The future is already happening, and it’s starting to pass many of us by.

You missed a great and important meeting in NY.

Not that you need any more things to be concerned about, but this is really important. The very survival of your business could be at stake. And while that sounds extreme, let me tell you, IT IS.

It’s critical that we stop and consider what’s happening all around us that could very well spell opportunity or disaster for our future. The wave of the future is cresting, and we had better figure out where we want to be on that wave.

And so we did. Globalink organized and help a two day conference in New York to focus on the major challenges facing independent forwarders. 11 Globalink members met in NY …READ MORE

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CARGO SPECIALISTS

Globalink is proud to announce that through cooperation with the Global Value Network, they will be launching their new blog/discussion forum called CARGO SPECIALISTS!

Not only will CARGO SPECIALISTS be found on its own website but discussions can also be found on it’s new LinkedIn group.

GLNK, Inc, the company which owns both Globalink and Global Value Networks, is continually striving to be a voice in the industry; to be YOUR voice.

CARGO SPECIALISTS is not intended to be a way of promoting the networks or to simply gain new members, the intention is to help those in the industry. To talk with them about the challanges they face, their economy, niche markets, and what they do that perhaps others can implament.

We have been talking about this for quite some time and are happy to have it unveiled soon!

The LinkedIn group for CARGO SPECIALISTS is already operating. If you care to join this group, please cllick here.

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GROUP ICONS

We talked about this a bit at the meeting but we wanted to bring it to light again.

As you know, there are many Globalink members that are part of a group of companies and often times, their warehousing is done through one company name, their consignments through another, and their freight forwarding through yet another of their company names.

To avoid confusion, we have created a GROUP ICON that will indicate this companies from the others and provide an explaination of how their specific group is structured.

Look for these icons in the directory!

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MEMBER STATUS ICONS

The members spoke and we listened!

During our meetings in Vietnam, we were approached by the Far Logistics team encouraging us to provide more member status categories. Up to this point the only indication of how long a member has been with us is those that are Founding members; this is not the case anymore!

We have launched a new program that will allow members to be recognized in the following brackets:

  • SILVER MEMBERS – those that have been with us between 5-9 years
  • GOLD MEMBERS – those that have been with us for 10 years or more

We are happy to introduce this new program and we will be notifying you whenever one of your fellow members reaches a new goal!

We would currently like to congratulate the members below on their status and dedication with the network:

SILVER MEMBERS:

  • ACA INTERNATIONAL
  • ACK LOGISTICS
  • ALG WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS
  • ALLWAYS CARGO
  • ALLIED FORWARDING
  • AM ZEHNHOFF-SOENS GMBH
  • AMBRA AGENCIAMENTOS E LOGISTICA
  • ANKA TRANS LOJISTIK LTD
  • ATLANTIC CONTAINER LINE
  • AVERITT EXPRESS
  • CCT CHATHAM CLEARANCE & TRANSPORT LTD
  • EAGLE NV
  • EXPRESS AIR FREIGHT
  • FGL GLOBAL LOGISTICS
  • FORTRAGROUP/INFORTRA & LOGFORTRA GMBH
  • FREIGHTEX LOGISTICS
  • GARINMOPOINT CIA
  • GLOBAL LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS INDIA
  • GUY TOMBS LIMITED
  • ILS CHILE
  • INFINITY LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT
  • INTERCOM
  • JAG GLOBALISTICS
  • LION SHIPPING & CHARTERING
  • MT INTERNATIONAL
  • PANACHE LTD
  • PT TRANS CONTINENT
  • R.K. INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT CO, LTD
  • RETAIL LOGISTICS
  • RIDGEWAY INTERNATIONAL
  • RITSCHARD GROUP
  • SHANGHAI SUPREME INTL FREIGHT FORWARDING CO, LTD
  • SOMAUDEX
  • STC WORLDWIDE INC
  • TAEWOONG LOGISTICS CO, LTD
  • TAVATUR SHIPPING
  • TRANSCARGO PRIVATE LIMITED
  • TRANSPORTATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL INC
  • UNION EXPRESS LTD
  • VINAFREIGHT INTL

GOLD MEMBERS:

  • ADSO LLC
  • BHARAT LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS PVT
  • CARGO SERVICES
  • CARSON INTERNATIONAL
  • CSI LOGISTICS
  • CYRUS LOGISTICS, INC
  • DEK LOGISTICS
  • DJR LOGISTICS
  • ELITE CARGO LTD
  • ICS WORLDWIDE
  • INTERNATIONAL CARGO SERVICE
  • JAVELIN LOGISTICS
  • LCL LOGISTIX INDIA PVT LTD
  • MERIDIAN FREIGHT SERVICES LIMITED
  • OCEAN-TRANS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
  • OMEGAIR CARGO LTD
  • PEARL LOGISTICS CO, LTD
  • TLW
  • TOTOAL FREIGHT MANAGEMENT GMBH

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UPDATED WEBSITE HOMEPAGE

We have been working with our website developers to create a more customizable homepage, this will be active on the website soon so keep a look out for the new design!

 

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Donald Trump. Brexit. Conflict in the Middle East. Amazon moving into the shipping industry. Living and running a business in the modern world is complicated. How do we fortify our businesses and our lives so that we stay afloat?

It is true what they say, that there is strength in numbers. What we have been talking about here at Globalink lately is that all of these recent events only deepens the need for a strong network, for strong relationships with great companies worldwide.

Keith Ferrazzi, CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, an enterprise consulting, research and training firm, says“Our research shows that the number-one predictive element of an individual’s success is the number, the quality, and the depth of social capital…READ MORE

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Here at Globalink we have been eagerly working to make improvments and to strengthen our processes within the office so that we are stronger and better for the membership. From the points covered in the “What’s New” section above, to our accounting software, the Globalink staff has been burning the midnight oil to implament all of these changes in a timely manner.

We are contantly striving to do better and to be the best network for our members, the best way for us to learn what you, as members need or want from us, is to hear from you!

If you have any thoughts, questions, or ideas of what you would like to see in the network, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Jennifer Lang  

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We had initiated an enquiry with Barbara of Dedicated Logistics whilst she was still attending the annual network meeting in Da Nang. There has been considerable exchange of mails, calls, and we managed to secure a new client. This was mainly due to the excellent transparency in costing and follow up for quite a challenging job of steel picked up at supplier and loaded in 3′ x 45’ container at the port.

Our client was happy and hope this will lead to more biz between us and Dedicated for this client.

We would like to give Barbara and the Dedicated Logistics team the highest marks possible!

Riaz Karmali 
Adso LLC 

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Thank you to our Globe sponsors!

   

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Have a question about membership, sponsorship, or our meetings?

Ask us!

We welcome any questions, comments, or feedback that you may have.

Please email:

Stephy Schoelman

sschoelman@glnk.com • stephy.glnk (skype)

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I would like to share my thoughts with you on the recent meeting in New York.

It was held primarily to discuss the impact Amazon may have as it moves into logistics and also to discuss other factors that may have an effect on our industry.

It was very good to greet old friends and to meet new ones. The initial mood was quite upbeat and having read the Agenda, I thought I was in for a pleasant morning’s discussion.

How wrong I was. The more we delved into Amazon, the more somber the meeting became.

Numbers (beyond our imagination), facts, figures ensued, news articles and opinions from industry experts. It painted a very scary picture!

The truth is that no one in the room or indeed anyone outside of Amazon, fully understands them. However, based on prior performance and a knowledge of their …READ MORE

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HOW DO YOU FIX A PROBLEM AFTER YOU LEAVE, HERE’S HOW GLOBALINK AND GLOBAL VALUE NETWORKS DO IT…

As many of you may know, in Vietnam, not only the Globalink staff, but as well, many of the members used a company called 24hr Visa, to process their visas for the 2016 meeting.

While some of you had great experiences with the visa service, there were many of you that didn’t receive the full service that you purchased and as a result, refunds were due for the portion of service that wasn’t received.

Over the time that has passed since the meeting, Stephy has been working...READ MORE

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JULY

MARTIN DEVENTER from TRUSTFUL LOGISTICS B.V. Martin@trustfullogistics.com July 1st
NUNO MELO from ALL WAYS CARGO nmelo@allwayscargo.com July 3rd
ISMAIL RASYID from PT. TRANS CONTINENT ismail@tcontinent.com July 3rd
NATHAN MERRIWEATHER from SEABRIDGE nmerriweather@seabridge.com.au July 3rd
FRANK FERLITO from STC WORLDWIDE fferlito@shipstc.com July 3rd
RICHARD BAKKER from OCEAN-TRANS INTERNATIONAL rwbakker@ocean-trans.com July 5th
DAVID MARX from EXPRESS AIR FREIGHT UNLIMITED dmarx@expressairfreight.com July 6th
EIJI TAKEUCHI from ACE LOGISTICS CO takeuchi@ace-logistics.jp July 8th
RICK CARSON from CARSON INTERNATIONAL rcarson@carson.ca July 9th
ANOOJ KOTIETH RAVINDRA from DOLPHIN SHIPPING anooj@dolphinkuwait.com July 10th
SABINE ESTRABAUD from SOMAUDEX GROUP sabine.estrabaud@somaudex.fr July 10th
CÉSAR VALLEJO from MAPCARGO cesar.vallejo@repremundo.com.co July 12th
TOMMY JUSLENIUS from OY TAVATUR SHIPPING LTD tommy.juslenius@tavatur.fi July 15th
ARIF OZTEKBAS from AYSA SHIPPING & LOGISTICS arif@aysa.com July 21st
ROBERTA MAREZZA from MAIMEX SRL rmarezza@maimex.it July 21st
ANITA DANIELS from ISL CHILE anita_p@islil.com July 23rd
PETER-HARRY POSTHUMUS from OCEAN-TRANS INTERNATIONAL export@ocean-trans.com July 28th
FELIPE MAZZINI from SILVER FREIGHT LOGISTICS SRL fmazzini@silverfreight.com.ar July 28th
MASAYOSHI HAYASHI from NIHON HOSO UNYU CO., LTD m-hayashi@nhu.co.jp July 29th
BENNY XU from J & BACH INTERNATIONAL benny@jnblogistics.net July 29th
MASAYOSHI HAYASHI from NIHON HOSO UNYU CO m-hayashi@nhu.co.jp July 29th
LEENDART JOHAN BERGWERFF from RETAIL LOGISTICS johan@emirateslogistics.net July 30th
MIKE LONG from CARSON INTERNATIONAL mlong@carson.ca July 31st

AUGUST

MICHAEL CHIY from SPEEDLINK WORLDWIDE TRANSPORT swattpe@ms43.hinet.net August 2nd
ANISS JUMA from ALL WAYS CARGO anissj@allwayscargo.com August 4th
JAN PHILIPP POHLMEIER from CGATE LOGISTICS GMBH pohlmeier@cgate-ham.com August 5th
VERDI SOY from LIMAMAR verdo@limamar.com August 9th
CAROLYN MCDONOUGH from SEABRIDGE GLOBAL CMcDonough@seabridge.com.au August 11th
JEFF DENNY from CCT CHATHAM CLEARANCE jeffd@chathamclearance.com August 13th
CAROLYNE WASWA from UNION EXPRESS LTD carolynew@globeflight.co.ke August 13th
JEONGHOAN SHIN from MARKSMAN LOGISTICS jhshin@emkm.com August 14th
MARIA CRANSHOF from APA NV mariac@apa-air.be August 15th
ARKADIUSZ JASINSKI from OMEGAIR arkadiusz@ocg.com August 15th
ROSY JOHN from LCL LOGISTIX rosyjohn@lclair.com August 17th
MAHMOUD KASSEM from VERTEX EXPRESS mahmoud@vertexexpress.net August 17th
TORSTEN STOPPEL from AM ZEHNHOFF-SÖNS T.Stoppel@azs-bn.de August 20th
LISA LI from SHANGHAI SUPREME lisa.li@spmlog.com.cn August 24th
SAMALU PUNDUGU from PANACHE LTD. sampundugu@hotmail.com August 27th
CRISTINA GIL from GILOGISTICA DE TRANSPORTE cristina@gilygil.com August 31st
MASA FUKUSHIMA from NIHON HOSO UNYU CO. m-fukushima@nhu.co.jp August 31st

SEPTEMBER

KENNET SJOSTRAND from F.H. BERTLING AB kennet.sjostrand@bertling.com Sept 5th
BILL SHARPE from ICS bsharpe@icsworldwide.us Sept 8th
SHANE MADIGAN from RETAIL LOGISTICS shane@retaillogis.net Sept 8th
HUMPHREY KIMANI from UNION EXPRESS LTD humphreyk@globeflight.co.ke Sept 9th
JOHN ODUNEWU from JODPHUR BUSINESS VENTURES LTD john@jodphur.com.ng Sept 9th
YUYA SAITO from JCT CO., LTD. y-saito@jctyo.co.jp Sept 9th
ITZHAK WINTERSTEIN from ISL LOGISTICS izik@islil.com Sept 10th
ISABELLE DURAND from SOMAUDEX isabelle.durand@somaudex.fr Sept 10th
VIERU DRAGOS from LION SHIPPING & CHARTERING dragos.vieru@ls-chartering.ro Sept 14th
CH. MUHAMMAD ARSHAD from SERVOPAK SHIPPING PVT charshad@servopakshipping.net Sept 15th
ELMOND LAM from ACA INTERNATIONAL elmond.lam@acaint.com.cn Sept 19th
MUDASSAR KARIM from RTG SHIPPING captmudassar@rtgship.com Sept 20th
ESTRELLA DIMACULANGAN from CYRUS LOGISTICS star_dimaculangan@cyruslogistics.com Sept 23rd
TINA BUSCH from ALG WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS tbusch@algworldwide.com Sept 24th
ERIC DE VRIES from EAGLE NV eric.devries@eaglezeebrugge.com Sept 25th
DANIELA APAHIDEAN from ALL CARGO EXPRES/MVT daniela.apahidean@mvtlog.ro Sept 28th

 

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We bit off a lot.

This year, as with every year, we brought the GLNK team together to talk about goals and objectives.  The results were exciting.
I has been promoted to the role of Marketing Manager.  Jennifer Lang will be taking over many of my former duties, like accounting, billing and collections.
We have committed to a three year plan of greatly increasing our footprint all over the internet.  I will be leading an effort to:
1. Increase our profile and presence with Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
2.  We will be actively pursuing more “Blog” activities, up to an including setting …READ MORE

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FUGUI LOGISTICS CO., LTD CHINA
JODPHUR BUSINESS VENTURES NIGERIA
MUSCAT GLOBAL MUSCAT
VERTEX EXPRESS EGYPT
COMBINED FREIGHT INTERNATIONAL PAKISTAN
VIET SUN GLOBAL VIETNAM
GLOBAL TRADE LOGISTICS AUSTRALIA
ATLAS LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS ETHIOPIA
ALL CARGO EXPRES – MTV LOGISTICS ROMANIA
E2E LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS S.L. SPAIN
STARS ORBIT SHIPPING IRAQ
ADL (ANYWHERE DELIVERY & LOGISTICS) LTD BULGARIA
VIVALDI BRO SIA LATVIA

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ALLSEAS GLOBAL LOGISTICS INDIA
WORLD LINK INTERNATIONAL YEMEN
GLOBE TREKKERS LLC UAE
AIR COURRIER & SHIPPING HAITI
NATIONAL FREIGHT SERVICE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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LIMAMAR AIR & SEA SERVICES $1,000
MERIDIAN FREIGHT $1,000
NINGBO GREEN INTERNATIONAL $500
AVERITT EXPRESS $500
SOMAUDEX $500
PEARL LOGISTICS $500
TST TRANSIT SERVIE $500
VERTEX EXPRES $500
ADSO LLC $500
ALLWAYS CARGO PORTUGAL $500