People’s mobility behaviour is changing. Especially in larger cities, more and more people are leaving their cars at home and using public transportation. One of the best ways to travel within cities is by bus, and Sales-Lentz is the leading bus transportation company in Luxembourg, offering a broad range of services. European Business spoke with General Director Wolfgang Schroeder about his vision of buses as the means of transportation in the future.
Transport & Logistics
A fixed-base operator (FBO) is a company that provides essential support services to aircraft operators such as fueling, ground handling, maintenance or parking. One of the fastest-evolving flight support and FBOs is Jetex. Established in Dubai ten years ago, the company opened its first FBO in 2009: Jetex/Square One Aviation at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. Since then, the dynamic group has grown to over 600 employees at operations in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Efficient storage solutions play a crucial role in the organization of warehouse space. They are an essential component of every material handling business. Having the right storage products and systems means having more space available for stock and equipment. Advanced storage solutions can even increase the efficiency of a company’s operations. There are many reasons why more and more industrial companies are relying on Feralco, a widely recognized French specialist for storage and shelving systems based in Sézanne.
Rail traffic helps to relieve the overburdened road network and provides an efficient, environment- friendly alternative for the transportation of large freight volumes. Wiener Lokalbahnen Cargo GmbH in Vienna, Austria, proves that these well-accepted advantages can be combined with exceptional service and safety standards. The subsidiary of Wiener Lokalbahnen AG has seen rapid and successful development that reflects its growing appreciation in the European logistics world.
Adding value is the primary role of logistics companies. Through the provision of a range of customer-oriented services and a decentralized structure, the Belgian logistics specialist Katoen Natie provides integrated, tailor-made logistics and engineering solutions to clients all over the world. Created in Antwerp in 1895 as a cooperative for stevedores working the docks handling cotton (katoen is the Dutch word for cotton), it is now a global logistics leader. Its first foreign subsidiary was set up in the Lorraine region in France in 1995.
Connected thinking and the combination of two competences is what sets a company from Luxembourg apart from the market. CHAMP Cargosystems SA based near the airport of Luxembourg is an experienced specialist when it comes to facing the challenges of the cargo and logistics market. The company combines IT expertise and fundamental know-how in the air cargo business and offers integrated IT solutions and distribution services for customers active in the air cargo transport chain.
Due to the increasing number of competitors from low-cost countries, the Western European logisticS industry has been subject to consolidation for several years now. Still, the number of insolvencies is high; and political issues such as the minimum wage issue does not make the situation easier. SITRA Spedition GmbH, based in Hamburg, Germany, specializes in part and full loads and in container transports to seaports. Acknowledged for its delivery reliability, the company enjoys constant growth tendencies.
More than 25 years of experience qualify the Polish company MPPB J.W. Ślepsk as a proven specialists in shipbuilding. Specialized in fiberglass boats and yachts MPPB J.W. Ślepsk is a subcontractor of well-known brands such as Bayliner, Quicksilver, Sunliner, Fiskars and more. Quality at a competitive price and full services from a single source have the company one of the largest shipyards in Europe.
Western brands were highly prized when the Iron Curtain prevented normal trade relations between east and west. Since the fall of communism and the opening up of markets in Eastern Europe, western brands have been falling over themselves to convert their former forbidden fruit status into a leading market position. Helping many of them achieve this is marketing and distribution expert Orbico d.o.o. A pioneering private company in Yugoslavia in the late 1980s, Orbico is now the biggest distribution company in Europe. Thanks to its many years of experience, Orbico can offer its clients access to a powerful international distribution and logistic network to position their products where customers will see and want them.
Any international or national trader exporting fruit and bananas to the German market is in need of a specialist who is familiar with the logistics services required to get the goods to the consumer as quickly and reliably as possible. On arrival in Hamburg and Bremen, he will entrust his delicate cargo to the hands of Heuer Logistics GmbH & Co. KG that has become a synonym for hassle-free fruit logistics for over fi ve decades. But there is more to Heuer Logistics than merely the transport and storage of fruit.
Austria occupies a unique position at the center of Europe. It is a major crossroads for traffic between east and west. With the collapse of communism and the expansion of the European Union, traffic has grown significantly, creating opportunities for freight forwarders. Although Europe is coming closer together there are still differences in attitudes. GRT Spedition & Logistik GmbH is one of the companies taking advantage of the increased flow of goods.
Security measures governing air freight are just as tight as those governing human cargo. every kilo of freight loaded onto a passenger plane must be accompanied by its own airway bill, the equivalent of the passenger boarding card. It identifi es the consignment, lists the forwarder, destination and contents as well as customs clearance information and whether the contents are hazardous. only cargo with the correct documentation can be loaded onto pallets and taken on board. at Düsseldorf airport, one of the busiest airports in Germany, the responsibility for handling the documentation and physical preparation of all freight cargo passing through the airport falls to Flughafen Düsseldorf Cargo GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of Düsseldorf airport.
With its high ratio of coastline to land mass, Sweden has always had a strong maritime tradition. At its shipyards in Djupvik, Hunnebostrand and Gothenburg, Swede Ship Marine AB continues a tradition of shipbuilding that goes back over 120 years. The privately owned shipbuilding group has built a strong reputation over the years for the supply of medium-sized navy and coast guard vessels and high-speed rescue boats. It has recently added an innovative boat hoist to its range that makes launching and retrieving vessels from marina slipways far easier.
For years now, word on the street has been that computers will render offices paperless. Everyone will be sending emails, so no one will need a postal system. This vision has yet to become reality, however. on the contrary: Digitalization has opened new areas of business for postal operators, in particular with e-commerce – as the Swiss Post knows. It is picking up the increase in parcels as online sales continue to grow.
There is a constant flow of goods between Eastern and Western Europe. For this exchange to work smoothly, the providers of these goods often rely on trustworthy partners to cover the transport. dls Land und See Speditionsgesellschaft mbH is a forwarding company based in Siek, northeast of Hamburg, that specializes in East-West transportation by road, sea and, as of late, rail.
This year marks the 5th anniversary for PREMIERE LOGISTICS in this ever challenging industry. Before we bring you to an insight of this year annual dinner and party, we bring you back to where it all started, the history of PREMIERE LOGISTICS.
In conjunction with the establishment for Premiere Vietnam, Premiere Group has a strong foothold in the South East Asia Region. Premiere Group has 4 offices in Southeast Asia, which are Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam aside from other offices all around the world. With the setting up of Premiere Offices in Southeast Asia now, Premiere Group has a chain of branches that is able to link all trades within these regions more strongly and with stability.
Anyone wanting to have his goods transported quickly and reliably throughout Germany or Europe will find an efficient and experienced partner in TERRA-SPED GmbH. Since 1995, Managing Director Bernd Schmidt has proven that he understands his business. More than 1,200 customers regularly place their trust in the company and send their goods on their way with TERRA-SPED.
Many truck manufacturers want their vehicles to arrive at the distributor with zero mileage. This is where G.M. De Rooy & Sons comes into play. The family-owned Dutch enterprise is specialized in high and heavy transports and makes sure that new trucks and tractors get from the production plant to the distributor without a scratch. The company serves all truck and tractor manufacturers with factories in Europe and distinguishes itself through its outstanding flexibility, exceptional customer focus and sophisticated timing with a minimum of empty drives.
Premiere Logistics new office in Gothenburg, Sweden, is officially opened and running since 15th April 2014. The day to day operations are being handled by Gothenburg Office Manager Mr Mattias Eriksson.