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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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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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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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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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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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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, [...]

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Capillarity will encourage local commerce.

Capillarity in logistics

The delivery or capillary transport is the last link in the supply chain. It involves placing the product at the final point, bringing it, in many cases, closer to the centres of consumption: hyper, super, shops... The capillarity implies that, on some occasions, the points of sale that remain open on weekends and holidays -such as kiosks, service stations or railway stations- are taken advantage of so that certain companies can deposit their [...]