Freight Services appoints Jarmo Halonen as Chief Operating Officer

2016/05/04
Greencarrier Freight Services has promoted Jarmo Halonen to the role of Chief Operating Officer, with combined responsibility for the company’s air, ocean, road and rail freight activities.

This is the first time the four modes have been brought under the control of one director. 


Mr Halonen, formerly Group Director Road Freight, says: “We felt that it was important to bring together all the services we offer to ensure we can focus on our international growth and strengthen our product offering.”


He continues:  “This appointment also streamlines the communication between our international organization and the many countries in which it operates.”


Greencarrier Freight Services, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specialising in global transport solutions, has been growing steadily and now employs 625 people in13 countries. 

For further information please contact:
Sofia Schultz
Marketing & Communications
Tel:  +46 (0) 31 85 79 44
E-mail: sofia.schultz@greencarrier.com


Jarmo appt press release rev.pdf

Meet us at TransRussia exhibition in Moscow

2016/04/09
TransRussia is a massive event where the leading transport and freight forwarding companies and major cargo owners are brought together. This year’s exhibition will be held 19-22 April at Crocus Expo Center in Moscow.

We will be there with our own Greencarrier stand representing both Greencarrier Liner Agency and Greencarrier Freight Services. You are welcome to B319 at Pavilion 1, hall 3, where you can meet representatives from our offices in Finland, Estonia and Latvia.

If you are planning to visit Moscow and TransRussia, please contact your sales representative at Greencarrier to set up a meeting with us. You can get your free ticket here.

Exhibition opening hours:
19-21 April 10:00 – 18:00
22 April 10:00 – 17:00

Looking forward to seeing you in Moscow!

 

IMO introduces new rules for container weighing

2016/02/24
The meaning of the IMO rule change is that the gross weight of a pre-packaged container will be determined by weighing. These new rules called SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea Convention), were adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in November 2014 and becomes mandatory on 1 July 2016. The new mandatory rules means a requirement for shippers to verify the gross mass of a container carrying cargo. Without a verified gross mass the packed container shall not be loaded aboard the ship.


The rules prescribe two methods by which the shipper may obtain the verified gross mass of a packed container:


Method 1, upon the conclusion of packing and sealing a container, the shipper may weigh, or have arranged that a third party weigh, the packed container.
Method 2, the shipper or, by arrangement of the shipper, a third party may weigh all included components separately, including pallets, packing materials and securing equipment. The container weight is added to the sum of the individual masses of the container’s contents.
In respect of both Method 1 and 2, the weighing equipment used must meet the applicable accuracy standards and requirements of the State in which the equipment is being used.


The most important change is that an independent party must verify container weight before being loaded on the ship. The weight must be stated in the transport documents and it is the shipper who is responsible for doing that.


Who is ‘the shipper’ in the context of this new procedure?


Under the SOLAS requirements, the shipper named on the ocean bill of lading is the party responsible for providing the maritime (ocean) carrier (‘master’) and the terminal operator (‘terminal representative’) with the verified gross mass of a packed container.


As responsible shipper you need to be aware of the SOLAS amendments, and be prepared to take appropriate action to engage with counterparties in order to comply on 1 July 2016.


If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact your local Greencarrier representative.

Greencarrier logistic partner to Challenge Nordic - triathlon races!

2016/02/09
Last week Greencarrier entered into a sponsorship with Challenge Nordic which is a triathlon series.

The partnership means that Greencarrier will be their main logistic partner and arrange all the transports for the races in 2016.

The triathlon races during 2016 takes place in the following cities:

- Denmark, Billund-Herning 12/6 

- Iceland, Reykjavik 23/7

- Denmark, Fredericia 6/8 

- Finland, Turku 14/8 

- Norway, Tønsberg 27/8 

Read the press release here.

Greencarrier ranked on the Gazelle list of fastest growing companies

2016/02/05
For the second time Greencarrier Lithuania was included on the list of fastest growing companies in Lithuania which is made and published by the Lithuanian business newspaper Verslo Zinios.

A Gazelle is a rapidly growing company that has increased its turnover and profit margin by at least 20 per cent in the past three years. In the Gazelle 2015 Greencarrier Liner Agency LT was ranked at 279th with a turnover increase of 231% over the period 2011-2014 and Greencarrier Freight Services LT was ranked at 936th with a turnover increase of 105% over the same period.

Each nominated company was evaluated through certain criteria, in the form of taxes, stable growth of annual income and profit, as well as their contribution towards the development of each Lithuanian region or economic sector. When selecting the nominees also business transparency and openness to public are important factors in the evaluation.

The number of Gazelles is growing in Lithuania. 2014 the Gazelle TOP listed 2998 companies and in 2015 4042 companies were listed.

Congratulations to Greencarrier Lithuania for a great achievement!

The Gazelle movement originated in the USA where David Birch coined the term and where the first fast growth companies were selected in the 1990s. The Gazelle movement values fast growth companies since they are the ones who create most new jobs in a society. As small or mid-sized companies, they also determine the diversity of the economy. From the USA the Gazelle movement has spread to Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Latvia, Poland and Russia.

Greencarrier China in the Corporate Social Responsibility White Pap

2016/01/26
Greencarrier Shanghai has been selected to be included in the Corporate Social Responsibility White Paper of Swedish Enterprises in China. A selection of companies have been included in the Corporate Social Responsibility White Paper of Swedish Enterprises in China. One of the main reason to select Greencarrier Shanghai is of course due to our effort and our outstanding performance on the group level as well as in China for CSR projects with Swedish embassy and many Swedish big enterprises for the CSR related work. Congratulations to Heather and her team for the acknowledgement!


For more information please view the CSR White Paper of Swedish Enterprises in China

CSR White Paper



Greencarrier Freight Services opens new distribution hub in Szczecin.

2015/11/09
Greencarrier Freight Services opens new distribution hub in Szczecin, Poland - and wins contract with Oktan Wines Greencarrier Freight Services has expanded its presence in Poland with the opening of a 1,000 sq m distribution hub in the major port of Szczecin, in the north-west of the country. 


The Scandinavian logistics specialist will initially use the facility to handle imported wine for its new client Oktan Wines, but Szczecin has the capacity to offer the full range of transport and warehousing services to a wide range of clients.


Greencarrier Freight Services managing director for Poland, Arkadiusz Prejna, says: “The Polish market is extremely competitive so Greencarrier is delighted to have won the Oktan Wines contract.  Oktan sells about 250-300 different wines from many countries, so we will be handling containers arriving at the port from Argentina, Chile and South Africa, as well as loads arriving by road from throughout Europe.”


Oktan offers European products from Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Portugal, Hungary, France, Czech Republic, Georgia and Italy. Its customers include the biggest Polish chain stores, boutique shops, restaurants and hotels as well as a growing number of online sales.


Rafał Malawski of Oktan Wines says: “We have been in the Polish market since 2008 and are always looking for ways to improve our service to our customers and to be more cost-effective. We have been impressed by Greencarrier’s ability to react quickly to our changing demands and we feel the team we are working with will offer a high quality, reliable service.”


Greencarrier Freight Services has been operating in Poland since 2012, offering the full range of transport and warehousing services – sea, air, road and rail – from a variety of locations. Its main office is in Warsaw, with a 5,000 sq m facility nearby in Dąbrówka. It also handles sea freight at the port of Gdynia and has a road freight and cross-docking facility at Katowice.


As well as the new facility at Szczecin on the Baltic Sea, Greencarrier is also opening a road freight operation at Poznań. The developments are part of its continuing strategy to expand its presence in Central and Eastern Europe.


Grzegorz Sas, Greencarrier Freight Services Project Manager for Szczecin, is confident the site will soon attract more clients. “Szczecin is ideally located to handle goods flowing between Scandinavia and Poland as well as for the deepsea markets. Greencarrier has a lot of experience and expertise in all modes of transport so we can always find the best logistics solution for any client.”


This release can also be downloaded from: http://www.dunelmpr.co.uk 


Photographs are available to download at http://www.dunelmpr.co.uk/Greencarrier-GFS-photogallery.html 


The caption for the photographs is:


         “Oktan Wines stored in the new Greencarrier Freight Services depot in Szczecin.”

PR Greencarrier Szczecin.pdf


Nowe biuro operacyjne w Szczecinie

2015/10/09

W połowie czerwca 2015 r., Greencarrier Freight Services Poland otworzyło nowe biuro operacyjne w Szczecinie. Rynek zachodniopomorski  wraz z Zespołem Portów Szczecin – Świnoujście oraz dostępem do ważnych szlaków drogowych tj.: A6, S3 i S10, jest bardzo ważnym ośrodkiem biznesowym i komunikacyjnym, w którym coraz częściej lokują się firmy z kapitałem zagranicznym. Nowo powstałe biuro Greencarrier będzie ważnym punktem wspierającym rozwój firmy oraz obsługę transportów miedzy Polską a Skandynawią, obsługę przewozów całopojazdowych, a także obsługę magazynową.

Szczeciński oddział Greencarrier Freight Services Poland to kolejny krok do umocnienia pozycji na rynku polskim.

Adres oddziału:
Greencarrier Freight Services Poland sp. z o.o.
Ul. Madalińskiego 8
70-101 Szczecin
Poland.szczecin@greencarrier.pl

IT system maintenance

2015/10/09
We will perform an extensive IT system maintenance on Saturday October 10th, between 8-21 CET. During this time we will not be able to receive e-mail or data transmissions.

Railway transport from China to Northern Europe

2015/09/29

Every entrepreneur knows how important cooperation with China is for the European trade. We import almost everything from the Middle Kingdom – from resources, through foodstuffs, household goods, car parts, to clothes, medicines and electronics. So far, the transport was organised mainly by sea, by air, less frequently by rail. Recently, however, the railway link between Scandinavian countries and remote China is becoming an increasingly attractive and environmentally friendly solution for business partners from the West and the East.


“And the reason for this is that railway transport constitutes a fantastic alternative to the other two transport solutions,” says Jarosław Czata, Ocean Freight Manager from Greencarrier. “In the case of air transport, railways win on price, and in comparison with sea transport – they are much faster. Instead of 20,000 kilometres of floating, the cargo reaches Poland along a 10,000 kilometre railway track and is then transported further by road to Scandinavia.

Transporting a load with the cubic capacity of a 40-foot container costs in excess of USD 32,000. If you choose railway as your form of transport, the price is only a quarter of that amount, which means this is the best solution for companies looking for savings. The time required to transport the goods by land is only 11-24 days. Thanks to this the load gets to the buyer quicker than if it were transported by sea (this form of transport takes 30-42 days) or by air and sea (18-22 days).

“However, this is not just price and time which support the friendly side of railway transport,” adds Jarosław Czata. “We must emphasise the important role of trains in environmental protection. Transporting loads by this means of transport creates lower emissions and significantly reduces the emission of carbon dioxide.

An expert from Greencarrier indicates that selecting the fastest means of transport – an airplane – equals to releasing 139 tonnes of CO2 to the atmosphere. The situation in the case of air and sea transport is a little bit better, the production of CO2 is reduced to 77 tonnes. The railway transport, on the other hand, is limited to just 5 tonnes of CO2 emissions.

The organisation of transport in China covers the northern part of the country – such cities as Shanghai, Beijing, Shenyang, Tianjin and Dalian, as well as Chongqing, which is located in the middle part of the country. The railway route in our Eastern partner’s country is fully electrified and energy is mostly provided by hydroelectric power plants.

During the 15 years of its operations on the market, Greencarrier created one of the most attractive offers for transporting loads from China to this part of Europe. It services two weekly LCL and FCL services, transporting the load in just 14 days.

“In the past, Poland’s location used to be ignored,” says Jarosław Czata. “Let’s say this openly: this country was not did not count in international transport. Everything changed when European Union countries and China noticed us as the first place in which trains from the Middle Kingdom arrive. They called Poland – the gate to Europe on the Silk Route. Then everything changed. This is why Greencarrier located its central hub handling loads for the entire group in Warsaw. Our experience in the industry enables us to guarantee for our Customers that each of the two weekly transports will cover the route between China and Poland in two weeks, and after reaching Warsaw it will be speedily transported around the entire territory of Northern Europe, for which the Greencarrier’s strong, reliable and comprehensive logistics are responsible. I have to emphasise here that 99% of deadlines are reached by our services.

“This is thanks to excellent organisation of transport month by month we are observing the growing interest in railway connections with China. European companies are looking for savings, but they also want to urgently and timely transport the goods they have ordered or produced. We make it possible for them,” says Czata. “And additionally we have interesting offers for all those interesting in transporting their loads further, to Japan and South Korea. More information about this may be found in Greencarrier’s offer.

Learn 5 reasons why it is worth choosing railway transport?

·         It is cheaper than air transport and sea-air transport.

·         It is quicker than transport by sea.

·         Railway cuts the distance of the sea route by half.

·         It is environment-friendly. During railway transport only 5 tonnes of CO2 are produced, whereas in the case of air transport – 139 tonnes of CO2.

·         Greencarrier’s excellently developed logistic network ensures transport in 14 days.

Family Sports Picnic at a farewell of summer

2015/09/29

Last weekend of the summer is traditionally the day when the Family Sports Picnic is organized. More than 650 people were gathered together, including children.

As always, SPCC guests have the chance to experience the thrill of sports offered by GREENCARRIER FREIGHT SERVICES POLAND - this year you could try your hand during training and competitions in Greencarrier Nordic Walking. Professional training, excellent preparation and incredible rivalry during the competition held under the watchful eye of Polish Nordic Walking Master – Mr Krzysztof Człapski.

Also Greencarrier trailer became a trailer full of dark labyrinths and surprise. Kids were thrilled to calm and burst in laugh at the same time and crawl inside the trailer maze. There were a lots of activities tailor-made for everyone.

The atmosphere was great and everyone can’t wait for next year’s edition.

Michał Wielgołaski, The winner of the SPCC Photo Competition 2015

2015/09/29

The Scandinavian Polish Chamber of Commerce presented, on 17th of September the most inspiring pictures from Scandinavia. They were appreciated by the jury and chosen as the winning shots of this year Photo Competition.

Among 140 pictures only 12 photos reached the Top Twelve with the winning one shoot by our colleague Michal Wielgolaski.

We would like to congratulate Michał the 2nd place in competition and for his passion and involvement in his arts as well.

Greencarrier Freight Services and CMA-CGMScandinavia reduce joint CO2

2015/09/16
The logistics company Greencarrier Freight Service and the shipping company CMA-CGM Scandinavia have initiated a long-term collaboration project to cut their joint CO2 emissions by 30 percent by 2020.

This will be achieved by developing new and sustainable logistics solutions that will also be made available on the market. One example is a joint solution involving sea transport to Gothenburg and further transport to Torsvik, where trucks have now been replaced by rail transport. This change has resulted in a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions.

On an annual basis, at least two new sustainable logistics solutions will be developed in order to replace traditional solutions and reduce their environmental impact. Additionally, mutual development involving environmental issues will take place via joint skill sharing.
“Greencarrier and CMA-CGM Scandinavia have been working with sustainability questions for many years, and it was thus simple and natural for us to begin collaborating. We also have well-defined long-term climate objectives and this makes it easier to develop good solutions that can be offered directly to the market. Working with skill sharing will also enable both organisations to develop still further, says Peter Nevhagen, CEO of Greencarrier Freight Services International.

Sustainable tools
CMA-CGM Scandinavia will utilise parts of the Greencarriers Green Evaluation (GGE) and Greenoffice concepts.
Greencarriers Green Evaluation is a tool used to classify partners in sustainability and increase collaboration with the most sustainable partners.
Greenoffice is a tool used to increase sustainability at the office level.

For further information, contact:
Peter Nevhagen CEO Greencarrier Freight Services International AB +46 708 85 00 89 Peter.nevhagen@greencarrier.com
Kenneth Sankala Sustainability Developer Greencarrier AB +46 703 64 05 03 kenneth.sankala@greencarrier.se

Greencarrier Freight Services and CMA-CGM Scandinavia reduce joint CO2 emissions.pdf

Founded in Marseille in 1978 by Jacques Saadé, the CMA CGM Group is a leading worldwide shipping group. The Group is present in more than 160 countries through its network of over 655 agencies, with more than 20,000 employees worldwide (4,500 in France). Its global presence and powerful ships enable the CMA CGM Group to transport a volume of 12.1 million TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) each year. www.cma-cgm.com

Greencarrier Freight Services offers flexible transport and logistics solutions by road, air and ocean including Oil & Gas Projects and Terminal & Port Logistics. Our independent position enables us to select the best options for our customers in all situations. www.greencarrier.com

Greencarrier is one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specialising in global transport solutions. Today we are a team of 800 employees in 14 countries with offices in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, China and Belarus. www.greencarrier.com

Greencarrier joins the Clean Shipping Network

2015/07/28
Cargo owners and forwarders are welcome to become members of the Clean Shipping Network. This is a growing association of corporations which have decided to utilize the Clean Shipping Index in their sea transport procurement. Having a supply chain oriented environmental strategy is one of the most important motives for joining the network.

 

Read the pressrelease here

Comments and initiatives regarding interpretations of EU rules

2015/06/04
Regarding articles published in different Swedish papers about green transportations between Turkey and Sweden we would like to comment and also bring forward our taken initiatives.

Greencarrier’s attention that a preinvestigation has been started towards our partner, the Turkish Logistic provider Ekol and ourselves Greencarrier Freight Services International.

The question essentially concerns whether the EU rules for combined transports are applicable and if the transport in accordance with such rules should be considered as one combined transport from Turkey to Sweden or whether the final leg of the transport taking place in Sweden should be regarded as a separate transport. The issue also involves in what way international licences can be applied in respect of carriage of goods in Sweden.

“Until we have reached clarity regarding the current legislation, we are changing the tractor units to Swedish or EU registrated units for the final leg to and from the Swedish ferry ports. From today it is in full operation. On behalf of Ekol and ourselves we are sorry for the inconvenience that this may have caused our customers”, says Peter Nevhagen, CEO Greencarrier Freight Services International AB.
 
The traffic set up Ekol has for Sweden, which also includes their own vehicles and drivers based in Sweden, has repeatedly been examined by legal experts and found to be in line with current legislation in the EU.
If the law changes Greencarrier and Ekol are obviously keen to adapt to the changes in regulations. 
Greencarrier has ordered the relevant transport services in order to be performed for its customers. Should these transports prove to have been performed in violation of current legislation, it may involve liability under the Commercial Traffic Act for Greencarrier in its capacity as buyer of the services.

Background information 
The Turkish Logistic company Ekol has, since the company was established in 1990, enjoyed strong growth with an expected revenue this year of more than MEUR 400 with 6000 employees. Ekol’s innovative management has developed a range of new services between Turkey and the rest of Europe. Example of this is its own ro-ro line between Istanbul and Trieste, which employs five own ferries. A wide range of destinations in Europe, including Sweden, are served by dedicated block train from Trieste. Ekol’s and Greencarrier’s joint market share for the traffic between Turkey and Sweden is over 30%. www.ekol.com
For further information, please contact
Peter Nevhagen
CEO
Greencarrier Freight Services International AB
+46 708 85 00 89
Peter.nevhagen@greencarrier.com

Sofia Schultz
Greencarrier Freight Services International AB
Communications
+46 707 73 32 40
sofia.schultz@greencarrier.com

Greencarrier Freight Services offers flexible transport and logistics solutions by road, air and ocean including Oil & Gas Projects and Terminal & Port Logistics. Greencarrier Freight Services is a team of 600 employees in 14 countries with an revenue of 287 MEUR. www.greencarrier.com

Press Release 150603.pdf

Greencarrier Freight Services strengthens management team

2015/06/02
Greencarrier Freight Services strengthens management team to accelerate its growth programme Greencarrier Freight Services has appointed Mikael Forsberg as its first head of global sales as it seeks to develop a stronger international profile. It has also promoted Jarmo Halonen to the role of Group Director Road Freight

 

Greencarrier Freight Services has appointed Mikael Forsberg as its first head of global sales as it seeks to develop a stronger international profile. It has also promoted Jarmo Halonen to the role of Group Director Road Freight.

Mr Forsberg, who takes the title of Chief Commercial Officer, will be responsible for the execution and development of the global sales strategy and has been tasked with achieving some ambitious growth targets. He was formerly Nordic Chief Commercial Officer for Damco and has a strong track record and extensive experience in working internationally.

Mr Halonen, the new Group Director Road Freight, has an extensive knowledge of the European road freight market over the past two decades. He joined Greencarrier three years ago as Managing Director of Freight Services in Finland. “We have a very ambitious plan to become a serious road freight operator in Europe over the next three years,” says Mr Halonen.

Greencarrier Freight Services, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specializing in global transport solutions, has been growing steadily over the last few years and is now employs 800 people operating in 14 countries.

CEO Peter Nevhagen says: “We have a very strong presence in Scandinavia, the Baltics and, increasingly, in Eastern Europe. Our strategy is to accelerate this growth, particularly, by targeting road freight in Western Europe and extending our global services further.”

Greencarrier already offers a wide range of sea and air freight services, with a particular expertise in Central Asia and China, and Mr Forsberg will be leading the team to expand the company’s presence in other regions.

The management team will be further expanded before the end of the year as Greencarrier is also in the process of recruiting a new manager in China.

This release can also be downloaded from: http://www.dunelmpr.co.uk

Photographs are available to download at http://www.dunelmpr.co.uk/Greencarrier-photogallery.html

For further information please contact:
Sofia Schultz
Marketing & Communications
Tel:  +46 (0) 31 85 79 44
E-mail: sofia.schultz@greencarrier.com

Greencarrier Freight Services strengthens team.pdf

Welcome to visit us at TransRussia in Moscow!

2015/04/13
TransRussia 2015 will be held 21-24 April in Moscow at Crocus Expo Center.

TransRussia 2015 will be held 21-24 April in Moscow at Crocus Expo Center. 
Welcome to our stand: Pav 1 hall 3, C325
Here you can meet representatives from our offices in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Please contact your sales representative at Greencarrier Liner Agency to set up a meeting with us.

You can get your free ticket at:
http://www.transrussia.ru/en-GB/visitors/ticket.aspx

Opening hours:
21-23 April 10:00 - 18:00
24 April 10:00 - 16:00
Looking forward to seeing you in Moscow!

Information about the Merge

2014/11/24

Information about the Merge of Greencarrier Freight Services Poland with Greencarrier Sea& Air Poland.

As previously announced, we wish to inform you that by the end of 2014 a Merger is planned between Greencarrier Freight Services Poland with Greencarrier Sea & Air Poland in the legal aspect.

The merger will be executed through the transfer of all the Assets of Greencarrier Sea & Air Poland (Target Company) to Greencarrier Freight Services Poland (Acquirer), and that the Company Greencarrier Freight Services Poland will take over all Obligations of Greencarrier Sea & Air Poland, both to Employees, Customers and Suppliers.

Starting from the Date of the Merger, the acquiring Company under the Law will enter all the Rights and Obligations of the Acquired Company. Consequently, Greencarrier Freight Services Poland will continue the Activities carried out so far by Greencarrier Sea & Air Poland and will take over the existing Commitments, particularly the ones arising from any Contracts concluded by the Company.

We believe that through taking what is best from the Practices and Experiences of both organizations and the use of the synergy arising from the integration of the Companies, we will be able to provide you with Logistics of even higher Efficiency and Quality, working as a One Stop Shop.

For further information please contact:

Greencarrier Freight Services Poland
Arkadiusz  Prejna
Managing Director Poland
Tel: +48 692 441 000
Email: arkadiusz.prejna@greencarrier.pl


First notice about the intent of merger

2014/11/06

Merger plan signed on 28.11.2014 by the Management Board of Greencarrier Freight Services Poland Sp. z o.o. and Greencarrier Sea & Air Poland Sp. z o.o.:

Merger Plan

Attachment no. 1

Attachment no. 2

Attachment no. 3

New winter tyre requirements for heavy vehicles

2014/11/03
As of 1 January 2015, new requirements for winter tyres come into effect for vehicles with a maximum permitted weight of more than 3 500 kg. Read more here.

New SECA rules

2014/10/03
Imminent environmental legislation will limit fuel sulphur emissions from all ships operating in Northern Europe and the coastal areas of the United States. The cost implications will impact on oceanliners, ferry companies and feeder operators and ultimately their freight customers. Here we explain the background. Read More

Greencarrier Poland introduces more environmentally-friendly vehicles

2014/09/24
Greencarrier Freight Services Poland is introducing dual fuel vehicles to help clothing company Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) reduce its carbon footprint.

 

Greencarrier has been working with Holak, one of its dedicated partner hauliers, to fit the Solaris Diesel (LPG and diesel) system and the vehicles are now being calibrated for optimum performance.

Wojciech Siebeneichen of Greencarrier Freight Services Poland SP. Z O.O. says his company was keen to meet H&M’s requirements to reduce its CO2 emissions.

“We looked at a range of options and decided the installation of the dual fuel system was the best solution. Not only does this system ensure that we will reduce vehicle emissions, it also cuts fuel consumption by at least 10%.”

The Solaris Diesel system has been chosen for its ease of use and low maintenance as well as its ability to increase power and torque. Once the calibrations are finished and the exact performance statistics are published, Greencarrier expects some of its other haulier contractors will also get their vehicles converted.

Mr Siebeneichen says: “Greencarrier is an innovative company so we are always working with our suppliers and partners to offer the most technologically advanced and cost efficient systems in the market.”

Greencarrier, a private company offering global transport solutions with offices throughout Scandinavia and Eastern Europe as well as in the UK and China, has identified the environment as one of the cornerstones in its Corporate Social Responsibility policy and sustainability work.

Mr Siebeneichen adds: “We are very excited about the introduction of these dual-fuel vehicles and we are offering all our dedicated haulier suppliers as much help as we can so that they will adopt this eco-innovative solution.”

For further information please contact:

Greencarrier Freight Services Poland
Arkadiusz  Prejna
Managing Director Poland
Tel: +48 692 441 000
Email: arkadiusz.prejna@greencarrier.pl

Greencarrier Freight Services International AB
Sofia Schultz
Marketing & Communications
Tel:  +46 31 857 9 44
Email:  sofia.schultz@greencarrier.com

Greencarrier Graduate Scholarship at Swedish Chamber in Hong Kong

2014/05/13
Greencarrier is awarding a HK$100,000 Internship Grant at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong in 2014/2015 to a recently graduated university student.

The winner will be invited to complete a ten-month internship at the Chamber, starting September 1, 2014 until 30 June 2015.  The grant will be distributed in ten monthly installments to support the recipient’s living expenses.  

The Internship Grant highlights the long-term presence, commitment and spearhead position of Swedish businesses in Hong Kong and South China.  It also highlights the instrumental part played by the Chamber in advancing Swedish interests in the region during the past quarter of a century.
 
Said Greencarrier chairman & co-owner, Mr. Stefan Björk:
”We have a focus on the trade between Sweden and China and we want to develop and strengthen our presence here. The Greencarrier Internship Grant is a natural step in our long term cooperation with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and we are happy to provide this opportunity to a motivated student.”

Said Chamber chairman, Mr. Ulf Ohrling:
”We are proud of our vibrant member body and our numerous activities, publications and events throughout the year. With the Greencarrier Internship Grant we intend to create an opportunity for a talented young professional to come to Hong Kong and participate in our inspiring mission.”

Recent university graduates with a demonstrated interest in Hong Kong and Greater China are welcome to apply for the Internship Grant.  Detailed application instructions are found on the Chamber website, http://www.swedcham.com.hk/.

April, 2014

Greencarrier &
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Greencarrier Freight Services strengthens organisation in Norway

2014/04/23
Greencarrier AB, which until now has operated as two separate organisations in Norway for its freight forwarding and logistics activities, has decided to merge them as one entity. The new combined organisation will form a part of the Greencarrier Freight Services division. Peter Nevhagen, CEO, Greencarrier Freight Services said: “By pooling our strengths, we can offer all of our customers the widest possible range of services. It will make us stronger and pave the way for new business opportunities.”

He adds that the merger will make it easier for customers to do business with the Greencarrier Group. “It ensures our products and services are more transparent to our customers and the outside world.” 

The legal name of the merged organisation is Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics AS with Kåre Thuesen as MD.  Kåre Thuesen says:

 “We are excited by this development. It is a logical step as, in the past, the two companies have offered both complementary and similar services and products but operated in different geographical locations. The merger paves the way for a more unified approach and the larger geographical footprint enables us to offer our customers a wide product range with a local presence. It will also simplify the processes for our suppliers, as they now will relate to Greencarrier’s forwarding and logistics activities in one company.”

Øyvind Lygre, the former CEO of Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics, will take responsibility for port logistics and related activities. He will have a crucial role in developing the company's geographic expansion in Norway.

Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics AS has about 150 employees, with offices and facilities in Bergen, Drammen, Kristiansand, Larvik, Moss, Oslo and Stavanger.

Greencarrier Freight Services, headquartered in Sweden, is part of one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned global transport companies, Greencarrier AB. It has offices throughout the Nordic region as well as in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belarus and China and employs 600 people.

Over the past three years Greencarrier AB, which has expanded through both acquisition and organic growth, has been working to streamline its organisation. The group, which was founded in 2000, employs 800 people in 14 countries.

Peter Nevhagen went on to say: “We feel it is important to create a better structure and greater clarity, both internally and externally. This change and the others we have made are positive for us as a company as well as for our staff, our customers and our suppliers.”

-ends-

For further information please contact:
Christina Thulin
Corporate Communications
Tel:  +46 (0) 705 84 01 40
E-mail: Christina.Thulin@greencarrier.com

Issued by:
Dunelm Public Relations Ltd
162 Hill House
210 Upper Richmond Road
London SW15 6NP
UK
Tel:  +44 20 7859 4186
lizfalcone@dunelmpr.co.uk
www.dunelmpr.co.uk

 
   On behalf of:
Greencarrier AB
Corporate Communications
PO Box 1076
405 22 Göteborg
Sweden
Tel:  +46 31 85 79 00 
Fax: +46 31 42 61 27
christina.thulin@greencarrier.com
www.greencarrier.com


Greencarrier continues growth strategy with office in Belarus

2014/04/10
Greencarrier Freight Services, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned global transport companies, has opened an office in Minsk, Belarus.

 

The company has expanded through both organic growth and acquisition since it was founded in 2000 and Belarus marks the 14th country where it has its own offices.

 

Peter Nevhagen, CEO, Greencarrier Freight Services, says: “Our strategy is to develop our services in line with customer demand. We are expanding our office structure, especially in Eastern Europe, to ensure we can offer the best possible customer service.

 

“It is a natural expansion of our business in Lithuania to set up an office in Minsk. We have managed cargo flows into and out of Belarus over the last few years and have studied the market carefully. We know that now the time is right to launch Greencarrier Freight Services BEL.”

 

The Belarus operation will initially run as a subsidiary of Greencarrier’s Lithuanian office which is headed by managing director Marijus Zilinskas.

 

“The intention is to strengthen our existing products by being closer to our customers,” says Mr Zilinskas. “We will offer the full range of services including containerised ocean freight, ro-ro ocean services and air freight. We will have our own consolidation services from China and other LCL services through our worldwide network of agents.”

 

Greencarrier expects the main markets for road freight – from a single pallet to full truck loads – to be to/from Scandinavia, UK, Baltics and Poland.

 

Aurimas Digrevicius, Greencarrier’s branch manager in Vilnius for the last four years, will run the Belarus operation on the ground and he is currently recruiting staff for the Minsk office.

 

Mr Nevhagen says he expects Belarus to be another successful addition to Greencarrier Freight Services. “We make sure that we have the resources internally and the customer base externally when we make the decision to expand into another country. Our most recent launch was in Poland in 2012 when we acquired Transpoint International and that has proved an excellent move for both Greencarrier and our customers.”

 

Greencarrier Freight Services, headquartered in Sweden, has about 600 employees in 14 countries with offices throughout Scandinavia as well as in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, China and now Belarus.

 

Office details:
Greencarrier Freight Services BEL
Tsimirazyeva str. 67-94, office #601,
Minsk,
Belarus

 

Tel:       +375 17 33 68 000
Mobile: +375 29 35 39 777
Email: aurimas.digrevicius@greencarrier.lt
www.greencarrier.com

 

For further information contact:

 

Greencarrier Freight Services LT UAB
Marijus Zilinskas
Managing Director
Tel: +370 (46) 24 69 99
Email: marijus.zilinskas@greencarrier.lt

 

Greencarrier Freight Services International AB
Peter Nevhagen
CEO
Tel: +46 31 857 989
Email: peter.nevhagen@greencarrier.com

 

Greencarrier Freight Services International AB
Sofia Schultz
Marketing & Communications
Tel:  +46 31 857 9 44
Email:  sofia.schultz@greencarrier.com

 

Greencarrier Freight Services in cooperation with P&O Ferrymasters

2014/01/29
Pan-European logistics specialist P&O Ferrymasters has launched a daily FTL/LTL service between the Benelux/Ruhr areas and Estonia using a dedicated trailer fleet.

The new service is being run in conjunction with Greencarrier Freight Services – the second initiative between the companies following their agency agreement for Finland. Headquartered in Gothenburg, Greencarrier is one of the Nordic region’s largest privately-owned logistics groups, with Baltic Sea and east European markets prominent among its global operations.

Initially the service is targeted to move up to ten trailers per week. Greencarrier’s local personnel will handle sales in Estonia and offload/reload trailers on vessels calling there, while P&OFM will lead sales activity in Benelux and the Ruhr.

To integrate the operation, P&OFM has switched responsibility for its Benelux, Ruhr and Baltic states traffic from the CEE desk to its Nordic operation, both run from the Amsterdam office. The Nordic team controls a dedicated fleet of 60 own-trailers.

Amsterdam general manager Marcel Manshanden says: “With daily capacity for Estonia, we have enhanced the range and flexibility of our solutions for both new and existing customers. The initial uptake has already encouraged plans to extend our Baltic cooperation with Greencarrier to Lithuania and Latvia in the foreseeable future.”

Priit Mäggi, general manager of Greencarrier Estonia, adds: “P&O Ferrymasters is an excellent match for our further development plan, offering our customers high quality service in Estonia and the Benelux. Within a short time we have already achieved regular volumes between our countries. Furthermore, the partnership coupled with Estonia’s role as a gateway for transit cargo is an excellent basis for expanding LTL and FTL services to Russia.”

Meanwhile P&OFM also expects some spin-off from part-loads generated in France, Spain and the UK. The company would rebuild part-load trailers at its cross-docking base in Europoort or another Netherlands facility, the Nordic cross-dock terminal in Almelo, for onward delivery into the Baltic countries.

For more information visit http://www.poferrymasters.com/news/2014/01/21/estonia-trailer-service-signals-baltic-growth-potential

For more information please contact Priit Mäggi +37 256 802 860

Greencarrier Freight Services, Sweden helps Lagerhaus launch in Japan

2013/10/09
Leading Swedish interior design company Lagerhaus has chosen Greencarrier Freight Services, Sweden to handle the logistics for its first shop outside Sweden.

 

The shop will open in the department store APITA Nishiyamato in the Nagoya-Osaka area, Japan on 9 October. Lagerhaus has been working closely with Uny, the owner of the APITA stores and one of the major retail companies in Japan, to prepare for the launch.

 

Greencarrier Freight Services will use its hub in Hong Kong to store the products and pick orders for the Japanese shop. Lagerhaus will open two more shops in Japan this year and has plans to open another 20 in the country over the next few years.

“We are delighted to be part of this exciting project for Lagerhaus,” says Peter Nevhagen, CEO, Greencarrier Freight Services.

“They are a highly valued customer and we are pleased to be able to provide the supply chain services they need for their Japanese venture.”

 

Greencarrier Freight Services operates a distribution centre in Gothenburg for Lagerhaus, where products from suppliers in Europe and Asia are stored and then picked and packed for distribution to the 34 Lagerhaus stores in Sweden. 
 
Lars Bonander, Lagerhaus, CEO, says there is great potential for the company in the Japanese market.

“The demand for designed homeware products at low prices is big in Japan. Since this is the essence of Lagerhaus core values, we see good opportunities for long term success.”

He added that he sees Greencarrier as an essential partner in the decision to launch in Japan.
“We needed to know the supply chain would be fast, reliable and cost-effective – so that the shop shelves would always be fully stocked. Our long-term relationship with Greencarrier in Sweden helped us make the decision to expand outside the country.”

 

For further information please contact:
Sofia Schultz
Marketing & Communications
Tel:  +46 (0) 31 85 79 44
E-mail: sofia.schultz@greencarrier.com

 

Greencarrier Freight Services acquires Finnish Rahtihuolinta Suomi Oy

2013/09/10
The Greencarrier Group has expanded its presence in Finland, with Greencarrier Freight Services Finland acquiring the freight forwarder Rahtihuolinta Suomi Oy.

 

The deal was finalized on 6 September with Greencarrier Freight Services Finland buying 100% of the shares from Mr Tapio Talasterä and Mrs Anne Pennala. Rahtihuolinta Suomi Oy, which has 9 staff, two offices and an annual turnover €3 million, offers global air & sea forwarding together with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and European road transports together with selected partners.

 

Jarmo Halonen, managing director, Greencarrier Freight Services Finland, says: “This deal is in line with our growth strategy in Finland and allows us to improve our air and ocean business together with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, which will be our main overseas partner in the future. We will also gain an additional office in Tampere, which is one of the major industrial areas in Finland.” Tapio Talasterä and Anne Pennala, who have both made long and successful careers in the Finnish forwarding industry, are pleased with the deal. “We feel that Greencarrier gives us the opportunity to develop Rahtihuolinta’s business as part of a bigger organization. It also allows a smooth transition of our staff and customers, which is very important to us.”

 

The implementation process will start immediately and is due to be completed by the end of November. Greencarrier Freight Services Finland will then have an annual turnover of approx €15 million with a staff of 30.

 

For more information please contact:
Jarmo Halonen
Managing Director
Greencarrier Freight Services Finland
+358-40-9006466
jarmo.halonen@greencarrier.fi

 

Greencarrier Freight Services acquires Trana Spedition

2013/05/03
On Tuesday, 30 April, Greencarrier Freight Services Sweden acquired all shares in Trana Spedition. Based just outside Borås, Sweden, Trana’s road transport solutions to and from Finland makes it a great addition to the Greencarrier organization.  
“Trana Spedition is an outstanding and well-managed company,” says Peter Nevhagen, CEO at Greencarrier Freight Services International. “Its road transport solutions to and from Finland reinforce our focused initiatives in the Nordic and Baltic regions and make Trana an excellent addition to our organization. The acquisition will also bring us local offices near Borås and its exciting commercial sector.”
 
“Trana Spedition recognizes the many opportunities this acquisition will bring for both parties,” says Kenneth Sankala, who until today was CEO and owner of Trana Spedition, and will now stay on as Managing Director of operations in Länghem. “Greencarrier will offer us continued growth prospects in additional markets in the Baltic Sea region and in Eastern Europe.  
 
Founded in 1983, Trana Spedition AB is a privately owned Swedish logistics company dedicated to providing customers better and more personalized alternatives to transport services between Sweden and Finland. The company has six employees and a turnover of SEK 72 million in 2011. For now, Trana will continue to conduct its activities under the Trana name, and no other changes are being planned at present.
 
“With our shared vision on quality, precision, the environment and excellent personalized customer service,” continues Nevhagen, “I am confident that customers will see the advantages of Greencarrier’s acquisition of Trana Spedition.”
 
For more information, please contact:
Peter Nevhagen, CEO Greencarrier Freight Services International,
+46 31-85 79 89, peter.nevhagen@greencarrier.com

Kenneth Sankala, VD, Trana Spedition AB, +46 325-619962, kenneth@trana.se
 

Greencarrier’s domestic rail transport solutions meet world’s most str

2013/05/01
Over the last few years, Greencarrier has been focused on providing transport alternatives with the minimum level of environmental impact. “Now we have been rewarded for our work on the environment, as Greencarrier becomes the first logistics company to provide transport solutions under the ‘Good Environmental Choice’ seal,” explains Bengt Erlandsson, Business Development Manager for Greencarrier Freight Services International AB.

Naturskyddsföreningen (the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation) has the world’s most stringent environmental requirements for companies seeking to obtain “Good Environmental Choice” certification for their freight transportation. To gain accreditation, companies must demonstrate that the fuel they consume comes primarily from renewable sources, as well as ensuring their air pollution emissions remain low.

 

“In practice, this means that long distance transport solutions can only qualify by using rail services, or combining rail and road-based transportation. Greencarrier has enjoyed an excellent partnership with Green Cargo, whose transport solutions have been certified since 1998.”

 

“We hope to be able to further expand this partnership in line with receiving growing numbers of enquires regarding ‘green’ transport solutions. This has particular importance for customers within the textile sector, who work under their own stringent environmental requirements and life cycle perspectives for their products and services, when making their choice of subcontractor,” adds Erlandsson.

 

The guiding principle underpinning “Good Environmental Choice” accreditation is that the transport service itself is certified; not the type of vehicle used. Assessment is made primarily on the basis of volumes of air pollution emission, in the form nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides and hydrocarbons, during one year.

 

“Alongside renewable fuel, the fill ratio during transportation is a key parameter. The requirements can only be met in the event the return transport solution is also efficiently utilised and loaded,” advises Erlandsson.

 

When Greencarrier takes part in the Logistics & Transport trade fair at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre in Göteborg, on 29–30 May, more information will be available on the freight transport solutions which comply with the “Good Environmental Choice” requirements.

 

Captions:
During the spring, Greencarrier became the first Swedish logistics operator to obtain “Good Environmental Choice” certification for the following rail services, operated in partnership with Green Cargo: Göteborg/Ystad – Skellefteå and Göteborg–Norrköping.

 

Bengt Erlandsson, Business Development Officer for Green Carrier, sees the certification as a key milestone in the company’s work on the environment.

 

Facts – “Good Environmental Choice” freight transport solutions
“Good Environmental Choice” is an independent environmental certification offered by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.

 

The certification aims to promote better choices taking into account nature, environmental and climatic factors.

 

Certification for freight transport solutions is divided into three categories: light goods (carriers), distribution and long-distance transport solutions. From a life cycle perspective, the use of renewable energy is analysed in combination with the emission of air pollution generated by operation and production of fuel. The fill ratio is also measured.

For more information, please contact:
Bengt Erlandsson, Business Development Manager for Greencarrier.
+46 (0)705-87 89 31, bengt.erlandsson@greencarrier.com
Agneta Carlsson, Product Manager, Good Environmental Choice Transport Solutions, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation,
+46 (0)70-921 97 22, agneta.carlsson@naturskyddsforeningen.se

 

 

New office in Dalian-Greencarrier Freight Services continue to expand

2013/04/18
The Swedish-headquartered logistics specialist Greencarrier Freight Services, which has in recent years expanded substantially within the Nordic countries and the Baltic states, is continuing with its programme to create a network of offices in China.

 

Greencarrier already have over 50 staff in offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai,  Shenzhen, Ningbo, Xiamen and Qingdao. It is now opening one more office in Dalian.
Next on the agenda says Niklas Olsson, MD of Greencarrier in China,  will be an office in Tianjin:
"We set the target in 2011 to have 8-10 offices in China by 2013 and we will reach that by the opening of our next office in Tianjin”.

”As we do in our southern offices, we will offer a complete range of logistics products including Sea/Air services, 3PL and distribution center solutions. For us, these sectors have become our specialities since there is considerable demand for companies with the skill to be able to manage these more complex activities.”

 

Dalian
The Greencarrier office in Dalian opened for business on april 2nd  and is organized under Greencarrier Shanghai Limited and supervised by General Manager Heather Yang, Ocean Freight Operation Manager Elyn Wu and key contact for Customer Service  Kathy Le. Sales will be supported by Sales Manager Tero Ahonen. Heather Yang is in charge of the Greencarrier offices in central and north China, including Shanghai, Ningbo, Qingdao and now Dalian.
 
Announcing this new office, Niklas Olsson said:
“Being in Dalian will enable us to offer a better service to our customers in the Nordic and Baltic countries. It means too that Greencarrier Asia can be closer to our customers in this particular region. Greencarrier Dalian will handle all ocean- and airfreight shipments, import and export, in both Dalian and  the Liaoning province.”
 
Late last year Greencarrier opened the office in Qingdao and together with the planned office in Tianjin (port of capitol Beijing) the Nordic based forwarder will cover the whole coastline with presence in all the major ports. “As we are close to reach our goal of representation in the major coastal region of China, we are starting to plan for development further to the western inland of China, with Chongqing as one option”, says Niklas Olsson. Greencarrier Freight Services  also offers a variety of added-value services including facilities for sorting, order picking, re-marking, shrink wrapping and labeling of goods. 

 

Office details:
Greencarrier Dalian Ltd
Room 1909 Times Building, No.7 Gangwan Street, Dalian China
Tel: +86-411-6289 9810
FAX:+86-411-8279 8077

 

Customer Service main contact:
Kathy Le
Oceanfreight operator
Direct: + 86 21 60950955
Email: kathy.le@greencarrierasia.com.cn

Greencarrier sets sail with the Swedish East India Company

2013/03/02
This morning an agreement was signed between the Swedish East India Company and the Swedish transportation company Greencarrier. The Swedish East India Company is the owner of the 18th-century East Indiaman sailing ship, Götheborg. Götheborg will over the next two years be used as a marketing platform to strengthen Greencarrier’s brand.

It was today, Thursday, February 7, representatives from both companies met to sign a two-year contract with Greencarrier, who becomes the official partner of the Swedish sailing vessel Götheborg and the ship's European Tour 2013. 

Götheborg is a remarkable ship. Built in 2005, she is an 18th century ship replicated without any of the original drawings. Using the tools, building methods and materials of the 18th century, she also fulfils all modern safety requirements. Today she is the largest wooden sailing ship in the world. 

With Götheborg as a marketing platform, we will now focus on strengthening our brand further, says Stefan Björk, Chairman and co-owner of Greencarrier:

“The ship is a unique symbol that both amplifies and visualises our motto and mindset ‘Yes, it's possible!’" 

Greencarrier was founded in 2000 and is today one of the largest Nordic privately owned transport groups. The company has over 750 employees in 13 countries, with a focus on Eastern Europe and Asia. Turnover for the Group in 2012: €380m.

Håkan Beskow, president of the Swedish East India Company, stated:

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Greencarrier on board as the new official partner for our vessel. The agreement has given us new wind in our sails and this is the beginning of a new period of sailing expeditions for Götheborg.

“Greencarrier’s commitment means that Götheborg can realise the four-month summer European Tour 2013. This is expected to last between May and September, and the ship will visit several cities where Greencarrier operates.”

For more information and questions please contact:

Stefan Björk, Chairman, Greencarrier
on tel: +46 31 85 55 29, email: stefan.bjork@greencarrier.com.

Asa Nydén, Corporate Communications, Greencarrier 
on tel: +46 31 85 32 44, email: asa.nyden@greencarrier.com.

Hakan Beskow, President, Swedish East India Company 
on +46 738 23 38 00  email: hakan.beskow@soic.se.

Emanuel Persson, Expedition Leader, Swedish East India Company
on +46 704 54 77 98, email: emanuel.persson@soic.se.


Note to Editors:
Downloadable photographs to accompany the press release are available at
http://www.dunelmpr.co.uk/Greencarrier-photogallery.html

Issued by:
Dunelm Public Relations Ltd
Docklands Business Centre
10 Tiller Road
London E14 8PX
UK
Tel:  +44 20 7345 5232
Fax: +44 20 7345 5234
www.dunelmpr.co.uk


 
  On behalf of:
Greencarrier AB
Corporate Communications
PO Box 1076
405 22 Göteborg
Sweden
Tel:  +46 31 85 79 00 
Fax: +46 31 42 61 27
www.greencarrier.com