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SMM 2012: Logwin available for talks in Hall B6 / Stand 115
Logwin is exhibiting at this year’s smm 2012 - the leading forum for the maritime industry with a focus on shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology. Visit our booth in hall B from 4 to 7 September to learn more about logistics relating to ship parts.
Direct route service between Langenfeld and Barcelona expanded
Reach Langenfeld or Barcelona within 24 hours. Since February 2012 Logwin has been operating one of the most important direct transportation routes between Germany and Spain four times instead of twice a week. Packed and hanging garments reach customers directly within 48 to 72 hours, including first and final local transport legs. Logwin even guarantees a 48-hour door-to-door express delivery service to final customers. Consistently good level of service with shorter delivery times and high quality.
Globally good sport
Logwin has been sourcing sporting articles by sea and air for the wholesaler Prosports International in Dubai from eleven countries around the globe since late 2010. For resale Logwin delivers golf sticks and rugby balls to golf clubs, wholesalers and retailers on several continents. Only recently the cooperation has been expanded: Logwin is now also exporting airfreight consignments. Every week Logwin transports a total of around three tonnes of sporting goods around the globe by air freight and sea freight.
Sporty chic with Joma Sport
A first transport order for the sportswear manufacturer Joma Sport in 2010 has developed into a permanent arrangement. Today Logwin delivers football attire, sports bags and tracksuits to virtually every country in Europe.The majority of consignments are trucked from Spain to Serbia, Poland, Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine. In 2011, the total volume already amounted to around 150 tonnes.
From China to the world with Logwin
Since late 2011 Logwin has been organising the international procurement and distribution logistics for the Spanish designer label Anjara Garcia. The logistics service provider picks up the womenswear from production sites in China and consolidates them in its Shanghai warehouse. They then reach Spain by air and sea. At the Logwin location in Madrid, the goods are stored, picked and distributed from there to retailers and department stores across Europe via the retail network. Canada and the United States are served from China via air freight, the goods are distributied there by a Logwin partner business.
Sea freight sent Down Under
In autumn 2011, Logwin in Berlin organized the first transports for Butting Anlagenbau (Schwedt), a specialist in vessel and pipe construction. Logwin transported stainless steel containers by sea freight to Australia. The huge components were dismantled into several parts, and Logwin covered the stowed freight with a special tarpaulin at the port. Three consignments, a total of nine 40-foot and one 20-foot flat-rack containers, arrived in Sydney on schedule.
Logwin establishes works fire brigade at its Traiskirchen site
22 members of the works fire brigade at the Traiskirchen site in Austria have been providing effective fire control on the company's premises since August 2011, meeting current and future fire protection requirements. Having its own fire brigade allows Logwin to store a wide range of goods at its Traiskirchen location without having to make structural and technical changes to its warehouse for particular types of materials. This means that Logwin can respond flexibly to its customers’ requirements and provide storage facilities for different industries.
Containers at the hook
For its client Kaup, a leading manufacturer of container lifting equipment, Logwin delivered two spreaders, each weighing close to ten tonnes to Nanjing Harbour from the Kaup plant in Aschaffenburg via Bremerhaven. In consideration of its extreme height of 3.60 metres, the logistics professionals first loaded the XXL consignment onto a low-bed trailer. The journey to China then proceeded on two 40ft flat racks on board a container ship. Spreaders are used for loading and discharging containers at ports.
Logwin now in Dongguan
Network extended in South East China: Logwin opened a new sales office in Dongguan in early 2011, about 140 kilometres north of Hong Kong. The Logwin team in Dongguan offers its customers the full range of international air and ocean freight services. With the site Logwin extends its presence in the Greater Pearl River Delta, where it is already well-placed with branches in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Cooperation with Americana extended ahead of time
In February 2011 Americana International Ltd. – which markets the Bench label – recognized the successful collaboration with Logwin by extending its contract until 2015 ahead of time. In the early stages, Logwin provided warehousing logistics and delivered “only” the sales markets of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Benelux. Since January 2010 Logwin also has been delivering the sales markets of Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, France, Spain and Portugal. In December 2010 the storage space was extended to approximately 18,000 m² (after the first extension from 3,500 m² to 9,000 m² in March 2009). Each day up to 50,000 articles are picked, packed and forwarded. In 2011 it is planned to process several million articles.
Sea or air transport – Isuzu uses both
The Japanese vehicle manufacturer Isuzu became a new customer of Logwin in Poland at the beginning of the year. In Warsaw and Krakow Logwin manage the transport of Isuzu spare parts from Japan to Poland. A stopover is made in Dubai since the shipments are handled by Logwin’s Sea-Air Logistics. The first leg of the journey is by sea freight and the onward journey from Dubai to Poland is by plane.
More than just a pilot project
Fly Niki has a fleet of 27 aircraft that are used for charter and scheduled flights within Europe and to Egypt. The airline operates more than 600 flights a week. The fleet of aircraft is maintained at regular intervals. In order to ensure that spare parts for maintenance reach their destination, Logwin take care of the transport and delivery of spare parts. Reliability is of prime importance since the time frame for maintenance work is limited. The required spare parts must be made available within the shortest space of time.
XXL Project: Four Antonov Charters on their way to Chile
In October 2010, Logwin organizes the transport of 360 tons of engine parts from Sweden to Chile. The load is carried by four Antonov Charters, the world`s second largest cargo airplane. A speciality even for the airport Gothenburg: two Antonov Charters were loaded. At the same time, one cargo plane already arrived in Chile. The fourth aircraft was send on its way some hours later.
Two cheetahs are emigrating
Two cheetahs aged one year, born and raised in the breeding programs at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn (South Africa), emigrated with Logwin to Russia in July 2010. A truck transported them the 450 kilometers to Cape Town from where the journey continued by plane to Amsterdam (Netherlands). After a day’s stay at KLM’s cargo animal hotel at the airport in Amsterdam, the cheetahs’ journey continued to their new home, Moscow Zoo. Zoos all over the world have set themselves the task of protecting these wild cats that are threatened with extinction.
10,000 kilograms over 10,000 kilometers
Logwin transported a clamping machine for silicone applications and various components from Sahrjah (U.A.E.) to Houston (USA) on behalf of its customer Gardy Silicon FZCO in Dubai (U.A.E.). The machine, with a total weight of more than 10 tonnes, was collected from the customer and transported to Sharjah Airport. The oversized consignment was then loaded onto a 20 ft. pallet by crane and lashed down before setting off on the long journey to America by MD-11 freighter.
Feeding system for chickens
One of the most modern feeding systems for three million chickens covering an area of 3.3 km² is to be built in Pinggu in China. Logwin in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Beijing (China) will transport all the components to the construction site of Big Dutchman by the end of 2011. The structural components will come from Malaysia, South Africa and Germany. The system will be constructed in eight different segments: twice a day Logwin will deliver four containers to the . The total volume of the project is 375 TEUs. Big Dutchman is a German company that has been planning and implementing feeding systems and poultry houses since 1938.
Quality control for C&A in Romania
in July 2010 Logwin resumed conducting quality checks for C&A on goods produced in Romania. The results of all tests and inspections are entered into a special database which allows individual analysis and is able to produce comprehensive quality profiles of suppliers. Between 2000 and the end of 2008, two employees at the Logwin location in Cluj Napoca already checked the quality of C&A articles according to guidelines then in place.
Project works in production lines
Logwin recently transported six 40’ flat-rack containers and a further six 40’ hi-cube containers by sea freight to Wuhan (China) for the new assemble line of Far Eastern New Material (Wuhan) Ltd. Four assemble lines have been delivered by Logwin since 2009 for its customer, who is extending production capacity.
Hardware for the Polish state administration and Spare parts for locomotives
Since August 2010 Logwin is taking care of the storage of around 200 pallets and national distribution of the goods of P.S.I Speditions MRCE Dispolok, a full-service supplier of spare parts for locomotives. Also new customer of Logwin in Sokolow near Warsaw is GRC. The hardware supplier is equipping all the offices of the state administration in Poland with computers and printers. Logwin assumed responsibility for the storage of 500 pallets as well as for national distribution in mid-July 2010.
Solar energy: 87 tonnes of oversized freight
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited manufactures systems to transform solar energy into electrical energy. A total of 87 tonnes of equipment, some of which was oversized, had to be transported by air freight from Stuttgart for the new production line in Beijing (China). Yingli Solar was able to put its new assemble line into operation fairly quickly and continues to supply a number of markets including southern Europe, South Korea, China and USA.
New Balance is Logwin’s new customer
The manufacturer of innovative sports shoes put its faith in the services of Logwin in March 2010. In its lifestyle warehouse in Singapore Logwin stores up to 400 pallets a month, takes over several value added services and is responsible for the distribution of shoes, clothing and accessories to retail stores and own shops of New Balance.
Another year of cooperation with Huntsman
The successful cooperation with the international chemicals company Huntsman at Logwin's location in Heppenheim is now almost three years old. Since July 2007 the Huntsman division "Textile Effects" uses the Logwin location Heppenheim as its European Distribution Center for the region Europe / Middle East / Africa. At its fully-automated multi-user warehouse Logwin provides Huntsman with a number of contract logistics solutions. Every day between 150 and 200 orders are transferred and processed.
Logwin doubles business volume with MCA Furniture
From mid-2010 onwards, Logwin will be responsible for all logistics processing for MCA Furniture as its sole logistics partner. Since many years Logwin in Lemgo is providing the customer with various logistics solutions such as container unloading and warehouse storage, picking, route planning and scheduling as well as distribution to retailers.
Election booths for Sudan
Logwin transported 260 tonnes of flat-packed election booths from their production site in Synygang (China) via air freight to Sudan at the beginning of the year. 1,000 pallets had to be loaded, shipped, cleared customs and transported to ware-houses of the United Nations in a very short space of time, for security reasons as two part loads via Khartoum in the north and Juba in the south of the country.
An honor for Logwin
In Spain the Association for International Transportation and Logistics in Spain (ATEIA) awarded Logwin for 20 years of professional service in the logistics industry and the consistently successful years of business since its establishment.
Full-coverage general cargo network in Hungary
In order to serve the Hungarian market with a full-coverage general cargo network Logwin in Hungary has entered into a strategic partnership. The location in Györ functions as a hub for both Hungary as well as for destinations further east. Logwin thus is able to cover the full logistics product portfolio in Hungary. In Budapest a hub is currently being established which can handle the fields of retail and textile.
Highest customer rating for Logwin in Györ
For the assembly of control housing covers for Audi Hungaria Motor Kft. at its Hungarian location Györ Logwin was awarded the highest possible rating. The customer ranked Logwin in category 1 A of its supplier appraisal, honoring many years of successful collaboration. Logwin has been assembling control housing covers for Audi in Györ since 2006, but also assembles plates and water pumps.
Tremendous success in 24 Hours Nürburgring race
15 additional professional teams and one driver less at the start could not stop the RDM-Cargraphic-Logwin Racing Team last weekend. The team crossed the finishing line of the 38th ADAC Zurich 24 hours race in 14th place, achieving 8th position in its own SP9 class - meaning 2 places better than 2009 in both categories. Starting on position 45 in a field of approx. 250 vehicles, the car ran like clockwork. After covering 145 laps and 3,683 kilometers, the RDM-Cargraphic-Logwin Racing Team finished the 24 hours race as the second-best amateur team.
Getting up close at the Logistics Day on 15 April
"Logistics hands-on" awaited visitors to Logwin on Logistics Day ("Tag der Logistik"). School and university students made use of the opportunity to find out more about training opportunities at Logwin as well as the typical working day of logistics personnel and looked behind the scenes. Logwin provided tours of its cross docking warehouses for hanging garments and perfumery goods in Aschaffenburg, Hamburg and Langenfeld. In Heppenheim, highlights included the operations in a fully automated high rack warehouse and the dynamic commissioning of hazardous materials. And in Nuremberg, the tour took in the high rack warehouse and the packaging facilities for national and international shipments.
"Water on! for Danone
Two brands of mineral water, one logistics service provider: Since January, Logwin has been ensuring that the "Evian" and "Volvic" springs have not been running dry in Austrian supermarkets and beverage outlets. Every year Logwin imports around 4,000,000 litres of this fine French water, transhipping it in Berndorf near Salzburg. Evian and Volvic are brands produced by Danone Water Group. Evian originates from the French Alps and Volvic from the volcanic landscape of the Auvergne. The Austrian distributor and consequently Logwin's client is Graz-based Aqwa-Handels-GmbH.
Temperature controlled transportation: Stay cool! Forever.
The brief: To ship sensitive pharmaceutical products approximately 2,500 km from Wels in Austria to Moscow via Frankfurt. The challenge: To maintain a constant temperature of 5°C for the whole journey on the road and in the air. The solution: The temperature-controlled Unicooler from Lufthansa. In recent months, the pharmaceutical company Nycomed has already entrusted Logwin with 230 temperature sensitive consignments with a total volume of over 160 tonnes. They have arrived punctually at their destination in Unicoolers at a perfect temperature.
XXL candy store: sweet tooths' paradise
Chocolate, candy and ice cream as far as the eye can see. On around 1,000 square metres Candylicious runs the largest candy store in the world in Dubai. Sweet tooths will find everything their hearts desire: brand name confectionery from over 15 countries on every continent, plus toys and colourful accessories. Pulling the (candy) strings behind the scenes to make these dreams come true was Logwin, ensuring that the sweet, sweet cargo from the four winds reached Dubai in time for the store’s grand opening.
Oceans all over the seven seas
The British company Oceans International specialises in furniture and accessories for house and garden. Whether it's a sofa or a sun lounge, Oceans International puts the emphasis on modern European design and high quality manufacturing in its innovative pieces. The furniture is made in the Chinese city of Ningbo. From there, Oceans' collections are shipped across the seas to England. The furniture maker has relied on Logwin for over two years to enable customers all over Europe to beautify their homes with stylish indoor and outdoor furniture.
12,500 kilometres through the Americas in only four days
At the beginning of 2010 Bosques Arauco S.A., one of the largest forestry operators in South America, ordered two new helicopters from the US. Logwin took on the job of transporting the choppers to Chile, each one disassembled into three sections. The first leg from Seattle to Miami by road on Mafi trailers, a good 5,000 km from one side of the US to the other. The helicopters traveled about 6,700 km southbound in the belly of a Boeing 747-400. Following final assembly in Santiago de Chile, the choppers were able to cover the last 800 kilometres on their own. Now they are daily up in the air to locate fire hazards in the Chilean forest.