, and there’s also the question as

Anglesey. If these spaces are exhausted, the sector may have to

to whether there will be a need for additional import/export

look towards utilising private plots.

checks on poultry flowing between the UK and Ireland. With the sheer volume which is moved each day, week and month,

At the time of writing, MPs are expected to reject Theresa May’s

poultry alone has the potential to grind an entire port to a halt

current Brexit deal. Mrs May has advised that she believes that

– not ideal, considering that 70% of cargo from Ireland which is

the country is more likely to completely reject Brexit than to

destined for the UK passes through Welsh ports. Add to this

complete a ‘no-deal’ scenario.

the time-sensitive nature of the product, and it’s easy to see why concerns are being raised.

I’ll end this article with just one more summarising quote from the ‘Brexit, trade and customs’ meeting:

As if this wasn’t complex enough, another of the concerns which was raised during the Welsh committee meeting was that there is no indication of how many lorries on their way to Ireland may

This is not just the Welsh economy. This is  economies

be picking up in either Wales or Northern parts of England upon

everywhere. We provide the necessary links between businesses.

their way through. There’s currently no need to track this kind of

We provide the goods that end up in your supermarket. We link

haulage, but this ‘free movement’ will not be possible post-Brexit,

your farmers to the factories that make the food, that make

and nobody knows how this will impact freight movement.

the flapjacks, and we move these bottles of water. We move the bottles; we move the caps; we move the desks; we move

There are some positive steps being taken. The Welsh

absolutely everything. If it was not for road haulage, there would

Government have drawn up contingency plans to handle the

be no industry.

overflow of traffic from Holyhead port after Britain leaves the

Duncan Buchanan, Policy Director, Road Haulage Association

EU. The decision has been made to use land in Anglesea as temporary parking for lorries in the case of above-capacity traffic. There are some 600 spaces available for lorries at

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REGIONAL FOCUS

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

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here’s good news for the Indian subcontinent this year,

One example of a significant jump in efficiency caused by a change

as intelligence tells us that the region’s investment in

in attitude is with DHL. The company saw a 25% increase in their

logistics efforts has increased. The logistics market

operational efficiency after introducing the use of ‘smart glasses’

in India is worth an estimated $160bn USD and is predicted

in their warehouses. The glasses used augmented reality (AR)

to reach $215bn USD by 2020. It makes up around 13-17% of

technology to assist employees in the ‘pick and pack’ process

the national GDP – double that of many developed countries

and increase productivity. Alas, this was the relatively wealthy

such as Hong Kong and the United States. To put this further

Netherlands wherein this trial was executed. Things could head

into perspective, the global average for logistics GDP is just

this way for Indian warehouses as increased capital is received

8% of any country’s market. The issue is largely to do with the

into the sector – investments in warehousing amounted to

amount of inefficiencies within India’s logistics market, and is

approximately 26% of private equity invested in real estate

further compounded by the lack of regulation in the market

between January 2014 and 2018. The government have also

meaning that inexperienced newcomers can enter the chain at

promised the introduction of ‘technology-based interventions’

a competitively-priced rate.

according to the Make in India website.

Whilst renewed investment in the sector is excellent news,

Not all changes to the supply chain must be high tech in order

the problem here cannot just be resolved by saving money:

to count as innovation. In 2017, the Goods and Services Tax

simply put, shortcuts won’t work to fix huge gaps in the supply

(GST) was introduced across India to replace a number of

chain. There needs to be a change in national attitudes towards

state level taxes and duties which meant that some goods

innovation, investment and quality service.

used to be differently priced across different states. Before the GST, interstate trading was difficult and time-consuming,

It appears this is being recognised, as some excellent initiatives

not to mention the additional expenses which were occurred

are being put in place. The ‘Make in India’ programme has been

when there were compliance issues. Now the supply chain is

introduced by the government with the aim of developing

more streamlined and there are fewer costs to be added onto

multimodal transport networks in order to enable new industrial

the transportation of goods – in fact, there are estimated

corridors in the region. The proposed pathways include the

savings of up to 7% across some industries, along with

Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and the Delhi-Kolkata

significant delivery time savings of up to 2-3 days. It’s taken

Industrial Corridor which will see the simpler facilitation of

the complete redesign of the tax system, but it’s worked with

trade between these high-traffic areas. This development and

a ripple effect, contributing to the World Bank declaring a

enrichment of transportation networks means that railway and

jump of 80 places in it’s Trading Across Borders ranking as

road hubs can become interconnected along with ports and

part of their ‘Doing Business 2019’ report.

inland waterways – all driving efficiencies skyward.

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It will be interesting to see the trend of development within

India is making significant strides, including a jump of 23 places

the region continue. If the government and key investors begin

in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business 2019’ report after already

with devoting resources to manufacturing and urbanization, the

leaping 30 places last year. This is an incredibly rare feat which

logistics network as a whole will grow organically. Road quality

leaves India at 77 out of 190 global economies, and the highest-

has been worked on for some time across the country and has

ranked in South Asia. The New Year holds much promise for this

seen significant investment. National highways in India account

growing economic powerhouse.

for a staggering 40% of the country’s traffic – a huge figure when considering the density of the population – and upgrading these networks will allow further fluidity in road freight. The proposed

Sarah O'Connell, Senior Editor, FORWARDER magazine

industrial corridors also look to connect up the nation’s ports, where 90% of the country’s trade volume is moved via maritime transport and further budget allocation is being expended. DP World and the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) have won a bid to develop and operate a free trade warehousing zone at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust which is expected to be fully operational by 2020.

BUILDING UP

INDIA

BANGLADESH BHUTAN

MALDIVES NEPAL

PAKISTAN

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angladesh aims to become a middle income country by 2021. The government’s strategic vision for 2021 is a plan for growth through massive investment in infrastructure,

skills development and trade. Co-operation with the private sector and international donor agencies is expected. Almost 100 UK businesses operate in Bangladesh, including well known companies like HSBC, Unilever and GSK. Benefits for the UK exporting to Bangladesh include... •• English widely spoken in business •• British-made goods regarded as reliable among end users •• Strong consumer demand for products, equipment and services •• Concessionary duty on imported capital machinery Strengths of the Bangladesh market include... •• Annual growth rate of at least 5.3% over the last 16 years

Challenges to doing business in Bangladesh include... •• 173rd in the World Bank’s ease of doing business ranking •• Procurement practices in Bangladesh often lack transparency and have significant bureaucratic burden

•• Stable credit rating

•• Bangladesh is ranked 145th in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index

•• Close to issuing first Sovereign Bond

The Bangladesh market is extremely price sensitive with low-price

•• Poverty levels cut by half in the last decade

goods from India and China dominating many sectors. UK companies should sell into the market on the basis of:

•• Competitive labour force •• Ready Made Garment (RMG) export levels quadrupled in 5 years

•• Quality •• Life-cycle cost •• Training

EXPORT TO BANGLADESH •• After sales service

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UK & BANGLADESH TRADE

There has been over 119% growth in bilateral trade in goods and services between 2007 and 2012.

TAX & CUSTOMS VAT The National Board of Revenue provides information on VAT.

The UK exported £450 million of goods and services to Bangladesh in 2013. 71% of this was services. Exports of goods were £131 million in 2014.

Corporate tax The corporate tax rates are: •• 37% for companies whose shares are publicly traded

The UK’s main exports to Bangladesh in 2013 were:

•• 40% for those whose shares are not publicly traded

•• Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances / parts

•• 40% minimum for foreign companies •• 45% for foreign banks

•• Electrical machinery and equipment / parts; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts / accessories

Customs

•• Iron and steel

House Chittagong.

•• Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder

No import duty is applicable for an export oriented industry.

Find more information on customs procedures at Custom

For other industries it is 5% ad valorem. The National Board of Revenue provides a listing of customs duty exemptions.

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

Entry requirements

You should seek professional legal/taxation advice before

British nationals need a visa to visit Bangladesh.

Local law is based on English Common Law system.

entering into a joint venture or similar type of agreement. You should get a visa from the Bangladesh High Commission Standards and technical regulations

in the UK prior to travelling.

The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution has regulatory authority for standards. International standards

You must have a work permit to work in Bangladesh.

are followed. Imported goods and their containers must

The employer must apply in advance to the Bangladesh

not incorporate any words, pictures or inscriptions with

Investment Development Authority.

any religious or obscene connotations. Milk food containers must indicate the ingredients in Bangla. They should also show date of production and expiry in Bangla or English. Intellectual property (IP)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exporting-to -bangladesh/doing-business-in-bangladesh-bangladesh-trade -and-export-guide Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.

Bangladesh signed the agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 1 January 1995. TRIPS sets minimum standards for IP regulation as applied to nationals of other WTO members. The Department of Patents, Design and Trade Marks is responsible for IP in Bangladesh.

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lockchain is one of those buzzwords that has been

records are distributed across an entire network, so nobody can

around for a few years. It’s a very powerful technology

claim a transaction hasn’t happened when it has, or vice versa.

and it has incredible potential for the logistics industry,

but it’s one of those things which can be quite tricky to explain

The benefits to this system begin with how it works. Because

or to understand unless you work in coding - even some of the

there is no middle man - no bank, for example - there are no

‘blockchain for dummies’ guides are full of jargon.

fees. So, people who use blockchain keep all of their profits and aren’t charged any transaction fees.

Blockchain technology is increasingly being used across the supply chain, and so it’s great to be armed with information so that you

An analogy to help explain how blockchain works

can keep track of how technology is evolving in our industry.

There is a group of 10 school friends who all exchange marbles with each other on the playground. They all trade solely between

Here is my blockchain definition explained in as simple terms

each other and work things out between themselves.

as possible, including an analogy and a glossary at the bottom of the page.

One day, one of the children, Kelly, comes to school, and really wants Jane’s three pink marbles. But Kelly has forgotten hers.

What is Blockchain? In its simplest form, Blockchain is a piece of software which

Kelly tells Jane that if she can have her pink marbles, she will

works as a ledger for financial transactions. The ledger is shared

give her five red ones in return. Jane agrees, and so Kelly takes

across a network of computers, it is encrypted (converted into

the pink marbles home. The next day, Kelly brings her red

code) and it is decentralised (has no governing body).

marbles into school and gives them to Jane as they agreed. The arrangement works.

Okay, in a little more detail? Blockchain is a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT). It truly

All is well so far. But this sort of arrangement involves promises

came into effect after the 2008 financial crisis which saw tens to

or ‘I owe you’s, which starts to become more common. Sarah

hundreds of trillions of dollars lost overnight. The crisis highlighted

keeps forgetting to bring her marbles to school, and Kelly has

the need for a financial system which did not rely on middle men

arranged with Ben to give her marbles to him once she has

like governments and banks to control peoples’ wealth.

completed another trade. Things get more confusing. There needs to be a way in which everyone can keep track of who

Blockchain is decentralised, meaning there is no middle man.

owes what.

Instead, every record of a transaction that happens on the blockchain is recorded and duplicated across an entire computer

The oldest child, Tom, offers to keep a record in a book

network. It’s all encrypted, meaning there’s no ability to be

– a ledger – which tracks every trade, and who owes what.

identified. However, what it does mean is that these transaction

Tom is the middleman – a bank. This works for a while.


But eventually, Tom decides that he deserves more of the marbles

What’s the difference between blockchain & bitcoin?

himself for doing all of this work. Also, the other children think

I get this question a lot, but the difference is simple. Bitcoin is a unit of

that sometimes Tom writes things down wrong, but his word

currency – cryptocurrency, to be specific – that exists solely online,

goes above all. And what happens if Tom loses the book?

divorced from any government. It’s essentially a coin which never leaves the internet, so it can’t be lost or damaged. Its value fluctuates

A better, fairer way is decided.

just like any currency, and payments made using bitcoin are encrypted.

Every child has a book and keeps track of every trade and

Blockchain is the technology which powers Bitcoin. It’s the

‘promised’ trade. Then, everyone is doing the work, so nobody

digital ledger which helps to keep everybody accountable.

is owed more marbles than anyone else. If there are any discrepancies, every child has a record of every trade, so they

Below is a glossary of some of the most common words you

can all check their books and the majority record will win.

might hear when people are talking about blockchain.

This new scenario is how blockchain works (in principle).

BLOCKCHAIN GLOSSARY

It is called a ‘trustless’ system, where there is no single authority

Bitcoin – a unit of cryptocurrency

controlling it.

Bitcoin wallet or Crypto wallet – the equivalent of a physical wallet, but for bitcoin. Instead of coins, the wallet contains your

Why should I care about Blockchain?

private access keys which you need to access your bitcoin

Blockchain technology could be used to store other sensitive

Cryptocurrency – A digital or virtual currency which is encrypted

data, as well as payment transactions. The medical field has

to ensure privacy and security in transactions. Cryptocurrency is not

already been utilising this technology for storing patient records

governed by any bank, and there are many different kinds: Ethereum,

in some cases, and some logistics companies are using blockchain

dogecoin, reddcoin, etc. Sometimes abbreviated as ‘crypto’

to verify shipments and payments.

Decentralised – Ungoverned Encrypted – Concealed by being converted into code

One of the most attractive features of blockchain is its transparency.

Ledger – A record of transactions, like an accounts book

It keeps everyone accountable because of the shared ledger.

Trustless System – See ‘decentralised’ Sarah O’Connell, Senior Editor, FORWARDER magazine


ECO 2020

A

s people are becoming much more conscious about pollution, waste and its affect on the planet, switching

Here at FORWARDER magazine, we wanted to do our part. You can now expect to see content covering freight-related

to an eco-friendly lifestyle seems to be the answer.

environmental issues to the latest news regarding the countdown

From timely consumer trends such as Veganuary (adopting the

to 2020 schemes. We think it’s important to shed light on these

vegan lifestyle during January), going plastic-free and ‘no meat

immensely relevant discussions and changes that the government

Mondays’, to wider initiatives such as the 2020 Climate Action and

is clamping down on. We have seized this perfect opportunity to

ULEZ London 2020 – the year 2020 seems to be a common target

launch our new section, so say hello to 'Eco 2020'! In this section

year that has a waiting-to-be-broken green ribbon at the end. But

you can expect to see articles on eco-friendly freight transport,

the race doesn’t finish there…although 2020 is the goal for now,

increasing fuel efficiencies and lowering carbon emissions. Join us

there is still a long way to travel on the road to zero. New diesel

in celebrating the countdown to the glossy green ribbon we can

car sales are planned to be banned by 2032, and leaping forward

all envision fluttering in the wind.

even further to 2040, the government aim for cars to be effectively Rachel Jefferies, Editor, FORWARDER magazine

at zero emissions altogether.

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ECO 2020

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t has been announced that France will be introducing a penalty

These are used for tracking purposes during the transportation

fine to companies which use non-recyclable plastic. Furthermore,

procedure. Furthermore, packaging on fruit and vegetables, such

Ikea have declared they will be banning all single-use plastic

as the plastic wrapper on cucumbers, and plastic punnets for soft

packaging from their stores and restaurants. The single-use plastic

fruits, such as raspberries, are used to keep the product fresh and

products will be totally banned in 2020, and will start to be phased

from any bruising or damage. This ultimately maintains the life of the

out imminently. The plastic products that will be stopped are straws,

(perishable goods), which is vital when importing through various

plates, cups, freezer bags, garbage bags, and plastic-coated paper

forms of transport.

plates and cups. Efforts have already been made to reduce the amount of plastic In a world that is becoming more conscious of its economy than

packaging we use, such as the use of cardboard and biodegradable

ever before, many brands have started swapping plastics to recyclable

punnets, but it still seems difficult to go completely packaging free

alternatives in hope to one day become a non-recyclable-plastic-free

without making the transportation of certain goods problematic.

world. Of course, this out-with-the-old-and-in-with-the-new attitude

There are inevitable complications that the supply chain would be

is great for providing cleaner oceans and landfill sites. But what about

faced with, should foods have to lose their packaging. One report on

the complications? And how exactly will this affect the freight industry?

the issue by the BBC stated that

the mixture of plastics used in

many yoghurt pots, ready meal trays and other containers limits the Shipping loads, particularly foods and perishables, it important for

ability of councils to recycle them.

goods to be packaged suitably and correctly so goods will arrive in

materials to alternative forms to plastic, such as glass or cardboard,

perfect selling condition. Take for example, plastic stickers on apples.

transportation of the goods could become affected.

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Yet, if we were to change these


Should yoghurts be packaged in glass jars, this not only makes the

or leaks. Should the transport include damp or humid conditions,

weight of the product much higher for transportation, but potentially

the goods are not as protected in cardboard than they would in

more expensive too. The price of the product could increase due to

plastic. Therefore, cardboard punnets can only be used for foods

the packaging prices, as well as the transportation costs increasing

that have a natural protecting layer or peel, such as oranges, bananas

due to the weight of the load. Glass is much thicker and heavier

and avocados.

than plastic pots, so the amount of goods within a load compared to plastic would decrease, due to both volume and weight capacities.

Whilst special care is taken for fragile and perishable products, alternative packaging could reduce the shelf life of the products,

Should product packaging be replaced with cardboard, goods

and even put pressure on freight forwarders to handle products

could face a higher possibility of being damaged in transit. Whilst

with more care than usual.

cardboard can be created thick enough to protect the goods inside, cardboard lacks the ability to protect its goods from water, damp

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WELCOME TO FREIGHTABASE

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reightabase is an online digital platform for sourcing specialist

At Freightabase we understand that consumers’ needs are changing,

carriers to or from any part of the globe. You can source

and with constant time constraints freight buyers need to make

all carrier types, ranging from airlines, shipping lines, freight

educated decisions quickly. The idea of a shipping manager being able

forwarders and parcel carriers.

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QUICK QUOTE

The ‘Quick Quote’ is designed to assist busy cargo owners who may not have the time to do an advanced search. Simply complete a very simple form and our customer services team will do the rest for you. The service is available on desktop and mobile and the app is being released soon.

DIRECTORY

The ‘Directory’ is recommended if you are looking for a carrier by name or in a specific location. You can also select carriers by key words, e.g. ‘perishables’ or ‘project cargo’. The Directory also lists service suppliers to the industry, e.g. marine insurance or mergers & aquisitions.

LOADING LIST

The ‘Loading List’ is a more advanced search where users can find carriers that specialise in a specific trade lane or shipping route. You can select mode of transport, collection and delivery point. This will then produce a list of specialist carriers to consider for your shipment.

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WELCOME TO FREIGHTABASE

OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Specialises in: Worldwide logistics, EXPRESS FREIGHT,

International freight forwarder, AGI Global, aims to

COVERS ALL DISTRIBUTION NEEDS throughout the

supply customers with the most personal, flexible and

globe by road, sea and air. Also specialises in Essex, Kent

seamless product possible.

and Hertfordshire. AGI Global’s worldwide network of freight agents is located Established in 1983, MPG Worldwide Logistics pride

in 6 continents. This means that their freight services can be

themselves in being a friendly family-run logistics business.

offered between the UK and virtually all other worldwide

Understanding the importance of reassurance, MPG promise

locations. With expertise in import and export groupage, full

to handle products with care, efficiency and reliability. The

container shipment via sea freight, as well as international air

logistics industry is a busy one, and MPG Worldwide Logistics

freight services, wholesale courier and domestic services, AGI

make every effort to ensure your goods are delivered on

Global can suit any requirements from their customers. AGI

time. MPG offer an end-to-end service for all their clients

Global understand that there is a broad range of requirements

worldwide, meaning that the full transport package is handled

associated with import and export movements, so whatever

by themselves from beginning to end.

your needs, AGI Global can offer you a service.

Find out more at

With superb UK government incentives at this moment,

freightabase.com/mpg-worldwide-logistics

there’s never been a better time to delve into this world and make your dreams come true.

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dgs DAILY GROUPAGE SERVICES

OVERVIEW

OVERVIEW

Ucargo provides comprehensive services in the freight

Daily Groupage Services are freight forwarding and

forwarding industry.

logistics specialists operating between Turkey and the United Kingdom since 2002.

Ucargo, collectively as a team, have over 35 years’ experience in the logistics industry. Its team members pride themselves

As the sister company of the IKRA and Atanak Logistics

on innovative and creative thinking, professionalism and

Group, Daily Groupage’s mission is to provide effective,

enthusiasm to ensure that the business has a fresh mentality

efficient, professional and fast freight forwarding service to

and organic growth. A conversation between a few friends

all businesses and consumers. Daily Groupage is also ISO

in 2013 was the very seed of a humble business that would

9001 Quality Management Accredited. Our in-house fleet

become the Ucargo it is today. What started out as a discussion

and large network allows us to transport goods in all sizes,

about gaining real-world experience, Ucargo has blossomed

dimensions and quantities. Since 2011, Daily Groupage now

into a thriving logistics business. The infrastructure, rooted in

operates across the whole of Europe; with our dedicated

friendship, sets the tone for the business as a whole. A friendly

accounts team ensuring all you transport and logistic needs are

and personable approach allows for the Ucargo to develop

met. At Daily Groupage, we also have warehousing facilities

new partnerships and maintain long-term relationships with

that allow our clients to store any goods when in transit to

clients and agents.

allow for value space saving. Our fully comprehensive freight forwarding and transport services allows you to be secure in

Find out more at

the knowledge that you are in very safe hands.

freightabase.com/ucargo Find out more at freightabase.com

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Freight Mergers are specialists in selling owner-managed freight forwarding businesses. For most company owners, selling their freight forwarding business is the most important financial transaction of their life. To meet the challenge of getting a fair price for a business, we have developed a proactive approach to selling a business that connects buyers with sellers with the best synergy. We have over ten years of experience in the freight forwarding sector and, due to our niche-specialist approach, can put you in touch with the best sellers for your business.

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UK DISTRIBUTION, UK PHARMA EURO FORWARDING STORAGE/DISTRIBUT'N & PALLET COMPANY OPPORTUNITY

Ref. 55146FM | South West, UK

Ref. 1512FM | Home Counties – N. London, UK

Key business features

Key business features

•• Regional leader in UK distribution, European freight forwarding and member of an established pallet network

•• Long-standing business with over three decades of experience

•• A well-established business for over 25 years is available for acquisition due to the planned retirement of its owner

•• Specialists in providing forwarding and storage services to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector

•• A number of blue-chip clients trade with the company

•• Office and warehouse facility (15,000ft2) providing flexible, temperature-monitored storage, in-transit storage and short term

•• Secure warehouse storage and custom export packing solution

•• Supported by the membership of a UK distribution network

•• 15 vehicles

•• Fantastic customer spread with largest accounting for 21.5% of revenue, the remaining top 5 each between 5 and 7%

•• 10 operational/management staff, 18 drivers

•• Owners willing to undertake a hand-over period •• 24/7 365-day high-dependency drug distribution service to all UK hospitals

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INT'L FORWARDER & WAREHOUSING /PICK & PACK BUS.

PERISHABLE GOODS FORWARDER

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Ref. 1502FM | South East, UK

Key business features

Key business features

•• Air and ocean forwarder with value-added logistics and

•• Company trading 14+ years

fulfilment services provided to key clients, trading for 20 years

•• Temperature-controlled handling and customs clearances

•• Largest key client accounting for 22.5% of revenue

•• Handle in excess of 50 million kg of air freight per annum

•• Domestic distribution

•• 60,000 ft2 temperature-controlled facility that has been approved as a Bonded Warehouse by HMCE

•• Exceptional and knowledgeable team, highly competent in all aspects of logistics and transportation, with manager and succession plan in situ •• Quality client relationships with in-depth understanding of continuous requirements

•• Can provide customer visibility throughout the entire supply chain via implemented IT system •• UK & EU transportation and value-added services •• Portfolio of large blue-chip clients •• Accredited by the British retail consortium, BIFA and IATA

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GERMAN FREIGHT FORWARDER

Ref. 898FM | France

Ref. 763FM | Germany

Key business features

Key business features

•• Established in 2004

•• International air & ocean freight forwarder

•• Privately owned

•• Privately owned – one shareholder

•• International air & ocean: 70%

•• 3 offices across Germany

•• Logistics & road freight: 30%

•• 19 staff

•• 46 staff (2 locations)

•• 50% air freight, 50% sea freight | 70% export, 30% import

•• Clearly defined 2nd-tier management structure

•• Sectors: events logistics and general cargo

•• Export: 66% (China, India, S.E Asia) | Import: 33%

•• Export to China, South America, North America

•• Sectors: aerospace, events, AOG, general cargo

•• Import from China

•• Turnover €16m

•• Turnover €7.0m

•• EBITDA €1.0m

•• PBT €1.0m

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Key business features

Key business features

•• Established in 1980

A licensed, national customs broker, freight forwarder and NVOCC

•• Privately owned

•• Established 20 years ago

•• 2 offices across Europe, 44 staff combined

•• Privately owned – looking to continue under new ownership

•• 90% sea freight – Asia, EU, Far East | 10% air freight

•• 20 staff across 3 locations

•• Imports: FAK Cargo, consumer, textiles, industrial

•• Sector: focus on moving large mining, construction and oil/gas machinery, also moving general freight

•• Exports: Automotive, chemicals, industrials

•• 60% ocean | 30% road | 8% air | 2% rail

•• Owner would look at retaining a minority stake in the business

•• Turnover $10m

•• Turnover €20m | PBT €200k •• No debt

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Ref. 2232FM | London Heathrow (LHR) Key business features

AIR

Import 17% Export 48% OCEAN

•• Company trading 10+ years •• Six full-time members of staff including two Directors •• IATA and BIFA accredited •• Diverse spread of clients, top 15 represent 78% of T/O •• Global network of partners offering multimodal solutions •• Moved 683,218 kg of air freight in 2017 ••157 LCL and 175 FCL shipments in 2017

Financials

Import 18% Export 8% ROAD

Import 3% Export 1% UK DOMESTIC

4%

FINANCIALS

T/O: £1.3m Adj. PBT: £200k

2018 ••Turnover: £1.30m

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•• Gross profit: £410k •• Adj. Profit Before Tax: £200k 2017 ••Turnover: £1.43m •• Gross profit: £454k

SELLER OF THE MONTH •• Adj. Profit Before Tax: £220k

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Ref. 4356FM | UK, US & Germany Overview •• My client offers global freight forwarding, customs brokerage and supply chain management providing air, ocean & road services alongside value-added services •• Having grown organically over a period of 45 years, they are now generating annual consolidated revenue of €300+ million •• Originally established in Europe, they now have a worldwide presence with 20 offices and 1,000+ employees whilst still remaining privately owned ••The primary markets for my client are China, U.K, Australia, South Africa, the Middle East and the U.S. •• With consistent profits and a capital fund, my client is in a strong position with the ability and capacity to acquire privately owned companies

Investment remit •• Focus on international freight (air and ocean), with limited trucking or domestic operations •• Companies located in UK, U.S and Germany ••Turnover of the business to be a minimum of €5.0m, preferably €10m - €50m •• Privately owned companies •• 5+ staff •• Gross operating margin: Expected to be in region of 15 to 30% •• Company must control business rather than large amounts of agent-routed cargo

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BRANCH START-UP WEST YORKSHIRE ryan@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 787

•• £110K GP new business so far this year and more within pipeline •• Business to bring: 80% road, 10% air & 10% sea •• Mode experience: 50% sea, 25% air & 25% road •• Trade routes: Far East, USA, Eastern & Western Europe •• Salary: £45,000

MANAGING DIRECTOR (WILL RELOCATE UK-WIDE)

BRANCH MANAGER MANCHESTER

jamiew@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 951

•• 10 years’ experience within the industry •• Multi-modal (air, sea & road) •• Directly in charge of 5+ employees •• Operations, sales & business development experience

UK Multimodal Managing Director available for relocation UK wide. Ideally looking for another senior executive level role within an international forwarder of any size. Previous experience primarily with large multinationals. •• Air, Ocean, Road, Rail, 3PL experience •• Managed over 450 employees across multiple UK offices •• Led and overseen merges between companies •• Experienced in aerospace, oil & gas, healthcare and chemical •• Over 30 years of international experience

ryan@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 787

BUSINESS DEV. MANAGER SOUTH EAST – £50k jamiew@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 951

•• Over 10 years within logistics field sales •• Air, ocean & road sales experience •• Won major accounts for a global forwarder •• Specialist in RORO, machinery & automotive sectors •• Based in the South East

EUROPEAN ROAD FREIGHT OPERATOR ESSEX, UK – £25,000 john@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 932

•• 10 years' road freight experience •• Stable career history, 2 jobs in the past 10 years •• Dealing with Euro imports and exports across Europe •• Dealing with all documentation from A-Z

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CANDIDATES GLOBAL ACCOUNT DIRECTOR ESSEX

jamiew@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 951

SALES EXECUTIVE, GOVERNMENT, DEFENSE & FMS WASHINGTON DC, USA

•• 20 + Years industry experience •• Handles £5 mill GP on blue chip accounts •• Won multiple awards within the industry •• Previous shipping line experience •• Asia, Far East & USA focus

danny@headfordgroup.com | +1 646 915 1495

AIR & OCEAN SALES EXECUTIVE SFO, CA

AIR & OCEAN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER MIAMI, FL

samuel@headfordgroup.com | +1 312 496 6624

•• Achieved $450K+ GP in 2017 •• Territory: National •• 75% new business - 25% existing •• 50% air & 50% ocean – 65% import & 35% export •• Trade routes – Asia, Europe & Latin America •• Verticals: general cargo including high-tech, solar, medical, machines, packaging, temperature controlled, •• Salary: $95K

•• Handles medium – large Project accounts •• Close to $1m GP – 2018 YTD •• Main lanes are Middle East, Africa & S. Asia •• 70% Air, 20% Ocean, 10% Trucking •• Handles accounts nationwide •• No non-compete

lewis@headfordgroup.com | +1 404 592 6315

•• GP for 2017 was around $710,000 •• Territory – Florida with a focus on Miami •• 30% air & 70% ocean – 60% export & 40% import •• Domestic trucking (brokerage LTL & FTL), warehouse & distribution •• Trade routes: Latin America, Asia & Europe •• Salary: $85K


RECRUITMENT FOCUS POWERED BY

CUSTOMER SERVICES CLERK BIRMINGHAM, UK katie@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 797

Title Customer Services Clerk Division/ Department(s) Customer Services Reports to Customer Services Manager Key Functions •• Client liaison •• Job preparation •• Irregularity handling Qualifications Dangerous goods qualification; security qualification (as appropriate) Skills & knowledge •• CONTROL job booking •• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) •• Good telephone manner •• Commercial awareness •• Experience of preparing quotations •• Aptitude for sales •• Proactive approach

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Summary of job tasks and responsibilities •• Answer telephone in line with company policy •• Deal with customer enquiries •• Prepare quotations and obtain rates •• Update quote log •• Receive and review orders and price the job •• Accept orders, book the job in CONTROL, confirm the job •• Liaison with consignee and overseas network (imports) •• Monitor and confirm arrival (imports) •• Request clearance and delivery instructions (imports) •• Arrange collection (exports) •• Arrange international transport and notify client of shipping details (exports) •• Ensure accurate cost and revenue estimates are made against jobs •• Handover to operations and other departments •• Comply with company policies and procedures •• Customer service and sales functions (e.g. providing status updates) •• Maintain customer tracker I KPI reports •• Deep-selling and development of customers •• Generate sales leads and appointments •• Liaise with internal parties and external suppliers to monitor job progress •• Irregularity handling


VACANCIES AIR OPERATOR HEATHROW, UK – £25,000–£29,000

OCEAN IMPORT OPERATOR BIRMINGHAM, UK – £neg.

tom@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 934

katie@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 797

•• Ensure all air import / export jobs

are completed correctly •• Complete all customs declaration import and export •• Provide quotation to the sales team / clients and network within 2 hours of receipt

MULTIMODAL OPERATOR HEATHROW, UK – £27,000–£31,000

PRICING SPECIALIST BIRMINGHAM, UK – £26,000–£30,000 katie@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 797

OCEAN EXPORT OPERATOR BIRMINGHAM, UK – £neg. katie@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 797

tom@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 934

•• All documentation from A-Z over

all modes (air, road and sea) •• Skilled in completing customs entries •• Over 3 years’ experience required

AIR FREIGHT SPECIALIST (4 ON, 4 OFF) HEATHROW, UK – £28,000–£32,000 tom@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 934

OCEAN EXPORT TEAM LEADER BIRMINGHAM, UK – £neg. katie@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 797

EUROPEAN ROAD IMPORT/EXPORT CLERK BIRMINGHAM, UK – £neg. katie@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 797

•• Dealing with exports, AOG, entries, cutting AWBs and completing data entry •• Strong experience in exports •• 3 years+ experience required

GENERAL MANAGER, UK & EUROPE HEATHROW, UK – PACKAGE UP TO £90,000 jamiew@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 951

•• Air, ocean & road freight •• Managing around 30 employees •• Strong people management required •• Commercially focused


RECRUITMENT FOCUS POWERED BY

FULLY MULTIMODAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER MANCHESTER, UK – £40K–£50K + CAR + BONUS ryan@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 787

•• Building and maintaining a customer network and hunting for new business (air, ocean, road & rail)

•• Client development •• Maintaining existing relationships •• Presenting monthly and quarterly performance figures to the board and sales team members

MULTIMODAL INSIDE SALES NORTH MANCHESTER, UK – £20K–£30K + BONUS ryan@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 787

•• Actively plan and co-ordinate your local area sales strategy, ensuring consistent and regular contact is maintained with existing and potential customers •• Assist and complete Tenders for nominated area •• Raise appropriate quotations and sales literature

AIR IMPORTS OPERATOR LIVERPOOL, UK – £23,000–£26,000 paul@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 785

•• Import and custom documentation from start the finish •• Can complete all documents from A-Z •• Manage your territory and maximise time and opportunity

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MARKETING FOCUS WITH

C

ould you recognise the logos of Apple, McDonald’s or

A design should be true to a business or product, and often true to

Mercedes? I bet you could. You were envisioning each

modern-day styles. Companies may decide to re-design their brand

one in your head as you read each brand, right? I’m

for a fresh look, such as Burberry’s fairly recent logo change, which

not a mind reader…I just know you know what these logos look

turned this traditional fashion house icon’s logo into a simple, clean one.

like, because, well…who, in this day and age, doesn’t? They’re on

However, change isn’t always positive, and rebranding can go wrong.

the devices we are scrolling on, the food we are eating and cars

There are conflicting opinions over software company, Slack, whose

we are stuck behind in traffic (or for some, driving). Branding

refreshed logo goes to show that if a change doesn’t reflect the product

is one of the most important attributes to a business and, if

as well as its original design then consumers won’t be easily swayed.

done well, can be the reason behind a successful company that is globally recognised.

Consistent design throughout the entirety of your branding is key. Whether this is across your logo, website, products, social media or

How have these businesses cultivated their global image so well?

marketing, interweaving elements of your brand’s ‘feel’ or style will

There are a number of factors, but ultimately it all boils down to

keep your product(s), website and services tied up in a corporate-

branding and design.

themed bow. This not only makes your image as a brand strong, but customers or visitors of your site will start to recognise specific

Branding started out as a red-hot iron marker that would be seared

fonts, colours and styles associated with your designs, and may even

onto livestock such as cattle, for the purpose of farmers claiming

know your product before it has been revealed – like when you see

the animals as their own. The rise of advertising, product placement

a jolly, black-haired man in a tux with a crinkled moustache singing

and media exposure has evolved branding far beyond these primitive

operatically, you’re quite certain it’s going to be a GoCompare

measures into one of the largest and most competitive markets for

advert (sometimes it’s good that we recognise these brands...so we

any business. Branding in the present day is associated with a logo,

can quickly press the mute button on the remote!).

slogan and signature colours that represent a business, product or institution. So, in the case of McDonald’s, the slogan is 'I’m lovin’

With all of the above said, nailing your company’s design isn’t an

it', along with the signature McDonald’s 'M’; for FORWARDER,

impossible job. Yes, it may be a head-scratcher, but believe it or not,

it’s 'market intelligence for the freight forwarding industry'

graphic designers are usually your best friend when it comes to whipping

…you get the point.

up your design on a computer. At Freight Media, we offer a service that will make your branding process as easy as possible. Listening to

Branding gives your business an identity. Without an authentic

your requirements and ideas, our experienced and talented design team

identity, you will blend in with the crowd. This doesn’t mean your

can make your branding dreams a reality. Anything from creating or

brand needs to be attention grabbing, brightly coloured or garish in

redesigning your company’s logo to giving your website a facelift, you

order to be seen. Consistent, quality branding is more important.

will have full control over your designs. Once you’re pleased with your

In some cases, less is more – proven perfectly by brands such as

branding, you’ll be ready to slap it on your business cards, letterheads,

Apple, Bang & Olufsen and Glossier. Their minimalistic designs

stationery...and maybe a couple of mugs for good measure.

speak volumes, so having an overly complex logo or brand theme Rachel Jefferies, Editor, FORWARDER magazine

isn’t always necessary.

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South West Middle East

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HAZARDOUS GOODS

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Karl Hodgkinson, Howard Tenens

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UK & GLOBAL COURIER Midlands Mediterranean Introducing... Loadie

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Yorkshire The Americas

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EUROPEAN ROAD & EXPRESS Yorkshire The Americas

SUPPLY CHAIN & RETAIL Scotland Far East

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EHOUSING ORAGE

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CUSTOMS CLEARANCE & BONDED W’HOUSING Felixstowe & Ipswich Western Europe

AIR PORTS & SEA PORTS Manchester Australasia

PROJECT CARGO & ABNORMAL LOADS North East Benelux

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THE LAST WORD... THE TEAM...

CRAIG EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SARAH SENIOR EDITOR RACHEL EDITOR IFE ADVERTISING KEVIN ADVERTISING DOM ADVERTISING ROB ADVERTISING TIM DESIGNER

A FINAL WORD FROM

THE EDITOR...

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ext issue we will be discussing all things 'ports', both air and sea. Ports are always a busy environment to be in, meaning there is much to talk about. With the likes of DP

World and the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund's (NIIF) bid to build and operate a free-trade warehousing zone at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, estimated to be full operational by 2020. Our regional focus will be Manchester and Australasia, and as ever, if you have any relevant content, do not hesitate to get in contact with the FORWARDER team! Rachel Jefferies, Editor, FORWARDER magazine

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M&A FOCUS

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