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INDUSTRY NEWS 3 DECEMBER 201 019 9
ELITE LINKS UP WITH
NEW LOGISTICS PARTNER O ne of the UK’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete
And it has installed a state-of-the-art booking and tracking system
has teamed up with a new logistics provider. Elite Precast
that enables the company to pick up Elite orders automatically.
Concrete will work in partnership with flatbed haulage
specialists Shropshire Express Deliveries to ensure its nationwide delivery operation runs like clockwork.
The new partnership is fantastic news for the company and a
big step forward for us. It’s the biggest contract we’ve won since we launched the business six years ago and it’s a real vindication of
The exclusive relationship will create a transport solution tailor-
how we operate. We’re very much focused on quality of service and
made for the precast concrete industry and underline Elite’s ethos
that was crucial to Elite, which insists on putting customers first.
of providing the highest levels of customer service. Elite also works in partnership with logistics specialists Hallett Our logistics operation is very important to us, so it was vital to
Silbermann, based in Hertfordshire.
find the right partners. We wanted to build a long-term relationship with a company we can fully rely on and, in Shropshire Express
The relationship enables the company to provide deliveries that are
Deliveries, I’m confident we’ve found just that. They’ll provide a
FORS Gold, Silver and Bronze compliant and that are approved for
really cost-effective service carried out by experienced drivers in the
HS2, Crossrail, CLOCS and Tideway projects in London and the
highest standard of delivery vehicles. But they also place great value
on top-quality customer care and that’s something we’re absolutely passionate about.
The business focuses on providing the best possible value within
Owen Batham, Sales & Marketing Director, Elite Precast
the precast industry and operates a uniquely lean business model that enables it to drive down costs and pass savings directly on
The deal will also have significant implications for Shropshire Express
Deliveries, according to owner/director Neil Bennett. The company, also based in Telford, has taken on a string of new drivers as well as
The company manufactures a vast range of semi-dry and wet-cast
office staff as a direct result of the new partnership. It has brought in
products for every sector of UK industry and a portfolio that
five new 44-tonne tractor units, together with trailers featuring side
includes interlocking blocks, ballast blocks, safety/security barriers,
protection, to supplement its fleet of fully Euro 6 compliant vehicles.
service protection and drainage products.
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ollowing Frankfurt, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, Atlanta is now
Dachser meets and exceeds international
Dachser’s fourth location to receive certification in ten
standards and guidelines
months, further expanding the company’s network services
As an industry standard, the IATA certification fulfils the specific
for its customers in the life science and healthcare sector.
requirements of shippers of pharmaceutical products with regard to secure, compliant, and efficient air-freight services. CEIV Pharma
Certification of the Atlanta branch in the US marks a further
certification attests that the company’s handling of pharmaceutical
milestone in Dachser’s expansion of its global network for its Life
products meets and even exceeds international global standards
Science & Healthcare Business Field Solution. In late 2018, Dachser
and guidelines. These include European Union and World Health
obtained the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in
Organization Good Distribution Practices (GDP), United States
Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification from IATA
Pharmacopeia standards, and IATA temperature control regulations.
for its Frankfurt airport branch, followed by its Indian branches in
The certification process entailed internal and external training, a
Mumbai and Hyderabad in mid-2019.
review of procedures for handling temperature-controlled life science and healthcare shipments, and an extensive assessment of
Our locations in Germany, India, and the US enable us to serve
these complex processes by two separate independent auditors.
our customers in the life science and healthcare sectors in the key regions around the world, This certification demonstrates that we fulfil the highest service and quality standards through uniform processes and a compliant network. In turn, our customers benefit from secure, compliant, and efficient air freight services. Timo Stroh, Head of Global Air Freight, Dachser
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COBOT MARKET TO ACCOUNT FOR
30% OF TOTAL ROBOT MARKET BY 2027 New 2019 cobot market report
Material handling, assembly and pick & place will be the three biggest
from Interact Analysis reveals:
applications of collaborative robots. But these functions, which
• The growth rate of collaborative robots is leading
accounted for 75% of cobot revenues in 2018, will drop to below
the robotics industry
of 70% total revenues by 2023, as other functions for cobots are
• Logistics will surpass automotive to be the second largest
developed. The use of cobots in non-industrial applications will play
end user of cobots by 2023, with electronics in first place
a significant role in the coming years - in sectors such as life sciences,
• In the next five years, the fastest growing regions for collaborative robot shipments will be China and the USA
logistics, and the hospitality sector. In part this is because they are flexible and easy to set up, making them attractive to smaller companies which may not have previously considered using robots.
arket intelligence firm Interact Analysis has released a new market report – The Collaborative Robot Market
Labour shortages and the drive to improve efficiency mean that
– 2019 – which indicates strong and sustained growth
China will be the fastest growing region for cobot shipments. The
for the collaborative robot industry.
demand for simple, cost-effective, entry-level robots, together with different regulations surrounding industrial equipment in China has
In 2018, global revenues from cobot production exceeded $550
fuelled the growth of Chinese cobot manufacturers who only supply
million. This was almost a 60% increase over 2017; and over 19,000
their local market. This has arguably distorted the market figures.
cobots were shipped. Interact Analysis forecasts that revenues for
Interact Analysis has responded to this by including in its report
cobots will reach $5.6 billion in 2027, accounting for almost one
two data sets, one with and one without the impact of China. It is
third of the total robotics market, and that <5kg and 5-9 kg cobots,
important to note, however, that growth outside of China is still
popular in small to medium-sized industrial settings, will represent
forecast to rise at a CAGR of over 30% in the next 5 years.
the majority of sales in 2023. The collaborative robot market is still relatively immature, but Interact Analysis has identified clear potential growth areas, both in industrial and non-industrial settings, enabling manufacturers to respond effectively, and take full advantage of what we predict to be an area which will occupy a significant market share in the coming years. Maya Xiao, lead analyst on cobots, Interact Analysis
ABOUT THIS REPORT Interact Analysisâ€™s Cobot report uses a rigorous methodology to produce as accurate a report as possible. Over thirty hours of phone and face to face interviews with key industry personnel
ABOUT INTERACY ANALYSIS
at leading robot companies and end users were undertaken for
Interact Analysis provides industry-leading market
company data via confidential surveys which allowed creation of
intelligence to the Intelligent Automation sector. Our team of
a bottom-up model of individual industry sizes and total market
vastly experienced analysts enable us to provide the highest
size, as well as a market share analysis. This approach is allied
quality data and expert analysis. We offer market intelligence
with a model based on estimated penetration of collaborative
services based on primary research. Our industry expertise
robots into manufacturing and warehousing applications.
combined with vast experience in statistical analysis provides
Factors such as the uptake of industrial automation equipment,
you with reliable, trusted intelligence that enables you to
labour availability and eCommerce/warehousing growth,
make decisions with confidence.
were combined with data points collected from the primary
this research. This was backed up with the collection of real
research interviews to produce the forecasts. The research Interact Analysis aims to provide a holistic and comprehensive
was conducted by two experienced research directors: Ash
view of the Intelligent Automation industry with wide-
Sharma, based in the UK; and Maya Xiao, based in China. Ash,
coverage and yet detailed analysis and insight. Our current
who has led creation of the report, is an industry veteran with
coverage through market reports and subscription services
close to 20 yearsâ€™ experience in technology intelligence. He
includes industrial automation, warehouse automation,
was previously a VP at IHS Markit where he led the power &
robotics and commercial vehicles.
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A.C.O. MARINE SUPPORTS VIETNAM MARITIME GROWTH 16 DECEMBER 201 019 9
WITH NEW SALES & SERVICE AGREEMENT
eading wastewater treatment specialist ACO Marine has
Under the agreement, Seven Bridges Maritime will be responsible for
expanded its presence in Asia with the signing of a new sales
the country-wide sales and marketing of the ACO Marine portfolio,
and service agreement with Seven Bridges Maritime (Vietnam).
which includes the Maripur and Clarimar wastewater treatment systems, Lipator grease separators, grease traps, drainage channels,
The deal, aimed at leveraging ACO Marine’s position across the
pipework and vacuum pumps, toilets and sanitation systems.
region, follows similar agreements signed earlier this year with Turkey’s ESKO Marine and Pakistan’s Itech Chem Enterprises.
Seven Bridges will also support the supply of equipment with engineering services, installation approvals, system commissioning,
Seven Bridges Maritime is a marine equipment and servicing company with offices across the Asia-Pacific area. Its Vietnam office is based in Hanoi and the company is set to open an office in Hai Phong, close to the country’s northern shipbuilding and repair hub. It also has a presence in the south. China, Korea and Singapore are well represented by companies supplying wastewater treatment systems, but despite the country’s growing maritime importance, Vietnam remains under-supplied in this market. The agreement we have signed with ACO Marine will help ensure that the country’s shipbuilders and repairers now have the access they need for quality wastewater management solutions. Grant Welch, Managing Director, Seven Bridges Maritime (Vietnam)
and equipment servicing and maintenance.
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Vietnam’s shipbuilding sector currently centres around nine major shipyards, divided into three clusters. In the south there are two facilities each with drydock capacity for vessels up to 50,000dwt. In the central area, four yards can accommodate larger vessels up to 30,000dwt, while three northern yards are capable of building and repairing vessels up to 70,000dwt. In total, the country has twenty shipyards, of which eight are state-owned. Eight yards are operated by foreign interests. Vietnam has and continues to invest in its maritime infrastructure, said Welch.
The country’s economic expansion is now positively
impacting the Vietnamese maritime industries as domestic owners look to renew and upgrade an ageing fleet. ACO Marine is now well positioned to serve this market. In Halong Bay, an area regularly visited by more than 500 domestic cruise ships each year, wastewater streams are currently discharged to barges for treatment shoreside.
There are tremendous
opportunities in Vietnam to retrofit our wastewater management solutions to these vessels and smaller day cruisers to reduce the costs associated with shoreside wastewater disposal,
We have been looking at establishing a sales and service position
ABOUT ACO MARINE
in Vietnam for some time, so the initial approach by Grant was
Established more than fifteen years ago, ACO Marine is a
very timely indeed. Vietnam’s maritime industry is forecast for
member of the international German-headquartered ACO
rapid expansion in coming years, with the country expected to
Group and a leading supplier of advanced wastewater
become a maritime industry powerhouse by 2030. Analysts have
treatment systems to the global commercial, naval,
predicted that maritime-related business will account for 50% of
offshore and leisure marine sectors with a sales and service
Vietnam’s economy next year. The distribution agreement we have
network world-wide. Its unique environmental solutions
signed with Seven Bridges supports the country’s shipbuilders in
are used primarily in wastewater technology, wastewater
their commitment to delivering quality, competitive products for
management and drainage systems. ACO Marine develops
domestic and international markets.
in-house solutions from its ISO 9001 accredited production
Mark Beavis, Managing Director, ACO Marine
facilities, all of which are located entirely within the EU.
BRITISH AIRWAYS DECKS THE ARRIVAL HALLS 16 DECEMBER 201 019 9
FOR SURPRISE FESTIVE CHOIR PERFORMANCE
ritish Airways surprised unsuspecting customers as they
I was amazed by the dedication and talent from the British Airways
arrived home this Christmas. The airline’s choir wowed
choir. They really put their all into creating an amazing performance
thousands of people as they arrived at London Heathrow’s
for their customers. Working in West End theatre, we are used
Terminal 5 with a flying rendition of the quintessential Christmas
to training sessions, followed by dress rehearsals, followed by live
carol, Deck The Halls.
performances; it’s a very tiring process. Some of the British Airways choir swapped their day-jobs of flying a plane or servicing an aircraft,
As British Airways’ centenary year draws to a close, the airline
to performing in this choir, all without breaking a sweat. If any of them
wanted to thank its loyal customers for flying with the airline,
fancy a career change, they definitely have a place on my stage!
while wishing arriving customers a very merry welcome home. The
Richard Beadle, Musical Director & Composer
surprise performance was kicked off by cabin crew member Pippa Roblin. She stunned surrounding passengers as they collected their
Pippa was followed by her colleagues Peter Gentry, Xander Bird,
luggage from destinations including Japan and America.
and Vicki Garson who minutes before the rendition had stepped off a flight transforming from cabin crew to star alto.
During the weeks of rehearsals, the 15-strong choir worked around their schedules in the sky and office – all to create a pitch
The live performance begins in the Heathrow Terminal 5 baggage
perfect performance. The colleague choir brings together cabin
hall as unsuspecting passengers collect their bags. Pippa sings 'Deck
crew, an engineer, pilot and head office colleagues. Composer and
the halls with boughs of holly, flying home in style to see our kin.'
Orchestrator, Richard Beadle, swapped his role on the West End as
It culminates with the soloists joining their supporting choir in the
Musical Director of the award-winning Hamilton to Musical Director
Arrivals Hall, amongst reuniting families and friends.
of the British Airways Choir as he led the aspiring singers. Richard trained up the choir and re-wrote the carol for a personalised welcome home to passengers with Deck the Arrivals Halls.
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This Christmas, 210 British Airways flights will take to the skies on airline will deliver over 1.5 million bags across the network from
ABOUT RICHARD BEADLE
now until December 27, and not forgetting the 100,000 traditional
Richard is a composer, orchestrator and Musical Director.
Christmas dinners that customers will be served up by the award-
He is currently MD of Hamilton and has worked on musicals
winning cabin crew.
such as Calendar Girls, The Bodyguard, The Addams Family,
December 25 and 721 flights will operate on New Year’s Eve. The
Priscilla Queen of The Desert, Betty Blue Eyes, Grease, Fame The Deck the Arrivals Halls performance, as well as behind the
and Blood Brothers. He composes music for television such
scenes footage of rehearsals, can be found on British Airways’
as the recent highly acclaimed BBC documentary The Choir,
Instagram and Facebook.
Our School by the Tower and the theme music for Gareth Malone’s All-Star Music Quiz. He also conducts and arranges for bands and orchestras all over the world.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at abports.co.uk
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STRONG HARVEST SEASON
DOUBLES GRAIN EXPORT VOLUMES AT PORT OF IPSWICH A BP’s Port of Ipswich has more than doubled its grain
The month of October was also very strong for ABP customers
export volumes this harvest season, reporting 500,000
COFCO International. Speaking about the increased volumes,
tonnes exported from the port in the months of June to
Tim Capey, COFCO International Chief Operating Officer, said,
We were pleased to handle a record tonnage through Ipswich
Grain Terminal during the month of October. The business handled
This represents more than a twofold increase in tonnage volumes
140,000 tonnes of grain and animal feed, the highest monthly
when compared with the figures in 2018, which saw the port export
tonnage since the facility opened in 1983. This high level of activity
around 200,000 tonnes of grain. In addition, the month of October
reflects the leading role that COFCO International and Ipswich
2019 saw 161,885 tonnes of grain exported via the port, representing
Grain Terminal play in the food and feed supply chain.
the highest traffic in 11 years. Together with the ABP’s other port in East Anglia, Ipswich handles The month of October was also strong for ABP’s customers
over two-million tonnes of agribulks annually and plays a vital role
Clarksons Port Services, who reported record-breaking volumes,
in supporting the regional economy.
having exported 68,809 tonnes and beating their previous record held since September 2008 at 64,186 tonnes.
We would like to thank our customers for working with us to ensure smooth operations at the port during the busy harvest
We were pleased to work closely with ABP’s Port of Ipswich
season. We have been investing in expanding storage capacity at the
in order to ensure we had adequate stores and equipment to look
port to meet the requirements of the agricultural sector, with more
after our customers through this extremely busy period. At times
developments currently underway, which will be unveiled in 2020.
we were loading four vessels, using all eight of our conveyors!
Paul Ager, Divisional Port Manager in East Anglia, ABP
Andy Rham, Managing Director, Clarkson Port Services
ELEMICA EXPANDS EXPERTISE INTO PHARMA SECTOR 16 DECEMBER 201 019 9
...IMPROVES SUPPLY CHAIN QUALITY & TRANSPARENCY
lemica, the leading Digital Supply Chain Network in the
Today 9 out of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies are already
chemical industry, has now extended its offerings to the
connected with the Elemica network, as they are already sending
pharmaceutical industry. Pharmaceutical Companies using
electronic purchase orders to Elemica clients.
Similar to our
Elemicaâ€™s solutions will now benefit from improved collaboration,
clients, pharmaceutical key players can now achieve full supply chain
visibility, quality management, traceability, and speed of execution
digization benefits, e.g. precise, real-time control of formulation
across their global supply chains.
For more than 20 years, Elemica has been architecting digital solutions to address complexity within chemical industry supply chains; globalisation, outsourcing, regulatory changes, quality control, operational efficiency, market agility, logistics, and sustainable growth. Now, Elemica will offer their robust next-gen platform and solutions to the Pharmaceutical Industry. Chemicals are a prime input to the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, these industries share synergies in supply chain challenges. This makes Elemicaâ€™s solutions a natural extension for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Arun Samuga, Chief Technology Officer, Elemica
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at elemica.com
Upon joining the Elemica network pharmaceutical
• Elemica BUY connects, automates and visualizes the multi-
manufacturers can extend their digitisation efforts
enterprise procure-to-pay process reducing supply chain risks.
utilising the following solutions:
The solution realizes this by ensuring 100% digitization of all orders, advance shipping notices, and invoice documents for
• Elemica’s Digital Supply Network captures real-time event and
oversight and strong supplier relationships.
transaction data within the pharmaceutical ERP solution from formulation and raw material suppliers to its customers being hospitals, distributors and pharmacies.
• For medications like blood vials that have short shelf lives, Elemica MOVE optimizes the just-in-time-delivery, through insights impacting timeliness of deliveries, distribution costs,
• Elemica QUALITY achieves digitized control of supplier material
sales and customer satisfaction.
quality and compliance for clients. The solution captures data temperature from IoT and other sensors connected to the
• Elemica Sell automates the order capture of the multi-
network. As a result partners are able to react to supply,
enterprise order-to-cash process. The system updates all
demand changes and risks in time.
inbound customer orders to the pharmaceutical ERP.
ABOUT ELEMICA Elemica is the leading Digital Supply Network for the process manufacturing industries. Elemica accelerates digital transformation by connecting, automating, anticipating, and then transforming inter-business supply chain processes for the products they buy, sell, move, and comply. Launched in 2000, customers process over $500B in commerce annually on the network.
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16 DECEMBER 201 019 9
QUALITY FREIGHT UK DELIVERS
MEGAMAX CRANES INTO LIVERPOOL2 CONTAINER TERMINAL L eading logistics specialist Quality Freight UK has overseen
This was a lengthy operation which started when the ZH25 left
the delivery of three megamax quayside cranes into the
Shanghai through to coordinating the pilots, tugs and berth positions
Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal.
involved in getting the ship into dock. As the ship owner’s agent, we were responsible for all of their requirements which included having
The company’s ships agency managed and coordinated the safe arrival
to organise the flight home to Shanghai for one of the crew members
and departure of the ZH25 transporter vessel. The vessel carrying
when a family member became ill.
the giant cranes set off from Shanghai on September 15 passing
Rod Kloezeman, General Manager at Quality Freight UK
south-east Asia, India, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa via the Cape of Good Hope en-route to Liverpool in a journey of over 30,000km
The safe arrival, unloading and departure of the ZH25 is a high-
(18,000m, 16,400nm). The super-structures were produced by
profile example of Quality Freight UK working closely with Peel
Chinese company, Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC), the
Ports. The integration of Quality Freight UK into the Peel Ports
largest heavy-duty equipment manufacturer in the world, as part
Group earlier this year means that we can now provide the complete
of a contract with Peel Ports worth more than £100m. Each crane
logistics solution to customers.
measures 92 metres high to the top of the frame, approximately
Sebastian Gardiner, Managing Director of Quality Freight UK
the same as Liverpool’s iconic Liver building, and 132 metres high when the boom is raised. Each crane weighs around 1600 tonnes.
An increasing number of businesses are understanding that it makes
The megamax cranes can operate at speeds more than 30 moves
more sense to ship products closer to their end destinations. The
per hour and facilitate 1,500 moves in each tidal window. They are
investment we’ve made in these cranes and elsewhere at the port is
capable of twin-pick and outreach of 24 containers up to 10 high on
crucial to providing us with the capacity to meet growing demand.
deck, and safe working loads of up to 85 tonnes. They can operate
Mark Whitworth, Chief Executive Officer of Peel Ports
in wind speeds of up to 55 miles per hour (88kmph).
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WHEN IT COMES TO AEO ACCREDITATION
ince the launch of AEO accreditation back in 2008, risk
Taking an average of six months to complete the process, each
management consultancy, VARTAN, has helped over 100
client works with a designated team at VARTAN. Miles continues,
companies work towards achieving this game-changing
The process involves being privy to some of a company’s most
‘trusted trader’ certification. Miles Vartan says,
confidential information, and so it’s essential there must be a dedicated team in place that a client can trust. Having gone through
In total, we’ve supported 100 companies
the process as many times as we have, we understand HMRC’s
achieve AEO, with two more currently being audited by HMRC.
expectations and can mitigate any risks or issues that could impede
And our 100% application success record speaks for itself. We’re
the project. We also only recommend clients apply when we’re
particularly proud of our AEO work as we’ve supported 10% of UK
100% confident they’re ready to be audited by HMRC.
companies applying for accreditation to reach their goal. Between 2008 and 2015, we guided just 17 companies through the process,
Like the England cricket team, Miles believes his company is in great
but in 2019 alone we worked with 40. And it’s not only logistics
shape for 2020. He adds:
companies looking to secure AEO’s advantages. We’re working with
Ben Stokes recently recognised for his efforts; I believe VARTAN is
research labs, metal finishers, food producers and manufacturers.
in its ascendency. Our reputation for AEO accreditation is growing
The benefits it brings are not just for the ‘big boys’, but any sized
fast, which is borne out by the fact we have seen an increase in
organisation smart enough to embrace the process. And, if you
companies registering their interest to work with us, month on
factor in the implications of Brexit at the end of January, AEO is
month. I’d urge anyone making plans for how they do business in
more critical than ever.
2020 to put AEO on their new year’s resolutions list.
Everyone has their moment, just like
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Another Vertical Boring Machine (VSM) transported by Fracht from
completed the complex multi-modal transportation of one
Germany to a North Yorkshire mining site, has broken the VSM
515 tonne tunnel boring machine, Mary, from the recently
depth record by 43 meters. The 435 tonne machine is now being
completed River Humber utility tunnel to its home in Germany,
decommissioned by the Fracht team, before following TBM Mary
whilst a second has claimed a world record.
back to Germany.
Tunnel-boring machines are highly specialised vehicles used to
Fracht planned and executed the safe transportation of TBM Mary,
from her German base in Baden-Wurttemberg to the River Humber site 18 months ago and now the same team is returning Mary to
The longer the tunnel, the more tunnel boring machines are sought
Germany, for servicing and refurbishment ahead of her next project.
by engineers, because they are so efficient, resulting in shortened completion times.
Starting with site and route surveys, the Project team at Fracht prepared every step of TBM Maryâ€™s journey to and from the River
Comprising cutter head, shield and primary machinery, tunnel boring
Humber site, including lifts, lashing and load plans on specialised
machines are complex and expensive to construct and, given their
road transport equipment, on a chartered vessel for shipment
immense size and weight, difficult to transport.
across the North Sea to Rotterdam where Frachtâ€™s team waited to secure the components by floating crane to barge, for upriver
Fracht has been transporting tunnel boring (TBM), shaft boring
movement to Germany.
(SBM) and vertical boring (VSM) machines for over two decades and has immense experience in the safe handling of these engineering
Prior to transport, Mary was broken down to 21 pieces for
giants, which vary in size but are always cylinder-shaped and heavy.
decontamination, with particular attention to potential contaminates on the 30 tonne cutter head, 70 tonne shield, 95 tonne machine can
Transported from its German base to site by Fracht, TBM (Mary) recently completed a 5km tunnel under the River Humber, for a high pressure gas pipeline from Goxhill to Paull, for the National Grid. Weighing it at over 500 tonnes TBM Mary is more than 190 metres in length.
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INDUSTRY NEWS 13 DECEMBER 201 019 9
INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY TO POWER THE
EVOLUTION OF STRETCH WRAP MACHINES IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE
tretch wrapping technology has witnessed a steady
Excessive market fragmentation to push
evolution since the time it was first launched in the
manufacturers to devise strong supply chain
industry. Smart technology and high-speed production
and pricing strategies
processes have been catalysts in the metamorphosis of stretch wrap
The global stretch wrap machines market is highly fragmented on
machines into more sophisticated engines driving automation in the
account of the presence of a large number of small and medium scale
global packaging industry. Designed with custom patterns, new-age
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stretch wrap machines ensure that minimum quantity of material
fueling the need for future ready growth strategies especially in terms
is used to protect products being loaded. Result â€“ reduction in
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materials, costs, and damages to the load, thereby bringing in more
reach the end consumer.
operational efficiency. Manufacturers are also making strategic modifications to their Technological innovations are catalysing rapid changes in the adoption
pricing strategies. Price optimisation along with an enhanced product
of stretch wrap machines across multiple industries and boosting
portfolio is critical to augment market share in the global market
sales in the global market as a consequence. A new research study
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pegs the consumption of stretch wrap machines at 231,810 units by
application specific products with a dedicated focus on research
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boosting demand and adoption of stretch wrap machines in these
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the global stretch wrap machines market owing to a large manufacturing
manufacturers of stretch wrap machines, as these machines will be in
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The growth scenario of stretch wrap machines in the markets of Latin America and the Middle East & Africa will remain stagnant throughout the period 2018 to 2028 owing to a poor manufacturing sector and lack of a well-defined stretch wrap machines supply chain structure. FORWARDER magazine
INDUSTRY NEWS 16 DECEMBER 201 019 9
GAC NORTH AMERICA OPENS 17TH AGENCY OFFICE TO
PROVIDE SHIPPING SERVICES AT LAKE CHARLES G AC North America has responded to the commencement of LNG exports from the Lake Charles area by opening
an office at the port to provide ship agency, husbandry
and ownersâ€™ protective agency services around the clock. It also
supports crude and products tankers as well as other vessels calling at the Louisiana deepwater port.
Located at the heart of the US Gulf Coast, the port of Lake Charles is the twelfth busiest port in the USA, according to the US Army Corps of Engineers waterborne statistics, with around 1,000 vessels calling annually. In light of growing exports of US-produced LNG and the
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Darren Martin, MD for shipping services, GAC North America
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TIACA OPENS ITS DOORS TO NEW AIR CARGO PLAYERS 11 DECEMBER 201 019 9
AGREEMENT SIGNED WITH NEUTRAL AIR PARTNER
he International Air Cargo Association or TIACA is
In another move to increase focus on stakeholders formerly not part
making significant changes in its approach to reach out to
of TIACA, an agreement is signed with Neutral Air Partner (NAP), a
all stakeholders in the air cargo value chain in a rapidly
premier global network of 250 leading air cargo architects and aviation
evolving and challenging global trade and commerce. It aims to truly
specialists from 150 countries. As part of the deal NAP members will
represent and unite the air cargo industry. TIACA has the ambition
automatically become a full member of TIACA. The partnership allows
to defend also the interests of members representing small, medium
both TIACA and NAP to work together on programs, conferences,
and start-up companies and support them through the challenges of
training and communication. Christos Spyrou, CEO of NAP, will as of
todayâ€™s business environment.
January 1st strengthen the board of TIACA.
As a first step, TIACA is restructuring its membership fee by
TIACA wants to bring together all actors and stakeholders, so
introducing a separate category for these small, medium and
together we can take up the challenges our industry is facing today and
start-up companies allowing them to become a full member at a
tomorrow. Collaboration and partnerships are and should be part of our
reduced rate. TIACA is also widening its vision to work on new
DNA, so this deal with NAP is a very good example of a win-win situation
initiatives with members from sectors which are new and unique
for both our organizations. We have not done enough in the past for a
but very crucial to the future of our industry. Companies in the
big group of companies in our industry, so with this deal and the new
development of drones, autonomous vehicles and unmanned aerial
membership opportunity for small and medium sized companies, we are
systems/vehicles for example are creating new opportunities for the
reaching out to them to join forces and further build this very interesting
air cargo industry. TIACA intends to facilitate the interest of these
and fascinating industry. With Christos joining the board, he will be ideally
companies for greater reach and support them towards authorities
placed to defend the interest of his members and other small and medium
sized companies. On top, he brings a wealth of experience in organising events and engaging members to an organisation. Steven Polmans, Chairman, TIACA
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TIACA under the new board of directors, led by Polmans, who is also
TIACA’s commitment to innovate the industry and to modernize
the Director of Cargo and Logistics at Brussels Airport Company, is
the process of air cargo transportation is impressive. We are
strengthening its position in the industry. Opening TIACA up to all
confident that working together with partners like these will drive
stakeholders in the air cargo logistics value chain and giving them a greater
direct value to our global customer base, and our members will
role is crucial both to the association’s development and to ensuring that
acquire extensive knowledge and industry-leading expertise.
the air cargo industry’s voice is heard more widely as a result.
Christos Spyrou, Chief Executive Officer, NAP
ABOUT NEUTRAL AIR PARTNER (NAP)
Neutral Air Partner is the premier global network of leading
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), launched
air cargo architects and aviation specialists. Our aim is to
in the early 1990s, is the only organization that represents all
inject a greater degree of advanced air cargo expertise into
segments of the air cargo supply chain. TIACA’s origin is traced
the logistics industry, revive specialization, and to drive
back to 1960, when a committee of the Society of Automotive
airfreight and express buying power across the air cargo
Engineers in the USA launched the first Air Cargo Forum to
explore the needs of the emerging air cargo industry.
The organization was founded in Hong Kong on 2016 by a
A not-for-profit association TIACA supports, informs, and
group of logistics entrepreneurs and consultants sharing the
connects companies and organizations of all sizes with the
common goal of creating an innovative platform of air cargo
aim of developing an efficient, modern, and unified air cargo
specialists, to service the logistics and aviation community.
industry worldwide. TIACA champions businesses of every
Our objective is to build competitive advantages through a
size and helps shape policies which affect all of its members.
platform of like-minded air cargo experts , customized cargo
It provides a unifying voice for the industry and constantly
community tools, and by setting new standards of excellence
works for global standards.
for our business. TIACA aims to inform both the public and its members about The network presently counts over 250 like-minded air cargo
the role and importance of air cargo, and latest industry
specialists from 150 countries (by invite only) dedicated to
and technical trends. TIACA hosts to major events for the
providing innovative air cargo solutions to the international
industry – the biennial Air Cargo Forum (ACF) and the
freight logistics & aviation community, placing the group as
biennial Executive Summit. It regularly organizes training and
one of the largest air cargo services providers worldwide.
career development programs.
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For more details, visit the TIACA’s website and download the Press Kit.
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THE FERRETTO GROUP TO SUPPLY THE
FIRST AUTOMATIC STORAGE SYSTEM IN THE PAPER & PACKAGING SECTOR IN RUSSIA
he first automated storage system for the paper and packaging
Specifically, the new automated storage system will be housed in a
sector in Russia will bear the name of the Ferretto Group.
34 m high building next to the production facilities and will occupy
The Italian company has in fact signed an agreement for the
an area of 3,000 square meters. The system will be equipped with
construction of a material storage and handling plant for NKBK, a
stacker cranes for picking and storing pallets, while the handling
top Russian player in the paper market based in Naberezhnye Chelny,
operations at the head positions will be carried out by the shuttles
Republic of Tatarstan. Construction work on the storage system, which
included in the Fast Ring monorail transport system. The solution
will have a capacity of 16,000 pallets, is scheduled to start in April 2020.
designed by the Ferretto Group will enable NKBK to automate warehouse operations, solving all space problems and optimising the
This is a significant job in the Russian market, a project that is of great interest to us, also considering that we are already engaged in the creation of a self-supporting automatic pallet storage system at a controlled temperature of -20Â°C for a large Moscow-based company operating in the food industry. Going back to the paper project, together with the client and SIKO, our partner in Russia, we have carried out the studies and analysis needed to develop a design which enables us to meet the client's needs and is the result of our extensive experience and innovative solutions. With this project, we continue and reinforce the internationalization that increasingly characterizes the Ferretto Group activities. Riccardo Ferretto, Chairman, Ferretto Group
production and shipment process. The automatic storage system will be completed by the end of 2021.
FERRETTO GROUP Founded in Vicenza, Italy in 1956, Ferretto Group SpA is one of the leading manufacturers of storage and material handling solutions. Thanks to its over sixty years of experience and a continuous investment in innovation and research, the company designs and produces a complete range of solutions for the needs of each sector and application. It offers metal shelving, industrial mezzanines, automatic storage and
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FRATELLI COSULICH UK JOINS
...THE FREIGHT & LOGISTICS DIVISION OF THE FRATELLI COSULICH GROUP
or over 160 years the Cosulich Family has led the Fratelli
In January 2020 Fratelli Cosulich UK join the freight & logistics
Cosulich Group and is now in its 6th generation.
division of the Fratelli Cosulich Group, Express Global.
From its beginnings in 1857 as a ship owner the Fratelli
Founded in 1999 and headed by Managing Director Alessandro
Cosulich Group has diversified to offer services ranging from bunkering
Giuliani, Express Global are strategically based in New York,
to catering, travel to insurance and yachting to freight forwarding.
Shenzhen, Shanghai, Genova, Milan, Naples, Venice, Ravenna, Koper and Belgrade.
Throughout this time the company has remained true to its core values: shipping cargo and focusing on customer care that only a
A new management team is in place to oversee the change and to
family-owned business can deliver.
deliver Express Globalâ€™s vision to become the logistics partner of choice in the UK.
Fratelli Cosulich as a group has a proud history and heritage and continued success by always looking forwards, pre-empting industry
Steve Townley joined as Branch Manager in July, having spent over 20
changes and adapting to meet customer needs.
years working in supply chain, shipping and digital freight forwarding.
In 2004 Fratelli Cosulich established its UK freight division in
For over 160 years Fratelli Cosulich has provided a first-class
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Europe to the UK.
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From three staff in 2004 the company has grown to a multimodal
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WORLD’S BIGGEST BREAKBULK PLAYERS TO EXHIBIT 16 DECEMBER 201 019 9
AT ANTWERP XL 2020
ntwerp XL, the world’s only event dedicated exclusively
Antwerp XL will also host Belgium’s leading forwarders, including
to maritime breakbulk, returns to the Antwerp Expo on
Aprojects and Challenge International Belgium, both of whom
21st-23rd April 2020 with an expanded show floor filled
exhibited at the debut show.
with 150 major players from around the globe and operating across the breakbulk supply chain.
The event is expanding its international reach. New exhibitor, Finland-based Danir 19, for instance, will showcase its expertise in shipping and chartering,
While the majority of 2019’s exhibitors will be returning, plenty
RoRo, heavy lift vessels, barges, floating cranes, sea-river solutions and
of ports, freight forwarders, ocean carriers and shipping agents
port operations. Also exhibiting will be M-STAR PROJECTS powered
will be exhibiting their services at Antwerp XL for the first time.
by Herfurth Logistics, the forwarder that operates all over the world,
These include two of Europe’s leading port complexes, the Port of
including in France and Turkey. The organisation specialises in the handling
Dover and HAROPA. The former handles 300,000 tonnes of project
and shipping of part loads with exceptional dimensions and weights.
cargo on an annual basis, facilitated by reefer ships, geared and RoRo vessels. HAROPA handles the largest bulk carriers in the world,
Visitors to Antwerp XL’s exhibition will be able to connect with
serving the construction and building materials industries. The port’s
the best-known ocean carriers from North America, such as
infrastructure is adapted to enable it to receive ships that measure
Höegh Autoliners and Canada’s Blue Water Shipping. The latter
over 20,000 TEUs.
specialises in providing transport and logistics solutions to oil and gas and renewable energy projects. Its services range from small
The Egyptian Maritime Consultant Office (EMCO) is another new
courier shipments to transporting complete oil rigs from one
exhibitor. The agency covers all major Egyptian ports, handling all
continent to another. It also presents short and deep-sea solutions,
types of vessels, such as timber, general cargo, heavy lift and offshore
allowing the transportation of turbines, foundations, cables and
petroleum service vessels. The organisation specialises in freight
other wind components. Fednav, Canada’s largest ocean-going bulk
forwarding, project cargo and sea freights.
shipping company, also returns to Antwerp XL in 2020. The leading international user of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System will be promoting its modern fleet of close to 100 bulk carriers.
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Other shipping agents booked to attend include Boeckmans België
Antwerp XL takes place from the 21st to the 23rd April 2020
and Belgo-Iberian Maritime. The former is involved in linear services,
at the Antwerp Expo, with early bird tickets available until 31st
parcel services, full charters and project cargoes. Visitors to Belgo-
January 2020. For more information on visiting the exhibition,
Iberian Maritime’s stand will learn how it specialises in transporting
booking as a delegate for the training, or exhibiting, please call
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The organisation works in close co-operation with local stevedores, adjusting to the ever-increasing needs of a competitive steel market.
To see the vast majority of exhibitors not only returning but being
joined by even more of the world’s ports, freight forwarders, ocean
Easyfairs organises and hosts live events, bringing communities
carriers and shipping agents, shows that the event has quickly
together to visit the future.
We were thrilled with the support our debut show had in 2019.
become an important date in the breakbulk calendar. Mark Rimmer, Division Director, Antwerp XL
The company currently organises 220 events in 17 countries (Algeria, Belgium, China, Denmark, the Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States) and manages 10 event venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden (Antwerp, Ghent, Mechelen-Brussels North, Namur, Gorinchem, Hardenberg, Venray, Gothenburg, Malmö and Stockholm). Easyfairs employs more than 750 people and generated revenues exceeding €171 million for its financial year 2018-2019.
ABOUT ANTWERP XL
Easyfairs strives to be the most adaptable, agile and effective
Antwerp XL is a three-day exhibition and conference for the
player in the events industry by employing committed
breakbulk industry. Industry leaders will meet to discover,
individuals, deploying the best marketing and technology
innovate and connect at the Antwerp Expo, Belgium, from
tools and developing strong brands.
the 21st to the 23rd April 2020. Breakbulk professionals will attend to exhibit, network and learn from the experts.
In 2018 Easyfairs was named Belgium’s 'Entrepreneur of the Year ®' and in 2019 it was named a 'Best Managed Company'
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INDUSTRY NEWS 17 DECEMBER 201 019 9
TPN DRIVER IS PRAISED FOR HEROISM AFTER
PROTECTING AN ELDERLY CUSTOMER A driver for TPN Member Pallet Network Anglia has been
The lady’s family wrote to TPN almost immediately to thank Wayne
praised by a customer’s family after he rang an ambulance
for his heroic actions.
and stayed for two hours sheltering an old lady from the
During the delivery my mother tripped when coming out of her
bungalow and fell and broke her hip. Wayne phoned an ambulance
Driver Wayne Betts was delivering a tree to a bungalow in
and stayed with her in the driving rain for at least two hours waiting
Dersingham, Kings Lynn, last week, when the 86 year old recipient
for help which eventually did arrive,
tripped as she left her property and broke her hip. Wayne instantly
mother is now recovering in hospital.
wrote her son, who says his
called an ambulance and, knowing that it was unsafe to move her, stayed with the lady for two hours in the pouring rain waiting for paramedics to arrive.
This is a true example of human behaviour above business and I would hate to think that Wayne got into trouble for doing so. If Wayne is typical of your company, then that is a massive credit to
Wayne phoned the office and the whole team rallied around to
get all of his deliveries shifted to other vehicles so that he could stay with the lady until we knew she was safe and cared for.
Needless to say, Wayne did not get into trouble for his actions
Matt Gilbert, Operations Manager, Pallet Network Anglia
but has been praised by everyone in the network. Another TPN driver, Dan Binns, recently won a commendation from the Chief
The PNA traffic team comprising James Judge, Kelly Wilding and
Superintendent after halting his collection round on the Halifax
Gareth Turner worked tirelessly to ensure that other customers
flyover to save a man who was attempting suicide.
would not be inconvenienced while Wayne sheltered the injured lady. TPN MD Mark Duggan says: I wouldn’t have dreamed of leaving her,
and Dan and the teams that supported them. They embody everything
know how long the ambulance would take but she was lying in the
that is great about TPN – a commitment to integrity, excellence and
pouring rain. I tried to reassure her while keeping her as warm and
doing the right thing. Our OneTeamTPN culture is all about looking
dry as possible.
after one another, and these drivers are a credit to that.
We are extremely proud of Wayne
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TPN driver who works for Halifax-based Claude Hellowell
award spells out that I saved someone’s life. And I guess that means
recently received a commendation for saving the life of
his loved ones were saved a whole lot of heartache too.
a man intent upon suicide on Halifax flyover last spring. Dan was awarded a District Chief Superintendent’s Commendation
27-year-old Dan Binns, who has been a truck driver for 18 months,
which reads: For your courageous and selfless actions in intervening and
was returning to base after collecting palletised freight from local
restraining a male who was intent on committing suicide. Your actions
undoubtedly saved the man’sSOLUTIONS life. PROFESSIONAL UK WAREHOUSING
customers. He saw a man standing at the edge of Burdock Way flyover, and stopped his vehicle to check everything was OK.
n Advertise space n simply Finddrove space Most people past. Maybe they didn’t realise what was happening or they were just focused on getting home. n Extensive UK
coverage n All types of When he realised the man was sobbing, Dan put his arms around him and held him, warehousing both for comfort and so that he couldn’t jump. I just talked n to him, saying we could go for a walk, or for pizza Handling & order or beer. Anything to keep him focused on something positive until management the police arrived. n Flexible terms n Pay asdidyou Unfortunately when the police arrive, go things didn’t go to plan. The man panicked and away from advice the police, racing down the bridge nbroke Leasing and toward the railing. He was half way over the railing when I caught support But I needed to check.
Unfortunately Dan couldn’t attend the ceremony.
I was flying to
Valencia that day. The Under 16s football team I coach had a Spanish tour. But getting the award meant a lot to me. It brought home what I’d done that night. Dan says he loves his job, but when he first qualified as a truck driver he found long distance work was not for him.
I gave up trunking
and went back to my rigids. I’m a people person and I love meeting my customers every day and being part of my community. Dan is a great part of our team. He’s a lovely lad, and he’s won Employee of the Month twice in the past year. He’s also very fond of his TPN caps. He usually has at least three in his cab! Chris Lord, MD, Claude Hellowell
him, grabbing a fistful of his coat...you’re not jumping on my watch, mate,
TPN MD Mark Duggan says: We’re very proud of Dan and NETWORK - FLEXIBILITY - SERVICE
says Dan who hauled the man to safety and kept him pinned to the
ground until the police could safely collect him and take him to hospital.
the selflessness and bravery he showed. We’d like to think he
reflects the very best of our values as a network. I hope he’ll be CALL TODAY Due to confidentiality I can’t know any more about him, but I’ve an inspiration to other young people who might consider joining been told he’s still alive and I hope he’s OK. It was a01604 very surreal 842244 the logistics industry. experience. I didn’t think about what I was doing at the time but the firstname.lastname@example.org 17 DECEMBER 201 019 9 www.warehouse-space.co.uk
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How businesses can proﬁt from a dedicated Customs specialist
Thomas Holton, Customs Director at Gerlach UK outlines the top 5 beneﬁts for working with a customs service provider and shares helpful insights. The recent attention around Brexit has brought Customs to the fore front of everyone’s mind and as the head of Gerlach Customs Services in the UK I have been inundated with Customs support requests from small single traders to billion pound multinational companies. These conversations always start with a discussion around Brexit and how they minimise logistical delays of product to keep the supply chain moving. At Gerlach, I think we perhaps handle such requests in a different way to most. As we are the largest neutral Customs service provider in Europe and because of our span and coverage we do not just offer to mitigate Brexit risk in the UK but are able to offer a single solution to mitigate a company’s Brexit risk for all of their trade in all of the European countries. Our ability to offer a one stop solution for Customs for Brexit has raised some questions from our Customers around capability and capacity “if you can do this for Brexit can you do it for our rest of world imports/exports?” and our simple answer to this, is yes.
So what are the beneﬁts of using one Customs broker to handle all imports and exports, why should you look to use a dedicated Customs specialist?
There are many beneﬁts of having one single Customs broker and I think although not an exhaustive list some of the most important ones are: 1. You have a single point of contact to understand the status of all of your shipments regardless of who is carrying them, the beneﬁt being audits are made easier to track. 2. By reducing the amount of companies completing entries you reduce the possibility of variance in your process which reduces risk (different companies complete formalities in different ways with different systems). It also means that the broker will become more familiar with your products and processes and can therefore identify anomalies more easily. 3. You are able to negotiate a more competitive rate for clearance; increased volume normally means decreased rates. With this in mind you will also only receive one set of invoices for your Customs formalities, which is beneﬁcial for accounts but also in understanding your TCO (total cost of ownership). 4. You only need one set of SOP’s (standard Operating Procedures) and one set of KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators). 5. Integrating with your systems, should you currently or at any point in the future want any data interfaced (either way); this would only need to be done once.
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What do I see as the beneﬁts of using a dedicated and specialist Customs Broker? • One of the main beneﬁts is the knowledge and experience; a specialist Customs brokerage ﬁrm will employee highly experienced people and is able to call on their experience and skills to help improve both internal and customer processes. • Another signiﬁcant beneﬁt is the impartiality; a specialised Customs brokerage focuses solely on Compliance and Customs regulations. They ensure that your goods are free to move when you need them. They do not get involved with your company’s decision on who and how you want to move your product, only that it is done in a compliant way. • Specialist brokers, tend to have large teams so this means that your goods are never held up in the event of absence or in holiday season.
Where does Gerlach stand out against all others offering Customs services? The Gerlach brand is synonymous with quality and Customs compliance. The company was founded over 100 years ago and has continued to go from strength to strength. Gerlach has grown to in excess of 750 Customs experts, specialising in Brokerage and Consultancy. We pride ourselves on employing only the highest calibre of staff who are able to help you improve compliance, reduce risk and where possible cost in your processes. We have a very strong and established Customs brokerage network and we are now growing it even further and developing capabilities to support with wider Customs Consultancy. This year alone we have supported businesses with internal awareness trainings, process creation and documentation and have guided multiple companies through the challenges and changes required to gain AEO accreditation as well as various other authorisations.
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BIFA CUSTOMS-RELATED TRAINING COURSES FEBRUARY 2019
NOW CPD ACCREDITED
he British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has announced that both of its Customs-
related training courses now have official Continuous Professional Development (CPD) accreditation.
ABOUT DACHSER A family-owned company headquartered in Kempten,
CPD accreditation is one of the highest standards for both
Germany, Dachser offers transport logistics,
academic and practical qualifications, ensuring teaching and learning
warehousing, and customer-specific services in two
remain up to date.
business fields: Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser Road Logistics. The later consists of two business
Getting your courses CPD accredited to prove that they have
lines: Dachser European Logistics and Dachser Food
a structured, practical and methodical approach is essential.
Logistics. Comprehensive contract-logistics services
It indicates to employers and HR practitioners that the courses have
and industry-specific solutions round out the company’s
reached a certain standard. It gives them confidence that by sending
offerings. A seamless shipping network—both in Europe
their staff on one of our courses those employees will be obtaining
and overseas—and fully integrated IT systems ensure
and developing the skills to maintain a sustainable and competitive
intelligent logistics solutions worldwide.
advantage. As you would expect, we have seen a massive surge in Customs training enquiries so to have both courses accredited is
Thanks to some 30,600 employees at 399 locations all
fantastic news. We also have our one-day Introduction to Import
over the globe, Dachser generated consolidated net
and Export course accredited and will also have accreditation for
revenue of approximately EUR 5.6 billion in 2018. That
all apprentice activities as well, such as behind-the-scene tours and
same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 83.7
million shipments weighing 41.3 million metric tons.
Carl Hobbis, Training Development Manager, BIFA
Country organizations represent Dachser in 44 countries.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at dachser.com
lobal logistics provider Dachser is proud to announce
Monitoring the processes, identifying bottlenecks and improving
that its optimised customs clearance process was key
methods were the determining factors to ensure the company's
to Tetra Pak – the multinational food packaging and
position in the ranking, according to the Tetra Pak executive.
processing company – being recognised with a first-place airport efficiency ranking by the Viracopos Airport in Brazil. The specific
Optimised and co-ordinated internal processes, articulated
award acknowledges Tetra Pak as number one in the Special
and timed with the customs procedure at the airport are key to
Regime Segment of the Logistics Efficiency Ranking of Linha Azul
success. Together with Tetra Pak, we focus on operational and
in Viracopos/Campinas (SP) in the 'Immediate Boarding' category.
communication processes and increased efficiency, concludes Caldana.
With an exclusive customer-oriented team, Dachser is responsible for 100% of the company's import and export authorisations in Brazil. We have a dedicated team of professionals focused on the operations of our customer, TetraPak. Our goal is to properly forecast and anticipate opportunities and challenges prior to the arrival of the cargo, reducing the release time and ensuring better logistic efficiency. João Paulo Caldana, Managing Director, Dachser Brazil
DACHSER BRAZIL OPTIMIZES
TETRA PAK’S CUSTOMS CLEARANCE PROCESS
Tetra Pak noticed progress in the efficiency of its operations, achieving the best time in customs clearance for several months in a row.
There are great challenges to the operations, but we can, in our partnership with Dachser, optimise them increasingly. We are confident that excellent results such as these will continue to be achieved. Fernanda Gomes, Foreign Trade Manager, Tetra Pak
CUSTOMS CHECKS BAD FOR BUSINESS OCTOBER 2019
IN NORTHERN IRELAND, SAYS RHA either side of the Irish border would harm the economy.
he Road Haulage Association warns that customs posts on
This follows reports that the government proposes that
The Road Haulage Association is the only UK organisation
customs clearance zones be set up to check goods and paperwork.
solely dedicated to those with responsibility for the
Businesses on both sides of the border currently benefit from
movement of goods by road. Members range from owner-
free access; customs formalities would simply lead to delays and
operators to those with fleets in excess of 1,000 vehicles.
The Association has over 7000 operators in membership who between them account for 250,000 UK registered heavy
RHA Northern Ireland policy manager, John Martin has urged the Government to strike a deal with the EU which will keep goods flowing freely across the border. All parties need to take stock, drop the red lines and compromise to solve the problem. Time is running out and all parties around the table need to stop political posturing and make a deal. If reports that the Government proposes customs posts are true it’s clear they haven’t been listening to businesses in Northern Ireland. It’s crucial we maintain unfettered access both ways to ensure the continued and efficient movements of goods.
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NETWORK OF CUSTOMS AGENCIES P EKAES, Pangea Member in Poland and a leading logistics
PEKAES observes a steady increase in interest in customs services
service provided, opened a Customs Agency in Białystok,
among Clients. At the Customs Agency in Błonie, among other
which ensures efficient clearance of imported and exported
things, diplomatic packages are cleared. In the office in Czechowice-
goods handled by PEKAES distribution network. Its opening stems
Dziedzice, the company provides export clearance services for
from growing demand for customs services and the development
goods to the Republic of South Africa, Chile, Afghanistan, as well as
of cooperation with countries such as Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.
electrical equipment to Vietnam, Nigeria, New Zealand and various
The company is already announcing further investments in this area.
products to Bahrain.
The new customs services location in PEKAES distribution
PEKAES strengthens its network of customs agencies with a
network is a reaction to the Client’s demand. Currently it is
view also to the changes that will result from Brexit. We have all
possible to make customs declarations in standard procedures in
the necessary permits and procedures in place necessary to handle
Białystok. PEKAES plans to launch further services in the customs
the exchange of goods with non-EU countries.
area for Clients in Białystok – first of all simplified procedures and
Marek Tkaczyk, Director, PEKAES International Network
temporary storage warehouse. The PEKAES Group currently has three customs agencies, and The development of customs services in PEKAES results not
additional customs orders are processed also by Maritime Forwarding
only from a constant increase in the number of cargoes entrusted
Departments in Gdynia and Szczecin and the Air Freight Forwarding
to us by our Clients, but also from expanding cooperation with
Department in Warsaw.
our business partners from all over Europe within the international general cargo services. Our company provides professional advice, and represents clients before customs authorities and other state institutions, such as SANEPID, WIJHARS. We also provide a number of additional services, such as handling TIR and ATA carnets and security measures for the transport of goods under Community transit procedures. Maciej Bachman, President of the Management Board, PEKAES
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at pangea-network.com
ABOUT PEKAES GROUP PEKAES Groupis a leading logistics group comprising the following companies: PEKAES Sp. z o.o., Chemikals Sp. z o.o., Spedycja Polska SPEDCONT Sp. z o.o.
service throughout the entire supply chain - it offers a
ABOUT PANGEA LOGISTICS NETWORK
full package of warehouse logistics services, domestic
Pangea Logistics Network was launched in December 2010
and international groupage distribution and domestic,
and comprises strong, well-established air- and ocean freight
international, sea and air, rail forwarding, as well as bulk
forwarders and consolidators. It now has 180 members
logistics and intermodal services.
operating from 400 bases in 95 countries, collectively
PEKAES Sp. z o.o. is one of the largest companies in the TFL sector. PEKAES provides comprehensive customer
handling over 1.5 million bookings per annum. PEKAES has one of the most effective networks of domestic distribution terminals, rail container and transhipment
Pangea members benefit from a financial incentive program
terminals in Poland and a network of a dozen of foreign
covering all shipments routed between members, supported
partners in all key European countries. The company employs
by a centralised payment protection system. They also
over 1,100 people in 19 Polish branches, 3 railway container
have access to CHAMPâ€™s web-based freight forwarding
and transshipment terminals and 6 logistic warehouses.
system, Logitude, which enables them to manage quotes, shipments, bookings and consolidations more efficiently and
PEKAES invests in the latest IT solutions and continues to
cost-effectively, without major financial outlay. Logitude
improve its logistics operations, thus ensuring the highest
supports the IATA e-AWB and e-freight initiatives, facilitating
quality of provided services. More information about the
electronic data interchange with some 100 airlines.
PEKAES Group can be found on their websites: For a list of members, visit pangea-network.com/members www.pekaes.pl www.spedcont.pl
Pangea Logistics Network, is part of the Pangea Group that
also includes Connecta Airfreight Network.
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IN THE BUSINESS & STILL GOING STRONG Dave Hughes (Managing Director), Dave Lewis (Director) and the team are celebrating the 20th year of Retail Transport Services Ltd...
nÂ December 1999 when we were all fretting about the impact of the Millennium would have on our computer systems and cars, Dave Hughes set up Retail Transport Services Ltd (RTS) from a small offi ce in Coventry armed with the technology of the day; a computer, Nokia phone and fax machine.
In the course of their 20 years, the company have been through a lot of changes, thankfully technology investments (the fax machines and Nokiaâ€™s have gone).
DAVE SAYS... We take our quality seriously; it’s like a badge of honour... yes, we are this good.
ogistics is a job that requires immediate answers, the best
RTS now have a combined total of more than 250 years in the business
way to do that is to be contactable 24/7, whether that is by
(this is just the operators on the desks) and rely on the vast knowledge
a call, text, email or skype we have to be available.
the staff encompass from their varied range of logistics backgrounds.
Dave Lewis, Director
Not content with standing still, the company forges forward to expand services, invest in new computer systems, training and quality standards.
Today the company is a very different set up: their Express service is the core of the business. From the small office they have moved
With an increase in non-GDP pharmaceutical shipments,
several times and have now settled into a much larger brand-new
GDP (Good Distribution Practice) compliance seemed
office development on Corporation street (the old Co-op building)
like a natural step, it is now supported with ISO9001:2015.
staying in the city of origin and soon to be the city of culture.
We take our quality seriously; it’s like a badge of honour... yes, we are this good.
The company has evolved with year on year growth and new staff
Dave Hughes, Managing Director
in Coventry. Yet RTS were set for more expansion when their satellite office launched in Manchester in 2014 expanding services
Their quality-management system is compliant with EU guidelines on
and logistical knowledge even further.
GDP (2013/C 343/01), MHRA Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Distributors 2017 which is supported with ISO9001:2015 UKAS. They
The Manchester team have been an important and valued
are very proud to still hold the same values 20 years later, to offer their
addition to RTS, providing the same high level of quality and service.
clients an open and honest approach to transport with knowledge and
It’s important to us that we all have the same ethos to keep the
experience, albeit with a bit more back up and procedures. With the
company consistent and happy.
increase of exports and imports into Europe year on year they hope
Dave Hughes, Managing Director
it won’t be long before the company will expand further...
ASK THE EXPERTS
rexit – specifically the risk of a no-deal Brexit – has
Before the creation of the European Single Market in 1993,
propelled customs clearance into the forefront of the
there were 105 customs agents operating in the port of Dover.
industry’s minds for much of 2019. With three Brexit
However, because of reduced demand since free movement of
deadlines missed and another scheduled for 31st Jan 2020,
goods in 1993, Dover has been operating with just 5 port agents
the issue looks set to continue into yet another year. In this
dealing with imports and exports outside of the EU. And while
article John Lucy, Manager of International Transport & Trade
currently, there are 55 million customs declarations made in the
Procedures at FTA, the voice of logistics, outlines how Brexit
UK each year, post-Brexit the number of customs declarations
may impact customs clearance procedures.
is expected to rise above 200 million. As a result, the number of customs agents in both the UK and connecting EU RoRo
Currently, trade between the UK and EU operates across
ports will need to increase significantly to meet industry needs
a frictionless border with no barriers to movement. If the
post Brexit. In FTA’s opinion, this is particularly important given
withdrawal agreement is ratified, there will be few changes
that volumes of traffic are far higher today than they were in
until a trading agreement is, or is not, reached at the end of
1993 and are forecast to continue increasing. The government
December 2020. However, under this new trade agreement, or
has recognised this need and has released a series of customs
in the event of a no-deal Brexit should the withdrawal or trade
training and IT equipment grants to allow industry to upskill and
agreement not be passed, the frictionless border will change.
increase capacity as part of their Brexit preparations, a decision
The fact is, any type of Brexit arrangement which involves leaving
welcomed by the logistics industry.
the EU customs union and/or single market will result in new procedures for traders as freight crosses customs territories.
Post-Brexit driver-accompanied freight will involve drivers
It is also important to note that there will be checks of some
stopping at designated offices of departure to have their transit
kind operating in both directions, particularly from the UK
customs documents either scanned or wet stamped when they
into the EU. It will be essential that customs authorities know
leave the UK and enter the EU, or vice versa. As a result, there
what goods are passing through their borders and as such, pre-
are expectations that any future border architecture in the UK
import or export information will be required for processing all
beyond Brexit will become increasingly digital and automated,
import and export movements. All UK exports will require the
with data integration and traceability at its core to enable a so-
relevant customs, safety and security declarations, in addition to
called 'drive through,' smart border. This in turn will accelerate
any necessary agricultural products or controlled goods licences
the development and digitalization of customs documentation,
or specific cargo certificates. The EU has also noted that there
an area that the EU is actively promoting.
will be 100% documentary checks on all animal or plant-based products being imported, as well as 20-50% physical checks on certain products such as meat or honey.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at fta.co.uk
While digital documentation is still in trial stages, in order to
Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having
be a viable solution, all trading nations would need to legally
an impact on more than seven million people employed in
adopt the strategy. The switch would be a lengthy process and
the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new
would not take place overnight to suit the UK’s immediate needs
technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the
post-Brexit. Furthermore, digital documentation would still
way goods move across borders and through the supply chain,
require a significant capacity increase in both customs officials
logistics has never been more important to UK plc. A champion
and customs agents.
and challenger, FTA speaks to government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail,
In the view of FTA, there are still many questions regarding
sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services
customs clearance procedures and processes that need to
such as retailers and manufacturers.
be addressed. The UK government needs to give careful consideration to the impacts of a no-deal Brexit, which still
remains a possibility, as well as look ahead to the longer-term
Manager of International Transport & Trade Procedures, FTA
EU trade agreement. The logistics industry is highly adaptable however to know what it is preparing for, questions need to be answered in advanced.
...THE BREXIT BARRIERS FORWARDER magazine
ASK THE EXPERTS
ith the UK’s imminent departure from Europe, UK
Commodity codes are a number broken down into chapters
companies will need to prepare for the UK becoming
with paragraphs and sub paragraphs as they become more
a ‘third country’ to the EU. The term ‘third country’
detailed. You will need to classify your goods accurately – this
simply means a country that is not a member of the European Union.
determines the duty rate and if there are any restrictions or
As a third country UK importers may be required to make UK
additional duties (such as excise or anti-dumping duty) on the
customs declarations depending on the final trade deal. It has been
goods entering the country.
estimated that approximately 180,000 traders will make customs declarations for the first time when the UK leaves the EU. So what is required for an import Customs Declaration?
Reason for Import / Customs Procedure Code Probably the most obvious point is: you will need to declare why you are importing the goods. This is extremely
important, as it will affect how UK import duty and VAT would apply to the shipment (if at-all). There are many different reasons on why
Supplier Commercial Invoice
you would import goods such as...
A commercial invoice is the invoice most suited for international trade, as it is the most comprehensive. It should state
‘Commercial Invoice’ and contain all the required information such as...
• A commercial purchase • Samples • Goods return for repair
• Invoice number and date generated
• An exhibition or trade show
• Payment terms e.g. 30 or 60 days etc.
• Name of seller & company address details • Name of buyer & company address details
Each reason has a different and specific customs procedure code (CPC).
Plain language description of the goods/
clearance for both import and export shipments travelling to or from
This is referred to as ‘goods classification’ – what are the
the EU and countries outside the EU. If you are a VAT registered
goods, what are they made of and what are they for? When the goods
company you should apply for an EORI number as soon as possible
have been classified with HMRC they will be given a commodity
to avoid any delays. You will need the EORI number before the goods
code. Commodity codes are also referred to as tariff codes, tariff
arrive in the UK. It generally takes three to five working days for
number or tariff headings. They are all referring to how your items
HMRC to process an EORI application and the number becomes
are classified for customs purposes.
active for you to use the day after issue.
• Description of items purchased and part numbers • Total cost including any Tax payable • Incoterms • Country of Origin declaration • Harmonised tariff / commodity code information
Company EORI number and VAT number EORI is an acronym and stands for Economic Operator Registration Identification. The system began in July 2009
and replaced the Traders Unique Reference Number (TURN). An EORI number is assigned to importers and exporters by HMRC, and
is used in the process of customs entry declarations and customs
Deferment Approval Number (DAN)
Customs Clearance Delays
A deferment account is used for the payment of import
A delay in customs clearance can work out costly due to bonded
duty and VAT allowing duty to be deferred for up to 1
warehouse storage fees. Warehouse storage is normally charged after
month. A deferment account is set up with Customs, subject to an
three working days but check with your shipping agent as this can vary.
agreed maximum limit. The limit is usually sufficient to cover a full monthâ€™s customs duty and import VAT. If your company does not
Keep in mind you can prepare all the required information for an
have a DAN you can normally use your shipping agents but be aware
import customs declaration as soon as you have the copy commercial
there is normally a percentage charge so if you import regularly
invoice from your supplier. The more prepared you are the smoother
you own DAN will avoid this extra cost. Deferment accounts are
the process will be.
available to companies with 3 years VAT records. Andrew Kennedy CMILT ESCM, Logistics Manager, Kitagawa Europe Limited
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ne of the significant benefits of shipping to and
arrived in and get distributed from that same location you avoid
from Felixstowe is the availability of port-centric
any wasted freight miles – which is excellent for the company’s
logistics, which is the term used to describe logistics
bottom line and also good news for the environment too.
and distribution services based at the port where goods arrive. A brilliant alternative to inland depots and centrally located
As well as reducing costs, port-centric logistics can also
national distribution centres, port-centric logistics allow you
streamline operations and improve customer service because
to store your shipment at the port thus reducing the number
containers are unloaded, checked, stored, picked and
of handling stages throughout your storage and distribution
distributed from a single port based location. As a result,
process, saving both time and money. Favoured by some the
customers benefit from lower costs, shorter lead times, a
UK’s largest retailers such as Tesco and Asda, port-centric
more efficient supply chain, reduced carbon footprint and cost-
logistics is rapidly gaining popularity as businesses look for ways
effective logistics and distribution.
to streamline their supply chains and reduce their impact on the environment.
To make managing a supply chain simple, companies offering portcentric logistics, such as John Good Shipping, utilise innovative
For many businesses, port-centric logistics aims to remove
warehouse management systems to ensure seamless handling of
unnecessary freight miles. For example, if goods arrive at a port
goods from start to finish, from unloading and storage to pick
in the South, then travel to the distribution centre in the North,
and pack for onward distribution. This gives customers peace of
the goods essentially retrace their steps if they’re distributed to a
mind that their products are in safe hands and gives customers
customer based in the South. If the goods remain at the port, they
complete control and traceability of their stock in real time.
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at johngood.co.uk
JOHN GOOD SHIPPING
We provide a host of value-added services such as decanting,
John Good Shipping provides cost-effective storage and
quarantine cargo if required.
labelling, repackaging and quality control and have the ability to
distribution for both palletised and bulk cargoes from our warehouses located at the Port of Felixstowe and the Port of
Our highly trained teams have experience working with all
Ipswich. Our location means that goods arriving on container
types of cargo, and we have a dedicated area for food grade
shipping services are transferred swiftly into dedicated and secure
warehousing, which holds accreditation from both the British
racked spaces in our warehouse. We also have dedicated bulk
Retail Consortium and Organic Farmers and Growers.
storage areas where we handle a variety of different products including paper reels, automotive parts and big bags. We offer a
With full visibility and control of goods via our industry-leading
full service from unloading, palletising, storage and distribution, to
Warehouse Management System, customers can be sure that
pick and pack services.
their stock will be managed efficiently and securely, with access to real-time stock level data whenever they need it.
FELIXSTOWE & IPSWICH
THE BENEFITS OF PORT-CENTRIC LOGISTICS
n easy reach of the UK, France is the UKâ€™s fourth-largest export market (ONS, 2019) and the worldâ€™s sixth-largest economy (World Bank, 2019). For UK businesses offering innovative,
quality products, the country offers many export opportunities. Opportunities across sectors With a population of 64.7 million (IMF, 2019), a strong industrial base, and many large national businesses, France offers good export potential. Aerospace, automotive, energy, transport, agriculture and food are all large sectors. France hosts some of the biggest international trade fairs, offering access to French and international buyers. Broad and sophisticated consumer base The French consumer base is varied and sophisticated with high spending power. There is good potential for quality, carefullypackaged and competitively-priced products. Growing interest in responsible consumption as well as healthy and sustainable products also presents opportunities.
Ease of doing business
(World Bank, 2019)
Expanding online sales potential France is the third-biggest e-commerce market in Europe after the UK and Germany. Amazon receives on average 28.8 million unique visits by French shoppers each month (FEVAD, 2018). eBay, La Redoute (fashion), Cdiscount (electronics) and other on-line retailers
EXPORT also offer popular and established routes to the consumer.
GDP per capita
ISSUES & REGULATIONS 68
PREPARING TO EXPORT
The UK and France have signed a double taxation agreement,
As a first step, we advise you to speak to an intellectual
meaning the same income is not taxed twice. The French tax
property lawyer if you think you need patent protection
service for foreign companies is the Service des impôts des
Entreprises Etrangères (SIEE, website in French). Patent protection law is not standardised in the EU. You can VAT
apply for a French patent at L’Institut National de Propriété
If you’re registered for VAT in the UK, it may be possible to
Industrielle (website in French), or for a European patent
zero-rate the goods you export to France, provided certain
through the European Patent Office. A European patent needs
conditions are met.
to be validated by L’Institut National de Propriété Industrielle.
VAT is known as Taxe sur la Valeur Ajoutée (TVA). French
VAT rules are based on EU regulations and the standard
Your contract should specify terms for payment. If there’s any
French rate is 20%.
dispute you will need to go through the French legal system for resolution. French customers may require credit to buy
Advice can be sought from France’s tax authority – the
your products. Payment conditions must be factored into
Direction régionale des finances publiques (website in French).
prices. For business-to-business transactions these can range from immediate payments on receipt of goods (often with a
negotiated small discount) to a negotiated 60-day payment.
Packaging must conform to EU legislation on health risks to consumers and environmental protection. Labelling in French
Routes to market
should be visible. Certain products such as foodstuffs and
If you don’t speak French, you might want to use a local
textiles have specific labelling requirements.
representative. The Department for International Trade (DIT) can help you find one.
The Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a good source of advice and information. It offers insight from
Selling online can be easier and DIT can suggest online
members who themselves have set up a business in France or
marketplaces to help you get started. DIT’s E-Exporting
have specialist expertise in supporting that process.
Programme can also help. Representation in different regions may be necessary for national reach. Business culture Regular meetings and visits are important to build relationships. The market is competitive and a strong unique selling point is helpful. Speaking French can be an important step in building relationships.
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eeco Services, a leading, full-service logistics provider,
The new design gave us the ability to space the new fixtures as far
boasts a 615,000 square foot warehouse in North
apart as possible and still achieve the ambient lighting level results we
Bergen, NJ. More than 14 football fields in size, Veeco’s
wanted, reducing the total number of LED fixtures needed. It was
warehouse is equipped with 117 dock doors and 34,000+ pallet
critical to the success of this project that we installed a high-quality
locations, and the operation is unrivaled in speed and accuracy.
lighting control system. We selected Enlighted to further support the needs of the warehouse and maximize energy savings.
It became clear there were a variety of challenges with the
Ray Sizer, President of National E Solutions
warehouse lighting after National E Solution (NES), an energy management company and Enlighted partner, conducted a lighting
Each light fixture was equipped with a smart sensor. Built on
audit in January 2019. The current high-intensity discharge (HID)
the leading Internet of Things (IoT) architecture, the Enlighted
fixtures were emitting poor lighting levels, wasting energy and
system consists of a network of patented sensors, connected to
were expensive to maintain. Additionally, Veeco upgraded to a
an advanced analytics platform. Data is collected 65 times per
new racking system that added more rows and narrow aisles.
second to monitor environmental and occupancy changes and adjust lighting in real time.
The old lighting included 366 HID and fluorescent lighting fixtures that drew a 150,825-watt load. Based on the warehouse’s
With the Enlighted system, each fixture has its own address,
operating hours, the lighting was using 1,062,500 kWh annually
allowing us to group fixtures as needed. For example, when the
to deliver poor lighting levels.
Veeco staff is working in an aisle, we wanted the aisle behind that to be the backlight for safety reasons, which we were able
Tackling the warehouse redesign
to accomplish. Because of the density of the sensors, occupancy
National E Solution redesigned the lighting for the new aisles to
sensing is extremely accurate. It allowed us to further reduce energy
improve foot-candles and the quality of lighting while reducing
use and unnecessary wear and tear on the lighting fixtures.
the operating cost and maintenance. To achieve optimal lighting levels, they selected 168-watt high bay LEDs that produced
Veeco was able to fine-tune the power output to the fixtures
23,000 lumens each with a color temperature of 5000 Kelvin.
using the Enlighted control system. This allowed Veeco to reduce
The new aisle lighting was created to achieve lighting levels that
overall energy use and still achieve acceptable lighting levels. The
met the Illumination Engineering Society minimum standard for
team set the lighting system power load to 75 percent of the
this work application. The customer’s target was an average of
rated LED fixture load, which still provided excellent lighting for
25- to 30-foot candles.
the warehouse crew. This reduced each fixture from a 168-watt load to 126-watts. Reducing the light output also extends the life of the LEDs and drivers far beyond their rated life. Multiply the savings of 388 fixtures for 365 days and the Enlighted systems begins to deliver real dollars saved.
We can group the fixtures and control them beyond a
traditional on/off occupancy sensor. This allows for entire
After one year in operation, Veeco reduced its lighting energy
aisles to be lit only while in use for optimal savings and safety.
load by 59 percent by merely converting to LED fixtures, even
The system is very easy to work with. I can easily highlight the
though the fixture quantity increased. By controlling the lighting
fixtures, make changes to the lighting groups and also update
with Enlightedâ€™s system, the facility achieved an 804,725 kWh
the lighting profiles. The ability to upgrade the Enlighted system
savings for the year that resulted in reducing energy costs by
and unlock additional IoT features like facility mapping and
$122,318, a 75 percent total reduction in energy compared to
asset tracking is a win. While we are not currently using these
the previous system. The new lighting and wireless control system
features, we have the ability to upgrade when the time is right.
reduced greenhouse gases and CO2 emissions by 554 metric ton,
Orlando Ortiz, Director of IT, Veeco
equivalent to removing 93 cars from the road annually. Veeco will save an additional $14,000 per year on annual lighting maintenance. Veeco Services
NEW LIGHTING & WIRELESS CONTROLS
CUT WAREHOUSE LIGHTING ENERGY COSTS BY 75% FORWARDER magazine
ustainability has become a significant issue for most
below the ground. Be sure to insulate all pipes and storage tanks.
industries, and logistics is no exception. Yet companies
When water pipes aren't insulated properly, people wait longer for
direct their efforts at other points in the supply chain, such
hot water flow from faucets, resulting in significant waste. Immediate
as distribution and manufacturing. Warehouse managers may not
access to hot water will generate considerable savings.
Metal buildings can benefit massively from insulation. Without
it, the material conducts heat away in winter and transfers
fewer bulbs. They also tend to last longer than traditional ones.
it in during summer. Proper insulation — plus upgrades to doors
You'll save by replacing lights less often. You can also save energy
and windows — will stabilize the temperature in your warehouse,
by investing in skylights. These windows allow sunlight to stream
reducing the amount of energy needed for climate control. Stabilized
directly into the warehouse, reducing the need for lighting and
temperatures will keep working conditions consistent throughout
heating. As a bonus, workers will love the access to natural light.
know how to make operations environmentally friendly. Warehouses consume vast amounts of resources to create goods and keep the supply chain moving. However, that can change. Managers can implement solutions to reduce waste and carbon consumption.
Invest in eco-lighting LED lights are brighter than traditional bulbs and use less energy. Switching to eco-friendly LEDs can reduce the
power you need to keep your warehouse lit by as much as 80%
Keep the heat in
over conventional options. These lights are brighter than their counterparts, meaning you can light the same amount of space with
Warehouses have a reputation for eating up resources,
the day. You can prevent slowdowns and save money on heating and cooling costs. Better warehouse insulation can also help you manage humidity levels — ideal if you're working with goods that need to stay in a dry environment.
Implement lean principles Lean operating principles started in manufacturing, but they can apply to warehouses, too. It's all about minimizing
waste — time, talent and resources. Better floor planning and
Reduce water waste
policies that improve picking efficiency can reduce your warehouse's error rate and the amount of energy needed to move goods. A
including water. Many managers don't realize they can reduce
paperless ordering system can reduce or eliminate the amount of
waste and save. Install low-flow plumbing fixtures, including faucets
paper your warehouse uses. When applied to your operation, lean
and toilets. You should also look into aerators for flush valves. While
principles ensure you make every watt of energy count.
more. Warehouse operations might stay inside. However, you can
consider ways to save outside, too. Commercial rainwater harvesting
plastic waste. You can also save resources — and money — by
systems are ideal for buildings with a large roof. Collecting and storing
getting the most out of your materials and packaging. This notion is
rainwater is an easy way to go green. You can store tanks above or
especially true for equipment like pallets, which have long lifespans
these implementations require installment costs, you'll easily rake in savings within a year. Start collecting grey water — tap water used in washing machines, tubs, showers, bathroom sinks, etc. It's not sanitary, but it's non-toxic and disease-free. Instead of piping this water into the sewage system, warehouses can reuse it. Once treated, you can use this water to flush toilets, irrigate landscaping and much
Reuse and recycle Single-use packaging, like plastic pallet wrap, doesn't need to go to the landfill. Some recycling companies specialize
in industrial and warehouse recycling. They're experts in the different packaging materials you can recycle once used. In some cases, warehouses can make money by collecting and recycling
and consist of easy-to-recycle materials. Your warehouse can
The closest source of wood pulp may be foreign. Without access
implement a packaging return program in which distributors return
to a bonded warehouse, that mill can only use domestic pulp. The
used packaging. After, you can reduce or reuse materials as needed.
result may be increased travel time and carbon consumption. Access
to foreign markets can also give logistics companies flexibility in
Consider green packaging
sourcing materials. In most countries, bonded warehouses can hold
A few different packaging companies offer reusable or
imported goods indefinitely. Typically, no duty is paid on imported
biodegradable alternatives to single-use materials. These
goods until they are released to a buyer or enter the market. In
alternatives reduce the amount of plastic – one of the most damaging
the United Kingdom, if you can't find a buyer, you can export
elements to the environment – you send to the landfill. Warehouse
imported goods without needing to pay a duty. This news is good
managers should consider implementing popular green packaging
for warehouse managers who don't want to wastefully release
trends, such as innovative packaging you can eat or clear materials
goods. Warehouse managers and logistics companies can use bonded
that require less energy.
warehouses to increase supply sources and reduce waste — even if
you can't find a buyer.
Establish a bonded warehouse When companies import goods into the U.S., they must
How to create an environmentally friendly warehouse
store them in some type of customs-bonded warehouse –
Warehouses consume vast amounts of resources to prepare and
also called simply a 'customs' or 'bonded' warehouse. If a company
handle goods. However, sustainability is possible. Warehouse
doesn't have a bonded warehouse, they have no access to foreign
managers can implement new policies — such as green packaging
goods. This issue may not seem like it relates to sustainability.
materials, lean principles, eco-friendly lighting and bonded
However, access to international goods can make supply chains
warehousing — to lower their carbon footprint and save money
simpler and sustainable. In some instances, an eco-friendly supply
on operating costs.
chain requires goods or materials sourced from foreign markets. For example, consider a paper mill near an international border.
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MAKE YOUR WAREHOUSE MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY 7 WAYS TO
F R E I G H T
WISETECH GLOBAL ACQUIRES SOUTH KOREAN CUSTOMS SOLUTIONS PROVIDER
READY KOREA G lobal logistics solutions group, WiseTech Global, has
Ready Korea is a leading customs and trade compliance provider in
announced the acquisition of Ready Korea, a leading
South Korea and an official partner of the Korean Customs Brokers
customs, bonded warehouse and trade compliance
Association. Together we will create cross-border logistics management
solutions provider in South Korea.
benefits for companies trading with South Korea and improve productivity potential for co-ordinating trade flows in this region.
Headquartered in Seoul, Ready Korea offers a cross-border
compliance solution, which facilitates the lodgement of electronic
Global Head of Corporate Development, WiseTech
transactions to the Korean Customs Service, including customs brokerage and refunds and Free Trade Agreement verifications, along
We are happy to become part of the WiseTech Global group
with bonded warehouse management. Ready Korea also provides
which is well known around the world for its high growth, large global
a trade administration solution to facilitate the generation and
presence, powerful logistics solutions and development capabilities.
submission of electronic import/export documentation. Customers
We will work well together to improve logistics and we welcome
of Ready Korea include FedEx, Bayer Korea, Korea 3M Corporation,
this opportunity for our people, South Korea and our customers.
Samsung, Siemens, Johnson & Johnson, and many other organisations.
Tom Kim, Managing Director, Ready Korea
As the 8th largest export market and 10th largest import market1
Remaining under the leadership of Tom Kim, Ready Korea’s
in the world, South Korea plays a key role in Asia’s, and the world’s,
operations will be integrated within the WiseTech Global group
supply chains. Bringing Ready Korea’s regional customs and trade
and Ready Korea will continue to deliver its customs and trade
management expertise into the group now expands our innovation
management solutions directly to its own customers, along with
and development capabilities in this important region as we continue
CargoWise One over time.
to build-out our global customs footprint. This is a further step in strengthening our international reach deeper across Asia and together we will develop even more productive and valuable crossborder logistics solutions for our regional and global customers. Richard White, Global Founder & CEO, WiseTech
Source: World Bank 27 Sept 2019
WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at wisetechglobal.com
CargoWise One global platform enables logistics service providers forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing, shipping, tracking,
ABOUT WISETECH GLOBAL
land transport, e-commerce, and cross-border compliance and to
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of
manage their operations on one database across multiple users,
software solutions to the logistics execution industry
functions, countries, languages and currencies.
globally. Our customers include over 12,000 of the world’s
to execute highly complex transactions in areas such as freight
logistics companies across 150+ countries, including 43 of This transaction follows WiseTech’s other recent logistics solutions
the top 50 global third-party logistics providers and 25 of
acquisitions in Argentina, Australasia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,
the 25 largest global freight forwarders worldwide2. Our
France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, North America,
flagship platform, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in
Norway, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK and Uruguay, and is
the global supply chain and executes over 50 billion data
in line with WiseTech Global’s clearly stated strategy of accelerating
transactions annually. At WiseTech, we are relentless
long-term organic growth through targeted, valuable acquisitions.
about innovation, adding ~3,500 product enhancements to our global platform in the past five years while bringing meaningful continual improvement to the world’s supply chains. Our breakthrough software solutions are renowned for their powerful productivity, extensive functionality,
ABOUT READY KOREA
comprehensive integration, deep compliance capabilities, and truly global reach.
Founded in 1989, Ready Korea is a leading customs, bonded warehouse management and trade compliance solutions
The WiseTech Global group includes CargoWise One,
provider in South Korea, with customers including FedEx,
ABM Data Systems, ACO Informatica, BorderWise, Bysoft,
Bayer Korea, Korea 3M Corporation, Samsung, Siemens,
Cargoguide, CargoIT, CargoSphere, CMS Transport Systems,
Johnson & Johnson, and many other organisations.
Containerchain, CustomsMatters, DataFreight, Depot
Headquartered in Seoul, Ready Korea has a team of
Systems, EasyLog, Fenix, Forward, Intris, LSP Solutions,
over 60 people, providing customs, trade and technical
Microlistics, Multi Consult, Pierbridge, Prolink, SaaS
expertise along with software development capabilities.
Transportation, SmartFreight, Softcargo, Softship, Systema,
Ready Korea is an official partner of the Korean Customs
Taric, Trinium Technologies, Ulukom, Xware, zsoft and znet
For more information on Ready Korea visit
For more information about WiseTech Global or CargoWise
One, please visit wisetechglobal.com
F R E I G H T
A NEW ERA FOR
PALL-EX GROUP P all-Ex Group is now collectively owned by its UK network
The senior management have bought into a five-year vision to
membership and senior management team. Since distributing
build Pall-Ex, which is already an outstanding brand, into a market-
117 pallets on its first night on 29th November 1996, Pall-Ex
leading European network. We are already in discussion with our
has grown into a quality European network that handles thousands of
International partners to invest further into Pall-Ex Group to deliver
pallets every night, with partnerships established across the continent.
an ambitious development programme. We are also actively growing our UK network membership, to further increase our shareholder
Run D.M.C Investments Limited, a company created by Dave
members within Pall-Ex UK. I am excited about this journey and
Fairbrother, Maggie Larimore and Craig Stevens, founder members
how far we can take the business, we have some key developments
of Pall-Ex, funded the initial membership part of the acquisition.
happening in the next few weeks, and so will be releasing information about these in due course.
Pall-Ex has become the first UK network to be owned by industry
Kevin Buchanan, CEO, Pall-Ex Group
personnel from within the business and throughout the membership. All have decades of experience running successful logistics businesses
The new owners are also discussing shareholder options with Pall-
and are looking forward to working together to take Pall-Ex to the
Exâ€™s International partners, to further grow the European arm of
next level of palletised freight delivery.
We are delighted that more than 70% of Pall-Exâ€™s UK membership
The new ownership comes after Pall-Ex recently won a Global Freight
will be shareholders and that the senior management have chosen
Awards for its MyNexus system. Technology is now at the forefront
to commit their long-term futures to help us grow.
of the business, with major advancements anticipated in the next few
Maggie Larimore, one of the founder-directors of Run D.M.C
months, including a pioneering Transport Management System (TMS). Pall-Ex Group is an award-winning network of hauliers formed in 1996. As the No.1 network for quality, Pall-Ex is a renowned name in logistics, delivering an efficient and reliable service backed by innovative technology and a first-class network of established SMEs. With its headquarters and central UK hub located in the Midlands, Pall-Ex is the beating heart of the logistics industry, transporting more than 30,000 pallets across the globe every day with support from its carefully selected international partners.
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• Established in 2004
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• 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
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• Sectors: aerospace, events, AOG, general cargo
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• Turnover €16m
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• 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
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SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT LOGISTICS SKILLS SHORTAGE P all-Ex has teamed up with De Montfort University Leicester
Despite being the UK’s fifth largest employer, responsible for moving
(DMU) to help tackle the logistics industry’s nationwide
1.41 billion tonnes of goods in 2018 according to figures from the
Department for Transport, the logistics industry continues to face recruitment issues.
The palletised freight network has tasked second year marketing students with developing creative ideas to promote careers in the
Rachael Mabe, who runs the Advertising & Promotion module at
logistics sector to young people aged 16 to 24.
It’s fantastic that one of Leicestershire’s largest
companies wants to work with our students on this important The Ellistown firm has provided a live brief for an integrated
marketing campaign. We’re so proud of the talent and work ethic
marketing campaign, using market research, social media, influencer
our students show, and working on live projects like this gives our
marketing and PR.
students invaluable first-hand, practical experiences which enable them to develop the skills and qualities required in the workplace.
Campaigns will promote HGV driving roles and other careers,
I’m looking forward to seeing what ideas they come up with.
encouraging applicants from under-represented groups, such as women and BAME communities.
Abby Langley, Marketing Manager at Pall-Ex and DMU Alumni spoke to the students about the project:
It’s great to be back at DMU,
The industry is facing a growing shortage of drivers due to an ageing
I loved my time here. Pall-Ex are passionate about promoting the
workforce; research from workers’ union Unite shows that just 1%
logistics industry to the younger generation and I cannot wait to
of HGV drivers in the UK are aged under 25, while the average age
hear the ideas the students come up with.
of drivers was recorded at 48 in 2016 – up from 45.3 in 2001 – with 13% aged over 60.
Attracting the younger generation has become more challenging as
Pall-Ex Group is an award-winning network of hauliers formed
they are unaware of the scope of jobs available and the opportunities
in 1996. As the No.1 network for quality, Pall-Ex is a renowned
for progression. We see this as a learning opportunity for ourselves,
name in logistics, delivering an efficient and reliable service backed
as well as the students, as it will enable us to get a fresh perspective
by innovative technology and a first-class network of established
from young people themselves and better understand how to inform
SMEs. With its headquarters and central UK hub located in the
them on the great opportunities within the logistics sector. We want
Midlands, Pall-Ex is the beating heart of the logistics industry,
logistics to be a talking point in schools, so we can educate young
transporting more than 30,000 pallets across the globe every day
people on the positives of not only driving, but other roles in the
with support from its carefully selected international partners. For
industry and the important role logistics plays in all of our lives.
more information on Pall-Ex, visitâ€Żwww.pallex.co.uk
Kevin Buchanan, Group CEO, Pall-Ex
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WAREHOUSE TEAM MANAGER
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
FELIXSTOWE, UK £40,000 PLUS COMMISSION & CAR OR CAR ALLOWANCE email@example.com | +44 (0)161 696 1738
LONDON HEATHROW, UK £40,000 PLUS COMMISSION & CAR OR CAR ALLOWANCE firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 (0)1454 275 932
About the Company
The role • Selling air & sea services to companies across the UK • Manage full sales cycle from start to finish • Worldwide trade-lanes • Attending customer visits • Managing and growing existing clients • Providing tenders for new business • Must have a freight forwarding background
I am recruiting on behalf of a major freight forwarder, for an experienced, loyal Warehouse Team Manager based in Felixstowe. It is an opportunity for a supervisor that is from a process-led background and is commercially focused.
Rewards • Highly competitive salary • Great training and development opportunities Requirements • A reliable and organised individual from a fast moving,
large-scale distribution background. • Able to demonstrate a genuine passion for delivering great service • A real self-starter with tonnes of enthusiasm and a sense of individuality • A good motivator that gains the respect of colleagues • A passion for process improvement and experience of continuous improvement policies. • Worked for a large commercial distribution company and understands the culture that comes within these environments • Flexible shift requirements • Somebody that wants to make a name for themselves within a company and in return be given authority in their area • An individual with a long-term mindset that can visualise the end goal and show commitment
Responsibilities • Supervise and manage a large operational team to achieve KPI targets. • Responsibility for on-site Health & Safety • Motivating your team, driving passion for a World Class customer experience and a commercial ethos.
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ROAD & AIR FREIGHT FORWARDER LEEDS, UK email@example.com | +44 (0)1454 628 788
Job requirement Must have experience with either Air or road and be happy willing to train to become proficient with both.
• Continually drive standards • Get heavily involved with all levels of the day to day
distribution processes • Work with Shift Operations managers to identify areas of improvement • Work with Shift Operations Managers and Operations managers to identify high potential individuals within the operative work force. • Follow stringent detailing and recording processes from start to finish • Drive manual processes
VACANCIES UNITED KINGDOM
DEEP SEA EXPORT OPERATOR
IMPORT AIRFREIGHT OPERATIONS CLERK
BRADFORD, UK £COMPETITIVE
COLNBROOK, UK £COMPETITIVE, D.O.E. HOLIDAY: 22 DAYS MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9AM TO 5PM (SOME EVENING & WEEKEND WORK, OVERTIME PAID) firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 (0)1454 275 951
email@example.com | +44 (0)1454 628 788
Job role Happy to consider candidates across the spectrum, from a junior candidate to someone more experience (salary will reflect this).
Minimum experience: 5 years Import entry experience Working in a team of 4, the successful applicant will be responsible for day-to-day operations of an import airfreight department based in Colnbrook.
IMPORT OPERATOR LEEDS, UK £COMPETITIVE
Responsible for quoting, liaising with customers, routing of shipment with overseas offices/partners, import customs clearance, arranging airline collection, arranging delivery and invoicing the consignment to customers/partners.
firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 (0)1454 628 788
MUST have experience with airfreight import entries.
Experience with aerospace and ships' spares would be an advantage but not essential.
Full import knowledge from start to finish, customs clearance knowledge, Cargo Wise system would be helpful but not essential.
EXPORT AIRFREIGHT OPERATIONS CLERK IMPORT OPERATOR ESSEX, UK £18,000–£25,000 D.O.E. email@example.com | +44 (0)1454 628 788
Job role Excellent opportunity has become available for an ocean/ air import/export clerk required to join established friendly forwarder based local to Chelmsford, Essex. Our client is seeking candidates with a minimum of two years' experience within seafreight and airfreight, but would consider candidates who are experienced with one mode.
COLNBROOK, UK £COMPETITIVE, D.O.E. HOLIDAY: 22 DAYS MONDAY TO FRIDAY 9AM TO 5PM (SOME EVENING & WEEKEND WORK, OVERTIME PAID) firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 (0)1454 275 951
Minimum experience: 5 years' export airfreight experience Working in a team of 3, the successful applicant will be responsible for day-to-day operations of export airfreight department based in Colnbrook, working within the AOG department. Responsible for quoting, liaising with customers, airline bookings, arranging collections, NES customs entries, completion of airway bills, working with overseas offices and invoicing customers. Must have minimum 5 years' operational experience working within airfreight exports. Experience with aerospace and ships' spares would be an advantage but not essential.
RECRUITMENT FOCUS POWERED BY
EXPORT MANAGER, FREIGHT FORWARDING COLNBROOK/HEATHROW, UK FULL TIME: MON TO FRI 9AM–5.30PM SALARY: £38,000–£43,000 BASIC D.O.E. PROFIT SHARE COMPANY CAR FOR CLIENTS VISITS email@example.com | +44 (0)1454 275 951
We are working on behalf of a freight forwarder who requires an export manager in a full-time role based in Colnbrook/Slough.
Job Description The focus of the job entails that objectives are established for the storage and/or distribution of products to maintain product safety, quality and legality in accordance with the quality policies of the BRC Standard.
• To manage the export department and staff • To arrange the export of cargo by air, and ocean • Liaise with airlines • Liaise with HMRC, Port & Plant Health and other
government bodies • Organise export clearances, and correct documentation relating to the movement of cargo • Create export documentation required for the shipping of cargo • Provide a high level of customer service • Liaise with overseas offices, partners and agents • Strong Administration skills • To sort, filter and distribute documentation, and create and maintain job files in an accurate and timely manner. • Arrange the X-ray screening of cargo in line with CAA/DFT regulations • Arrange bookings with airlines, shipping lines and transporters
Compliance duties • Control and maintenance of quality management system and procedures • Management of internal audit program • Undertake warehouse hygiene inspections
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OCEAN IMPORT OPERATOR LEEDS, UK £COMPETITIVE firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 (0)161 696 1738
I am recruiting for a well known, local and independent freight forwarder looking to add to their expanding team in Leeds. This has client has been operating for over 30 years assisting their clients with their logistics requirements from a wide range of industries including aerospace, manufacturing, engineering, events and exhibitions, chemicals and oil and gas. The position is for an experienced Air and Sea Operator with customs experience.
Responsibilities • Liaising with clients / overseas partners / agents. • Speaking with customers and clients on a regular basis, negotiating rates and providing quotations.
• Contacting clients, making sure all information
and paperwork has been received for the shipment. • Working on key accounts and general imports (LCL/FCL) from global destinations. • Dealing with import documentation from start to finish including customs entries. • Making sure all documentation is processed and input into the system.
Export duties • Management of export operations • Administration of warehouse systems (WIRES) • Management of internal controls • Forward planning of resources to ensure effective delivery of products and services • Assisting with BRC documentation • Ensuring compliance with relevant EU legislation • Member of Food Safety / HACCP team
VACANCIES UNITED KINGDOM
NETWORK CONTROL GROUP SUPERVISOR – TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT
COLNBROOK/HEATHROW, UK SALARY £29,000 BASIC + £4,000 SHIFT ALLOWANCE SUNDAY TO THURSDAY, 7:30PM TO 4:30AM 22 DAYS ANNUAL LEAVE, RISING TO 26 IN TIME ACCESS TO COMPANY BENEFITS PORTAL STAKEHOLDER PENSION EXCELLENT PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES email@example.com | +44 (0)1454 275 951
We have an opportunity for a Network Control Group Supervisor with one of the biggest freight forwarders in the world. This is a Management role, based at the Southern Distribution Centre in Colnbrook. Managing 6 direct reports of varying experience levels, we are seeking a proven manager with experience in transport management and analysis of technical data. The NCG team are responsible for monitoring all fleet vehicles to ensure timely delivery of shipments and customs clearance of shipments in the air to ensure our time definite delivery services can be achieved. We are seeking a candidate who has experience working with Customs systems, transport or warehouse management systems, technical ability is key for this role and proven experience working with and training staff on complex IT systems is a necessity.
CUSTOMS CLEARANCE CLERK HEATHROW, UK – £22,000–£30,000 firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 (0)1454 275 951
• Completing a high standard of air/sea import entries • Working accurately in fast-paced environment • 3 or more years’ experience with customs entries
• To implement and support departmental strategies. To assist in managing the day to day operation and staff within the NCG, in order to effectively monitor all elements required for successful network operations. Reporting any detriments to service, highlighting root cause and analysis with short/long term solutions. To monitor and communicate all departure and arrival times within the SDC/ Customer Collections/Deliveries. • The Network Control Supervisor is responsible for the performance of his shift or function within the network group. He/she must ensure that all operational problems are resolved/ or escalated to direct report, so that customer expectations are achieved and resources optimised, within operational cost performance, agreed budgets. • Must be able to lead, manage, motivate and communicate effectively to all areas and levels of operations staff within the team. • Key focus on achieving service excellence within agreed cost parameters while maintaining a strong customer facing position and driving improvement in customer satisfaction. • • Must be organised and facilitate staff Rosta coverage as well as holiday/Overtime approvals. • Successful candidate will be required to work flexible hours around the operation to ensure departmental needs are satisfied. • Successful candidate must be committed to travel away on management training courses and events. • Skill/Experience required • Minimum 3 to 5 years of man-management experience within or a similar industry. • Higher level of education with additional qualifications specific to this role. • High level of Microsoft office knowledge/experience. • Dangerous Goods by road and by air • Health and safety • Man management • Knowledge of the UK Road Maps would be an advantage
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Key info • $40k-$50k • Minimum of 2 years in ocean export role • Full documentation A-Z
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SALES REPRESENTATIVE/MANAGER – HUNTER MENTALITY LOS ANGELES/RANCHO DOMINGUEZ OCEAN/AIR/IMPORT SALES $100k–$150k BASIC, PLUS CAR & BENEFITS 10% COMMISSION ON ALL NEW BUSINESS 5% COMMISSION ON EXISTING BUSINESS COMMISSION PAID MONTHLY CHINA, VIETNAM, UK, GERMANY, BRAZIL, COLUMBIA... GARMENTS, HOSPITALITY, BIG BULK, TEXTILES... firstname.lastname@example.org | +1 (470) 481 5364
Position summary AIR EXPORT MANAGER CHICAGO, IL email@example.com | +1 (470) 558 2953
Key info • Salary based on experience • 5+ years managerial experience • Working for a top 25 global freight forwarder
GATEWAY SUPERVISOR CHICAGO, IL firstname.lastname@example.org | +1 (470) 558 2953
Key info • $60k-$70k • 2+ years freight forwarding industry experience • Supervisory experience in a freight forwarding environment
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The Sales Representative responsibility is to source new sales opportunities and maintain existing clients. The new incumbent would need a book of business they could bring over to hit the ground running.
The day to day • Ability to represent the company with pride and
distinction in comparison to our competitors. • Manage customer interactions including fostering relationships, making customer calls and closing deals. • Participate in face-to-face client meetings independently as well as partnering with other sales personnel may occur at times. • Manage accounts and act as a liaison between the customer and our company. • Requires a minimum of 3-5 years field sales in freight forwarding.
FREIGHT FORWARDING SENIOR OPS
OCEAN IMPORT OPERATOR
LE HAVRE, FRANCE £COMPETITIVE
email@example.com | +44 (0) 1454 62 8787
firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 (0)7843 906 423
Key info • Ambitious candidates required to help build small team
Seeking an ambitious station manager to join an international logistics organisation in Le Havre, France.
to Country Manager role
• 80% Sea, 20% Air • Should be 'hands-on' operations with commercial mindset • Support from global organisation to grow the territory
The company A well-established, international logistics organisation with expertise in specific fields. They pride themselves on providing a high-quality service. Customer service and satisfaction are at the core of all they do. Originating in Germany, the company has grown quickly, having a presence in France since 2015.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT / SALES FRANKFURT, MUNICH, STUTTGART €80.000 email@example.com | +44 (0) 1454 62 8787
Key info • Hunter sales in freight forwarding multimodal • Top-five organisation with backing and support from brightest in the industry
• 100% commission guarantee for 1st three months • Real prospects for career progression
GLOBAL OCEAN PROCUREMENT MANAGER BARCELONA €90.000 firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 (0) 1454 62 8787
Key info • Ocean Freight Sourcing on a volume of 500,000 TEUs • Manage a team of 6 direct reports • Analyse, anticipate and manage global procurement • Supplier Screening, benchmarking, performance mgmt...
The role • As Station Manager you will have management
responsibility for two employees, with the possibly of more in the future. We are seeking an experienced individual with proven skills in international sea freight export and import. • You must have experience in a forwarding agency and a solid operational background. • Longevity as a sea freight import/export clerk at a forwarding agency is a must, as well as logistics knowhow. • Sales contacts would be desirable, but plays a subordinate role. • This role does not require a senior manager with longevity in management but an experienced clerk with some leadership skills and ambition to be a future managing director of a small branch. • The main task of the new person would be the operative running of the office and communication with the higher management in head office. • A driving licence and very good English is a must; German is beneficial but not essential.
Benefits and Package • A salary package will depend on the person but is competitive.
• 35 hours per week • 30 days of holiday per year
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