Market Update – Sea Freight

Both space and equipment is tight at the moment with fully booked vessels and empty container depots. November which is normally slow month, has proven the opposite and vessels to and from Asia are fully booked. This has caused the rates to rocket and are currently at all time high levels.

The shortage of containers is especially low in Asia where the demand of 40’HC has been extremely high. This is a result of that Q3 2020 has been the strongest export quarter ever from Asia and so far we don’t see any decrease in volumes.

Status in the Nordics

Nordic ports are being hit particularly hard with equipment shortage and space constraints on both import and export as the ocean carriers want their container turn-around speeds to increase so the units go only to European base ports and then directly back to the Chinese market where they can generate high freight income. This has already increased rates drastically for the Nordic market, particularly for imports, but rates are expected to increase further and disruptions will be extensive on both import and export services with vessel omittances, schedule changes and booking blocks/cancellations.

To meet this situation, we kindly ask you to send us your forecasts in order to plan your bookings in good advance. As we see it, this situation will last until Chinese New Year in February.

The expansion continues!

We’re happy to welcome two new members of staff at our Stockholm office as we’re both straightening our sales force and our operational team.

Christoffer Jönsson has joined the field sales team covering Sweden and Scandinavia. He has just returned to Sweden after spending two years in Shanghai where he was part of the Trade Lane team for one of the major international forwarders. Christoffer has before that many years of experience from shipping and his knowledge will be a perfect addition to our sales team.

christoffer.jonsson@gsolutions.se
Mobile: +46 73 904 55 14

The operational team welcomes Jonna Skallberg who’ll be handling both your export and import shipments.

Jonna.Skalleberg@gsolutions.se
Phone: +46 8 501 266 40

Good Distribution Practice (GDP)

Transports of medicinal products can be a complex issue and understanding the special requirements is vital in order to ensure a safe and correct transport of the products. To quality assure our handling, we have educated staff in both Stockholm and Gothenburg within Good Distribution Practice (GDP).

Training and yearly refresher courses are supplied by Semcon in line with EU recommendations

https://ec.europa.eu/health/human-use/good_manufacturing_distribution_practices_en

For any questions, please reach out to our competent staff!

For any questions regarding air transports:
Kina Skarfelt – Kina.skarfelt@gsolutions.se

For any questions regarding sea transports:
Daniel Karlsson – Daniel.karlsson@gsolutions.se

Bolloré Logistics beefs up its Nordic presence

Bolloré Logistics, ranking among the world’s top 10 in transport and logistics, has taken a significant leap forward in the Nordics with the acquisition of a majority stake in the Swedish company Global Freight Solutions AB and its Finnish affiliate. This now extends the present Bolloré Logistics network to 600 offices in 109 countries with 25,000 employees. This acquisition reinforces the company’s presence in Europe, especially in the Nordic markets. It was a strategic target to complement the regional network having previously established a structure in Norway which was subsequently joined by a similar investment in Denmark.


Established in 2006, G-Solutions is headquartered in the maritime hub of Gothenburg, with additional offices in Stockholm and Helsinki, offering a comprehensive portfolio of services. As an export driven economy Sweden is an industrial powerhouse. Alongside Finland, the area matches perfectly many of Bolloré Logistics’ strategic industry verticals, such as mining, power, automotive, aeronautics and defence, telecom, hi tech, healthcare and retail.


Commenting on the news, Henri Le Gouis, CEO Europe of Bolloré Logistics, said: “I am delighted to strengthen our footprint in the region, this will allow greater depth and consistency to our commercial proximity with clients. As the deal neared completion, we have already been working together under a partnership arrangement. This already delivered many commercial opportunities and we are delighted now to formalise our shared future, such as coupling up with the company’s industrial projects division, and to offer Swedish exporters new logistics solutions boosting their performances into the African, Middle East and Asian markets. I know our clients and network colleagues will welcome this development.”


Responding on behalf of G Solutions, Johan Moerth, Managing Director, added: “I am extremely positive about this development. We have grown rapidly and acquired a reputation for quality of service and accessibility to clients. I believe these values underpin our success and are perfectly matched to Bolloré Logistics’ culture. Now with access to the company’s systems, expertise and strategic carrier alliances I believe we will contribute very strongly to its growth in the region. In the challenging times of Covid-19 we are already extending Bolloré Logistics charter options and bespoke industry solutions across the full range of clients in our region. Whether it be China, the Americas or our unparalleled reach in Africa, we are seeing immediate synergies between our local client relationships and the power and scope of solutions that only a major player can provide.


 

About Bolloré Logistics

Bolloré Logistics is a global leader in supply chain management ranking among the world’s top 10 in transport and logistics with an integrated network of 600 offices in 109 countries.
www.bollore-logistics.com


It is a brand of Bolloré Transport & Logistics, a major operator in international transport and logistics with 36,500 employees across 109 countries. As global player in the supply chain, the company designs and implements bespoke solutions with high added value. Based at the world’s main port and airport hubs, Bolloré Transport & Logistics brings its customers a local service, peerless market knowledge and end-to-end control of operations. In Africa, the company invests some €300 million every year to innovate and develop port and railway infrastructures, warehouses and regional logistics hubs.
www.bollore-transport-logistics.com


 

About the Bolloré Group

Founded in 1822, the Bolloré Group is one of the 500 largest companies in the world, with more than 81,000 employees in 127 countries and on five continents. Through its diversification strategy based on innovation and international development, the company holds strong positions in its three sectors: transport and logistics, communication, electricity storage and systems.


 

About G-Solutions

G-Solutions was established in Gothenburg in 2006 by STL Group to provide freight forwarding and door-to-door delivery services. Over the years, the company has experienced rapid growth and today offers a wide range of forwarding & logistics solutions and is now the primary transport supplier for a number of multinational corporations. The company has approximately 50 employees in Sweden and 10 in Finland, and a yearly turnover in excess of 400 MSEK (38M€).


 

Press contacts:

Cindy Patan, Media Relations Manager – Bolloré Transport & Logistics
Tel +33 1 46 96 49 75 / +33 7 72 40 49 75
cindy.patan@bollore.com


Flora Etter, Head of Marketing & Communication Europe (excl. France) – Bolloré Logistics
Tel +33 6 09 06 43 29
flora.etter@bollore.com

 

The expansion continues in Gothenburg

G-Solutions in Gothenburg welcomes two new members of staff to the ever growing team. Frida Öhman will be responsible for Inside Sales/Pricing and Madeleine Leimalm joins the X-press Feeders team.

Frida will take over the role of Inside Sales/Pricing as Michel Bäck will be now joining the field sales team covering Sweden and Scandinavia. This step by Michel combined with Frida’s many years of experience of freight forwarding will further strengthen the overall sales force.
For price enquiries contact Frida: frida.ohman@gsolutions.se
Tel: +46 700 91 95 91

Madeleine joins the X-press Feeders team and brings with her many years of experience within shipping from positions held at various companies including Hamburg Sud.
Contact Madeleine: madeleine.leimalm@gsolutions.se
Tel: +46 31 10 73 61

MaskinExpo 2019

G-Solutions will this year be represented with a stand at MaskinExpo 2019. This fair is Sweden’s leading machinery exhibition, and will be held at STOXA, Stockholm Outdoor Exhibition Area, located 12kms from Arlanda Airport.

More than 200 exhibitors will be present from 23-25 May, with G-Solutions as the only forwarder on site.

Visit us there! 

For free visitor’s tickets, click the banner below or contact us on 08-501 266 30 or victoria.fredin@gsolutions.se

Containerized Dry Bulk Shipping

Containerize instead of trucking! 

Containerizing your dry bulk cargo shipments and sending by short sea container vessel and/or barge combinations has many benefits over traditional trucking solutions. Conveyor belts for loading and tipping chassis at destination allows for a very smooth and speedy handling process. The need for an extra step of Big Bag loading can be eliminated, risks for damages to cargo and loading may be reduced, and most importantly transport costs can often be substantially reduced. So, give this method a try – you may be surprised!

With a broad network of European suppliers and partners, G-Solutions can provide our bulk clients with solutions from almost all main areas of large-scale dry bulk cargo production in Europe. Areas such as the Ruhr region in Germany and the ports of Bilbao and Gijon in Northern Spain are regions where we have particular presence, but we have options available for almost any request.

Swapping from traditional trucking alternatives to our short sea options on the European waterways will considerably lower your carbon emissions. Add to this the elimination of packaging material/Big Bag handling and disposal, and you will realize that by containerizing your bulk cargo you will be doing mother nature a favor.

 

 

Go – Africa!

New office in Finland for African trades

G-Solution’s new office in Finland welcomes new manager Mr Joakim Antas and his staff that are experienced in the African trades. Joakim and his team will continue to provide first class logistical and transport services for African trades. To contact Joakim please ring: 00 358 (0)40 520 0297

or email: joakim.antas@gsolutions.fi

 

Business as usual for African trades

We can offer cost effective and reliable shipping solutions to all African ports. At G-Solutions Finland we will help you get your goods safely to your country whether you would like to ship a container, vehicle, truck or tractor.

We also help you with all the customs procedures and any other matter that you may need assistance with for getting your goods safely to your destination in Africa.

 

Contacts for your Africa trades

For all your “Africa” enquiries please Contact:
Mr Joakim Antas – tel. 00 358 (0)40 5200297
Or email: info@gsolutions.fi

Our new office in Finland
Global Freight Solutions Oy Ltd.
Keilaranta 8, 02150 Espoo,
Finland.

 

International Removals attending IAM Conference 2015

G-Solutions’ International Removals teams will attend the International Association of Movers (IAM) 53rd Annual Meeting in San Diego 18th – 21st October 2015.

To book a meeting at the conference please contact
Bertil Rådström: bertil.radstrom@gsolutions.se
or
Christina Linell: christina.linell@gsolution.se

We wish all agents and partners attending the conference safe travels and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our agents and partners for all efforts during the summer months and we now look forward to a prosperous autumn.

 

Please don’t forget that as an IATA licensed airfreight brokerage company, G-Solutions International Removals teams are able to transport personal effects safely and swiftly by air.

For airfreight enquiries please contact: airfreight@gsolutions.se

For general removals enquiries please contact: removals@gsolutions.se