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GEODIS establishes additional Air and Rail Services to assist customers hit by Coronavirus distribution

GEODIS has established a number of air charter services to assist customers with urgent shipments during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. In addition, rail alternatives are being offered to/from China.

Whilst ocean freight continues to be disrupted and air cargo options severely restricted by established carriers cancelling scheduled flights, GEODIS is providing alternative means to move customers’ cargoes between China and Europe as well as on Transatlantic routes.

The first of the air charter services departed from Frankfurt (Germany) on a one-way to Shanghai on the 12th February. In order to facilitate the resurgence in westbound freight out of China, GEODIS quickly followed up on the 21st with the first round trip service departing from Liege (Belgium), again with the destination Shanghai Pudong International.  As of the 28th February weekly round trip flights were established from Frankfurt, with Shanghai departures each Tuesday.  This schedule will remain in place throughout the month of March when consideration of a further extension will be made and is being complemented by flights from Hong Kong to Europe.

GEODIS has continued with its newly introduced direct, dedicated service from Hong Kong to Guadalajara, Mexico, through March.  The next flight will depart Hong Kong on the 22nd.

GEODIS also maintains its offering of rail solutions from major cities in China. Two options are scheduled from Xi’an and Chongqing to the German destinations of Hamburg and Duisburg.  The standard services have an 18 day transit time and from Xi’an to Hamburg an express, 12-day solution is provided.  Return routings are also available.

Immediately following the decision by US authorities to close its borders to visitors from Europe and to prepare for the consequent sharp decrease in commercial cargo capacity, GEODIS established a return air charter program linking Amsterdam and Chicago on a four flights a week schedule. The first flight from Amsterdam will be on the 21st March.

Eric Martin-Neuville, GEODIS Executive Vice President of Global Freight Forwarding explains: “On the current global situation, our priority is to provide reliable and secure transport solutions to our customers to ensure connections between China, Europe and America.”

To further assist customers during this period of disruption, GEODIS is issuing a daily Advisory Bulletin on the Coronavirus Outbreak. This can be found on GEODIS’ website here.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2019, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS recognized for its actions to mitigate climate impact

CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project) has awarded GEODIS an “A-” rating for 2019. The Group is now categorized as a ‘Leader’ in environmental care.

This result recognizes the global logistics provider as a Leader that implements the relevant actions to effectively reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, reflecting outstanding environmental management. The achievement is encouraging given that only 6% of companies assessed by CDP from around the world have been rated “A –“ or higher.

“This score demonstrates that GEODIS places climate and carbon issues at the focal point of its business strategy. Our group has set itself the objective of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030 and supports its customers in the implementation of solutions that are every more respectful to the environment.” says Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Office of GEODIS.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy and its commitment to control and reduce the impact of its operations on the environment, GEODIS has responded to the CDP Supply Chain Program questionnaire each year since 2014. CDP is an international, non-profit organization that manages the largest environmental disclosure system for companies and cities. Through respondents’ self-reported declarations, it evaluates practical measures undertaken, such as reporting processes or greenhouse gas emissions reductions programs in the supply chain and rates the companies accordingly.

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GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS develops time definite Road Freight Service across Southeast Asia

Pioneer of cross-border trucking in the region now offers scheduled departures for consignments along the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok axis, with multi-modal gateway services beyond these hubs. 

Drawing on a wealth of experience running trucking services in the region over the last twenty years, GEODIS Road Network (GRN) Asia Pacific is now established as a time and date specific service. 2020 will see expansion of GRN’s time definite schedule to/from hubs throughout the Southeast Asian landmass.

Trade cooperation within the ASEAN bloc continues to strengthen through free trade agreements and e-commerce activity is set to rise dramatically.  Both trends support the forecast of growth in the regional cross-border road transport market to some USD4.1 billion in revenue by 2023.  This represents an annual growth rate of over 15%*.  

“GEODIS recognises the opportunities this brings to its customers and will continue to develop GRN in support of their business growth,” comments Rene Bach-Larsen, Sub-Regional Managing Director, ASEAN.  “As the region’s road infrastructure continues to improve beyond the Singapore-KL-Bangkok spine, scheduled road transits will become an increasingly attractive option, being faster than sea and cheaper than air. ”GEODIS has identified that this gap in the market is particularly true for 30 to 1000 kilo payload shipments. GRN will benefit shippers of such consignments with a simplified, door-to-door tariff structure.

For customers with this type of freight, GRN offers end-to-end control through the skills of GEODIS teams across the region, providing seamless management of consignments from first to last mile. To add to this level of care GEODIS owned assets, such as containers, air-suspension trailers and dedicated trucks are utilised.  Such control minimises delays at border crossings, heightens security and gives assurance of reliable transit times.

Alan Miu, Regional Director – Customs Brokerage, Truck & Rail, explains the importance of his people’s input in achieving swift cross-border transits, “Our customs control tower solution gives peace of mind to our customers.  A single GEODIS point of contact advises each of our clients before and during transits on customs and other necessary documentation, assisting with electronic lodging of declarations in advance to avoid delays.  This hands-on care also makes customers completely aware of their shipment’s progress through GPS monitoring, contingency planning if necessary and final, ‘signed-for’ delivery.”

GEODIS in Asia Pacific, and indeed around the globe, understands the need to respond to the fast-moving pace of changing economic circumstances and the consequent demands on the logistics environment.  “We believe that our client centric and employee driven approach provides the foundations of a successful future for GEODIS and our customers by adapting to the transformations in the logistics industry that we are seeing,” comments Onno Boots, Regional President and CEO, Asia Pacific. “Our investment in, and operation of GRN, are prime examples of this philosophy in action. Its development has been led by identifying a gap in the market, it is enabled by good data communication and implemented by our dedicated people.”

As ever with GEODIS solutions, the benefits to customers are paramount.  In GRN, GEODIS sees a product that reduces supply chain costs; enhances a client’s working capital by improving delivery times, which also optimizes assets by minimizing inventories and warehousing capacity.  Ultimately customers are provided with a competitive advantage in order to grow their businesses.

*Source:  ASEAN Cross-border Road Transport Market (2018-2013) Report

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS Poland wins “Logistics Operator of the Year 2019” Silver Award

(l-r) Bogdan Młynarczyk, General Manager GEODIS Poland; Serge Schmittag, Freight Forwarding Manager, GEODIS; Karol Kołodziejczyk, Road Transport Sales Manager, GEODIS
(Photo Credit: Eurologistics Publishing House)

GEODIS Poland was awarded with the Silver Emblem Award for the “Logistics Operator of the Year 2019”.

The award, based on the results of a reader survey organized by Eurologistics, was presented during a Gala of Logistics, Transport and Production, which took place in Warsaw at the beginning of December. After already taking home the third place award in 2018, GEODIS Poland is once again among the best logistics companies in Poland.

Bogdan Młynarczyk, General Manager of GEODIS Poland, said: “This is a great honor for GEODIS, the recognition supports our ambition to become the logistics leader in Poland. I would like to thank Serge Schmittag and his team for the hard work and commitment they display every day in the service of our customers.” 

The Gala of Logistics, Transport and Production is the most important event in the TSL industry organized by Eurologistics Publishing House, during which the successes of the industry, the best companies and products are honoured. Logistics Operator of the Year is a joint venture of several dozen leading companies in the Polish TSL industry.  The purpose of the survey is to provide knowledge about the requirements and expectations of customers and the level of logistics service performance achieved by suppliers.

GEODIS’ President & CEO north, East and Central Europe, Thomas Kraus also congratulated the GEODIS team in Poland, “This award is a great achievement for us and our employees. With Poland being one of our focus countries in the region, I am very proud to receive this recognition for our continuous effort and commitment to complete customer satisfaction.”

TRUE Sports chooses GEODIS for European Warehousing & Distribution

The US based high-end sports equipment company TRUE Sports has chosen GEODIS Netherlands as its European logistics partner. The companies already have a multi-year partnership in the United States, reinforcing their global collaboration with this new contract.

TRUE Sports, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and innovator of high performance sporting goods and equipment in the golf, hockey, lacrosse, and baseball categories. The company produces a wide variety of products under the TRUE Temper, Project X, Grafalloy, ACCRA, Aura and TRUE brands in countries throughout the world. More than 1,000 individuals in 10 facilities proudly represent TRUE Sports across the United States, Europe, Japan, China and Australia.  Early 2019, TRUE Sports started the search for a new warehouse partner for its European operations, supporting its ambitious growth plans and market penetration throughout the EU.

GEODIS Netherlands will start providing warehousing and distribution services out of their Rotterdam warehouse for the TRUE Hockey brand. TRUE Sports chose the Netherlands for its strategic location with an excellent infrastructure supporting the European rollout. GEODIS implemented a customized racking layout enabling an optimal and efficient storage of the TRUE hockey sticks.

“We are proud to add yet another premium brand to our customer portfolio” – says Mark van den Assem, Managing Director GEODIS Netherlands. “GEODIS is eager to support TRUE Sports in their European expansion.”

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS, Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Provider, plays the role of Santa in the US by shipping 23 Million Units in the U.S.

Next to countless teams of jolly elves, GEODIS is the latest addition to the legendary list of Santa’s helpers. The Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider shipped 23 million units in the U.S., to set a new shipping volume record between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday.

The record-breaking increase is driven largely by the continued and growing trend of online holiday shopping. GEODIS is among the industry leaders in fulfilment and distribution in the e-commerce sector.

“The holiday season is the most critical time for our customers whose businesses hinge on GEODIS getting their products to consumers on-time for every single order,” says Randy Tucker, President and CEO, GEODIS Americas. “As volume increases, we are constantly seeking ways to strengthen our productivity. We do this through innovation in our warehouses, while also providing our talented workforce with the most robust environment and technologies so that we can be as successful as possible.”

Along with technology and automation, the GEODIS workforce will grow by more than 7,000 during the 2019 holiday season to accommodate the increased volume.

“The holiday season is when GEODIS teammates really shine,” says Mike Honious, Chief Operating Officer, GEODIS Americas.  “Our teammates take great pride in doing their part to help Santa spread joy across the world. We are grateful for our teammates, and we’re thrilled to help our clients close out 2019 on such a strong performance.”

GEODIS – www.geodis.com 

EODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS: Albertine Hanin named EVP Group Legal & Insurance

Albertine Hanin has been appointed EVP Group & Legal Insurance at GEODIS. She becomes a member of the Group’s Management Board, directly reports to Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS.   

Albertine holds a Master’s degree in International Law and a Certificate of Professional Proficiency in Law. After an initial experience as a business lawyer, she joined a GEODIS subsidiary in 1998 as Deputy Legal Director. In 2002, she moved to the GEODIS Group’s Corporate Legal Department as Legal Manager. Specialized in business law relating to the fields of transport, logistics and real estate, her functions have developed over the years. Since 2008, she has been in charge of legal affairs for distribution and logistics activities in France and more recently in the Western Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

In her new role, Albertine Hanin will supervise the Corporate Legal Affairs and the Insurance Departments. She will also provide legal support for GEODIS Group activities with legal affairs managers working in the Regions and the Lines of Business.

“Albertine Hanin combines all the necessary qualities and skills to succeed in her new function. Her wide business experience and knowledge of GEODIS are assets for supporting the Group’s activities,” said Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS.

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GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS and Shoes for Crews extend partnership

The slip-resistant shoe company Shoes For Crews Europe (SFCE) has awarded GEODIS Netherlands a third multi-year contract, reinforcing the partnership that the two companies have built since 2012.  GEODIS continues to take care of the entire supply chain process, from the incoming order to the delivery to the end customer across Europe.

Originally founded in 1984 in the United States, the European Division of SFCE was established in Shannon, Ireland in 2001, designing and producing one of the largest and most comprehensive slip-resistant shoe styles in the world.  In 2012 SFCE moved its Distribution Centre to Venlo in Holland to meet the needs of its fast-growing European business.

In the last seven years SFCE has seen strong annual double-digit growth with volumes increasing by over 50% since 2015. GEODIS supports SFCE by offering a turn-key solution combining a variety of services from forwarding and warehousing to road transport. The investments made in process improvement and system optimization have led to a smooth-running operation. In the coming months a new Track & Trace tool will be implemented, giving SFCE access to real time information.

“Long-term relationships are what we aim for within GEODIS and we are therefore proud that SFCE has once again chosen us as its logistics partner” – says Mark van den Assem, Managing Director GEODIS Netherlands. “Innovation and continuous improvement will remain the focus of our collaboration in the coming years”.

GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

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GEODIS’ AirDirect Mexico Service from Asia takes off

Global Supply Chain provider GEODIS has launched its full cargo service from Hong Kong to Guadalajara, Mexico. This new weekly service has a 22-hour real-time transit to the Mexican hub.

Operated by a chartered B747-400ERF and MD-11 F aircrafts , AirDirect Mexico represents a completely new, nonstop service in the market, providing GEODIS’ customers with a highly reliable solution and secured capacity, in addition to GEODIS’ other air cargo services, AirFast, AirFlex and AirSave.

Commenting on the new service, GEODIS’ Executive Vice President for Freight Forwarding, Eric Martin-Neuville says, “We have been encouraged by the initial bookings that we have received for our inaugural flight and expect these to rise to a threshold volume where a second, and eventually, a third flight per week, will be established.”

GEODIS’ own and direct flight service between Hong Kong and Mexico also represents one of many initiatives that are being introduced to the market as part of a regional, multimodal growth strategy. “AirDirect Mexico follows the recent launch of our Road Network service in South Asia, providing scheduled services with day-definite transit times to all major destinations in the region”, explains Onno Boots, GEODIS’ Regional President and CEO for Asia Pacific. “As part of this growth strategy, Hong Kong is GEODIS’ hub for China and Southeast Asia originated cargoes to Mexico, Latin America, USA and Europe.”

Robert M. Krautheim, Regional Head of Sales for Freight Forwarding in the Americas adds, “GEODIS consistency combined with access to premier wide-body aircraft cargo capacity means our clients will enjoy better lead times and a reliable supply chain for dangerous goods, lithium batteries, and general cargo.”

AirDirect Mexico is the newest example of how GEODIS continues to offer its customers a truly integrated, end-to-end supply chain solution with focus on day-definite and reliable transit times, complemented by the Road Network services in Asia and on-carriage solutions in Mexico, including daily scheduled intra-Mexican deliveries to all locations in the country. GEODIS continues to be a leader in innovation by finding new ways to serve customers globally. This new service will ensure just-in-time service and space commitment through an Own Controlled Network (OCN) allowing GEODIS’ customers to meet and exceed their consumers’ expectations.

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GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.

GEODIS: Stéphane Cassagne named new Executive Vice President of Distribution & Express Line of Business

Stéphane Cassagne, Executive Vice President of the Distribution & Express Line of Business at GEODIS

Stéphane Cassagne has been appointed Executive Vice President of the Distribution & Express Line of Business at GEODIS. He is a member of the Group’s Management Committee, which is chaired by Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS.   

Stéphane Cassagne holds a postgraduate degree in business law. He began his career in the Legal Affairs Department at Calberson in 1993, becoming Department Head in 1998. In 2003, he was named Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs for the GEODIS Group. In 2007, he took responsibility for the Group’s real estate, insurance and customs portfolios. Since 2013, he has served as Group Corporate Secretary.

Alongside his new duties, he will retain his role as Director of Group Real Estate.

“Stéphane Cassagne has all the necessary qualities and skills to succeed in his new missions. His great experience and knowledge of GEODIS are strengths that will contribute to the success of our ambition of being the growth partner for our clients,” said Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS.

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GEODIS – www.geodis.com

GEODIS is a top-rated, global supply chain operator recognized for its passion and commitment to helping clients overcome their logistical constraints. GEODIS’ growth-focused offerings (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport) coupled with the company’s truly global reach thanks to a direct presence in 67 countries, and a global network spanning 120 countries, translates in top business rankings, #1 in France, #4 in Europe and #7 worldwide. In 2018, GEODIS accounted for over 41,000 employees globally and generated €8.2 billion in sales.