Mercabarna participated in the 6th Asia-Pacific Wholesale Markets Conference, where it was present at a round table dedicated to discussing potential trade between different wholesale market attendees from countries such as China, Australia, New Zealand and Chile, among others.
This agreement was signed during a trip to Beijing, held from January 28 to February 1, by the CEO of Mercabarna, Josep Tejedo, and the Director of Strategy and Marketing, Pablo Vilanova, to participate in the 6th Asia-Pacific Wholesale Markets Conference, organised by CAWA the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM).
The service of the O3 alliance formed by shipping companies UASC, CMA, CGM and China Shipping which stops in Barcelona now connects India and the Middle East with North America from East to West.
The Port of Barcelona received the stop-off of the containership ‘Al Rawdah’ affiliated to the MINA/MAX2 service of the Ocean Three alliance formed by UASC, CMA, CGM and China Shipping. This stop-over is an improvement in the connectivity of the Port of Barcelona as the service which to date only operated in Barcelona from East to West (from India to North America) now also does so from West to East (from North America to India).
The MINA service (Middle East – Indian Subcontinent – North America)/MAX2 makes a regular trip once a week and connects the ports of: New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Miami, Tangier, Valencia, Barcelona, Livorno, Genoa and Malta, Eastwards; and Khor Fakkan, Jebel Ali, Port Qasim, Nhava Sheva, Mundra, Jeddah, Port Said East, Livorno, La Spezia, Genoa, Fos, Barcelona, Valencia and Tangier Westwards.
This new service strengthens the Port of Barcelona as a distribution hub to the hinterland of cargo from North America bound for the Middle East and India.
Inside the Trade Fair there will be a "Meeting of Transport Leaders", where the issues that most concern and will shape the future of the sector will be discussed and analysed.
The transport sector will be one of the main stars of the International Logistics and material Handling Exhibition (SIL 2015), which this year is celebrating its 17th edition from 9 to 11 June in the Montjuïc-Plaça Espanya Exhibtion Grounds of Fira de Barcelona. SIL will host a specific area dedicated to transport (SIL Transport).
In addition, SIL 2015 will experience a greater increase in participation of transport companies as evidenced by the fact that, to date, prominent companies such as Ekol Logistics, Mail Boxes ETC. -El Prat, FERCAM, Correos, Tradisa, Palibex, Arcese, Dupessey Iberica, Schnellecke Logistics, Telefurgo, AGV Transportation, Barsan Global Logistics, Frigicoll, Euro Truck, Districenter (Holding M. Condeminas) Wtransnet and Transporeon, among others, have already confirmed their participation.
SIL 2015, as in its last edition, will have a space called SIL Transport, which will host an exhibition area for all companies in the transport sector who would like to promote their business relationships, networking, and new business contacts.
This commitment to the transport sector will be strengthened with the celebration of the "Meeting of Transport Leaders", which will take place on Wednesday June 10 in the afternoon. This forum will address the issues of most concern to the industry and that are shaping the present as well as the future of transport in Spain.
All the companies participating in SIL Transport, like the rest of SIL exhibitors, will have the opportunity to participate in the Speed Dating and Lunch Networking of the Logistics Circle, where last year over 300 shippers in the leading companies in the food, pharmaceutical, chemical, automotive, machinery and electronics, steel and metal metallurgy, consumer goods, among others, participated actively. Within the Logistics Circle over 900 direct meetings were held between shippers and SIL participating companies. It is also worth noting that SIL, in its last edition, was visited by more than 2,500 companies in the transport sector.
The 17th edition of the International Logistics and Material Handling Exhibition will also host the 13th Mediterranean Logistics and Transport Forum, the 8th Mediterranean Ports Summit and the 4th Latin American Logistics and Transport Summit, where major current issues in the sector will be discussed and answers and solutions will be provided.
The airline said the move would “dramatically change the competitive dynamics of the air cargo market in Australia.”
Virgin Australia Cargo group executive Merren McArthur said: “Virgin Australia will now actively compete in the domestic and short-haul international cargo market for the first time.”
She said the carrier would leverage the “Virgin Australia customer-focused culture to deliver exceptional service at competitive rates.”
Virgin Australia Cargo has also launched a state of the art IT system, which will help the carrier optimize cargo capacity as well as providing tracking and customized reporting services for customers.
Virgin Australia’s existing exclusive arrangement with Toll Group will cease June 30, but its “long-standing partnership with Virgin Atlantic for the sale and management of cargo capacity on Virgin Australia’s long-haul services” will continue.
The IOTS World Congress Barcelona will attract the most outstanding international companies and experts in the sector to offer the most innovative applications of the Internet of Things to the industrial sector and discuss how this technology is going to transform the global economy in the coming years. Fira de Barcelona and the Industrial Internet Consortium, the sector's leading international association, are organizing the first global event to focus on the IoT as a solution for companies, business and the global market.
Fira de Barcelona announces it will host a new IoT global event, the IoT Solutions World Congress at the Gran Via Exhibition Centre on 16-18 September, 2015. The event will bring together international thought leaders and technology organizations to showcase the latest innovations and solutions available in the Internet of Things (IoT).
IoT technology connects the internet with everyday objects or industrial machinery in order to gather data and analytics that can help cut costs and optimize production. According to the Industrial Internet Consortium Executive Director Dr. Richard Soley: "The Industrial Internet is a technological phenomenon which is changing the way we work and live. It's not a futuristic concept - this change is happening now. Companies who don't want to be left behind, need to pay attention and start deploying solutions today."
As the IoT will affect all industries in the future, the IoT Solutions World Congress is targeted to industry players from all sectors including: manufacturing, hospitality, energy, transportation, logistics, construction, infrastructure, agriculture and healthcare. Roger Bou, the director of the IoT Solutions World Congress, says: "This new event aims to provide a bridge between technology and industry in every sector, offering genuinely practical applications so that companies attending the event will be the first to have an impact on the market in the future."
Fira de Barcelona is organizing the event in partnership with the Industrial Internet Consortium, the Industrial IoT organization founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM, and Intel to bring together organizations and technology with the goal of accelerating the growth, adoption, and widespread use of industrial IoT.
American Airlines Cargo started pharmaceutical handling facility in Philadelphia, PA. The company continues to invest in technology and enhancements that allow meeting and exceeding the expectations of ExpediteTC ° customers who have specific temperature requirements.
American Airlines Cargo offers both active and passive temperature-controlled shipping needs. The Procedures have been tested time and again, so it will help knowing the shipment will reach its destination at its desired temperature.
They use a unique, online high-visibility system to monitor and track all temperature-sensitive shipments. Pre-alerts are issued at origin, transfer and destination points, and detailed online tracking monitors shipments at every point along the way. Options are also available for customers to receive alerts via email or mobile phone on the status of their shipment.
Specifically designed to cater to a full range of pharmaceutical products, the 25,000-square-foot (2,325 m²), state-of-the-art facility is staffed/monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and includes: 6,000 ft 2 (560 m²) for Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) passive shipments at +15°C to +25°C , A 3,000 ft 2 (280 m²) refrigerated area for passive shipments requiring +2°C to +8°C maintenance (COL) , A deep frozen area (FRO) that caters to shipments needing to be kept at -10°C to -20°C , An Active Container Management (ACM) area, including charging stations with capacity for simultaneous re-charging of 30+ RKNs ,Advanced technology for monitoring products with proactive alarming, validated to 0.25°C, A full back-up power generation system.
The Port of Barcelona will host the Annual Conference of the European Shortsea Network (ESN) next year, for the first time in Spain. The objective of this event, which will be organised by the Spanish Association for the Promotion of Short Sea Shipping (SPC-Spain) with the support of the Catalan enclave, as well as other partners (Grimaldi, GNV, Flota Suardíaz and Neptune Lines), will offer the opportunity to update and share developments and new trends in short sea shipping (SSS), as well as to contact counterparts and various sector agents. In addition to this, the European School of Short Sea Shipping is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2016, which will be an additional incentive, as highlighted from SPC-Spain.
The 2015 edition took place in Copenhagen, where the most topical issues were dealt with, such as SSS market outlook, Motorways of the Sea, public-private financing, environmental impact, and safety in transport. Further, the options offered by the new CEF financial instrument for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), as well as some of the projects being developed under the TEN-T program, were explained in detail.
Barcelona El Prat Airport's shuttle train line connecting T1 and T2 with the city will enter the construction phase by the end of Jul-2015, according to Spain's Secretary of State for Infrastructure, Transport and Housing Julio Gómez Pomar (elperiodico.com/europapress.es, 06-Jul-2016). The project is reportedly drawing an investment of more than EUR200 million with between seven and nine million passengers p/a expected to use the service.
The second largest bank in the world has included Barcelona in its expansion plans, setting up its Spanish headquarters here.
The China Construction Bank (CCB) will inaugurate its first headquarters in Barcelona on July 1st, adding to offices in cities such as Paris, Milan and Amsterdam in the entity's expansion strategy