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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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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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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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 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 [...]

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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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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 [...]