They moved the shipment consisting of machinery by ocean freight from China to India
Kangaroo Logistics Pvt Ltd, a Coop member in Pune, India, recently moved a break bulk project shipment with a weight of 110 tonnes. The cargo which consisted of machinery for manufacturing heavy studs had a volume of around 145 CBM. They moved the shipment from China to India via bulk carrier.
“Dealing with a cargo of such immense proportions presented a range of obstacles. Following the unloading of the cargo at the port, we faced the task of repackaging it to meet specific customer demands. Additionally, we had to arrange for the lashing and securing of the cargo onto the trailers to ensure its safety,” says Vinu Pillai, the Managing Director of Kangaroo Logistics.
“While transporting the cargo from seaport to the factory we faced certain challenges in particular areas where entry of heavy vehicles was not permitted,” continues Mr Pillai, adding that, “we had to obtain special permission from the respective authorities for late evening transportation.”
Additionally, Kangaroo Logistics were also responsible for customs clearance at the destination port and the inland transportation to the factory located around 100 Km from the seaport.
Congratulations to Kangaroo Logistics for successfully pulling off this complex shipment!
They have recently accomplished the transportation of an out-of-gauge electromagnetic drum separator to its destination in Mexico
Kopf + Lübben GmbH, founding Coop member in Bremen, Frankfurt, and Hamburg, Germany, has moved an OOG project shipment consisting of an electromagnetic drum separator from Germany to Mexico. They had to move the cargo urgently to avoid a production standstill.
According to Johan Padding, the Managing Director of Kopf + Lübben, “Under the leadership of Adam Hoffmann, our airfreight team orchestrated a meticulously planned operation to ensure the timely delivery of this critical piece of machinery. Additionally, the sheer weight and dimensions of the magnetic drum posed a formidable challenge, necessitating innovative solutions and close collaboration among various stakeholders.”
The complexity of the project required a multi-faceted approach. Their team not only efficiently coordinated the transportation from the point of origin but also ensured the flawless execution of the delicate loading process onto the freighter in Luxembourg. Moreover, the timely transportation of the cargo was made possible by the team’s strong relationship with the airline, which enabled them to accommodate the client’s unique requirements.
Congratulations to Kopf & Lübben GmbH for the successful execution of this project!
The Nautiqus bees will pollinate flowers and plants at their apiary farm while each bee colony will be able to produce 20 to 30 kg of honey per year
Nautiqus SP. Z.O.O., a Coop member in Gdynia, Poland, has adopted two beehives which are home to nearly 50,000 bees. Nautiqus has a long-standing policy of socially responsible business and places a strong emphasis on environmental activities. The hives are located on the territory of the Sadecki Bartnik Apiary where the insects will be cared for by experienced beekeepers.
“Concern for the environment and the promotion of green attitudes is one of the elements embedded in our corporate responsibility activities. We replaced our car fleet with hybrid cars a few years ago, and we have been developing IT solutions for years to eliminate paper documentation. Now we have decided to focus additionally on helping the bees,” comments Dominik Popiel, CEO of Nautiqus.
Poland has nearly 10% of all the hives in the European Union. The number of beekeepers and the number of bee colonies is steadily increasing. Moreover, the increase in the number of bees is also largely due to the approach of companies which are paying more and more attention to the role of bees in the ecosystem in their CSR activities.
Mr Popiel further adds, “It is estimated that up to 70 per cent of the world’s agriculture depends on bees. When there are no bees, there will be no pollination – there will be a shortage of plants, then animals…. Unfortunately, their situation is getting worse all over the world due to climate change, pesticides and habitat loss. Environmentalists and conservation organizations are increasingly calling for action to save the bees.”
The Nautiqus bees will engage in the vital task of pollinating flowers and plants. Remarkably, each colony of bees has the capacity to generate an impressive yield of 20 to 30 kg of honey annually. The cooperation of Nautiqus with Sadecki Bartnik Apiary lasted almost 10 years. So far, this has included honey exports to the UK. They are expecting that the present partnership with the beehives will last just as long.
Congratulations to Nautiqus for their commitment to a greener future!
The conference will consist of five sessions featuring numerous speakers who will discuss the present status of Baltic region ports, and their future trajectory within the realms of development, geopolitics, climate change, and technological advancements
The Cooperative Logistics Network’s media partner, The Baltic Ports Conference will take place from the 6th to 8th of September 2023 at Fritiden Hotel, Ystad, Sweden. During the three-day conference, there will be five sessions featuring numerous speakers who are experts in their respective fields. These sessions will delve into critical topics pertinent to the Baltic Sea Region’s port industry. The topics that the speakers will cover will include – Trade in Europe and the BSR, Adapting to change from the ports’ POV, Future of the ferry and ro-ro market in the BSR, Impact of climate change on port development, and Electrification as a key tool for combating climate change.
After the keynote address and the initial round of discussions on the first day, a Evening Cocktail Reception will be held on the second day at Ystad Studio Center. The third and concluding day of the event will revolve around subjects like climate change and the financing of critical infrastructure. Notably, the Port of Ystad stands as one of Sweden’s largest ports for ferry traffic to Poland and Bornholm. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to explore the port during a guided bus tour of the facility.
The Baltic Ports Conference (BPC) stands as the pivotal annual gathering for the Baltic Ports Organization. This event brings participants and guests together to engage in vital discussions pertaining to the port industry. Primarily, it serves as an invaluable networking platform facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experiences among diverse stakeholders in the maritime community, not only within the Baltic Sea Region but also extending beyond. This year, BPC is making a triumphant return to the physical realm after the online edition held last year.
The registration deadline for participation in this event is August 31, 2023. The Coop members interested in joining can access comprehensive information about the conference at the following website: https://www.balticportsconference.com.
Their customer demand for frozen goods transportation have increased particularly via the Mong Cai border gate
Headway JSC a Coop member in Hanoi, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, has recently moved more than 108 tons of cargo consisting of frozen seafood on the Nha Trang- Mong Cai route.
To quote Felix Nguyen, the Managing Director of Headway JSC, “In general, through the achievements and development strategies in new markets, typically through Mong Cai border gate, Headway comprehensively meets the increasing demand of customers for transporting frozen goods, while creating conditions for sustainable development for Vietnam’s logistics to shine in the international market.”
Mr Nguyen further explains that according to a report from Mong Cai International Border Gate Management Board, as of June 15, 2023, the total weight of imported and exported goods through Mong Cai border gate reached nearly 753,000 tons, up 265% over the same period last year. “This opens up opportunities as well as poses great challenges for import-export enterprises and Vietnam’s transport industry to recover after a long period of hibernation due to the closure of borders,” he adds.
Headway is presently leveraging transportation routes that link the South to the North via the Mong Cai border gate. In addition to seaport and inland waterway systems, these routes contribute significantly to the rapid transit of goods between the Vietnamese and Chinese markets, helping to complete the supply chain of refrigerated goods through many different modes of transport.
Congratulations to Headway JSC and best of luck with their upcoming projects!
They also ranked as the top carrier in tonnage carried for Turkish Airlines from January to May 2023
CIMC Anda Shun International Logistics, a Coop member in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, China, has garnered the Best Agents awards in 2022-2023 from Turkish Airlines. The award from Turkish Cargo is a highly esteemed recognition that is not easily granted. To qualify for this honour, forwarders must undergo stringent assessments, including evaluations based on cargo volumes in 2022, industry reputation, and overall excellence in logistics services.
In addition to the Best Agent award, CIMC ADS has achieved an impressive feat by ranking as the top carrier in tonnage transported for Turkish Airlines from January to May 2023. This accomplishment further highlights CIMC ADS’s expertise and strength in the air cargo field, solidifying its position as a leader in the industry. Furthermore, one noteworthy achievement for CIMC Anda Shun is its successful handling of a 12-ton single-piece overweight project cargo (mould) from Guangzhou to Europe through TK Airlines.
“We are thrilled to receive the Best Agent award from Turkish Cargo for the 2022-2023 period,” says Daniel Song Network Development Coordinator art CIMC ADS, adding that, “this recognition underscores our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional logistics services and our dedication to fostering strong partnerships. We would like to extend our gratitude to Turkish Airlines for their trust and support.”
Congratulations to CIMC ADS for getting this prestigious award!
They will move more than 50 TEUs of cargo in the following months
Shine Logistics Co Ltd, a Coop member in Seoul, South Korea, has started offering Full Container Load services from Seoul to cities in Brazil and other parts of South America. They are moving shipments of tires for a major Chinese client with whom they have worked previously.
Mr. Chung from Shine Logistics expresses that they maintain a strong partnership with their Chinese client, with whom they have been organizing shipments to the Central and South American region for an extended period. He considers it a privilege to once again handle their shipments, as it presents a valuable opportunity to foster business growth.
“Over the years we have established ourselves as a reliable logistics provider, consistent, and dedicated in offering a broad diversity of services. As specialists in handling all kinds of shipment, these international FCL services do not present any significant challenges for our company,” he adds.
Their competitive pricing and extensive years of experience are two crucial factors that allowed them to secure this project.
Congratulations to Shine Logistics and all the best for their upcoming projects!
The three-day event that took place at Rotterdam Ahoy, Netherlands was attended by more than 10,445 supply chain industry professionals
Breakbulk Europe 2023 – a media partner of The Cooperative Logistics Network took place from 6th to 8th June 2023, at Rotterdam, Netherlands. The event which was attended by a record 10,445 industry professionals from over 126 countries, had been an out-and-out success. Held from 6th to 8th June 2023, the conference witnessed a 15% increase in total attendees as compared with 2022. Although most of the visitors hailed from the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium, there was a significant increase in the number of participants from countries like India, China, Turkey, the UAE, Brazil and Singapore.
As stated by Juliana Gibbons, VP for breakbulk specialist Swire Projects, “This event is truly exceptional in its ability to bring together a vast number of industry professionals in a condensed time frame. Breakbulk Europe presents an incredibly powerful business opportunity. Moreover, it extends beyond mere networking to provide a platform for showcasing your company, products and services.”
Furthermore, DHL Global Forwarding sponsored the main stage at this year’s event. It served as a platform for a series of captivating panel sessions. Renowned speakers engaged in thought-provoking discussions, covering a wide range of pertinent topics. From nuclear power and offshore wind to air cargo and the pivotal role of ports in enhancing supply chain efficiency, these sessions offered valuable insights and fostered meaningful dialogue among attendees.
Gelu Batrinca, a participant from Romania, expressed the enduring impact of Breakbulk Europe in forging strong and long-lasting partnerships. “With its diverse range of exhibitors and visitors representing various segments of the supply chain, Breakbulk Europe provides an outstanding platform for networking, and the formation of fruitful collaborations,” she says.
More than 150 participants enjoyed an inspiring session at the Women in Breakbulk Breakfast. Additionally, innovation and technology played a primary role at the all-new Breakbulk Futures Zone. The Futures Zone was an experienced-based space featuring products and services from industry innovators.
This freight forwarders conference is a once-in-a-year opportunity for the network members to meet in person and establish lasting connections with reliable international logistics partners
The Cooperative Logistics Network’s 7th Annual Meeting is all set to take place on the gorgeous island of Bali, Indonesia, from 23rd to 25th May 2024. The Intercontinental Bali Resort Hotel has been chosen as the venue for the much-awaited annual meeting of freight forwarders. With a focus on enhancing the bottom line of the delegates’ businesses, this conference will allow the participants to maximize the benefits of their membership.
The event will start a Welcome Cocktail Reception which will allow the delegates to break ice with their fellow members before commencing the one-to-one business meetings on the following day. Each delegate will be able to conduct up to 32 one-to-one meetings with their network partners. These face-to-face meetings which form the core business activity of the conference go a long way in fostering networking among the participating delegates. In addition, during the meeting the members will get to attend FreightViewer workshops where they will get to learn about the latest features and utilities of The Coop’s member exclusive TMS.
In addition to the extensive business agenda, the meeting will also emphasize the importance of face-to-face communication in fostering a sense of community within the network. It will provide ample opportunities for agents to socialize, interact, and develop trust, thereby establishing stronger working relationships. Furthermore, the event will feature a corporate group tour, a welcome cocktail reception, and a dinner party, ensuring a perfect balance between business and leisure throughout the conference.
Antonio Torres, President and Founder of The Cooperative logistics network says, “We have dedicated considerable effort to ensure that our yearly conferences provide the utmost value to our members. Moreover, our team is working round the clock to provide a seamless and rewarding networking experience for the delegates. This event will serve as a dynamic sourcing hub, allowing our members to forge long-term partnerships with trustworthy logistics partners from around the world.”
The recently launched online client portal will enable their clients to access to live GPS location updates on vessels until they reach their final destination
Worldwide Customs and Forwarding, a Coop member in Melbourne, Australia, has created a new online portal that will allow their customers to have end-to-end tracking of their shipments. Additionally, this innovative platform empowers their customers with comprehensive end-to-end tracking capabilities for their shipments.
Moreover, it grants clients access to live GPS location updates on vessels, along with essential milestones such as pick-up, loading, departure, arrival, clearance, delivery, and more. According to Mr. Nathan Llewellyn, General Manager of Worldwide Customs and Forwarding, this tool has proven to be an excellent asset for their clients. “It has not only elevated our customer experience but also contributed to substantial internal efficiencies,” he says.
By seamlessly extracting data from their internal system, the portal guarantees utmost precision and accuracy. Furthermore, it incorporates features such as accounts payable and a variety of client-specific tools that have received highly positive feedback.
Congratulations to Worldwide Customs and Forwarding for their latest endeavour to boost client service!