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Digital platforms currently help many companies to decentralise their tasks and reduce costs,

SOME TRENDS IN CONTAINER TRANSPORT

In the next few years, the land transport of containers will be conditioned by the definitive implementation of digital platforms and electronic documentation in a 4.0 technology environment. In fact, many companies will opt to invest in equipment and training to meet these standards.Digital platforms currently help many companies to decentralise their tasks and reduce costs, thus offering products to their customers more quickly. In this sense, [...]

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Seasonal logistics refers to those periods of the year in which, traditionally, there is more consumption

What is seasonal logistics?

Seasonal logistics refers to those periods of the year in which, traditionally, there is more consumption. It can be Christmas, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Singles Day in Asia... In these moments of the year companies in the logistics sector are forced to have additional capacity and contract extra resources. The aim is to solve, in the short term, the wave of work volume that is generated in these periods. In this context, seasonal logistics must [...]

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Transport electrification is very close.

Electrification of the transport sector

The search for efficient alternatives to replace fossil fuels has become one of the most important challenges facing the transport and logistics sector. Experts and institutions argue that the traditional industrial model is unsustainable at an environmental level and one of the most reliable solutions is to opt for electrification.In fact, when faced with the scepticism of depending on the fluctuation of renewable energy sources such as wind or [...]

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The platooning is the technology by which two or more trucks circulate on the road in a joint and coordinated manner.

What is platooning?

The platooning is the technology by which two or more trucks circulate on the road in a joint and coordinated manner. Its use and extension in the transport of goods could be a revolution for this sector.This requires a camera, radar and wireless communication between trucks using wifi technology. For the time being, and as this concept is understood today, talking about platooning is not synonymous with autonomous truck.The greatest benefit [...]

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The use of drones in logistics is becoming more frequent.

The use of drones in logistics

The drones, a mixture of airplane and unmanned helicopter, started in the military and defence sector -with surveillance functions- and later extended to civilian uses: entertainment, photography, fire extinction... now, little by little, the turn has come to logistics.The drones are capable of making an inventory in a logistics warehouse, transporting goods by air or carrying out security tasks. In the United States, some companies have already [...]

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Spain is the largest LNG importer in Europe, with nearly a third of the total volume.

The use of LNG will help decarbonization of transport

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) - natural gas that has been processed to be transported in liquid form - is increasingly being used in the transport sector, especially in the maritime sector and is on its way to becoming the most sustainable fuel today.In this sense, greater use of LNG could be able to boost the decarbonisation process in the transport sector, something that Europe and organisations such as the IMO have been demanding for some time. [...]

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The Bill of Lading and the Sea Waybill are the two most important documents in shipping.

What are the main differences between the Bill of Lading and the Sea Waybill?

The Bill of Lading and the Sea Waybill are the two basic documents that guarantee maritime transport, both national and international. In many occasions they generate confusion in their use, however, each one fulfills very specific functions.The Bill of Lading, in addition to serving as a contract of carriage and receipt of goods, has the usefulness of a document of title. For its part, the Sea Waybill is the evidence of the transport contract and [...]

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Automation in logistics has many benefits.

The automation process in the logistics sector

Automation or automatic control in logistics refers to the use of control systems, machinery or software to improve the efficiency of operations. It usually applies to processes that must be performed in a warehouse or distribution center and which result in minimal human intervention.In fact, along a supply chain (procurement, distribution, customer service, reverse logistics...) there are a multitude of processes that could be automated. For [...]

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The solidarity campaign became a success.

Stock Logistic participates in Alonso Group’s solidarity campaign

Alonso Group, within its area of Corporate Social Responsibility, has delivered to the association Aportem a total of 134 glasses for the NGO Visió Sense Fronteres. Stock Logistic, a company that belongs to the business group, has been one of the most active in participating in this solidarity campaign that began last February.Under the slogan "For more people to see as you see", Alonso Group joined this initiative led by Aportem. For example, in [...]

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Alonso Group's Can Tunis terminal is the site of Spain's first railway motorway.

What are rail motorways?

A rail motorway is defined as a combined transport system in which road vehicles (lorries) are transported by rail in shuttle services using specially upgraded rolling stock and terminals.Depending on the type of rail motorway the transport can be accompanied or unaccompanied. In the first case, the lorry driver makes the journey in the same train that transports his vehicle in a car provided for this purpose, while in the case of unaccompanied [...]