Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The company Aramex today laid the foundation stone for its logistics in the "Dubai Logistics City", at a cost of $ 120 million dirhams, which is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2011.

Center features a new built area exceeding 43 thousand square meters on a land area of 140 thousand square meters, its strategic location near the port of Jebel Ali Free Zone, thereby enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the scope of transportation solutions offered by Aramex.

On this occasion, "said Fadi Ghandour, Founder and CEO of Aramex:" The timing of the development of this center line with the rapid economic developments taking place in the Middle East and growing demand for outsourced logistics services. "

And expand the new center Aramex for more than 40 thousand a storage location on a metal rack, and a platform dedicated to the handling of air cargo operations and swift, and shipping, road transport, to meet the requirements of all solutions Aramex. In addition, Aramex has allocated a piece of additional land at the site, allowing it to expand its potential and operational capacity in the future.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Decided to major shipping companies in the world to divert tankers from the Suez Canal to the Cape of Good Hope after the incidents of piracy, which hit the tankers, in the recent period.

Sources in the shipping industry: the piracy off the coast of Somalia prolong delivery times of goods and resources and may cause a decrease in stocks of essential goods.

Joined TE. M. T-Taiwan, one of the largest shipping companies in Asia on Tuesday to the growing list of companies that are diverting their means of delivery to the Cape of Good Hope because of fears of attacks in the Gulf of Aden.

The company's fleet, composed of 20 vessels is regularly used to transport crude oil from the Middle East to consumers in Europe.

Shipping agents said: The decisions of the major shipping companies to avoid the Suez Canal and the behavior of the longer path around the Cape of Good Hope, would add 15 days to ferry oil from the Gulf to the Mediterranean refiners, which is equivalent to twice the time and the time normally the case.

They added that the flights transporting crude oil and petroleum products from Gulf to consumers in Northern Europe will increase 14-day period in addition to the 19-day duration of the habit through the Suez Canal.

Increased costs:

Have warned in the field of maritime transport of major consequences for international seaborne trade, including high transport costs and maintenance.

Said Rob Lomas Intercargo of the Association, which represents owners of vessels to transport dry goods: "There will be some impact of the spreading on a stock. But it differs from a commodity to another."

The organization has any. A. Gibson freight brokerage in a report highlighting the risk to oil markets: "In the case of crude oil .. The quantity to be issued from the Middle East to Europe, amounting to 2.2 million barrels per day, with almost all of the Suez Canal."

She added that 300 thousand barrels per day at least distillation products such as diesel and heating oil flowing from the Gulf and Asia to Europe via the Suez Canal.

There is no impact on consumers in North America and South America as companies go commercial fleets in the habit of rotation around the Cape of Good Hope.

Joined T. Or. T to the state. AP Moller - Maersk ODVILL declared that the Danish and Norwegian for the transfer of chemicals and Svitzer the world's largest ships to run the country as well as a large company to transport liquefied natural gas already taken the decision to transfer routing

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Secure road transport

Covering the owner of the goods during shipment against loss or damage during transportation as a result of threats to the ordinary postal route only, and provides the following additional optional coverages:

Cover theft, embezzlement, non-delivery may be freight land transport routes adopted.

Comprehensive insurance for transport inland

Covers the owner of the goods during shipment against loss or impairment of physical goods shipped resulting from any external cause (including theft) through the transfer of goods on a secure road adopted.

Marine Insurance

Covers the cargo against loss or damage during transport from the source to the destination freight named in the insurance policy. It can transport methods are supported transport by sea or by air or by land or all of these tools combined. Be coverage against all risks or against certain risks under the terms of the London School of insurance chosen by the insured.

Insurance for certain periods

• The weight posed by the need for insurance on each shipment separately (as is the case in the flight insurance) leaves the insured without the protection in some cases, owing to delays in communication with suppliers, especially for a company that is hundreds of shipping operations in a single month or all year round. The annual insurance documentation or durations Mahddbhl those problems so that the insurance is in force against the dangers agreed for the duration of insurance (for one year, more often than not). And the insured can access coverage in the conventions open and the announcement of the cargo in the form that suits him, and according to what is agreed upon in advance. "

• issued insurance policies are usually specified periods of trucking which the insured pays an initial premium is calculated on the basis of the number of shipments required by the insurer, insurance during the year while remaining open sea shipments. Do not have to pay any premium paid in cases of shipping Oz.

Shipping times of war

Add a surcharge on cargo marine during war and called the War Risk no danger of war and raise the fees at the stability of the global circumstances.

Types of carriers

Container ships - crude oil - Products - chemicals, etc. ..

 definition of container transport
Container transport container transport is the international standard that can be loaded on container ships, trains and trucks. Standard containers are in 3 sizes 20-40-45 ft..

Says Malcolm McLean, founder of the Maersk Sealand Maersk-Sealand giant that first thought of in the container transport system in the thirties of this century in New Jersey, United States of America, but established company Maersk-Sealand in the fifties, he had the idea it was on while waiting for shipment be re-loaded from truck to ship and thought that it can load the truck itself (with some changes to it) instead of emptying the goods in order to save effort, time and money wasted in loading, unloading and thus be the shipment that must be downloaded and not the cargo itself.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Security is something that is present in every aspect of our daily life, from locking our front door to being searched at an airport check in, and it is not always a precise science. If you build a large wall around your house you may be able to keep out the opportunist intruder, however to the professional thief you are advertising that there may be something of value behind the wall and this itself may draw unwelcome attention. If you install an intruder alarm in your home are you going to deflect an attack or make a burglar think there are valuables being protected? The situation in every case has to be assessed and the appropriate security deployed. Where asset tracking is required, it is always advisable that the tracking units are concealed to prevent them from being disabled or draw unwanted attention. It is extremely important that a container with a tracking system installed should look no different from the container that has a low value cargo such as waste paper. Security products that are overtly fitted to the container doors (or any external surface) unfortunately make it easy for criminals to identify the containers that have a valuable cargo.

Theft and Fraud from shipping containers was estimated to be in excess of $185 billion USD in 2007, and with some consignments having a value of over $20 million USD this figure is quite believable. There is also concern that terrorists have used shipping containers in the past and will no doubt use them in the future to move weapons and explosives around the globe.

Pear Track Systems Ltd manufactures a covert container tracking system with a 10 year battery life, specifically designed for shipping containers. This system uses The Global Positioning System GPS to locate the container and then transmits the location information using the Global System for Mobile communication (GSM). Battery life of the PT-1000 has been optimised for the normal service life of a typical shipping container (10 years) and is able to send multiple position reports every day for the entire life cycle. The unit can also be fitted with a movement sensor so if the container is place on trailer or moved to another part of the port the device will wake up and give alert information and more frequent position reports. The system also has a capability to send an alert message when the container doors are opened, providing geocoded proof of delivery information to the consignee, along with the comfort of knowing that the shipment has reached its destination, and that there has been no unauthorised opening of the container doors.

The alerts can be sent by the web-based system via e-mail and Short Messaging Service (SMS) to the user's mobile phone. The user can then view the position of the container and the nature of the alert. The system allows users to find the position of the Pear Track tracking devices to within a few meters anywhere in the world by using a multiple mapping solutions via our web-based tracking portal. The each user has unique user name and password to access the advanced tracking system; this allows you to find both real-time and historic locations of the unit.

In as little as 30 minutes, the container tacking system can be covertly fitted inside the shipping container, with the GPS and GSM antenna's fitted covertly to the outside of the container, protecting it from damage and prying eyes. If a container does not need to be permanently tracked, we have a magnetically mounted self contained container GPS tracking system, ideal for a temporary asset tracking solution. The GPS/GSM device is covertly fitted on the outside of the container in a few seconds and has a 90 day rechargeable battery, there is an anti tamper facility that will alert the user if the unit is removed. The device can be attached to the container upon dispatch and then retrieved when it reaches its destination. The same unit can then be sent back to the originator to be recharged and reattached to another consignment. The PT-030C is ideal where random containers are used by the shipping agent.

Pear Track is working closely with a company that provides high security containers. The system is capable detecting a hole of only a few millimetre's being made in the wall or roof of the container, this advanced intrusion detection system uses the Pear Track device to signal an alarm and position. The secure container system is capable of detecting both physical breaches and the presence of nuclear material within the container. Many leading industry experts believe nuclear material detection will become mandatory for all shipments entering a USA port.

Pear Track is also working with a manufacture of light weight pallets to develop a secure Unit Load Device (ULD) for air cargo. This will utilise the Pear Track range providing tracking for very high value air cargo such as diamond shipments. The airline industry's definition of high value cargo is a shipment in excess of $15 million dollars. The new ULD will not only be extremely light which is critical for air cargo, it will have a facility for authorised personnel to temporarily deactivate the tracking unit before loading the ULD into the hold of an aircraft.

Another version of the 10 year tracking product is the Pear Track trailer tracking system for use on road trailers and rail rolling stock. This unit uses the same long life battery technology and can send an alert if the trailer or rail wagon / van (box car) is hitched or moved. All permanently fitted units report the ambient temperature inside the container or trailer and actively monitor the battery condition. An imaginary perimeter called a geo-fence can be set from 100 meters to 1km around the units via the Pear Track web portal; this will send an alert if the unit travels outside the selected geofence. The reporting intervals can also be remotely configured from the Pear Track web portal and an activity report can either be viewed on maps or downloaded in text form giving time, date, location, and temperature of the asset along with any alerts that were active at that time.

Pear Track offers a complete range of battery powered GPS tracking products, from the 10 year PT-1000 to a small personal match box size product called the MiniTrack. The MiniTrack has a 30 day rechargeable battery and can be carried by lone workers or security personnel; it can even be fitted to search and rescue dogs. The Pear Track range also included compact pallet tracking devices with a 1 to 2 year battery life and both 5 and 7 year products that are typically used for tracking a variety of non-powered and powered assets, including trailers, portable buildings and plant.

Although Pear Track Systems Ltd is a new company it has a long history in GPS tracking and communication systems. Pear Track was formed by Paul Burke and John Macey the originators of Minorplanet Ltd that went on to become one of the principle GPS tracking companies in the World, and to this day is regarded by many as the market leader in Vehicle tracking systems with many thousands of units operating globally. The GPS vehicle tracking industry grew rapidly in the early nineties and the Pear Track team was indeed pioneers, being instrumental in the development of the techniques and systems from which many modern GPS tracking systems are still based.

The Pear Track products are designed and manufactured in the UK to exacting standards using state of the art production and quality control facilities. Pear Track products are rigorously tested before leaving the factory, ensuring the highest quality and trouble free service 'out of the box'. As a world leader in long-life battery powered GPS and GSM tracking products, we are continually developing our product base, our R & D team have been developing and producing 'best of class' GPS, communication and security products for over 20 years.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The impact of container shipping system for global trade

Brought about a revolution in the world of container cargo, freight systems and changed the world, and today is the transfer of 90% of cargo containers that stacked on the surface of the giant oil tankers, with a number of shipments that are shipped all over the world at 200 million containers annually

Contributed to consolidation of measuring containers in the world to change the measurements of ships, cars and carriages to suit the sizes and capacities of containers along the 20 and 40 feet

-->== The largest companies in the world of container transport == largest container shipping companies in the world is Maersk Sealand Maersk-Sealand famous among us has not seen a truck carrying a container or more than the emblem of Maersk. There are also other large companies, including: Hanjin Hanjin Chinese. The French Navigational Line (CMA CGM) owned by Lebanese businessman Jacques and His Excellency, the third largest container shipping company in the world (after the giants Maersk and MSC) and the tanker appears in the picture, and it is worth mentioning that this company has a giant container vessel capacity 14,000 international shipping unit. As well as the giant Japanese shipping line k line there are also companies known worldwide (especially in the scope of trade in Southeast Asia) giants APL and PIL and two stands for AMERICAN PRESEDENTIAL LINES and PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL LINE There are other shipping lines operating in the Mediterranean region and Western Europe, such as MOL and there is also a line YANGMING and shipping activities, which is North America, where his lines from the ports of the United States and to the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia.

The simple fact is, if you work at a used car dealership there is often a need to have inventory shipped. For the inexperienced sales manager, this can seem like quite a daunting task. With so many movers out there, who are experienced at shipping cars, which one is the right one? How can I find a dependable auto transport agent that I can rely on?

Luckily finding the right company to ship your vehicles isn’t difficult. In fact right now, you are only four steps away from finding a car shipping company that you can work with for years to come. Here are the questions you should ask, and the information you should find before selecting an agent to move your cars:

1. Timeframe: The first thing you should ask the shipping company is how long they usually take with pickups, and shipping to various places. The simple fact is that if you buy a car from an online auction, or other source, you likely need it soon. The carrier that takes a week to get your inventory to you is better than the shipper who generally takes 3 weeks to deliver.

2. Reliability: You will also want to know about reliability. Are they available for pickup on a regular basis, or is the driver always on the other side of the country? As a business you need a dependable auto shipper that you can rely on to get your inventory where it needs to go.

3. Call those references: After you have talked to a couple of companies, and narrowed down your list, take the time to call their references. Many times the list of references will include other dealership. In most cases the other sales manager will be happy to share information on the shipping company.

4. Confirm Insurance: Finally when you have selected a company that will be shipping your cars, make sure they have insurance to suit. Your inventory is your bread and butter, and you don’t want further issues when damage does occur. A simple call to the companies insurer is an easy way to make sure you’re covered.

As long as you take a few moments to find the right company for your car shipping needs, you’ll likely find a company that you can work with. The simple fact is that with so many companies out there, it can be quite intimidating. With a few phone calls, however, you will find the right people for shipping your cars.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Air freight is a term used to define any cargo of any type which is shipped via air transport, both domestically or internationally. There is a cause for using air freight shipping when goods have to reach long distances in a short amount of time, the reasons being business needs or the transportation of urgently needed or perishable goods (like food & medicine, military equipment, machinery etc). Many passenger and dedicated cargo airlines the world over maintain fleets of cargo aircraft of many sizes for a variety of goods transportation needs, while many companies like Fed-Ex maintain entire transportation logistics structures around their air/ship cargo fleets to ensure low cost end-to-end delivery solutions. Many freight forwarders specialize in a niche market or business (industry).

Air freight services encompass all aspects of shipment by air. A freight forwarder is an intermediary who handles the goods shipment needs of clients, often using multiple transportation services (cargo airlines, trucking and rail transportation companies etc). All details related to the end-to-end shipping of goods are handled by a freight forwarder for their clients. The forwarder can manage the entire operation of moving goods from one point to another. The following are some of the major activities that freight forwarding services includes.

Economical routes: A good freight forwarding company has a network of agents, satellite offices and business contacts with other forwarders and transporters. This enables a freight forwarding agent to keep track of the real-time changes in the matter of logistics, cost and date-availability along any prospective route. The benefit of this knowledge and these contacts is that freight forwarders, using a combination of transporters, can come up with the most economically friendly route (especially for international air freight), identifying modes of transport and the best carriers for their clients (the exporters).

Cutting Costs: Freight forwarders usually ship in bulk in order to cut transportation coats by booking larger consignments.

Documentation & Customs clearance at both ends (where applicable): Freight forwarders can complete customs paperwork and even pay duties and taxes on the behalf of the exporters at both the home and destination port. Forwarders usually have a network of agents or business partners all over the world to facilitate customs clearance.

Forwarding agents also manage documents like B/L-BOL documents (Bills of lading: Documents which specify the goods and quantity received on board the transportation vessel. This is also called a 'through B/L' if the delivery is to be made by means of at least two different modes of transportation).

Fastest and most cost friendly solutions: Forwarding agents can help exporters choose the best options in terms of speed of delivery, safety & reliability and cost. Agents usually provide a set of options, balancing the exporter's requirements with the best available options, so that exporters can choose the best trade-off fitting to their needs.

Insurance: Most freight forwarders can provide shipping insurance for any destination and any type of material to be transported, given that other legal requirements are met.

Value added services: Freight forwarders can also provide additional services for the benefit of their clients, e.g. inventory, logistics and supply-chain management.

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