Shanghai – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for further action on three vital aspects of the air cargo business: transitioning to paperless freight processes, a focus on global handling standards for pharmaceutical freight, and tough action to ensure the continued safe transportation of lithium batteries by air.
“Air cargo has had a challenging few years. 2014 saw the first significant boost in volumes since 2010, a trend we expect to continue this year. Revenues, however, are still down from the 2011 peak, and yields are falling for the fourth straight year. I am a cargo optimist. But business improvement will only come by constantly improving the value of cargo. There is a long haul ahead to recapture lost revenues, nevertheless the prospects for the future are bright because the industry is really starting to act strategically and plan for the future,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO at the opening of the 9th World Cargo Symposium in Shanghai, China.
The transition to paperless freight finally saw lift-off in 2014, as the industry exceeded 24% global e-Air Waybill (e-AWB) penetration. Key to the improvement was enhancing collaborative work across the air cargo chain and with customs authorities. A growing number of routes around the world now have the necessary regulatory approval, including, from November 2014, Shanghai. “We still have work to do to help businesses transition, but there has been a big change in the mentality of the industry. We can now look ahead and plan for the digitization of other air cargo documents, through a collaborative industry approach,” said Tyler. The industry is aiming to achieve 45% e-AWB penetration in 2015 and 80% in the following year.
Global handling standards for pharmaceutical goods will be an essential step towards air cargo improving its share of the $60 billion a year pharma logistics market. The industry needs to meet customer demands for the integrity of their goods, while complying with increasing amounts of regulation from global authorities. “If these expectations are not met, air cargo risks losing the opportunity presented by this huge market. Modal competitors to air are working hard to win this business,” said Tyler.
To help foster air cargo’s competitiveness in this growing segment, IATA has developed a new initiative, the Centre of Excellence for Independent Validation in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma). CEIV Pharma assesses and validates cool-chain processes and provides training to guarantee that they comply with all applicable standards and regulatory requirements. “The benefit of CEIV certification for all organizations will be to instill trust and confidence with shippers that the sensitive goods will be handled reliably until they reach the customer,” said Tyler.
The continued safe transportation of lithium batteries remains a key concern for the industry. Robust regulations and guidance exist, but these are not being fully adhered to by all shippers. China is the largest producer of lithium batteries and therefore a key market. IATA has developed the Lithium Battery Shipping Guidelines in Chinese to raise awareness on this vital issue, but the issue is also one for government authorities. “Regulators need to step up. The industry is doing what it can, but without oversight, surveillance and where necessary, enforcement, compliance at the source of the shipment will be limited,” said Tyler.
Read Tony Tyler's speech
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IATA Releases 2014 Safety Performance
Hong Kong - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released 2014 commercial aviation safety performance.
The 2014 global jet accident rate (measured in hull losses per 1 million flights) was 0.23, which was the lowest rate in history and the equivalent of one accident for every 4.4 million flights. This was an improvement over 2013 when the global hull loss rate stood at 0.41 (an average of one accident every 2.4 million flights) and also an improvement over the five-year rate (2009-2013) of 0.58 hull loss accidents per million flights jet. There were 12 fatal accidents involving all aircraft types in 2014 with 641 fatalities, compared with an average of 19 fatal accidents and 517 fatalities per year in the five-year period (2009-2013). The 2014 jet hull loss rate for members of IATA was 0.12 (one accident for every 8.3 million flights), which outperformed the global average by 48% and which showed significant improvement over the five-year rate of 0.33. “Any accident is one too many and safety is always aviation’s top priority. While aviation safety was in the headlines in 2014, the data show that flying continues to improve its safety performance,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
MH 370 and MH 17
The year 2014 will be remembered for two extraordinary and tragic events—MH 370 and MH 17. Although the reasons for the disappearance and loss of MH 370 are unknown, it is classified as a fatal accident—one of 12 in 2014. The aviation industry has welcomed the proposal by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to move towards the adoption of a performance-based standard for global tracking of commercial aircraft, supported by multi-national operational assessments to evaluate impact and guide implementation. The destruction of MH 17 by anti-aircraft weaponry, however, is not included as an accident under globally-recognized accident classification criteria. The four aircraft involved in the events of 9.11 were treated in the same way.
“The shooting down of MH 17 took with it 298 lives in an act of aggression that is by any measure unacceptable. Governments and industry have come together to find ways to reduce the risk of over-flying conflict zones. This includes better sharing of critical information about security risks to civil aviation. And we are calling on governments to find an international mechanism to regulate the design, manufacture and deployment of weapons with anti-aircraft capabilities,” said Tyler.
“To the flying public an air tragedy is an air tragedy, regardless of how it is classified. In 2014 we saw a reduction in the number of fatal accidents—and that would be true even if we were to include MH 17 in the total. The greatest tribute that we can pay to those who lost their lives in aviation-related tragedies is to continue our dedication to make flying ever safer. And that is exactly what we are doing,” said Tyler.
2014 Safety by the numbers:
More than 3.3 billion people flew safely on 38.0 million flights (30.6 million by jet, 7.4 million by turboprop) 73 accidents (all aircraft types), down from 81 in 2013 and the five-year average of 86 per year 12 fatal accidents (all aircraft types) versus 16 in 2013 and the five-year average of 19 16% of all accidents were fatal, below the five-year average of 22% 7 hull loss accidents involving jets compared to 12 in 2013 and the five-year average of 16 Three fatal hull loss accidents involving jets, down from six in 2013, and the five-year average of eight 17 hull loss accidents involving turboprops of which nine were fatal 641 fatalities compared to 210 fatalities in 2013 and the five-year average of 517 Jet hull loss rates by region of operator
All regions but one showed improvement in 2014 when compared to 2013. The exception is Europe which maintained the rate of 0.15 jet hull losses per 1 million sectors. All regions saw their safety performance improve in 2014 compared to the respective five-year rate 2009-2013 as follows: Africa (from 6.83 to 0.00) ; Asia-Pacific (from 0.63 to 0.44); CIS (from 2.74 to 0.83); Europe (from 0.24 to 0.15); Latin America and the Caribbean (from 0.87 to 0.41); Middle East-North Africa (1.82 to 0.63); North America (from 0.20 to 0.11) North Asia (from 0.06 to 0.00). CIS had the worst performance (0.83) among regions, but it showed strong improvement over three consecutive years: 6.34 (2011), 1.91 (2012), 1.79 (2013). Turboprop hull loss rates by region of operator
The world turboprop hull loss rate improved to 2.30 hull losses per million flights in 2014 compared to 2.78 in the five years 2009-2013. The following regions saw their turboprop safety performance improve in 2014 when compared to the respective five-year rate: Asia-Pacific (from 2.16 to 0.00); CIS (from 12.12 to 11.95); Europe (from 1.46 to 0.71); Latin America and the Caribbean (from 4.53 to 1.21); Middle East-North Africa (from 7.91 to 7.17). Africa had the worst performance (14.13 hull losses per million flights) in 2014 for turboprop hull losses, which exceeded the region’s five-year rate of 9.62. There are relatively few turboprop operations in North Asia so the single turboprop hull loss experienced in the region in 2014 caused the turboprop hull loss rate to rise to 11.28 compared to the five-year rate of. 2.41. North America also saw a deterioration in 2014 compared to the preceding five years (1.19 vs. 1.02). IOSA
Airlines on the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registry experienced three jet hull loss accidents and one turboprop hull loss accident. The total accident rate (all aircraft types) for IOSA-registered carriers was more than three times better than the rate for non-IOSA carriers (1.09 vs. 3.32). As of 4 March 2015, 396 airlines are on the IOSA registry. For IATA’s 251 airlines, IOSA certification is a requirement for membership in the Association. That some 145 non-member airlines are also on the registry is evidence that IOSA is the global benchmark for airline operational safety management.
“The overall performance of IOSA airlines shows that the audits are among the factors having a positive impact on safety. Beginning this year, we have upgraded to Enhanced IOSA, which incorporates systems to monitor compliance across the two-year audit cycle. This is moving IOSA from a once-every-two-year snapshot to a continuous management process,” said Tyler.
There are operators that are not eligible for an IOSA either because they operate aircraft below 5,700 kg (12,566 lbs) maximum take-off weight, or because their business model does not allow conformity with other IOSA requirements. To address this segment of the industry, IATA has developed the IATA Standard Safety Assessment (ISSA). ISSA is not linked to IATA membership. Operators with aircraft above 5,700 kg MTOW will be eligible for one initial ISSA, after which the operator will be required to pursue an initial IOSA registration to stay on an IATA Audit registry.
“There is a clear need to ensure that operators of all types of equipment have robust safety infrastructure in place, which is validated by an operational safety audit. The ISSA will enable the industry to address the need for a global operational safety standard for operators that are not eligible for IOSA and I am confident that the ISSA standard will deliver a positive safety benefit in the same manner as has IOSA,” said Tyler.
Safety Improvements in Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan airlines had zero jet hull loss accidents in 2014. “Safety continues to be a challenge for Africa. The fact that the region experienced no jet hull loss accidents last year is real progress, in line with the objectives of the Abuja Declaration. However, the poor performance on turboprops demonstrates that significant challenges remain. Governments in the region need to accelerate implementation of ICAO’s safety-related standards and recommended practices (SARPS), according to the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program (USOAP). As of the end of 2014, only 14 African states had achieved 60% implementation of the SARPS. Making IOSA a part of the certification process certainly will help,” said Tyler. The 27 Sub-Saharan airlines on the IOSA registry are performing more than 10 times better than non-IOSA operators in terms of all accidents (1.95 per million flights versus 19.62).
Safety in the CIS
CIS airlines on the IOSA registry experienced zero accidents in 2014 for a second consecutive year. For all airlines in the CIS, the jet hull loss rate in 2014 of 0.83 was a significant improvement over the five-year rate (2.74). However, this was well below world levels. “We are seeing steady improvement in the CIS but there still is work to be done, in alignment with IATA’s global Six Point Safety Strategy,” said Tyler.
Increased Focus on Turboprop Operations
The accident rate for operators of turboprop aircraft on the IOSA Registry was 0.47 hull losses per million flights or less than 1 hull loss accident for every 2 million flights. However, the overall rate was significantly higher (2.30 per million flights). IATA and other stakeholders are addressing this shortfall through increased focus on improved safety awareness, systems, training, and airport infrastructure serving this type of operation. Additionally, statistics show that operators in all sectors continue to deliver better safety performance when the operator’s operational infrastructure, including that of its safety management capabilities, is robust. Operational standards such as IOSA, which require this robust infrastructure are a key to safer operations.
Using Data Analysis to Drive Improvements
Historically, aviation safety has improved through a well-established process of accident investigations that identify the probable causes and recommend mitigation measures. However, as aviation becomes ever safer, there are so few accidents that they cannot yield the trend data that is vital to a systemic risk-based approach to improving safety. Future safety gains will come increasingly from analyzing data from the more than 38 million flights that operate safely every year, rather than just the handful of flights where something goes wrong.
To support this requirement, IATA has created the Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) program as a comprehensive safety data warehouse. GADM includes analysis reports covering accidents, incidents, ground damage, maintenance and audits, plus data from nearly 2 million flights and over 1 million air safety reports. More than 470 organizations, including more than 90% of IATA member airlines, are participating in at least one GADM database.
“The GADM program will enhance aviation’s ability to identify areas of concern before they rise to the level of potential threats. Stakeholders are committed to advancing safety through a data-driven approach supported by cooperation and reliance on global standards and best practices,” said Tyler.
Six-Point Safety Strategy
IATA’s Six Point Safety Strategy is a comprehensive data-driven approach to identify organizational, operational and emerging safety issues:
Reducing operational risk Enhancing quality and compliance through audit programs Advocating for improved aviation infrastructure such as implementation of performance-based navigation approaches Supporting consistent implementation of Safety Management Systems Supporting effective recruitment and training to enhance quality and compliance through programs such as the IATA Quality and Training Initiative and ICAO’s Multi-crew Pilot License Identifying and addressing emerging safety issues, such as lithium batteries “The history of aviation is the story of continuous safety improvements. We must never lose sight of the need to maintain that dedication as we drive the accident rate lower using the data-driven approach that guides our Six Point Safety Strategy,” said Tyler.
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Cooperating to Promote e-Freight in Shanghai
Shanghai – The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Shanghai Customs, Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Shanghai Airport Authority, China Eastern Airlines, and Shanghai E-port have signed a Letter of Initiative (LOI) today to jointly promote e-Freight in Shanghai.
Under the terms of the LOI, the six organizations will cooperate to:
Improve efficiency and reduce costs in existing processes by phasing out the need for a security check stamp on paper air waybills Eliminate the need for paper air waybills and facilitate the implementation of paperless customs clearance at Shanghai Pudong Airport. Optimize and streamline data sharing between the parties “China is the second largest market for international freight by air. With much of the world’s manufacturing taking place in China, it is essential that processes are kept as efficient as possible. This can be achieved through partnership and adoption of global standards. This agreement will bolster Shanghai’s position as a leading air freight hub in China and in the world,” said Zhang Baojian, IATA’s Regional Vice President for North Asia.
The air cargo industry is well known for its paper-intensive processes. E-freight is a global initiative to modernize the air cargo industry and enhance efficiency by eliminating the pouch of over 20 documents that accompany every air cargo shipment. It will contribute to the industry’s goal of reducing shipping times by 48 hours.
Implementing e-air waybill is an important enabling step for e-freight. The industry target is to achieve 45% e-air waybill penetration globally by the end of 2015, and 80% by the end of 2016.
E-freight pilots have been implemented at Shanghai Pudong Airport, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and Beijing Capital Airport. In June 2014, China Cargo Airlines successfully launched the pilot e-air waybill pilot at Shanghai Pudong Airport. To date, Shanghai is the leading airport in China in terms of the number of e-AWBs processed.
Shanghai Pudong Airport ranks third globally for cargo handled and is the gateway for over 60% of China’s cargo throughput. In 2014, Shanghai Pudong Airport saw an 8% increase in its cargo throughput.
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GAMA INTERMODAL (Turkey) moves 1.144 Tons Tower cranes for Expo2017
GAMA INTERMODAL, your CONNECTA Partner in Turkey, has recently transported the huge Tower Cranes of Zoomlion as part of the Expo2017 that finished last month.
The Tower Cranes parts were picked up from the building site in China and then all the part of the Tower had been delivered to Astana, Kazakhistan. As part of the Project 72 trucks and containers were used for the transportation of 1.144 Tons goods. The Project was completed with success.
Below are some pictures of the operations and Tower Cranes.
Regular Air&Sea consol services to Brazil and Cuba offered by SOTRADE (Italy)
SOTRADE, your CONNECTA partners in Italy, are offering almost daily consol services by air to Brasil and weekly consol services by sea to 2/3 different ports of discharge by direct service. Their high knowledge of Brasilian market and rules is due to long experience for many years. Additionally SOTRADE benefits of exclusive rates with airlines and shipping lines.
Recently they have also opened a regular service by sea (consol LCL) to Havana in Cuba.
OMER LOGISTICS (Pakistan) awarded amongst the TOP 10 freight forwarders by worldclass airlines
OMER LOGISTICS, your CONNECTA Partner in Pakistan, is proud to be recognized and awarded by some of the most important international airlines.
Shaheen Airline and Saudi Ailines have recently awarded OMER LOGISTICS for consecutive years on below recognitions. The awards recognizes air freight forwarders in Pakistan who continuously demonstrate exceptional services, volumes and who constantly improves and exceeds the guidelines stipulated.
Lahore Top Customer Award by Shaheen Airline Year 2015 Islamabad Award & Certificate of Appreciation by Shaheen Airlines Year 2015 Top Customer Award by Shaheen Airlines Top 10 Agent Award Ex-North Pakistan by Saudi Airlines for 2014
ANGELFREIGHT (Germany) handles a shipment of Plutonium samples for the NMCC in Japan
ANGELFREIGHT, your CONNECTA partner in Germany, has recently handled a shipment of Plutonium (UN2915, Cl. 7) from LEJ, Leipzig - Germany, to NRT, Narita - Japan.
The shipment consisted in 0,38 kg net/3 kg gross of Plutonium samples for the Nuclear Material Control Center (NMCC) in Japan. ANGELFREIGHT followed the procedures designed to ensure the protection of the public and the environment, as per the Interantaional Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) advisory regulations for the safe transport of radioactive material.
Plutonium is transported as an oxide powder since this is its most stable form, within a sealed package criticaly designed with integrated shielding, certified and labelled in accordance with the requirements of the national and international regulations.
The ANGELFREIGHT staff involved in the transport of radioactive materials are trained to take appropiate precautions and to respond in case of an emergency.
WEL (Malta) handled a Super Urgent shipment for the Oil & Gas Industry
WEL, your CONNECTA partner in Malta, successfully handled a super urgent shipment of Industrial Hose Pipes for the Oil and Gas Industry. The shipment consisted in 5 Crates, measuring 204x204x109 cm and a total weight of 2,970Kg.
The pipes had to be transported from an offshore vessel in the Mediterranean Sea to Chennai Airport in India.
The main challenge was that no commercial air freighter service operates in Malta except of Integrator freighters, such as DHL and TNT. Thanks to the cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo, WEL managed to secure space on the Integrator aircraft that was linked to the Lufthansa's Frankfurt (FRA) Cargo Hub which ensured on-time uplift to Chennai (MAA). Despite it's dimensions, the shipment was available to their client in India within 6 days record.
BIFA judges bowled over by ‘The Clubhouse’ initiative from Woodland Group (Ireland)
At Woodland Group, your CONNECTA Partner in Ireland, they are still feeling incredibly lucky to have won the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2016 in the Supply Chain Management category in January and wanted to share an insight into how they came to find a niche in the Sports Logistics market with their initiative ‘The Clubhouse’.
No stranger to the BIFA Freight Service Awards, the team at Woodland have a track record of success, winning the special services award in 2010 and scooping the training and staff development prize in 2007.
They had heard that the BIFA Supply Chain Management award was looking for companies providing a customer-focused innovative solution enabling a more efficient supply chain and they jumped at the chance to talk about their unique offering - The Clubhouse. A members-only buying consortium for sports clubs, the Clubhouse initially focussed on the cricket industry. Sourcing merchandise material from overseas suppliers to be sold in fan shops, online and at cricket grounds in the UK, the aim of the service was to simplify the supply chain for the clubs, allowing them to focus more resources on increasing sales and profitability.
Such was the success of the Clubhouse, they quickly realised it had grown legs and wanted to share their achievements to date with BIFA and they are pleased that they also saw the potential in their offering.
Woodland was chosen as category winner for the innovative approach of simplifying the supply chain within the sports industry. Being recognised as having identified a clear gap in the market, the Woodland Sports Logistics division was formed within the Woodland Group. Offering customers, a one-stop-shop, from sourcing ethically-produced products to managing the shipping, storage, and fulfilment process, the service simplifies the supply chain for the clubs and adds real value to their business.
To give you a direct insight, the Sports Logistics division ships the manufactured items to Woodland's UK fulfilment centre, where their team quality check and re-pack the products before distributing them nationally. Woodland staff also make factory and site visits in order to ensure the highest standards of safety and legal protection are in place for workers.
"It is so rewarding that BIFA's judges were won over by our Clubhouse submission and our goal now is to extend our services Globally to all sports clubs. What a fantastic start to the year! Understanding the sporting market and negotiating rates within the relevant factories and countries for sport around the world has helped us very quickly become a main player within the cricket, rugby, and football industry. We have recruited ambassadors such as Paul Pritchard for Cricket and Clive Allen for Football who can help us understand their sport from the inside. There is no sport we are not looking at and with new Ambassadors for fishing, baseball, cycling, and hockey to name a few we should be the first stop for any sports manufacturer", comments Deborah Smith, Sports Logistics Global Sales, Woodland Group.
Woodland Group (Ireland) Shortlisted for 3 Logistics & Transport Awards
Woodland Group, your CONNECTA Partner in Ireland, have been shortlisted not once, not twice but 3 times for the Irish Logistics & Transport Awards 2016!
The awards, now in their seventh year have recognised Woodland in three categories: Logistics & Transport Team of the Year; Freight Forwarding Team of the Year; and Freight Forwarding Company of the Year.
The award ceremony is held on April 7th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin and details of the awards are available
The Irish Logistic and Transport Awards’ aim is to celebrate excellence in logistics and transport and to encourage teams and individuals to constantly raise the bar, to innovate and maintain their commitment to the industry in their day-to-day endeavours. Woodland Group are proud to be honoured with nominations in 3 categories and look forward to the Awards next month.
Navegate (US) Acquires North Star World Trade Services and T Brothers Trucking
Following eight successful years in strategic partnership, Navegate Inc., your CONNECTA Partner in United States, has aquired North Star World Trade Services and T Brothers Trucking. Navegate, a technology- focused transportation and logistics company, now combines forces with the 47-year- old international freight forwarder, North Star, and 20-year-old domestic trucking and transportation company, T Brothers, to form a third party logistics (3PL) company with expansive expertise.
Navegate’s now comprehensive breadth of services has positioned the Global Trade Management Company for aggressive expansion, including new wholly owned facilities in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Also expanding is Navegate’s headquarters, which will relocate this spring to a 45,000 square foot property in Mendota Heights, MN.
“Bringing these three companies together has allowed us to expand operations in China,” said Joe Pelletier, president. “We have built a company that is substantial and gaining momentum. We have world class technology, carrier capacity, and the right people, enabling us to manage customers’ domestic and international supply chains, faster and smarter than ever.”
In addition, new branding has been unveiled beginning with a new website featuring an expanded portfolio of global transportation and logistics services. “Our new website is key in our transformation, as it cohesively brings together all the aspects of the three companies,” said Pelletier, “and helps us showcase how Navegate is here to make the complex simple for our customers.”
On Inbound Logistics' Top 100 List of IT Providers for the last three years (2015, 2014, and 2013, Inbound Logistics) in a row, Navegate is a full-service provider of global transportation and third party logistics (3PL). With 240 employees and six offices worldwide, Navegate’s global headquarters is located in Minnesota.
PROLINAIR, your CONNECTA partners in France, have recently moved MCC Building of 72 tons from Ostende-Belgium to Ndjamena-Chad. The cargo was loaded with electronic cranes. Pls. see below pictures of the operations in airport.
PROLINAIR counts on a dedicated Project Cargo department that with 12 years of experience has acquired a strong knowledge of the constraints for most of the european ports. PROLINAIR covers the whole project from quotations, planning of operations, setting, follow up and supervision of shipments, and permanent communication with customer and all involved parties.
ASIATRANS (Vietnam) contract agent for the three major airlines in Da Nang
t is our pleasure to inform you that ASIATRANS, your CONNECTA partner in Vietnam is the contract agent for the three major airlines in Da Nang (Vietnam): Cathay Pacific, Korean Air and Singapore Airline.
In the past 2 years, ASIATRANS has had regular and important volumes and has become the most reliable partner for these airlines. In particular, in 2015, they handled about 100 shipments to many destinations all around the world through these 3 airlines. Especially, in the fourth quarter of 2015, ASIATRANS shipped nearly 20 tons via Korean Air and became the strongest agent of this airline in Danang.
"Given our constant traffic increase, we are receiving support from these airlines not only the best rates but also the priority in booking and other services. Based on our good relationship with airlines and our experience in handling air shipment in past 2 years, we are proud that we are the best choice for customers in providing the most competitive rates and other value-added services", remarks Mr. Quan May, Managing Director at ASIATRANS VIETNAM CORPORATION.
About ASIATRANS VIETNAM
Accredited IATA cargo agent, preferred cargo agent for Korean Air, Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines. In the air cargo market, ASIATRANS VIETNAM is well-known in:
Transportation of Dangerous goods with DG license Sustainable growth defined in ISO Standard Operating Procedures S.O.P. Highly trained personnel, leading in providing value-added services. Handling a huge volume of air cargo especially beer products of VBL - HEINEKEN factory, seafood, etc. ASIATRANS VIETNAM is proud of to be the truthful partner of oversea agents, professional logistics provider of traders, manufacturers.
Companies with time-critical shipments, emergency logistics and general cargo requirements relying on AirMax International (US)
Small really can be beautiful – and efficient and reliable and a cut above the big boys! That’s why companies with time-critical shipments, emergency logistics and general cargo requirements have come to rely on AirMax International.
Started in 2003 by experienced, ex-airline cargo professionals Raj Kundi and Elbia Madera-Kundi in the spare room of their home, AirMax International has steadily grown and built a reputation for being a go-to company in the New York area.
Not only do they work standard offices hours but the AirMax team is even on hand in the middle of the night for that urgent shipment that no-one else is willing or able to take on at that time. Other freight forwarders, Government agencies, individuals and high profile clients all trust Air Max International to tackle their freight and logistics requirements.
The diverse nature of what the team now moves is amazing: in recent weeks AirMax has moved everything from urgent aircraft spare parts to models of horses for a TV show and then environmental research equipment. But what they’re most proud of is the peace of mind they give their customers – who return time and time again.
WORLDWIDE SHIPPING TRANSPORTATION (Mexico) receives "Zero Defects Supplier" award by SKF
WORLDWIDE SHIPPING TRANSPORTATION (Grupo SOHER), your CONNECTA Partners from Mexico, is proud to announce that, as major supplier of SKF, has been awarded as "Zero Deffects Supplier" for their conformance and performance with high level quality standards.
SKF provides leading technological solutions for diverse types of industries worldwide and demands its suppliers and sub-contractors the highest level of commitment with their Code of Conduct and their Environmental, Health and Safety policies.
WORLDWIDE SHIPPING TRANSPORTATION receives this award as a recognition to their efforts in providing their best services and solutions without a single complain and 100% fulfillment of the SKF procedures during all 2015.
Below is a picture of Mr. Raul Solis (center), President at WORLDWIDE SHIPPING TRANSPORTATION, receiving the award by the SKF CEO and their main contact in plant.
World Express Logistics (Malta) undergoes re-branding exercise
It is a pleasure to announce that WORLD EXPRESS LOGISTICS, your CONNECTA Partner in Malta, has launched a new company logo and website as part of the ongoing evolution of their company’s brand.
"Our business has grown and evolved and we felt it was time for a change. We have refreshed our logo to reflect that we are a dynamic team built on a wealth of experiences and diverse competencies in the transportation of goods and to symbolise our future as a supply chain reference”, remarks Edward Micallef, General Manager at WORLD EXPRESS LOGISTICS.
The new tagline “We earn loyalty” expresses how through passion, flexibility and commitment WEL builds up long lasting relationships with customers, partners and suppliers and contributes to their success.
The new website is available and fully operative at www.wel.com.mt and has been designed with a fresh new look, user-friendly navigation and responsive development. We hope that you will enjoy browsing on the new WEL site.
The WEL team is also in the process of updating all their collaterals, marketing literature, online presence, stationery, etc with the new logo and corporate branding.
KORMAN INTERNATIONAL (Hong Kong) opens new bonded warehouse in Shanghai
KORMAN INTERNATIONAL, your CONNECTA partner from Hong Kong, is very pleased to announce that their new bonded warehouse in Shanghai has started to operate and recently received the 1st cargo delivery. This 1,300 square meter warehouse is located in Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, and most facilities and equipment are already available. The Bonded warehouse license has been granted by the China Customs.
Please kindly CLICK HERE to find their presentation of this new bonded warehouse for your good information. This is a starting stage and as business grows and develops, KORMAN INTERNATIONAL plans to be operating more warehouses with larger space and in different major cities in China.
About the format of the CHAFTA Certificate of Origin by DSH LOGISTICS (Australia)
Your CONNECTA Partner from Australia, DSH LOGISTICS, is pleased to share below clarifications concerning the format of the CHAFTA Certificate of Origin.
Please CLICK HERE to download the CHAFTA Certificate of Origin which is the required format.
DSH LOGISTICS advice regarding the Certified Authorities who can issue COO’s under CHAFTA is as below.
Certificates of Origin
The following Chinese Authorities will be able to issue Certificates of Origin [COO]:
AQSIQ (General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine) where the actual certificates will be issued by provincial Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaus, which are administered by AQSIQ; and CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade). For Exports from Australia to China the Australia's authorised bodies are:
the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; the Australian Industry Group and affiliated bodies; and the Australian Grape and Wine Authority. Please do not hesitate to contact DSH LOGISTICS should you require further information or advice.
LEO AIR CARGO, Thailand, envisions business expansion and prepares for AEC Programs
Recently, the 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member states, including Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, Laos, and Brunei, signed a declaration to establish AEC (ASEAN Economic Community). AEC has been set up to allow free movement of skilled labor, goods, and services.
The establishment of AEC marks another landmark in ASEAN’s economic integration agenda, which will boost foreign direct investment into the economies of ASEAN states and offer opportunities for investment and business expansion. LEO AIR CARGO Co., Ltd., your CONNECTA partner from Thailand, plan to set up a new branch office in their neighboring countries. In this regard, theLEO AIR CARGO staff is attending the AEC program to ensure they can meet the demand and supply targets.
Since the AEC was the third biggest economy in Asia in 2014 and world’s seventh largest, it is to be hoped that a number of new opportunities would be up for grabs in the US$2.6 trillion market, with more than 622 million people.
About LEO AIR CARGO Co., Ltd.
LEO AIR CARGO Co., Ltd. is one of the leading international freight forwarders in Thailand established in 1993. A member of the Thai Freight Forwarders Association, they provide a comprehensive range of cargo delivery services, which include expert handling of all kinds of products. LEO AIR CARGO Co., Ltd. are especially skilled in handling frozen seafood, live fish, live elephant, and fresh cut orchid flowers, besides general cargo by air, road, and ocean.
It is a pleasure to inform you that CARGO MARKETING SPEDITION GmbH, your CONNECTA partner in Germany, has started a new project, offering overnight pick-up service with dedicated express vehicles, from the company’s Frankfurt Airport headquarters to leading German cities. The service is effective since this month (December 2015) and offers quick pick-up and airfreight facilities for urgent air shipments, promising to ship within the shortest lead times.
Additionally, pls. find below further updates from CARGO MARKETING SPEDITION GmbH:
CARGO MARKETING SPEDITION GmbH is now certified in DIN EN ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and DIN EN ISO 14001 (Environmental & Green Logistics Management).
The company has launched new Daily Groupage Routes: Cologne-Frankfurt, Dusseldorf-Frankfurt
CARGO MARKETING SPEDITION GmbH disposes of a Special department for beverages (Wine, Spirits), container packing both ISO containers and individual packing with “Thermal blankets.”
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