Dear ASA members we are all aware of the continued Covid-19 epidemic getting bigger and bigger and many countries are now totally closing down, business being effected, passenger travel scedules reduced by more than 75%, and the economy of most countries now starting to suffer.
We put the heath and safety of our members as our top priority and therefore do not want to take the risk of asking you to travel later this year even if the Covid-19 is being brought under control. We therfore we have decided to postpone this years conference to next year same venue Pattaya in Thailand and the new dates will be 17-20th October 2021.
We did run a poll with our members last month about cancelling or postponing the annual confernce and had a mixed response to this, but generally members wanted to delay the decision to later in the year but since then the epidemic has gottem far worse. So we hope you will realise that this is the only course of action we can follow as we must put your heath and safety first despite all new precautions being taken by the hotel to counter the virus spreading.
Right now airlines are offering fantastic discounted rates for travelling even if booked for 2021, so we would suggest this would be a good time to book your tickets for next year,the meeting will start Sunday evening and finish Wednesday afternoon, the hotel is the wonderful Bay View Hotel and has beach access. so why not stay a few days longer after the meeting to relax with friends.
It has come to our notice that Global Point Logistics have closed their office in Peru earlier this year which we were not advised off by Global Point.
We had noticed the group had not been very active for some time which we put down to a small recession in Chile. However it seams the issues are greater and with the sudden closing of their Peru office last month we feel its in the best interests of our members to not continue their ASA membership.
Please make a note their ASA membership has been terminated with immedite effect, and should you continue to work with Global Point you do so not under the umberella of ASA. We will give priority to finding replacement members in Chile and Peru.
We are very pleased to introduce China- Transport Logistics Co. Ltd. A multi modal freight forwarder providing: – Air Freight – Ocean Freight — Ground Transportation – Warehousing and Logistics – Customs Brokerage — Special Projects & Cargo Insurance
They pride themselves with their local customer service teams, expertise in local requirements, excellent experience in shipping and are responsive and flexible to customer requirements, providing facility services such as : – Quality Control Services – Carton Count Verification — Piece Count Verification – Label Content and Placement Verification – Visual Quality Control Inspection of products and if required – Damage Inspection.
1.) Fast communications: They reply all the enquiries at the same day;
2.) Good team work: They share shipping information at the same time if any news from carriers;
3.) Night shift: They provide fast information to all overseas partners and clients;
4.) Special attention to Service requirements: They listen to Customer requirements and provide solutions as quickly as possible.
5.) Special equipment such as flat rack containers and oversized cargo and special projects are their specialities.
China Transport Logistics Team are waiting to hear from you and delighted to be joining the ASA family.
Dear members we are just about to finalise our arrangements with the Bayview Hotel as our venue in Pattaya, Thailand when the world has been thrown into chaos re the Coronavirus, and of course we don’t know how long this will run for before a cure is found and the spreading stopped.
We therefore want to ask you all for your urgent feed back on the following points:-
- The Bayview Hotel has been most helpful and understanding in agreeing to be our venue for this years ASA Meeting and offered some very good discount on room rates as part of the package.
The hotel has also agreed to not charge any cancellation fees up to 31 days before the conference date because of the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, which I think is very good of them. However as ASA has to put down stage deposits to cover the meeting facility, lunches , dinners and cocktail party costs, 30% on signing the contract (February), another 30% end of April and then a further 20% in August, the balance on 1st October therefore we need to know that members will attend the meeting as long as the Coronavirus has been beaten.
- The alternative is we look now for a different venue outside of ASIA and China, this could be South or Central America or Europe, however there is still a risk of the Coronavirus in these places but at present a lot less than in Asia, and hopefully a cure found soon and as its spread is a lot easier to stop it.
- The Final alternative is we consider deciding to cancel holding an ASA meeting this year, which would be the first time in 17 years we have not had a get together. This will not help our newer members wanting to meet you and do business with you.
We need all of you to send us your feed back not just one or two of you as this is a very important matter. The last 2 years we have seen our meetings grow and grow and those attending making positive remarks about the benefits of meeting fellow members also the enjoyment of the occasions.
Please let us have your comments on 1-2. and also advise if you would attend our meeting once Coronavirus has been beaten or if you feel we should cancel holding a meeting this year.
Send your replies to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 19th February 2020 latest.
Easylink Integrated Logistics Ltd. Afreight Forwarding company offering worldwide services to and from Nigeria.
They are also a registered and fully licenced operational Customs clearing brokerage firm in Nigeria, well known for prompt efficient customs clearance and delivery of shipments with competitive rates.
As the name implies, Easylink Integrated Logistics Ltd provides very
EASY and stress-free cargo handling and delivery of all types of consignments export or import.
We are pleased to present Easylink Integrated Logistics Ltd, to you as a good freight forwarding option in Nigeria and hope you will welcome them into the ASA Family.
We are delighted to welcome Speedway Global Logistics Ltd a renowned freight and logistics service provider based in the commercial centre of Lagos, Nigeria
Spedway Global specialise in : Airfreight, Sea freight (FCL/LCL), Consolidation,
Project cargo, Exhibition cargo, Pharma/Time critical cargo, Dangerous goods,
General cargo, Ship spares, Oil &Gas logistics, break bulk and Total Logistics.
Seaport are dedicated to excellent services and safe delivery why not give them a try on your next shipment to or from Nigeria..
We are pleased to welcome Seaport Logistics – Bangalore into our ASA Family, they are part of Seapol Group which was established 125 years ago, a very experienced Shipping Group.
The Group started in 1890 by the forefathers of the current Chairman Mr. M.S.Tajudeen, SEAPOL’s roots can be traced back to the shores of Sri Lanka, the Ceylon Boat Company and in India, A.M. Ahamed & Co in 1942. A subsequent hive off paved the way for SEAPORT LOGISTICS (SEAPOL), the flagship company, incorporated in 1994. We have following Divisions
- Container Lines
- Freight Forwarding & NVOCC
- IATA- Air Freight
- Ship Chartering (We own 45,000 ton Capacity Dry Bulk Ship named Seapol Endeavor)
- Port & Ship Agency
- Customs Clearance
Seaport Logistics is very well set up to handle any of your enquiries or shipments air or Ocean, project cargo or charters to or from Bangalore and surounding reigion, just give them a call.
Aurotrans Lojisitks is the latest company to join ASA Network
Aurotrans company is based in Istanbul Turkey providing customers with simple and transparent business solutions for all international freight and logistic requirements.
The founders of Aurotrans managemnet have over 30 years of experience in the fright forwarding and shipping industry, which is one of the reasons its enjoying continued growth and expanding its services worldwide.
Aurotrans prides it’self in its project cargo solutions but also stresses no shipment is to small. They will design , manage and coordinate any project from the outset to final completion no matter the size of the freight or project. They guarantee a seamless trouble free services.
Aurotrans is very keen to work with you on any of the following services :- Airfreight, Ocean freight (FCL &LCL), Export or Import, Customs Clearnce, Pick-up & Delivery Services, Cargo Insurance and Storage.
Please welcome Hakan and his team to our ASA family.
To all members attending the ASA meeting at the end of this week, please note as part of your hotel rate we negotiated free pick up from Terminal 1 & 3 with the Le Meridien Hotel, to ensure you are pick -up please note the following options.
- Please send you flight arrival details on e-mail to Concierge.LmDubai@lemeridien.com copy to Chand, Kunal <Kunal.Chand@lemeridien.com>
2. Look for our airport representative holding the hotel name “Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre” on a placard at the paging area (after baggage clearance, towards the exit of the terminal), to avail the transfers to the hotel
3. On Arrival if you cant see the Representative you can call our airport representatives directly on +971 506551365, who will ensure that you will be assisted in a timely manner.
Please print this off and take with you along with your flight ticket and passport and visa if required.
There will not be any further announcements on the above.
See you all soon in wonderful Dubai
This years ASA annual meeting in Dubai is going to be the best ever attended with record numbers of bookings already confirmed. we have exceeded our room bookings with the hotel but they have released just a handful of extra rooms so you can still book your place at the meeting now only 3 weeks away.
Just go to www.asanetwork.org and click on “Meetings & Conferences” to book your place.
Don’t miss out what will be a great meeting with lots of new members attending for the first time wanting to meet you. The meeting one 2 one scheduler is open for making appointments.
We can now also announce the surprise dinner on Tuesday will be a “Dinner cruise” in waters around Dubai giving a unusual but spectacular view of the Dubai sky line.
Finally please double check with your airline or travel agent Re: visitors Visa for Dubai if you need help we have a visa agent in Dubai, if flying on Emirates they also offer this service as part of their ticket.
Cant wait to meet you all in Dubai