The Coop’s newsletter for March is now online and can be viewed on the website!

The current edition of our quarterly newsletters includes news from the network as well as from the sector along with a host of other interesting columns

The March edition of the Coop’s quarterly newsletters has been published and can now be viewed and downloaded from our website. Inside the newsletter, you are going to find all the latest news from your partners as well as important news bits from our sector. In the logistics news section, we have created a feature on how the self-driving vehicles are coming to its own in the middle of the pandemic induced crisis. On the Annual Meeting page of the newsletter, we have compiled a section on Guide to Phuket where you can read about all the major attractions of this beach town.

You will also get to read how our FreightViewer tool is helping an agent generate quick quotations for their clients. Isabel the Agent Coordinator of the Coop has her column where she writes about the ongoing problem of phishing email in our industry and how to detect them before they can scam you. Lastly, make sure to go through our Cities Needing Coverage section and try to send us your references and stand a chance to win a huge discount on your next membership fee!

Hope you enjoy reading!

E2E Supply Chain Management is expanding its workforce to cope with their rising work volume

They are also planning to relocate to a new office space in 2020

E2E Supply Chain Management PTE LTD, a Coop member in Singapore, is welcoming two new members to their airfreight and local distribution team. In the words of Alan Lim, the CEO of E2E Supply Chain Management, “We have recently been appointed for 3 years to handle the airfreight exports and local distribution for a large MNC. This has prompted us to expand our airfreight and local distribution teams by 2 new members and 2 new vehicles.”

They are also in the process of recruiting new members to their sea freight team. Furthermore, the increase in the number of staff members has necessitated the relocation to a larger office space. “We are very enthusiastic about the number of projects coming our way and I am really pleased to announce that we are planning to move to a brand new office probably sometime in 2020.” adds Mr. Lim.

Congratulations to E2E Supply Chain Management and wishing them the best for their future endeavours!

Warelog Gestao de Servicos Logisticos turns 15!

The Warelog team will celebrate their anniversary by organizing an adventure weekend for all the members

Warelog Gestao de Servicos Logisticos, a Coop member in Porto and Lisbon, Portugal, has recently turned 15 years old. On this occasion, they have arranged for an adventure weekend getaway in which their entire team will participate. According to Mr. Luis Pinto, the General Manager of Warelog, “We came from zero to being the bonded warehouse of reference in our territory and we have developed a broad services portfolio capable of handling all sorts of business with very high standard. Also, we managed to build a team of people committed to the company and, most importantly, to one another. We are always focused on our objective and have an excellent market reputation in our area of operation.”

Warelog is currently involved in an ongoing project to expand its São João da Madeira platform in Porto by 2021 and they are also about to start a road freight trade lane connecting their country with Poland and Italy. “Our main project for this year is to obtain a growth of almost 20% on the overseas and European road freight department. We have reinforced our sales team late last year and we hope to achieve our goal in the near future.” adds Mr. Pinto.

Congratulations to Warelog and wishing them all the best for the future!

Interken Freighters celebrates its 35th anniversary

In the last 5 years, Interken has achieved 35% growth, benefited from a growing team and acquired a new facility close to Heathrow Airport

Interken Freighters, a Coop member in London, UK, has recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Interken Freighters has been providing comprehensive air, road and ocean freight services to their clients in the UK and beyond since 1985 and has continued to prosper in recent turbulent times. 

Varun Ghai, Director at Interken, commented “We are very proud of reaching this significant milestone. Our success over these 35 years is largely thanks to the commitment to core values of total customer satisfaction and forging long-standing relationships. I would like to thank our employees, customers, & worldwide partners for your continued support through the years”.

Congratulations to Interken and wishing them the very best for their future endeavours!

An updated version of the Incoterms 2020 brochure is now available for viewing and downloading on the Coop website

The Incoterms 2020 rules which have been launched by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have come into effect since 1st January 2020

The Coop has updated and uploaded a brochure of Incoterms 2020 containing the most recent version of the Incoterms rules launched by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The Coop’s brochure for Incoterms 2020 presents a chart explaining the responsibilities of exporters and importers in international trade. The Coop Incoterms brochure has been modernised and the fresh and simplified chart will allow members to easily share it with their clients and partners.

The Incoterms rules were first laid down back in 1936 by ICC to create a set of internationally accepted rules and definitions with regards to the delivery of goods among trading partners all over the world. Since then these rules have been periodically amended and the Incoterms 2020 comes with detailed notes and graphs for illustrating the liabilities of exporters and importers for each of the Incoterms rule.

As explained by Mr. John WH Denton AO, the Secretary General of Incoterms, “Incoterms 2020 rules make business work for everyone by facilitating trillions of dollars in global trade annually. Because they help importers and exporters around the world to understand their responsibilities and avoid costly misunderstandings, the rules form the language of international sales transactions, and help build confidence in our valuable global trading system.”

The Coop Incoterms brochure can be downloaded by clicking here.

Solmaz welcomes aboard a new Freight Operations Director

Solmaz, a Coop member in Istanbul, Turkey, has been joined by Mr. Bugra Saracoglu in the position of Freight Operations Director

In his own words, “My main role at Solmaz will be to enlarge our existing network and build an efficient and sustainable infrastructure for all modes of transport. I am very glad to be a member of the Solmaz family. Really looking forward to working with my kind and experienced colleagues.”

Mr. Saracoglu, having 22 years of experience in the related field,  worked with so many renowned freight companies and at the same time as a freelance consultant , giving consultancy to many companies in the sector.

Solmaz team would like to warmly welcome Mr. Saracoglu to their family. They are absolutely certain that his long experience and efforts will help the team grow and stay ahead of the competition!

The Coop wishes Solmaz the very best for all their future projects!

COOP agent in Bremen, Hamburg and Frankfurt names FreightViewer as the game-changer tool for members

After testing our Transport Management Software, Mika, from Kopf & Luebben GMBH, states that FreighViewer is a great opportunity to take the next step towards digitization.
Mika Seebeck, in charge of the airfreight and EDI in Kopf & Luebben GMBH, is now working with FreightViewer and comments that software will be the next important step for K&L to optimize the daily business process

Mr. Mika states: “FreightViewer will become a really useful and important tool for K+L. Our customers no longer need to wait for our quotations, they just enter the shipment details and immediately obtain the cost for their shipment. Additionally, it will save a lot of time for us, since we do not need to calculate and offer rates manually to our agents and customers. And as you know, time is money

Our agent also comments that: “All Members can use it for free and save much time with this tool. The software can use the rates from other COOP members as well and if a customer of K+L needs the delivery charges in another country the system will check if a COOP member has uploaded valid import rates and uses these rates for the quotation […]It can help all COOP Members in their daily business process and it is a feature which nearly all our competitors are unable to provide”

FreightViewer Department will be happy to assist you if you may need any assistance with the use of the software or if you would like to know more about the system by scheduling a personalized demo. Please contact amartin@thecooperativelogisticsnetwork.com

E2E Supply Chain Management is handling a massive OOG/breakbulk shipment worth $500,000

The cargo which consists of several units of machines will be sent from Klang (Malaysia) to Kashima (Japan)

E2E Supply Chain Management, a Coop member in Singapore, is presently in charge of a project cargo shipment worth $500,000. The 1st lot of the shipment consists of 4 x 40ft FR OW & OH & 3 x 40ft OT OH under L/C from Klang, Malaysia, to Kashima, Japan. Each 40ft flatrack container consists of 1 unit of a machine with dimension ranging within 10m (L) x 3m to 6m (W) x 3m (H) and a weight of 20 tons to 30 tons. Each 40 ft open-top container contains 1 unit of a machine with height about 3 m (L and W are within gauge) and weight of 15 tons to 25 tons. For moving this OOG shipment E2E was required to contact the Land Transport Authority for night trucking permission.

“Our supplier’s reluctance to cooperate seamlessly was a major hindrance that our team has successfully prevailed over. Moreover, we have requested for police escort because of the size of the shipment and arranged for qualified surveyors to make sure that the machines are safely loaded/secured for sea transportation.” says Alan Lim the CEO of E2E Supply Chain Management.

Moreover, they were also in charge of moving a cargo from Klang to Singapore by land which required police escort at both the borders. From Singapore, this cargo was shipped out via RORO vessel to Yokohama Port in Japan.

Congratulations to E2E Supply Chain Management for the seamless handling of this ongoing project!

Integral Chile will be present at the FIDAE

FIDAE 2020, which will be held from 31st March to 5th April at the Arturo Merino Benitez Airport in Santiago, Chile, is the foremost aerospace, defence, and security exhibition of Latin America

Integral Chile SA, a Coop member in Santiago, Chile, a company with considerable experience in handling the logistical aspects of trade fairs will be in charge of various jobs related to this International Trade Fair. The International Air and Space Fair, (FIDAE) is one of the most prominent aerospace, defence and security exhibitions of Latin America which is presently enjoying international recognition thus becoming the foremost exhibition in the region. In the words of Ms. Elena Zapata, the General Manager of Integral Chile, “Our team which has been associated with this fair since the beginning, is in charge of several aspects of the fair including trucking, packaging, temporary admissions, warehousing, import of promotional materials and other miscellaneous services.”

The exhibition which will be attended by 533 exhibiting companies from 59 countries will have 11 official conferences and over 2500 meetings held in the course of the 6 days. The mission of this exhibition is to “plan organize and execute biennially an exhibition of international level, oriented to promote the development of the aerospace industry, defence and security, with the purpose of giving opportunities of technological and commercial exchange to the organizations that participate and to generate a greater aeronautical conscience on the part of the national community.”

Those Coop members willing to take part in this event are encouraged to contact Integral Chile for all their logistical requirements.

Qualified Cargo Solutions moves a massive shipment comprising of machinery for aircrafts

The oversized cargo which weighed 23,800 Kg was moved from Frankfurt to Miami

Qualified Cargo Solutions, a Coop member in Frankfurt, Germany, has recently transported a huge grinding machine for aircraft from Germany to the USA. The cargo measured 405 x 398 x 236 cm and had a weight of 23,800 kg. “Handling a shipment of this size can be a tricky job but thanks to our experience with the aerospace industry for more than 40 years, we have terminated the task successfully.” says Mr. Carsten Ehmke, the Vice Branch Manager of Qualified Cargo Solutions.

The oversized cargo was required to be moved from the Frankfurt area to Bremerhaven in 4 trace vehicles with special permission just for night-time use. From Bremerhaven, the shipment was handled as ocean freight and it was delivered on time to the consignee in Miami, USA. Mr. Ehmke further adds, “I’d like to congratulate my entire team for pulling off this project successfully. We are very enthusiastic about all the business opportunities coming our way!”

Congratulations to Qualified Cargo Solutions GMBH for a job well done!