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As we enjoy the rare mild and sunny weather in Bremen right now, we are delighted to share a recent project carried out by our member Alexander Global Logistics based in Germany , amidst and in the aftermath of Storm “Zeynep” and “Ylenia”. This time round, the Alexander Global Logistics (AGL) team delivered a breakbulk shipment from Austria to Qingdao, China for a key customer.

(Pic Credit: Alexander Global Logistics)

In the New Silk Road Network, we have always been proud to host both young upcoming companies and longstanding legacy brands. Amongst the latter, Savino Del Bene definitely ranks as one of the oldest, with over 120 years of history. In this interview, we spoke to Mr. Sven Kiaup, Branch Manager of the new Bremen branch office of Savino Del Bene about the motivations of setting up this new location, their future development plans, and also the dynamics of the current freight forwarding and logistics market. We learn about their strong Italian roots and how this has and continues to influence the company on a global scale, as well as their new rail service, appropriately named the “Marco Polo Express”.

(Left: Stefan Krutsch, Right: Sven Kiaup, Savino Del Bene Bremen Team, Pic Credit: Savino Del Bene)

In late 2021, New Silk Road Network’s member Spedman Global Logistics’ Denmark office was assigned a contract to handle the delivery of 35 million Covid test kits for a governmental client. As the optimum means of transport to deliver the cargo on time was air freight, the entire load was split into 19 full charter flights of different airplanes. The shipments went onboard an Antonov An-124, a Boeing 747-400F and the world’s largest airplane, the Antonov An-225 Mrija.

(AN-225 Mrija, Pic Credit: Spedman Global Logistics)

For New Silk Road Network member, the PRIMUM brand, the end of 2021 marked not only the conclusion of an extremely challenging and busy year, but also the beginning of something very special. In September 2021, the construction of their new HQ office in Minsk was completed, and in October, the PRIMUM team managed to move into their new home just in time to celebrate the company’s 25th Anniversary.

(Pic Credit: PRIMUM )

Learning about the development of rail freight between Europe and Asia has been one of the primary aims of the New Silk Road Network (NSRN). The emergence of rail freight along the New Silk Road as an alternative to sea and air has sparked interest within the forwarder’s community. However, it has always been the case that the biggest of the big transportation companies would have the capacities and the capabilities to initiate rail transport. For SMEs, the task has always been to gather resources and reliable information to conduct rail freight, a challenge for sure but not an impossible one. In this regard, we spoke with Polish Forwarding Company (PFC), a member of NSRN with strong rail freight services.

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(Pic Credit: Origin Logistics)

New Silk Road Network’s member from Turkey Origin Logistics has been awarded 13th place in the category of Freight Transportation and Logistics Services among the companies that participated in the evaluation of the 2020 Service Export Championship organised by Hizmet İhracatçıları Birliği (HIB). The 2020 Service Export Championship recognises the work of those organisations that have contributed to the rising value of the Turkish economy and service sector.

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