We welcome our newest member Logstar Egypt Co. to the ASA family and ask you extend the hand of friendship to Yasser and all his team based in Cairo, Egypt.

Logstar Egypt is a dedicated forwarder specialising in AOG’s and the Oil & Gas industry and enjoys a very good reputation and track record in handling these very service demanding sectors.

Logstar also offers a wide range of logistic activities for air and ocean freight shipments. Their team is raring to go and will provide full support to all ASA members shipments.

Logstar prides itself on its solid relationships with local carriers and Customs authorities. It has an active sales team with good market awareness and hopes they can exchange sales leads with you to help mutually develop new business together..

See you all in Dubai later this year, if you have left your booking till now please book  right away, as its going to be a well attended meeting this year

Webmaster

Time to book your place at ASA meeting in Dubai 2019

 

This years ASA Meeting is being held at The Le Meridien Hotel which has 15 Restaraunts, 5 swimming pools, beautiful gardens, a massive split level well equipped gymnasium and very close to the famous “Irish Village”.

Schedule

SUNDAY evening a “Getting to know You Party” by the main pool/garden, with food and drinks included.

MONDAY all day conference/meeting includes:- Coffee/tea breaks, lunch and Dinner in the evening at the Irish Village with live music.

TUESDAY all day one to one meetings includes:- Coffee/tea breaks, lunch and Dinner will  be a special dinner event outside of the hotel.

WEDNESDAY morning one to one meetings includes:- Coffee/tea breaks, lunch

Free afternoon for some sight seeing or shopping. Sponsors and new members will have an opportunity to make short presentations on Monday Morning session.

This year Shaukat has a couple of other great ideas for a special night (Yet to be finalised) so dont miss this once in a lifetime opportunity it will be fun.

Why not add a day or two to your trip as there is so much to see and do in Dubai, for the ladies there is the biggest Shopping Mall in the world, Lots of Duty Fee Shops, the tallest building in the world and many more wonders of the world to see.

Our special Room rate includes Breakfast, Wifi, All taxes, Free pick up from Airport terminals 1 & 3 to the hotel

Dont Delay Book to Day

Webmaster

New ASA member for Toronto Canada

 

We welcome Freight Sense Inc. Toronto, Canada into the ASA Network family.

Freight Sense is a full service Canadian owned International Freight Forwarder. Its many years of experience have allowed it to serve a wide base of customers with a wider spectrum of service requirements.

Freight Senses culture is one of transparency, professionalism and values and it’s drive is to be your transportation company of choice. Whether you work with letters of credit, complex projects or simply need a small package delivered across town, they are always ready to serve. This honest approach is matched with a dedication to serving it’s customers and agents in the simplest, most efficient and cost effective way.

Freight Sense understands the needs of it’s business, encompassing the small sized exporter requiring personal attention to detail, to some of the largest corporations in Canada, who want tailor made IT links from its system and dedicated 24/7 commitment. It’s philosophy is simple, yet effective; Above all, they aim to make the customer happy.

Thank you again and I can confirm Seymour of Freight Sense is looking forward to meeting you all at this years ASA conference in Dubai in October.

Best Wishes

Webmaster

Payment Protection Scheme

Dear ASA Members, I’m writing this open letter to you to keep you informed on the Progress (or lack of progress) on implementing an ASA Payment Protection Scheme.

It was agreed at last years ASA meeting in Vietnam that we would implement a PPS deposit scheme whereby all memebrs would be asked to place on deposit Euros 300 for the next couple of years and new Members to be charged Euros 500 for the next 3 years until we have built up a reasonable deposit to be able to use this to settle any bad debts among ASA Members should this happen.

Try as hard as we have, we have not been able to get our Bank to allow us to open a special account to hold these deposits in a separte trust account from our general accounts, they wont agree to this.       The reason being given although the money is coming from ASA members to be held in a Trut account only to be used in case of any bad debts. The bank cant then allow the ASA Management to withdraw money from this account as the money is not ASA’s but its members.

Secondly in Spain there will be a tax on the total amount of interest being held which would have to be paid in Spain I guess by ASA Network.

So more recently we have been looking at finding a bank that will allow this, we tried Hong Kong and Cyprus to no good effect the same issues come up because they are worried about money laundering.

So now we want to ask you our members do you know of any insurance compay that maybe interested to Cover the ASA members possible bad debts at a reasonable price instead of using a deposit scheme.

Please send your ideas or views to Roy loken

Many thanks

B. Regards

Webmaster

P.S. If you havent already booked your place at this years meeting in Dubai now please dont delay simply go to www.asanetwork.org and click on meetings.

 

ASA Meeting Book now at www.asanetwork.org

 

The Le Meridien Hotel has 15 Restaraunts, 5 swimming pools, beautiful gardens, a massive split level well equipped gymnasium and very close to the famous “Irish Village”.

SUNDAY evening a “Getting to know You Party” by the main pool/garden, with food and drinks included.

MONDAY all day conference/meeting includes:- Coffee/tea breaks, lunch and Dinner in the evening at the Irish Village with live music.

TUESDAY all day one to one meetings includes:- Coffee/tea breaks, lunch and Dinner will  be a special dinner event outside of the hotel.

WEDNESDAY morning one to one meetings includes:- Coffee/tea breaks, lunch

Free afternoon for some sight seeing or shopping. Sponsors and new members will have an opportunity to make short presentations on Monday Morning session.

This year Shaukat has a couple of other great ideas for a special night (Yet to be finalised) so dont miss this once in a lifetime opportunity it will be fun.

Why not add a day or two to your trip as there is so much to see and do in Dubai, for the ladies there is the biggest Shopping Mall in the world, Lots of Duty Fee Shops, the tallest building in the world and many more wonders of the world to see.

Our special Room rate includes Breakfast, Wifi, All taxes, Free pick up from Airport terminals 1 & 3 to the hotel

Dont Delay Book to Day

Webmaster

News up date

 

 

 

Good morning ALL

We need you to inform you about situation in Poland which may influence services.

– Note please that pre-schools, primary schools and high schools teachers started a general strike action today and all of these institutions are closed. We know it is not directly related to logistics but as far as parents can’t send their kids to schools then they may face problems to secure daily care for the children. The teachers Strike is about teachers’ wages and is politically driven by the current government.

In addition to the teachers strike- Today in Warsaw taxi drivers went on strike, and now nearly the whole city is on stand still as taxi drivers from the whole country are pushing into the City centre.

– There are repeated strike actions in Warsaw and on main national roads by farmers. This means blockades of the roads with farm equipment of the farmers… No one knows when or where these road blocks action is undertaken by them as they want to cause maximum disruption .

We hope these strikes can quickly be resolved but please keep an eye on the news and liaise with our members in Poland for more info.

Finally can I remind you all to book early for this years ASA Conference in Dubai its going to be big this year, and Early Bird discount for all bookings in April..

Regards

Webmaster

Visa Requirements for Dubai UAE.

 

Hi all here is an early reminder for those that need a visa when visiting Dubai, if you do not have a UAE Embassy in your city/country there are another couple of options to obtain a visa.

1, If you are booking your flight with Emirates Airlines they offer a Visa service once you have booked your ticket.

2, The Conference Hotel Le Meridien also offer a visa service once you have booked your stay via ASA link

In all cases we are happy to provide you with a letter of invitation to the ASA Conference to assist with visa applications.

 

Finally dont forget the Early Bird discount booking applies to all bookings in March and it is now open on www.asanetwork.org  so make your bookings now.

 

Webmaster

 

Sponsor opportunities at this years ASA Conference – Dubai 2019


Sponsorship opportunities 2019
 

ASA Network, 16th Annual conference on 20-23rd October 2019 in Dubai, UAE. 

This event will bring together about 50-60 heads of freight forwarding companies from all over the world – from Europe, Africa, the Americas and S.E. Asia, Far East & Pacific.  

We would like to invite you to consider participating in this conference as one of the ASA member sponsors. We have several sponsorship options. 

  1. Sponsor the Cocktail party on Sunday evening, cost Euros 1,750 – As Platinum Sponsor you will receive: – 
  1. a) Two (2) free invitations to attend the ASA conference/meeting
  2. b) We will provide a large banner displaying your company name at the cocktail party and at the conference meeting room.
  3. c) We will place a sponsor’s welcome card on all tables with your name and logo.
  4. d) We will feature you as a sponsor (Logo) in the ASA Meeting brochure.
  5. e) We will give you a 10-15 minutes’ presentation slot on the first day of the meeting to publicise your company.
  6. f) We willdisplay name & Logo on ASA website homepage with hyperlink to your company website for 4 months. 
  1. Sponsor lunch on Monday cost Euros 1,450 – As Gold Sponsor you will receive: – 
  1. One (1) free invitation to attend the ASA conference/meeting
  2. We will provide a large banner displaying your company name in the conference meeting room.
  3. We will place a sponsor’s welcome card on all tables with your name and logo.
  4. We will feature you as a sponsor (Logo) in the ASA Meeting brochure
  5. We will give you a 10-15 minutes’ presentation slot on the first day of the meeting to publicise your company.
  6. We willdisplay name & Logo on ASA website homepage with hyperlink to your company website for 4 months. 
  1. Sponsor Polo shirt for the meeting, cost Euros 500, as a Silver Sponsor
  1. We will provide a large banner displaying your company name in the conference meeting room.
  2. b) We will feature you as a sponsor (Logo) in the ASA Meeting brochure.
  3. c) We will give you a 10-15 minutes’ presentation slot on the first day of the meeting to publicise your company.
  1. d) We will display name & Logo on ASA website homepage with hyperlink to your  company website for 4 months.

 

             Roy Loken, President Air & Sea Association

Early Bird Bookings now Open for ASA Dubai Conference 2-23 October 2019

 

 

 

 

Hi All Just a short note to remind you that the Early Bird Bookings is now open take advantage of this and save on the conference fee. Just go to www.asanetwork.org and reserve your place now.

The all inclusive ASA Conference is from 20th -23rd October 2019  with plenty of additional activities planned for this year, we have a great hotel the Le-Meridian Hotel & Conference Center.

All inclusive Conference includes                                                                                      “Getting to know you Cocktail party” on Sunday evening with food and drinks.

All conference facilities for 3 days including Coffee/tea and cakes etc.

Lunches food/drink on Monday – Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dinners on Monday and Tuesday evenings including special trip (Tuesday evening)

Plus other goodies (surprises)

Don’t delay book today

See you in Dubai    Webmaster

 

 

AIS – St. Petersburg Russia

 

 

 

 

Today we welcome AIS Russia LLC (Atlantic Intermodal Services) of St. Petersburg.

AIS was found in year 2009. Its accumulated experience and professional team allows them to offer various Logistic Services. They specialise on general freight forwarding (sea and air & rail) and also offer a full range of additional logistics services. Operating their own trucks fleet enables them to be flexible to meet their clients service requirements and respond to any tasks.

AIS also have good close relationship and support from main Russian Railroad operators and Warehousing providers to include break-bulk operations. Through this close working partnerships they are able to operate throughout the territory of the Russian Federation.  

AIS offers full supply chain services from any RU port till the final point of destination regardless of the type of cargo whether it’s FCL, LCL or project cargo

AIS is licensed for operations handling DG goods, is a FIATA member it also has ISO 9001-2015 Certification.

AIS Limited liability is insured in International Insurance Company of Hanover SE.

If you have any shipping or freight requirements or question relating to to business with Russia please do not hesitate to contact Andrey and his team on e-mail:-  commerce@atlantic-intermodal.com

 They are looking forward to hearing from you

Best regards

 

Webmaster