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Blank sailings in het piekseizoen

Year in, year out, we see a huge peak in the number of shipments from Asia in July and August. Large volumes of winter clothing are shipped during this period. Add to that the announcements by shipping companies that there will be more blank sailings this year, and there’s a chance of insufficient shipping-space availability for all loads. But what causes these blank sailings, and what can you do to avoid any problems?

 

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European freight traffic travel bans in the summer months

In the Netherlands, the summer holidays begin and end spread over a number of weeks. However, this is not the case in other European countries, where everyone goes off on holiday at the same time. To relieve the massive volume of holiday traffic somewhat, freight traffic is often subject to travel bans in July and August, specifically aimed at weekends. So factor this in to your planning schedule when using European road transport services.

 

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Innovation is best done together

The world of logistics is facing rapid change and major challenges. Especially when it comes to digitisation and technology. These are subjects that Ritra Cargo is continually occupied with. After all, innovation in these areas is desperately needed to ensure clients continue to enjoy the level of service they have become accustomed to. So what is the state of play in the world of logistics, which developments have we seen recently, and what’s in the pipeline?

 
 

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Customs controls on import: how does it work?

Ritra Cargo’s customs declaration department drafts thousands of import declarations annually. Some of the shipments concerned will later be selected for customs control, which usually results in delays to these shipments. Unfortunately, by its very nature the shipments picked for checking cannot be predicted. How does the custom authorities’ selection procedure work, how often are Ritra Cargo clients’ shipments checked and how can you mitigate these delays?

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Ritra Cargo plays football in aid of Stofwisselkracht

Ten sporty company teams gathered on the sun-drenched field at FC Alblasserdam on 1 June to play football for charity. Team Ritra Cargo also took part. This year, the corporate mini-tournament was organised to raise money for the Stofwisselkracht Foundation. A short impression of a successful day.

 

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