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Black Friday y Navidad, grandes desafíos para el sector logístico

Black Friday and Christmas, big challenges for logistics before the end of the year

Between Black Friday - the opening day of the Christmas shopping season, a North American tradition that has spread to the rest of the world - and Christmas, 106 million shipments are expected. These figures are estimated by the UNO organisation, which warns of the human and technical effort involved. Per day, the employers' organisation expects companies to handle an average of 3.7 million shipments, numbers that could reach 5 million during the [...]

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International maritime transport, in continuous price increases.

The growing trend in maritime transport

World maritime transport, the most widely used means of transport for major global trade transactions, is experiencing a real increase in costs since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the restructuring of port calls, blank sailings and the significant increase in maritime freight rates, two other situations have had a significant impact on the sector in recent months: the blockage in the Suez Canal and the collapse of the Chinese [...]

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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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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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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 [...]