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SL Europe  (italy sea, air, rail freight forwarder) Joined JCtrans, It is a network for Freight forwarders to develop shipments in the world.
Established in 2003, JCtrans Logistics Network is a global logistics network. Since founded, JCtrans relies on e-commerce and online public platform to provide global networking services for freight forwarders and other logistical service providers, by means of network marketing promotion, transaction, settlement platform, financial protection, credit system and other diversified services. With abundant domestic and international resources of logistics and trading industry, JCtrans aims to build a centralized, safe and fast logistics transaction and settlement platform, on which traders can seek freight forwarders to expand procurement channels and freight forwarders offer logistics solution services to global partners to build long-term cooperation relationships.

SL Europe Agency has joined the largest Network Logistics in the world.

With over 9,961 member offices in 193 countries around the world, WCAworld is the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders. The combined logistics might of the WCA world membership exceeds that of even the world’s largest multinational freight forwarders.Every member of every WCAworld network is also automatically covered by the most generous and extensive financial protection program in the industry, which allows your company to conduct business with other WCA members with complete security and peace of mind.

SL Europe  Agency  ( Milan Italy Sea and Air Freight Forwarder ) the company offers shipment service for transport by sea, air, road, rail, project cargo, break bulk, Ro-Ro. Offers service in the area of ​​customs clearance, loading, unloading, warehouse logistics, personal effects, car transportation and trading company.



When is Republic Day?

SL Europe, freight forwarder inform , always celebrated on June 2nd. This is Italy’s National Day.

Republic Day (Italian: Festa della Repubblica) marks the referendum of 1946, which resulted in the creation of the Italian republic.

History of Republic Day

Italy became a nation on March 17th 1861, when most of the states of the region and the two Sicilies were united under King Victor Emmanuel II, hitherto king of Sardinia.

The father of Italian unification was Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, the Chief Minister of Victor Emmanuel.

Rome stayed under the rule of the Papacy for nearly 10 years and became part of the Kingdom of Italy on September 20th 1870. This is the final date of Italian unification.

On June 2nd 1946, a referendum on the monarchy led to the establishment of the Italian republic, and Italy adopted a new constitution on January 1st 1948. Male members of the royal family were sent into exile because of their association with the fascist regime and were only allowed to return to their country in 2002.

Italy’s constitution now forbids a monarchy to ever rule again

In 1977, the national holiday was moved to the first Sunday in June, for economic reasons to avoid the holiday having a negative effect on working hours. It stayed on the Sunday until 1999, when June 2nd was made the official date.


As part of our ongoing strive to provide our customers with the best possible service, our Company  has joined on  FIATA ( International federation of freight forwarders associations ), who has  approved the membership application of SL EUROPE AGENCY SRL. At the moment FIATA unites more than 10 thousand logistics companies from 150 countries.
Membership in the association is a recognition of good business reputation of company,  ts financial stability and highly professional staff. As a recognized leader in project logistics, SL EUROPE AGENCY SRL  meets all the high standards and criteria required by FIATA.




Italian exports shipments to non-EU countries decreased by 9.9% in 2020, thus recording the worst trend since 2009, despite the rapid recovery that started in May. Istat notes this in the latest report in which it also gave outcome of the results for the month of December.
For more than 6 percentage points, the decline is explained by the drop in sales of capital goods and non-durable consumer goods. The contraction, spread to all the main outlet markets, was lower than the average for Switzerland, the United States, China and Japan, while the contraction was greater in India, ASEAN countries and OPEC countries.

Particularly in December, trade with non-EU countries dropped in both directions: exports decresed by 4.6%, while imports decreased by 1.3%. Overall, Italian imports in 2020 recorded a contraction of 15.3%, for more than two thirds caused by the collapse in purchases of energy products.

However, it should be noted that the October-December 2020 quarter is an improvement compared to the previous one. In particular, exports grew by 4.0%, supported mainly by growth, energy (+ 12%), durable consumer goods (+ 7.9%) and capital goods (+ 5.2%).

If no other particular upheavals occur in the coming weeks, the global shipping companies active in containerized shipping are preparing to provide  to a 2020 full of financial satisfactions. How great these satisfactions will be are shown by the quarterly numbers that are coming out in the last hours.

On the other hand, the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index, the index that since 2009 has been tracking and recording the trend of sea freight rates for the transport of containerized cargo by sea, has just reached a new all-time high. Last week it closed with a record high of 1,857.33 points, crumbling the previous peak of 2010. At the beginning of the year the same index stood at around 1,000 points.

At the moment, the rates for direct shipments to Northern Europe are cheaper, being equal to $ 1,508 per Teu container. On the other hand, freight rates from Asia to the ports of the US west coast ($ 3,887 for each 40’GP) and the east coast ($ 4,676) continue to travel at more than double levels. The most expensive of all, however, are the rates for shipments by sea from Asia to South America (Brazil for example) where a 20′ GP pays 4,294 dollars.

Zim celebrated in the third quarter of 2020 the highest profit ever obtained by the company in three months of operation: between July and September the Israeli carrier in fact recorded a profit of 144.4 million dollars, up by 2,814, 4% compared to the profit of 5 million for the same period in 2019. The revenues for the three months were equal to 1.012 billion dollars (+ 20.3%) and the average freight per container Teu embarked of 1.176 dollars (+16, 6%).
Ap Moller Maersk closed the third quarter of 2020 with revenues down -1.4% to $ 9.9 billion, while EBITDA rose 39% to reach $ 2.3 billion. Merit, they say from Copenhagen, of the agility with which the hold capacity is managed, the cost reduction, the attention to the offer for customers and the temporary increase in the demand for shipments “. The main driving force on the group’s activities was maritime transport which, despite a lower number (-3.6%) of containers transported in the quarter, saw the net result grow by 511 million dollars, which reached 1.8 billion. dollars. Ebitda also increased by 25.4%. An important contribution also came from the Logistics & services division.
Other quarterly reports will be made public in the coming days and will confirm the very positive months that shipping companies active in container transport are experiencing in 2020.


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GLA General Network

GLA General Network memberships focus on Air Freight, LCL, FCL, Trucking, Custom Clearance and Port Service for general cargo in each country.They provides competitive rate, great service and one stop solution to guarantee your cargo be delivered smoothly to destination when you have the request at any time.

GLA Project Network

GLA Project Network memberships are the specialized in Break Bulk Chartering, RORO, OOG, Heavy Lift, Trucking, Port Service, Warehouse and Inspection etc for Project cargo. They are the experts in project industry and design the best solution for your shipment whenever you are in despair.

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El tráfico alrededor del planeta se vio afectado por la emergencia del Coronavirus y ahora los números que cuantifican todo comienzan a reflejarse. Otros datos provienen del tráfico marítimo, en este caso del Canal de Panamá. En comparación con 2019, de hecho, hubo una caída del 3.2% de enero a abril, el peor resultado en los últimos 5 años. A pesar de esto, el volumen de carga transportada aumentó.

La disminución más fuerte en 5 años.

Las cifras publicadas por el Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censo (INEC) de la Contraloría General de Panamá hablan de 4742 barcos que transitaron en los primeros cuatro meses de 2020 contra 4899 del mismo período de hace un año. La comparación de los períodos de referencia de los últimos años indica cómo en 2019 el tránsito creció un 0.3%, disminuyó un 1.5% en 2018 y aumentó un 5.5% en 2017.

Menos tránsito, pero más volumen

Paradójicamente, el volumen de carga transitado a través del canal ha aumentado: un buen 9% más que el año anterior, con un aumento en el tonelaje de 6.1 puntos porcentuales. Esta aparente contratendencia se debe a la combinación de barcos que cruzaron el canal de Panamá: los que corresponden al estándar de tonelaje Panamax, que pueden cruzar las  más antiguas, disminuyeron (-9.2%), a favor de una mayor cantidad de Neopanamax (+ 23.2%) que puede aprovechar las construidas después de 2016.
Al ser más buques de gran capacidad pertenecientes a la segunda categoría, terminaron afectando favorablemente las toneladas de carga almacenadas a pesar de la disminución general de los tránsitos.

Dal 26 Giugno  SL EUROPE AGENCY fa parte del Gruppo Cinese WIFFA, specialisti del trasporto internazionale.

World International Freight Forwarder Alliance (WIFFA) è un’organizzazione per la cooperazione commerciale tra i membri spedizionieri internazionali. È stato avviato da Shipping China ( e co-sponsorizzato da organizzazioni del settore marittimo e associati in Cina e all’estero. È stato registrato a Hong Kong. WIFFA mira a stabilire norme e regolamenti industriali, completando i modelli di business e aumentando le opportunità di business attraverso le interazioni tra i membri. I principali contenuti collaborativi di WIFFA sono AGENZIA RECIPROCA, e COMMERCIALIZZAZIONE . La filosofia di WIFFA è quella di invitare tutte le società di spedizioni che hanno un’alta reputazione, buone prestazioni commerciali e una mente ponderata a lottare per l’aumento degli interessi comuni.

La famiglia WIFFA  è possibile trovare un ambiente aziendale affidabile e sicuro. Standard e procedure rigorose per la domanda di adesione garantiscono la sicurezza e l’affidabilità della famiglia WIFFA per tutti i membri. I candidati devono essere approvati dal segretariato WIFFA in base al volume di traffico, alla reputazione, alla portata aziendale, alle qualifiche come NVOCC, membri di altre organizzazioni internazionali ecc.

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Supporting measures to rail and intermodal transport
A few days ago, the European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Italian aid measures to support the shift of freight transport from road to rail in the area of the Port of Genoa. The goal is to encourage the use of rail transport and intermodal solutions in the context of serious disruptions to the local transport network, severely impacted by the collapse of the Morandi bridge in August 2018. The EU decision released an overall budget of Eur 9 million, in the form of subsidies to logistics companies and multimodal transport operators, which have been able to maintain or to increase the share of freight transported by rail from and to the Port of Genoa over the 15 months following the collapse of the bridge. Support will also be granted, to the concessionaire of rail services in the Port of Genoa to compensate the additional costs borne due to the infrastructural disruption over the same period. The Commission found that the aid is beneficial for the environment, as it supports rail transport and mobility, which is less polluting than road transport, while also decreasing road congestion. This is particularly important in this case due to the severe disruptions in traffic and connectivity experienced by the city of Genoa as a result of the collapse of the Morandi bridge in 2018. The Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority trusts that this decision can become a first step towards a stronger role of public bodies to encourage and to govern the development of a more sustainable transport service between the ports of Genoa and their hinterland.


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