The 3rd issue of the CLC newsletter in 2011
CLC newsletter: June, 2011 Issue 3 | www.chinalogisticsclub.com
This CLC newsletter will be longer than the usual newsletter’s from us, reason being we are doing it after a long gap and lot of activities happening in between. Please read the full newsletter as many information updates are important. In future, we will get back to issuing a newsletter every month.
Recently following member(s) has joined our network; please extend your warm welcome to these new CLC member(s):
· Capital Federal, Argentina: Sur Cargas S.A.
· Mumbai, India: LCL Logistix (India) PVT. LTD.
· Jakarta, Indonesia: PT.BEST LINK GLOBAL LOGISTICS
· Tehran, Iran: Persian Cargo Int'l Forwarders & Co. Ltd.
· Dublin, Ireland: Transworld Logistics
· Cenaia, Italy: CARGO COMPASS S.P.A.
· Nairobi, Kenya: Skyland Logistics Ltd
· Barendrecht, Netherlands: Transport Marketplace
· Singapore, Singapore: WWW Cargo Pte Ltd
· Seoul, South Korea: Seoul Air Cargo Service Co., Ltd.
· Istanbul, Turkey: Kesif Nakliyat ve Gumrukleme Tic. Ltd Sti.
· Dubai, UAE: Alpha International Trading Ltd
· London, United Kingdom: LV Shipping Ltd
· Darlington, United Kingdom: Exis Technologies
Please login as member on http://www.chinalogisticsclub.com, using your username and password to view the contact details of these new members in the worldwide member’s directory.
Some members have decided not to renew the membership or have failed to pay for the membership renewal and we have therefore canceled the membership of the following companies:
· New Delhi, India: Aargus Global Logistics Pvt Ltd.
· Singapore, Singapore: K.C. Dat Freight Solutions Pte Ltd
· Doha, Qatar: Qatariya Customs Clearance Services
We trust that you will show loyalty to the fully paid up members that actively contribute to the club by redirecting the business you may have with these canceled members.
Financial difficulty warnings
Our member in Greece, “Unifreight International Forwarding (Unifreight)” is having difficulties in collecting money from his clients due to the financial crises in Greece. Therefore, anyone planning to do business to Greece and want to give credit, please be prepared to wait for a considerable time before payment will be effected. The same applies to Egypt should anyone be doing business with Egypt.
“Qatariya Customs Clearance Services” who used to be a CLC member until August 2010 might have gone bankrupt and any member working with them should be very careful. CLC has tried to contact
them but been unable to contact any of their contact numbers we have. If anyone has any information about them, please contact us.
Everyone should also regularly check the black lists of freight forwarders, shippers and consignee’s for delinquent companies: http://www.freightdeadbeats.com/eng/FDB_fwd.php and
GLS Insured members
More CLC members have successfully passed our stringent financial due diligence and been awarded the GLS Gold cover. We have offered Silver cover to IFLO Shipping Ltd., Nigeria. This is a new company and without any financial track record we can only issue them the Silver Cover, which mean they have agreed to be monitored for one year before being offered the Gold Cover.
Below the list of the GLS covered members:
· Buenos Aires, Argentina: Sky Cargo SRL
· Campinas – SP, Brazil: Fastway Global Logistica Ltda,.
· Shanghai, China: Lipsen International Freight System Co., Ltd.
· Shenzhen, China: Best Services International Freight Ltd.
· Paris, France: Entreprise Pepete Services Plus (EPSP)
· Frankfurt, Germany: TSI GmbH
· Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Aeromar Limited
· Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Globalwings Logistics (H.K.) Limited
· Hong Kong, Hong Kong: S.F. Systems (Group) Ltd.
· Hong Kong, Hong Kong: STL Logistics (Hong Kong) Ltd.
· Kolkata, India: TLPL Shipping and Logistics PVT Ltd.
· Milano, Italy: Unitransports SRL.
· Ikeja, Nigeria: Platinum Freight Forwarders Ltd.
· Lisbon, Portugal: Aponte a Bussola Ltda,.
· Cape Town, South Africa: Concargo (PTY) Ltd.
· Gothenburg, Sweden: IRT Logistics AB
· Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: BNM Freight Forwarders Co. Ltd.
· Bangkok, Thailand: Belsped (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
· Immingham, United Kingdom: OceanBlue Logistics Ltd.
· London, United Kingdom: Jet International Transport Limited
· Cherry hill, USA: NFI Global, LLC.
· Los Angeles, USA: All Logistics Cargo Inc.
· Los Angeles, USA: Clearfreight Inc.
Please login as member on http://www.chinalogisticsclub.com, using your username and password to view the contact details of above members in the GLS Insured Members directory.
Although more and more members are signing up for GLS freight payment protection, but there are still many more CLC members that needs to sign up. To apply and to know more about GLS insurance plan, please visit: http://www.glshield.com/
Just concluded Logistic event
Our jointly organized event in Ningbo with TFS China and the Ningbo Government was a success with a total of around 250 freight forwarders attending.
The Vice Mayor Mr. Wang Ren Zhou, who opened the conference in Ningbo has graciously invited us back to hold another conference in June 2012. We shall make announcement about the details later.
We would like to extend the thanks to all the CLC members that attended, especially to our Diamond sponsor Aaras Shipping Agencies. We would also like to give a special thank you to the team from International Logistic Gateway, who helped to make the evenings a lot of fun too.
We apologise to the 20 people or so that could not attend due to visa issues, the regulations in China are becoming more and more difficult and it is necessary to apply very early to ensure that a visa is obtained in time. Anyone that needs visa for our next conference in Macau should start to apply now.
Upcoming Logistics Events
At CLC, we always suggest our members to attend as many event(s) as possible every year in order to strengthen or establish business relationships. It is the one to one meetings that builds long time partnership, without them there is in our opinion little chance to develop business. CLC is organizing following event(s), please click on the event below to register and for further details about event :
Event Date: Tuesday, 11 October 2011 - Friday, 14 October 2011.
This is the 3rd year we are holding our conference inside the Freight Summit event, enabling our members to meet other independent freight forwarders. Last year 500 companies attended, this year it will probably increase to 600 – 700 freight forwarders.
Event Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2011 – Friday, 14 October 2011.
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen, China
CLC will provide our one2one meetings scheduler for CILF2011. We will also setup booths for CLC members use if any member plans to attend this exhibition. This event is free to all CLC members.
Event Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - Friday, 30 March 2012
Venue: Hotel Hilton Chongqing, China
The reason to have a conference in Chongqing is because it has become a major manufacturing hub, an automotive and motorcycle hub, a new Gateway to Europe with a new train service from Chongqing to Europe with an expected transit time of only 12 days. Chongqing is also China’s largest city with some 32 million people and therefore also a consumer hub as well.
Some of the companies with operation in Chongqing is: Microsoft, Coca Cola, Mazda, Ford, BP, Lafarge, Honeywell, Fiat, Volvo, Ericsson, Honda, Continental, Denso, Wal Mart, Johnson Control, Visteon, Apple, Pepsi, BASF, Danone, NTT Group to mention a few.
Chongqing has huge export to South America and Africa of motor cycle engines and spare parts; therefore we hope that a good number of South American and Africa members will attend. As the world’s major automotive hub, we would also expect freight forwarders handing automotive clients would be interested in attending. Only now many members has indicated they are interested in coming to Chongqing.
A Hong Kong Shippers’ Council Event
CLC is being invited by HK Shippers’ Council to give a presentation about GLS during their event titled “Freight: Risks & Liabilities, Cargo Marine Insurance” on Thursday, July 14, 2011 from 8.50 am – 5.30 pm at YMCA, 4th Floor, North Tower, Assembly Hall, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui. We invite all our members specifically Hong Kong members to join us during this event. To register for this event, please visit: http://hksc.imakertechnology.com/Uploads/files/regform.pdf
CLC’s new Marketing Manager
We would like to welcome our new marketing manager Sonia Tsui, who came from one of our good members. Sonia, welcome to the CLC family. Please keep her contact details shown as below:
China Logistics Club
Interview of Mr. Henrik Christensen, Chairman of CLC
3PLnews.com has done interview with Henrik Christensen during Air Freight Asia 2011 expo in Hong Kong. Interested members can view the interview on youtube at the click on below link:
Due to the difficulties for many overseas members to get visa for China, it has also been suggested by many that we should hold a conference elsewhere in Asia, again if anyone has any suggestions, please let us know. Sonia suggests Bali in Indonesia and also like the idea of Cebu in the Philippines.
CLC Project Division
The China Logistics Club Project Division will be completely re-organized from the 1st July 2011. We will write to all the existing project members and explain the changes.
A GLS protected, CLC member “BEST SERVICES INT'L FREIGHT LTD.” would like to share following message with all the CLC members:
“BSI Group has many good news to share with our partners in CLC network.
We are happy to advise all members and friends that BSI Group invested to buy our own office in Hong Kong. It's estimated to move to the new office around August, 2011. In the meantime, BSI Group has invested to buy 6-floor building office at Shenzhen Airport. All Shenzhen colleagues related to air freight business are moving to Shenzhen Airport Office in early June 2011 soon. The present Shenzhen Corporation Downtown Office will keep for Ocean Freight Center and the group administration center.
In addition, BSI Group in 2011 newly opened Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Zhengzhou own branches. We deem The Year of 2011 as our Year of Expansion.
Thanks for all CLC members and friends support. We will be improving our competitiveness ability of both rate and services in the future.”
Have fun, while networking and expanding your business with CLC. Feel free to provide us your suggestions.
With Best Wishes
China Logistics Club