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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 [...]

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The economies of scale of large ships now dominate the maritime sector.

ECONOMIES OF SCALE IN THE MARITIME SECTOR, AT RISK?

The COVID-19 crisis will have its effects on the maritime industry and world trade. International organizations have negative forecasts on the impact on foreign trade and consumption that will affect, in the medium and long term, the strategies of large shipping companies with respect to routes, scales and also the size of container ships.It is precisely the increase in the number of large mega ships that has made great strides in recent years. [...]

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Quality in logistics is increasingly valued

THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY IN LOGISTICS

Offering an excellent quality service is what makes the difference from the competition and allows for customer loyalty. According to the data of the last report of XI Logistic Circle Barometer SIL 2020 the quality is the aspect more valued by the companies. It is followed by factors such as flexibility, specialisation, speed, business optimisation and sustainability.In the specific case of logistics companies, quality, more than an added value, [...]

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The export situation in the post-pandemic world will be different.

EXPORTS IN THE POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

Since the years of the previous recession (2008), the Spanish economy has depended, to a large extent, on the strength and drive of its exports to any part of the world. However, after the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis, many experts suggest that the sale of products in foreign markets will experience a significant drop, especially in the second quarter of the year, despite the fact that we live in a totally globalized and interconnected economy. And [...]

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The air sector, key in the COVID-19 crisis

AIR LOGISTICS, KEY IN THE GLOBAL COVID-19 CRISIS

Transport has become, since the outbreak of the global health crisis caused by COVID-19, the great ally to ensure the deliveries and supply of the most essential products (food, pharmaceuticals and health). Among all modes of transport, air transport is particularly noteworthy, as its efficiency and speed are key to providing the necessary means to combat the pandemic.Many of the world's major airlines have adapted during these four weeks to the [...]

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Traceability in logistics guarantees security in the supply chain.

WHAT IS TRACEABILITY IN LOGISTICS?

Traceability refers to the set of procedures and measures aimed at registering and identifying a good from its origin (production site) to its final destination. Traceability seeks to know where and in what condition the product is in the supply chain.Traceability helps to know the components and the origin of the goods, the treatments attributed to the articles or the distribution process that has been followed. This concept includes methods to [...]

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Night-time logistics are becoming more important in the big cities.

THE BOOM IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF MERCHANDISE AT NIGHT

Night-time logistics, or night-time distribution of goods, is a viable option for dealing with the problems that can arise during the day (traffic jams, noise, absence, etc.) in large cities. Companies, experts in the supply chain and administrations have been discussing night-time logistics, its impact and its benefits for the environment for some time.According to the latest reports published on the subject (e.g. by the AECOC), night-time [...]

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Neo-protectionism begins to show its first symptoms in international trade.

PROTECTIONISM IN GLOBAL TRADE

Protectionism is an economic policy that protects a country's production and jobs by imposing restrictions, limitations or fees on goods or services coming from abroad (imports), making them less competitive with nationals.The action of protectionist measures directly affects the laws of competition, that is, the laws of the market that explain the direct relationship between supply and demand. In recent years, however, and within the framework of [...]

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Currently the transport sector is responsible for more than 26.3% of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe.

THE LOGISTICS SECTOR IN THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Currently, the transport sector is responsible for more than 26,3% of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. In the case of Spain, the figure increases slightly to 30.9%. In a context where the fight against climate change floods all public and private agendas, logistics is already beginning to do its homework before the effects are irreversible globally.Right now transport in particular and the logistics sector in general is trying to put together a [...]