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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 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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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 [...]

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The 44-ton debate divides shippers, carriers and organizations.transportistas y organizaciones.

THE 44-TON CONTROVERSY

The 28 Member States that make up the European Union in only eight countries are established 44 tonnes and only 4 countries allow a height exceeding 4.5 metres. For land transport, 44 tonnes refer to the maximum authorised mass limited to this tonnage and with a height of 4.5 metres. This makes it possible to increase the average load of vehicles and the consequent reduction per kilometre and consumption.Currently in Spain this tonnage is not [...]

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The Stock Logistic's technological endowment will be destined to the organization Brúfol.

STOCK LOGISTIC DONATES COMPUTER EQUIPMENT FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED GROUPS

Stock Logistic once again supports groups at risk of social exclusion by demonstrating its solidarity and dedication to the most disadvantaged. The forwarding company integrated in Alonso Group has contributed numerous computer equipments to the Valencian foundation Brúfol that works in the social and labour insertion, formation and social accompaniment of different marginalized collectives, specially, migrant women.In addition, professionals from [...]

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Analyses help companies and organizations leverage their data

Big Data and its impact on the logistics sector

Big Data, also known as macrodata, refers to massive or large-scale data that, due to its volume, complexity or growth speed, makes it difficult to capture, manage or process. However, due to its high potential, more and more organizations are working with this type of information.Currently the use of Big Data in companies is an unstoppable trend and the transport sector is no exception. Although it is true that it is still in a very incipient [...]

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The changes in the new Incoterms

On 1 January 2020, the eighth revision of the Incoterms (International Commercial Terms) will be launched. These acronyms are composed of three letters and describe the conditions of delivery of goods and products in global trade.Although Incoterms are not obligatory, and thus companies and individuals are free to agree their own conditions, their use is widespread as they facilitate agreeing the conditions under a common framework.To date, [...]