RoRo – Tunisia

Please be aware that Flota Suardiaz’s additional vessel M/V Verona will soon call Tunisa in the port of La Goulette.

Please be informed that M/V Verona with departure from North Europe – Emden 25thFeb will make an exception call on her Southbound leg to La Goulette port in Tunisia.

RoRo-, Break Bulk / MAFI Roll Trailer suitable cargoes are all eagerly accpeted.

Vessel Schedule for those days

Feb 26th  Sheerness

Feb 27th Zeebrugge

Feb 29th Le Havre

Mar 2nd Vigo

Mar 5th Casablanca

Mar 8th  La Goulette

For enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact: roro@gsolutions.se

Or tel: +46 31 10 73 64

Client Advisory – Container Weighing

APM Terminals – Lifting Global Trade to new safety standards

Effective from 1st July 2016 new IMO Rules for the export of containers will require a verified weight prior to vessel loading.

APM Terminals is actively working to assist supply chain partners to comply with the new global container weighing regulations.

APM Terminals have mobilised their international and cross functional teams across the Global Terminal Network. They are assessing how each APM Terminal may be able to meet the increasing requirements of their export customers.

Safety as a driver for change: Each year, over 135 million containers enter the global supply chain – many lack accurate weight estimates – which contributes to fatal accidents and vessel stowage/stability issues. To address this, the IMO has introduced new regulations worldwide in scope, effective 1 July 2016.

APM Terminals lifting global trade: With a global port throughput of over 56 million TEUs across a network of 57 countries, APM Terminals has the potential to assist their supply chain partners in understanding and complying with the IMO rules.

APM Terminals invites supply chain partners to a solution dialogue: In the coming weeks, they are inviting supply chain partners to join a proactive dialogue to discuss compliance with the new IMO requirement. The global regulations require local solutions and APM Terminals is well located to address these for customers. They invite suppliers to join the dialogue through their social media channels or directly with their customer service teams at the local terminals.

Choice of service support: APM Terminals is currently drawing up several services which may be deployed to specific terminal locations given market demand and local trade characteristics. These may include:

  • Verified Gross Mass (VGM) Data Management Service
    APM Terminals verifies that VGM data message and valid authority code is received before loading to vessel, which may imply upgrading EDI messaging to include VGM data.
  • VGM Verification Service
    Physical verification of container weight where VGM has been declared.
  • VGM Generation Service
    Physical weighing and generation of VGM data for shipment where VGM has not been declared.

Preparations underway: New weighing capabilities, operational and data management processes are being piloted in multiple locations now. APM Terminal teams are also engaging with local authorities to understand how IMO regulations will be applied locally.

Background to the IMO regulations: The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) through the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requires that from 1st July 2016, worldwide, that a packed containers’ gross mass is verified prior to stowage aboard a ship.

  • The shipper is responsible for obtaining and documenting the verified gross mass.
  • A container can only be loaded onto a ship unless the master and terminal have obtained the verified actual gross mass of the container in advance of loading.
  • Shippers can achieve the verified gross mass in two ways:
    1) The shipper may weigh, or arrange a certified 3rd party to weigh the container, or
    2) The shipper may calculate the gross mass using a certified method accurate to the necessary tolerance levels

New callings for Flota Suardiaz’s RoRo service

Santander Calling!

As the Scandinavian liner agent for Spanish RoRo carrier Flota Suardiaz, G-Solutions can now offer a competitive service to the port of Santander. This weekly calling is added to the existing ports of Vigo and Barcelona in Spain.

Atlantic-Med Service Schedule FEB2015

Djen Djen!

Through a joint venture with Grimaldi Lines, Flota Suardiaz can now reach Djen Djen, Algeria via Salerno in Italy. All types of RoRo cargoes can be loaded in Wallhamn, Sweden and shipped to Salerno, Italy where Flota Suardiaz can then reach Djen Djen efficiently within 2 Days.

Atlantic-Med Service Schedule FEB2015

Mostaganem Calling!

Flota Suardiaz will continue to service Mostaganem in Algeria and all of their other market appreciated destinations:

  • Zeebrugge
  • Santander
  • Vigo
  • Casablanca
  • Barcelona
  • Marseille
  • Las Palmas/Tenerife
  • Mostaganem
  • Djen Djen

For more information: roro@gsolutions.se

APM Terminals – Pre-advising seal numbers from 01/2 – 16

A new mandatory routine was implemented 01-February 2016 for all containers passing through APM Terminals in the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden.

As of 01/2 -16 APM Terminals has updated the procedures in accordance with the requirements of the Customs Administration regarding advance notification of the sealing control and the documentation of cargo which is to be approved under the Customs’ certification AEO (Authorised Economic Operator).

The new routine came into force on 1/2 – 2016 as an interim solution in the terminal operating system CATOS, but will then become a permanent routine when APM Terminals has implemented its brand new terminal operating system at the beginning of autumn in 2016.

Who should pre-advise the seal number?

Any party that currently provides- or will provide containers and container numbers to the terminal.

How will the pre-advising of the seal number work?

A change in the terminal operating system CATOS makes the field for the Seal Number “obligatory” and the seal number must be entered here. An information box that guides you will be rendered visible in CATOS.

When will this become mandatory?

This became mandatory 01-February 2016.

What happens if I do not pre-notify the seal number?

You must report the seal number to receive your visit-code and thus the passage into the terminal.

What happens if I pre-notifiy the wrong seal number?

If the seal number shown at gate entry (ID Control) does not match the entered number in CATOS, APM Terminals will not be able to accept the container.

Where do I go if I need support?

You can initially / during the introduction – contact our Customer Service Department by Telephone: +46 (0)10-122 27 00 for support with pre-advice.

NOTE! Responsibility for advising the seal numbers in the terminal operating system is the responsibility of the party whom announces the container to the terminal and not the responsibility of APM Terminals.

For more information, please contact the Customs Administration:

Customs Information AEO / Security and Safety +46 (0)771-520 520

For APM Terminals Gothenburg AB Customer Service Telephone +46 (0)10-122 27 00

G-Solutions Finland – SAMSKIP

G-Solutions Oy Ltd. in Finland is proud to announce that it is officially the Finland Agency for SAMSKIP in Finland.

 

Samskip Multimodal offers transport solutions for various industries by sea, rail, road and barge to all European destinations; from Italy, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom and Ireland to Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Baltic States, Russia and Central Asia.

The combination of short sea, road, rail and barge services means Samskip Multimodal is able to deliver reliable, sustainable and cost-effective transport solutions and meet all customer requirements and preferences.

Using own equipment ranging from vessels to containers, Samskip Multimodal offers a solution for every requirement: a door-to-door service integrating collection, shipment and delivery into a seamless transport solution

The containers range in size from 20ft to 45ft pallet-wide high cube units, including reefers, curtainsiders and flat racks. The combination of high frequency sailings, a vast geographical spread and 33-pallet capacity containers offers a competitive and environmentally-friendly alternative to road transport

 

For more information and enquiries please contact:

Ulla Luhta
ulla.luhta@gsolutions.fi
Phone: +358 45 660 4210

The Expansion Continues!

Global Freight Solutions welcomes Mr Lars Rindell to the Finland branch.

Lars joins as the New Commerical Director for Global Freight Solutions Oy Ltd. and brings with him over 25 years experience within the transport and logistics industry.

Lars will be responsible for sales and business development.

To contact Lars directly:

Tel: +358 40 501 2675

email: lars.rindell@gsolutions.fi

Offices closed for Mid-Summer 19th June

Due to the Scandinavian Mid-Summer celebration the offices will be closed all day on Friday 19th June.

Our offices, in Gothenburg, Stockholm (International Removals) and the new office in Finland, will all be closed.

All offices re-open for normal business hours on Monday 22nd June.

G-Solutions opens new office in Finland

Global Freight Solutions AB is very proud to announce that, as part of the continued expansion, we have launched a brand new company in Helsinki, Finland – Global Freight Solutions Oy Ltd.

 

Global Freight Solutions Oy Ltd began operating on 25th May. This new office in Espoo, Helsinki in Finland will more closely serve Finland and the Baltic countries whilst strengthening all operations and business ventures in Scandinavia and Northern Europé.


With the launch of G-Solutions’ Liner Agency work for X-Press Feeders all X-Press Feeders (Finland) routes will be managed by the new office in Helsinki, Finland.

At the new office G-Solutions warmly welcomes the new team of Marko Suistomaa whom began on 25th May and Fredrik Aspelin who began on 01st June. Both will primarily work with X-Press Feeders.

Other shipping, forwarding and logistical projects are also naturally offered from the Finland office.

For more information and/or X-Press Feeders enquiries to/from Finland please contact:

Marko Suistomaa
Telephone: 00358 45 1888 717

For email enquiries and bookings for X-Press Feeders in Finland please email:
xpf@gsolutions.fi

 

More information about the exciting new business in Finland and further contact details will follow very soon.

New Stockholm office address

G-Solution’s Stockholm branch has a new address from 01 June 2015. The visitors and postal address for G-Solutions’ International Removals Stockholm branch is:

Vasagatan 40, SE-111 20 Stockholm, Sweden.

All telephone numbers remain the same.

For all telephone numbers please visit our Contacts Page here.

During the busy summer period G-Solutions’ International Removals teams will, of course, still offer the same high quality service via our fully staffed offices.

Positive feedback from our Customer Survey confirms that G-Solutions’ International Removals service is a high quality product. With feedback from clients G-Solutions can continuely evaluate our services for customers and agents alike.

For any International Removal Enquires: removals@gsolutions.se

G-Solutions appointed as new agent for X-press Feeders

Global Freight Solutions are happy to announce that as from 25th of May the company has been appointed as the new agent for X-Press Feeders in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.

X-Press Feeders is today the most geographically diverse Feeder Carrier business in the World with a fleet of 80 ships (of which 19 owned), from 250teu to 4000+teu effective. Today X-Press Feeders is the largest common carrier in terms of Shipper Owned Containers (SOC) carried and ranked in the top-25 Container Operator by capacity (Alphaliner) and carried 4.2 Million Teu in 2014

For further information please contact our HQ office in Gothenburg at +46 31 10 73 60 or via e-mail at info@gsolutions.se