New member

 

We welcome BEIJING OPERATE INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING CO., LTD. into the ASA family.

BOIFF mainly focuses on air transportation, for International Air, they have signed contracts with CA, LO, HU, KF. They have also operated chartered flights around the world, especially with exports to Europe, America and Southeast Asia.

They have a specialised import and export customs declaration team and operate a large fleet of trucks. They own a packaging company as well as a trading company to provide export solution to customers.

They have a department handling Ocean freight export/import and also handle RAIL transportation services to Central Europe, Central Asia. For more information on their services please do not hesitate to contact Berton and his team anytime at berton@bjoperate.com

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ASA PPP draft proposal to members – we need your feed back to this

 

This is addressed to all those ASA members that have still yet to reply to this very important subject 

ASA PPP draft proposal to members

Dear ASA Members, we are delighted to propose the launch our ASA Payment Protection Plan (PPP) effective from the 1st January 2023 or possibly before subject to our members feedback.

The reason for putting our PPP scheme into place is because earlier this year was with payment problems with Atlas Bangladesh USD 30,000 luckily ASA collected this for our members. (Atlas is no longer a member of ASA-Network).

Now we have another situation with MTI Express in Morocco, which so far has not been completely resolved.

We therefore want to put forward a PPP scheme that will provide some payment protection to ASA members in the future. For this to be effective we need a PPP scheme that we can capitalise quickly.

The proposed ASA PPP scheme will be for an annual fee of € 200 p/a and to help build the fund quickly ASA will also contribute an extra Euros 200 into the ASA Trust fund for each ASA member when they join the scheme to be held for possible claims against payment defaults.

The joining date for each member will be when they renew their annual ASA membership as we will combine the PPP fee with the membership fee to avoid extra bank charges.  However if a member wants to join the PPP scheme before their renewal date we can raise a separate invoice for PPP to be paid directly to the PPP Fund account and they will be covered for PPP from date of joining.

ASA has already opened a special trust fund bank account to only be used for this ASA PPP.

We have attached a full guide to the ASA PPP Scheme and its rules/cover with details how it will operate.  To summarise key points, in the first year we will have to limit any individual claims to a maximum of € 5,000 but from the second year this will increase to € 10,000 per claim, and review thereafter.

We trust you will find this is a very good scheme which will offer significant protection against any possible bankruptcies or defaulted payments in the future. The cost is relatively cheap most other networks are charging in the region of USD 500 per annum for PPP.

But before we consider launching this PPP scheme for members and new members joining, we need to know from you if you want a PPP scheme and that you will join this scheme.

Please reply to Robert & cc Roy with your comments with answers to the two questions below.

  •              We want a PPP scheme – Yes/No
  •              We will join this scheme – Yes/No

Please let me have your replies as soon as possible

Many thanks for your help with this important issue.

Best regards

Robert

ASA Welcomes Customized Solutions Logistics – Bogota Colombia

 

We welcome Customized Solutions Logistics (CSL), Bogota, Colombia to the ASA family.

With more than 25 years’ experience in foreign trade, CSL provide many specialised services in addition to their normal Air & Ocean Freight General Cargo & Import Customs Clearance services.

Specialised Services: Project Cargo Management, Perishable cargo, DG cargo, Handling Concerts (musical shows), Trailer rental service for film and TV production, supplies and equipment for film shooting), Charter flights, National cargo transport distribution (aerial and terrestrial). Door to Door services. Courier parcel services.

They have all necessary customs agency approvals from the governmental entities in Colombia (ICA, INVIMA, ANLA). They also offer freight insurance policies.

CSL can offer you the best service for your shipments to or from Colombia, with the best market rates. If you have an enquiry, just contact Claudia or one of her team, they are waiting to hear from you.

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Payment Protection Policy (PPP) – Proposal

4th August 2022

ASA PPP draft proposal to members

Dear ASA Members, we are delighted to propose the launch our ASA Payment Protection Plan (PPP) effective from the 1st January 2023 or possibly before subject to our members feedback.

The reason for putting our PPP scheme into place is because earlier this year was with payment problems with Atlas Bangladesh USD 30,000 luckily ASA collected this for our members. (Atlas is no longer a member of ASA-Network).

Now we have another situation with MTI Express in Morocco, which so far has not been completely resolved.

We therefore want to put forward a PPP scheme that will provide some payment protection to ASA members in the future. For this to be effective we need a PPP scheme that we can capitalise quickly.

The proposed ASA PPP scheme will be for an annual fee of € 200 p/a and to help build the fund quickly ASA will also contribute an extra Euros 200 into the ASA Trust fund for each ASA member when they join the scheme to be held for possible claims against payment defaults.

The joining date for each member will be when they renew their annual ASA membership as we will combine the PPP fee with the membership fee to avoid extra bank charges.  However if a member wants to join the PPP scheme before their renewal date we can raise a separate invoice for PPP to be paid directly to the PPP Fund account and they will be covered for PPP from date of joining.

ASA has already opened a special trust fund bank account to only be used for this ASA PPP.

We have attached a full guide to the ASA PPP Scheme and its rules/cover with details how it will operate.  To summarise key points, in the first year we will have to limit any individual claims to a maximum of € 5,000 but from the second year this will increase to € 10,000 per claim, and review thereafter.

We trust you will find this is a very good scheme which will offer significant protection against any possible bankruptcies or defaulted payments in the future. The cost is relatively cheap most other networks are charging in the region of USD 500 per annum for PPP.

But before we consider launching this PPP scheme for members and new members joining, we need to know from you if you want a PPP scheme and that you will join this scheme.

Please reply to Robert & cc Roy with your comments with answers to the two questions below.

  •              We want a PPP scheme – Yes/No
  •              We will join this scheme – Yes/No

Please let me have your replies as soon as possible

Many thanks for your help with this important issue.

Best regards

Robert

Qingdao Dowell International Logistics -China

 

Qingdao Dowell International Logistics is the latest company to join ASA Network
Dowell Int’l provide integrated logistics solutions of outstanding quality and operational excellence. They will operate like an extension of your business ensuring seamless transactions on air and ocean freight.
Their team is rich in experience and they have a passion in providing very efficient cost effective solutions to the movement of freight.
The staff at Dowell is, unquestionably, proficient and experienced, they are confident in their ability to perform and meet your transportation requirements.  If you are looking for a trustworthy, active, hard-working partner in Qingdao, please consider trying Dowell.
Please welcome Andrew and his team to the ASA family
Thanks
 Web master

Cargomar – India

 

We are pleased to announce Cargomar has joined ASA Network in India, with offices in Bangalore, Mumbai & New Delhi.

Cargomar is a leader in global supply chain management, offering a wide range of International Freight services from supply chain solutions to full multi-modal transport services. and Customs brokerage.

Accreditations include – MTO – AEO – IATA – FIATA.

They specialise and cater for various industry sectors – Automotive – Aviation – Garments – Machinery – Pharma – Project Cargo – Reefer Cargo, as well as General freight.

Their aim is to provide innovative solutions to improve your supply chain and thereby helping you gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Ajith and his team would love to hear from you next time you have an enquiry for any of the above areas.

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VAN LOGISTICS BANGLADESH LTD”

20.06.2022

I am pleased to announce “VAN LOGISTICS BANGLADESH LTD” has joined ASA networks.

Welcome to “VAN LOGISTICS BANGLADESH LTD. they hope to play an active role with new business opportunities with all ASA association members.

VAN LOGISTICS BANGLADESH LTD- is a prominent international freight forwarding and logistics service provider company, it provides services in the field of general freight and logistics for Air Freight, Sea Freight, Customs Clearance, Land Transport, Project/DG/Perishable/ Exhibition cargo Handling.

For more information on their services and or rates please contact :-

Bikiran Barua, Director @ biki@vanlogistics-bd.com,

Avijit Barua, Assistant Manager @ avijit@vanlogistics-bd.com

Mobile: +8801779880476 Tel/FAX: +88024895590.

I request you to welcome our new members in a separate email along with your introduction letter and the services you provide.

Many thanks

 

Webmaster.

ASA Annual meeting/AGM 2022 cancelled

Dear Members,

We are very disappointed to advise that this years proposed ASA Annual Meeting/AGM will again have to be cancelled due to a few countries still having strict Covid regulations when returning from overseas trips making it difficult & expensive for some members to attend and mainly because we had a very poor response from our members about attending a meeting this year.

 

We feel very sorry for those members wanting to attend especially the new members wanting to meet other ASA members for the first time but in the end the numbers did not make it a viable cost effective option to continue going ahead this year.

We wanted to announce some important new service features and special notices at this meeting but will now make these via email in the near future.

 

Please all make a note in your diary that next year 2023 will be ASA 20th Anniversary and we want ensure next years meeting will be the biggest and best ever meeting the planned month will be October as usual. We will be arranging some special events to commemorate this.

 

Many thanks

Best regards

Robert & Roy

ASA Network 2022 Conference

ASA Network

To all members who have still not replied to below email please do so now.

Secondly for all members MGM have advised that all the pre Covid restrictions have now all been removed, and things are back to normal in Thailand.

Dear ASA members, as you are aware we have been trying to find out how the members feel about holding an ASA meeting in 22nd October originally proposed to be in Pattaya Thailand.

The response back is still many of you are worried about Covid and travel arrangements , but we have approx. 30 members who do want to attend a meeting especially many of the newer members.

We are now proposing we plan for a smaller meeting based on approx. 30 + members and maybe move this to a destination in Europe or we can keep it in Thailand.

Can you please tell us by return if you would agree to attend such a meeting in October 22- 24/25.  We need your reply back as quickly as possible if we are to arrange this, it maybe if we switch it to Europe more of you would like to attend.

Please everyone let me have your replies to

Reply:-

Yes I will attend in Thailand or Europe – Please specify which Thailand or Europe.

No I still wont be able to attend regardless where its held.

Many thanks for your help

Best regards

 

Robert

ASA meeting 2022

 

Dear ASA members, as you are aware we have been trying to find out how the members feel about holding an ASA meeting in 22nd October originally proposed to be in Pattaya Thailand.

The response back is still many of you are worried about Covid and travel arrangements , but we have approx. 30 members who do want to attend a meeting especially many of the newer members.

We are now proposing we plan for a smaller meeting based on approx. 30 + members and maybe move this to a destination in Europe or we can keep it in Thailand.

Can you please tell us by return if you would agree to attend such a meeting in October 22- 24/25.  We need your reply back as quickly as possible if we are to arrange this, it maybe if we switch it to Europe more of you would like to attend.

Please everyone let me have your replies to

Reply:-

Yes I will attend in Thailand or Europe – Please specify which Thailand or Europe.

No I still wont be able to attend regardless where its held.

Many thanks for your help

Best regards

Robert