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Interview with Lucas – air freight intern

For five months, Lucas has followed an internship with us here at Schiphol. As an Air Freight Specialist student, the aim of this was to gain experience as an air freight forwarder. Why did he decide to follow this internship? What has he done during this period? And what does he think of his time at Ritra Cargo? These are some of the questions we asked him.

 

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Importing from China highlighted: A visit by Cargo Services

With 16 offices in all important harbour and production sites, our agent Cargo Services is one of the 25 biggest logistics service providers in China. They have been our steadfast partner for over 20 years. Because of this, we can quickly and reliably import goods from China. Nico from Cargo Services recently visited us in the Netherlands. The central theme of this visit was the further reinforcement and improvement of our collaboration.

 

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One-man businesses will receive new VAT numbers

By the end of 2019, all owners of one-man businesses will receive a new VAT number. This should solve the significant privacy and identity fraud issues currently surrounding this number. It is estimated that about 1.3 million entrepreneurs will start working with a new VAT number.

 

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Days of time gained through advance declarations

As an AEO-certified freight forwarder, Ritra Cargo uses advance declarations. This means the import declaration is submitted to customs before the goods arrive in the harbour. That way, it will sooner be clear to shippers whether the declaration has been approved. This information can result in days of time gained, especially if a shipment is selected for a customs check. 

 

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Ritra Cargo contributes to data sharing standards

Transparency, security and reliability in the chain; barrier-free data sharing offers a lot of benefits. It is no surprise that the logistics sector has been working towards this for years. However, it has not yet come to large-scale adoption. That is why Ritra Cargo initiates, facilitates and supports a variety of initiatives in the area of barrier-free data sharing. After all, everyone will benefit from this, whether you are a freight forwarder, carrier or shipper.

 

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