Doing Business in Belgium

QAD

The Kingdom of Belgium achieved its independence from the Netherlands in 1830, and has become an admired modern country, well-known as the home of international organizations such as NATO and the EU. Since most Western European capitals are within 1,000 km of Brussels, Belgium’s capital, it is an ideal location for international groups. Belgium is very cosmopolitan, with three official languages — Dutch, French and German. Manufacturing in Belgium. Shipping.

Nike’s Global E-Commerce Distribution Center in Leuven Belgium

NC State SCRC

I had the opportunity to accompany a group of executives from Anheuser Busch Inbev on a tour of Nike’s global distribution facility in Leuven Belgium this week. The DC serves as the hub for Nike’s global e-commerce business, and orders taken from Nike.com are shipped to consumers all over the world from this DC, including North America. The choice of Leuven, Belgium as the site for Nike’s DC may seem like an odd one.

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The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

Talking Logistics

The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management. They are also ensuring that a VGM is received from forwarders/NVOCCs and shippers as part of a shipping document. This may include the booking request, shipping instruction, or a separate message called Verification of Mass (VERMAS) possibly from a certified weighing facility. Eric has a Master’s degree in commercial engineering with a specialization in IT management from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

DELMIA Quintiq

Massive ships. While container terminal operators certainly feel the pressure, freight forwarders and the shipping lines themselves have a few planning puzzles to sort out on their own. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014. In 2014, 39% of all container ships travelling worldwide had capacities of over 14,000 TEUs and the number of megaships continues to grow. Shipping lines alliances. Decrease in port calls for big ships since 2009. Slow steaming.

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network

E2open

E2open to Acquire INTTRA, Adding the World’s Leading Ocean Shipping Network and Software Provider, Creating an Integrated Global Supply Chain and Logistics Operating Network. AUSTIN, Texas, October 22, 2018 – E2open, the one place in the cloud to run your supply chain, today announced the acquisition of INTTRA, the leading ocean shipping network, software and information provider. Today, one out of every four ocean containers shipped globally is booked through the INTTRA platform.

How Do You Saw a Ship in Half… Underwater?

The Network Effect

The MV Tricolor is perhaps the unluckiest cargo ship in recent memory. About 20 miles north of the French coast near Dunkirk, on a foggy night on December 14 2002, The Tricolor was cruising westward on its way to Southampton England from Zeebrugge Belgium. The Tricolor was coming up on Kariba , a Bahamian container ship, also heading west and was about to pass it on the starboard side. Fortunately the entire crew of The Tricolor were able to evacuate the ship and survived.

The Day a Cyber Attack Brings the World’s Supply Chains to a Halt

Talking Logistics

“FedEx and UPS have ground to a complete standstill today due to what they say is a virus in their logistics shipping software…blaming the hacking group Anonymous after they declared their intention to punish shipping companies for halting shipments of flu vaccines into China. Cyber risk and security is getting more attention from the ocean shipping community too. This brings the greater risk of unauthorised access or malicious attacks to ships’ systems and networks.

Doing Business in the Netherlands

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It is bordered by Belgium, Germany and the North Sea. Shipping. Primary trading partners included Germany, Belgium, the U.K., Primary import partners include China, Germany, Belgium, the U.S., The Netherlands is a modern and highly industrialized country located in Western Europe. The Netherlands was one of the founding countries of both the EU and NATO, showing that it is a nation of progressive and forward-thinking people. With a total area of 41,543 sq.

Doing Business in Germany

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km and borders the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and other countries including the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland. Shipping. Germany ranks number 7 in the world for km of rail, 12 th in the world for roads and 18 th for inland waterways, making it fast and easy to ship by almost any method. Whether you choose to ship by rail, water, truck or air, the movement of goods is fast and efficient. .

The Great Maersk Shift

Freightos

Demand for ocean freight was lower than anticipated, and Hanjin Shipping, another top ten ocean liner, was already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. The Post-2016 Strategy: End-to-end Shipping. million TEUs of ship capacity. Maersk was an energy and shipping company.

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Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

same day) services on parcel shipping, and are rolling out increasingly sophisticated tracking services, via dedicated web portals, along with partner and increasingly consumer-focused apps for easy booking and tracking. The formerly nationalized postal services in Eurozone countries such as the UK, Netherlands, France, Belgium and the Nordic countries have realized they are ideally placed to handle the huge volumes of parcel deliveries and the complexities of e-commerce fulfillment (e.g.

China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

Even though among the goals of OBOR is to ship Chinese goods to a broader audience, it could potentially result in a large economic trade bloc unto itself potentially leaving the US out in the cold in terms of global trade. Examples include Chinese state-owned Cosco investing in port operations in Spain, Greece, Italy and Belgium.

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Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Police warning after drug.

Global Trade Management

Police carried out a series of raids in Belgium and Holland earlier this year, seizing computer-hacking equipment as well as large quantities of cocaine and heroin, guns and a suitcase full of cash. Prosecutors say a Dutch-based trafficking group hid cocaine and heroin among legitimate cargoes, including timber and bananas shipped in containers from South America. Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking. International trade is the engine of global prosperity today.

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What Your Company Needs to Succeed in Today’s Retail Landscape

AIMMS

In Europe, V&D , a major Dutch department store, and Brantano , a large footwear retailer operating in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK, have officially declared bankruptcy. To match demand, retailers will need to adapt their volume and service requirements, boost store delivery frequency and explore new avenues like same-day shipping. It’s no mystery that some of the world’s largest retail chains are struggling to survive.

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Cargo Trade Faces Life in the Slow Lane After Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

The port calls itself the world’s biggest hub for shipments of new cars, is Belgium’s No. The threat of delays at Zeebruge for freight shipped to and from Britain highlights the broad economic risks of Brexit, not least for the U.K., Brexit risks putting U.K. freight in the slow lane as well. Everybody goes through passport control,” Els Creyf, duty manager at the P&O Ferries Ltd.

Customer-Centric Supply Chain Planning: The Difference is in the Details

Arkieva

I was fortunate to join the Arkieva team in strategy sessions with our Belgium team and European partner – Solventure. Since this was my first time visiting Belgium, I couldn’t help but notice the picturesque sceneries, the architecture, and how beautifully meals were presented. Perhaps if I moved to Belgium, with time the details that I noticed during my trip would be minuscule because they would be the norm.

Doing Business in Italy

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Shipping. Its main partners were Germany, France, China, Netherlands, Spain and Belgium, and the primary commodities imported included engineering products, chemicals, transportation equipment, energy products, minerals, non-ferrous metals, textiles, clothing, food, beverages and tobacco.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 18-22, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Agile Network & Manhattan Associates Collaborate to Develop a New Shipping Solution. Germany, Belgium, Estonia and the U.S., “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” — Prince. The world lost another gifted musician and performer yesterday. RIP Prince. But let’s not let the elevator bring us down, let’s go crazy…after this week’s supply chain and logistics news.

Evergreen Garden Care Chooses BluJay’s MessageBroker for Fully Managed Enterprise Integration as a Service (IaaS) Solution

BluJay Solutions

Evergreen Garden Care operates in the UK, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, the Nordics, Australia, and New Zealand. Evergreen chose BluJay’s MessageBroker to integrate supply chain electronic data interchange (EDI) compliance such as orders, advance shipping notifications, and invoices with more than 160 partners around the countries it operates within. Garden care supplier gains seamless information-sharing with global partners.

De Rijke Serves Customers Faster and More Efficiently with BluJay Solutions’ Platform

BluJay Solutions

BluJay supports the broad range of De Rijke services in the Netherlands and Belgium, helping to ensure that the organization is digitally fit. De Rijke offers a wide range of customized logistics solutions in transportation (road, multi-modal), storage and related value-added services, global shipping (especially air and sea freight) and customs clearance. Integrated Transportation Management and Warehouse Management systems provide fast communication and data processing.

Supply Chain Experiencing High Rate of Terrorist Attacks

Material Handling & Logistics

These additional procedures have often slowed the movement of freight and increased shipping costs, and companies have frequently responded by rerouting cargo or modifying shipping arrangements, further driving up costs. For example, following the Paris attack in November 2015 France imposed stricter controls along the borders with Belgium and Luxembourg, costing companies an additional $59 per delayed vehicle. The total cost to shippers in Belgium was estimated at $3.5

Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

million units shipped. The service was originally launched in the Netherlands and Belgium in early 2013 and called “Staples Easy 3D.” It allows customers to upload electronic files to the online Staples Office Center and pick up the models in nearby Staples stores, or have them shipped to their address. This, in turn, could reduce shipping and air freight volumes.

Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union

Transplace

Section 8: Cheeses and substitutes for cheese from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or the United Kingdom. This could further intensify the trade situation, and impact those shipping goods to and from countries in the EU. Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S.

BluJay Solutions Accelerates Supply Chain Efficiency for Customers with Updates to its Global Trade Network Platform

BluJay Solutions

The new release includes air mode support for booking creation and shipping assignment. The new release adds New Computerized Transit System (NCTS) support for Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Parcel –BluJay’s Parcel solution is an enterprise class multi-carrier shipping management system that supports complex, high-volume, multi-location, international, and domestic shipping.

How will supply chains be affected by China’s Belt and Road projects?

EFT

On Aug 10, 2016, COSCO Shipping (Hong Kong) Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China COSCO Shipping Group, became a controlling shareholder of the port and started operating the facility. Around 290 million euros are expected to be invested by the company for the expansion of a cruise terminal, improvement of a ship repair wharf and a new multi-storey garage of roll-on roll-off ship wharf. Zeebrugge Terminal, Belgium.

Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Belgium. Eyefortransport is currently seeing major consolidation occurring in the shipping industry and expects to see further moves as logistics providers look to take advantage of e-commerce, cross-border trade and shifting global demand. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry.

Renewed Focus on Supply Chain Security as Hackers Target Container Terminals

BluJay Solutions

While there is no suggestion that the freight forwarders responsible for shipping the containers had any involvement, this case does highlight the ongoing risks associated with, as well as the weak links in, global supply chain security. Europol are warning that they expect this type of attack to increase, as criminals look for new ways of shipping illegal drugs into the region in bulk, so freight forwarders and their road transportation partners need to take the threat seriously.

How will logistics chains be affected by China’s Belt and Road projects?

EFT

On Aug 10, 2016, COSCO Shipping (Hong Kong) Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China COSCO Shipping Group, became a controlling shareholder of the port and started operating the facility. Around 290 million euros are expected to be invested by the company for the expansion of a cruise terminal, improvement of a ship repair wharf and a new multi-storey garage of roll-on roll-off ship wharf. Zeebrugge Terminal, Belgium.

What does Brexit mean for eCommerce?

Savant Events

According to a PWC study, the countries which will suffer the most economically will be the UK’s close trading partners Ireland, Netherlands and Belgium. However, international companies exporting to the UK and/or the EU will need to adjust their shipping and selling policies to account for the new reality of the UK and EU being separate economic entities with their own rules and regulations.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Belgium. Eyefortransport is currently seeing major consolidation occurring in the shipping industry and expects to see further moves as logistics providers look to take advantage of e-commerce, cross-border trade and shifting global demand. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry.

Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics

Logistics Bureau

Logistics services provider TNT runs a large distribution hub in Belgium. This in turn allowed Wal-Mart to replicate sales successes between outlets; creating and managing peaks in demand via its systems for buying, shipping, and of course, warehousing. produces and ships ‘100% Pure Squeezed Sunshine’, or more prosaically, orange juice and other fruit juices. From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways—function and form included.

International eCommerce – All you should know about

Vinculum

Check for your internal operations such as skillset employees, human resources, finances, shipping handlers, and marketing strategy. For example, in Belgium, other countries like German, French, and Dutch companies have larger market shares than Belgian retailers for this very reason.

Where are all the N95 Masks? A Supply Chain Dilemma

NC State SCRC

And when President Trump went into his briefing today, he started rattling off numbers of masks being shipped…but what gives? For example, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, and other EU countries are putting in curbs to prevent supplies of masks from shipping to neighboring countries – a case of “every man for himself!”)

Veterans Day with Gratitude

Supply Chain Nation

My dad went through 13 weeks of basic training, had a short furlough and was shipped to Scotland. On June 3, 1944, they boarded the USS Thomas Jefferson troop ship and spent three days in the English Channel waiting for the bad storms to pass. After Colmar Pocket, they went to Belgium to fight in the Battle of the Bulge, the last major German offensive on the Western front.

Top 2016 Supply Chain Strategy Posts from the Supply Chain Link Blog

Arkieva

If you use certain items frequently, keep them closer to the working or shipping area. View the full post or View the snippet below: I was fortunate to join the Arkieva team in strategy sessions with our Belgium team and European partner – Solventure. Since this was my first time visiting Belgium, I couldn’t help but notice the picturesque sceneries, the architecture, and how beautifully meals were presented. Happy new year!