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Inland freight transport and the challenges ahead.

Immediate challenges in land transport

In the first quarter of 2021, the road freight transport sector moved 4.42% more tonnes than in the previous year. This represents a growth of 4.01% in national traffic while in international traffic the figure reached 11.07%. Exports (12.63%) and imports (1.58%) also increased.This is a positive and hopeful scenario for the road transport sector, which was significantly affected by the consequences of the pandemic and the effects of confinement. [...]

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The entire logistics chain is facing the consequences of the lack of sea containers.

Shortage of containers in maritime transport, until when?

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 health crisis more than a year ago, the consequences on global shipping have been felt. The collapse of the world's major ports during the first months of the pandemic was followed by a significant rise in ocean freight rates and an increasingly worrying lack of empty equipment (containers) in major transit ports.This is a situation that has already been denounced by the main players in the world's logistics [...]

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Stock Logistic_Uses of green hydrogen in logistics

GREEN HYDROGEN WILL GAIN IMPORTANCE IN THE LOGISTICS SECTOR

Hydrogen gas is the most abundant chemical element in nature and is a universal, light and highly reactive material. Green hydrogen is obtained through a chemical process known as electrolysis, a method that uses electric current to separate hydrogen from the oxygen in water.At Stock Logistic, with international logistics services by land, sea and air, we follow with interest this growing trend, which is on its way to becoming a great alternative [...]

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2020: a before and after in air cargo.

Air transport: essential and constantly developing

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 health crisis, air transport has played a very important role in guaranteeing deliveries and supplies of the most essential goods, especially in the case of pharmaceutical products. As explained here, air logistics, characterised by its reliability and immediacy, has been crucial in this long period of pandemic.One could say that 2020 has marked a before and after in the industry. Paradoxically, however, the [...]

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Stock Logistic closely follows the trend of rising ocean freight rates.

High freight rates in world maritime trade

The shipping industry witnessed, especially in the last months of 2020, freight rates rising to previously unheard of levels. For example, according to the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI), the freight rate per TEU reached 1,938.32 dollars on 20 November. The main reason was that, with the reactivation of the Chinese economy since last May and the gradual recovery of other areas of the planet, there was an increase in demand that exceeded [...]

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Air transport is moving towards digitalization.

AIR CARGO TRANSPORT AND DIGITISATION

Now more than ever, the world of logistics stops at all those processes that can help automate operations, improve management and be more productive. The current situation, where social distance and the greater need to use more technology prevails, favours this digital current.With regard to air freight, which must be fast and agile due to the nature of the goods it handles, it will also be affected by this increase in digitalisation, which will [...]

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Port governance always generates all forms of debates.

The management of the ports

The model of governance, or management, of the ports of general interest always gives rise to intense debates on how this should be done. Over the last few years, the Port Authorities have been confronted with key aspects such as their role in the flow of international trade, the liberalisation of maritime transport, the deregulation of certain services, the concentration of companies or the geographical centralisation of the big port operators which [...]

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 The ISPS code was implemented in 2004.

THE ISPS CODE IN THE MARITIME SECTOR

The ISPS (International Ship and Port Facilities Security), or International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, is a protocol adopted by the International Maritime Organization, IMO, in 2004 to establish a common framework for cooperation and security to detect threats and take action to prevent them.The main objectives of the ISPS Code are:To establish an international framework that channels cooperation between governments, government [...]

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Shipping authorization is increasingly done in digital form.

WHAT IS ELECTRONIC BOARDING OR EB/L?

The Bill of Lading, or B/L, is a document that is always used in maritime transport and fulfils three fundamental functions. The first is to attest to the delivery of the goods on board the ship, the second is proof of the contract of carriage, and finally, it is a means of transferring the rights to the goods in transit to the other party by transmitting the document on paper.All logistics operators, including Stock Logistic, use the Bill of [...]

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The logistics of the coming times are beginning to take their first steps.

The logistics of the future

Logistics and the operation of supply chains have become a key element during the COVID-19 health crisis. The distribution networks have, for months, been under considerable pressure and have demonstrated their ability to adapt but also a high degree of flexibility.When we have not yet reached absolute normality, many experts are already asking themselves, will there be new logistics after the coronavirus? What will change?Stock Logistic, as a [...]