SMM 2012: Logwin presents Ship Parts Logistics
- © Logwin: Demand for Logwin’s specialist
service ‘Ship Parts Logistics’ is continuing to rise.
More and more ships only order spare parts when
they need them since that saves procurement
and storage costs.
Grevenmacher (Luxembourg) – The global logistics service provider Logwin will again be exhibiting at this year’s SMM trade fair being held at the beginning of September. SMM is the leading forum for the maritime industry with a focus on shipbuilding, machinery and maritime technology. Guests can visit Logwin’s stand in Hall B to learn more about logistics relating to ship parts.
Demand for Logwin’s specialist service Ship Parts Logistics is continuing to rise – by 28 per cent in the past three years alone. More and more ships only order spare parts when they need them since that saves procurement and storage costs. While several parts used to be carried for each of the most important technical components for navigation, the bridge and machinery, most ships today usually only have a single part on board. “The trend is clearly moving away from stockpiling spare parts towards ordering on demand,” explains Volker Hoebelt, Director Global Sales + Marketing at the Logwin business segment Air + Ocean.
A service in demand around the world
As recently as May this year, Logwin transported diesel engines from Shanghai to Korea for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of shipbuilding equipment. Furthermore, Logwin flew urgent spare parts from Singapore to India for a shipyard. Logwin is registering increasing demand in the offshore field, too. “More and more frequently we are supplying drilling platforms out at sea, or bulk freighters prospecting for minerals, for example off the coast of Perth,” says Volker Hoebelt.
Ship parts are usually delivered in port or to the shipyard, but also increasingly direct on board the vessel. One of Logwin’s 18 regional Ship Parts Logistics Centers is responsible for delivery depending on where in the world the ship part is required. The logistics centres are situated in Athens, Bangkok, Dubai, Hamburg, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Larnaca, London, Milan, Miami, Perth, São Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Valetta. Logwin manages the delivery of replacement parts from the logistics centres within the region in close coordination with its global network of locations. “Our colleagues on site know exactly what is expected,” explains Volker Hoebelt. “They are familiar with the safety regulations, customs provisions and conditions of delivery in their region.” Customers are kept up to date at all times about the current status of their shipment via the IT platform ‘Logwin Boat’. The IT tool is also used to manage stock levels in the 18 Ship Parts Logistics Centers.
Logwin at SMM 2012
The logistics service provider Logwin will be exhibiting at the shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair in Hamburg from 4-7 September 2012. It is the sixth time that Logwin will be exhibiting at this important fair.
SMM takes place every two years. This year will mark the event’s 25th anniversary. The organisers are expecting more than 2,000 exhibitors from more than 60 countries and over 50,000 trade visitors.
Come and visit Logwin at SMM:
Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH
Your contact at Logwin:
Director Global Sales + Marketing
at business segment Air + Ocean
Tel.: +49 6021 343-9001
Fax: +49 6021 343-9008
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