MONTHLY MEMBER FEATURE

MONTHLY MEMBER FEATURE

 

November 2021 Member Feature

Our Globalink November Member Feature is BR Partners out of Itajaí, Brazil.

 

Jonas Pelegrini, BR Partners 

Get to know Jonas Pelegrini, CEO of BR Partners:

  • How long have you been in the industry & what do you specialize in?

    • We’ve been in the Freight Forwarder Business since 2009, so 12 years. We’re one of the best companies in Brazil for Project Cargo, especially for big Yachts. This has been our core business since the very beginning, and I am very familiar with the boat industry. As well as Foodstuff in general, reefer and dry containers, imports and exports.”

  • How do you distinguish yourself from your competition, what makes you different?

    • “I started working in a boat factory, so I was a customer of many freight forwarders. When I started this business, I didn’t have the experience of how to get rates, make quotes, or how to handle a shipment, but I knew what makes customers happy and what doesn’t. It took me more time to develop the proper networking that I needed to succeed, but on the other hand I was able to provide a more personalized service and see things the way the customers see, which resulted in more loyal customers.”

  • Favorite thing about membership with Globalink/Global Value?

    • “It's not too big and not too small - perfect for our size and aligned to our strategy for the next few years.”

  • What kind of business are you looking to develop now? 

    • “At the moment we are doing AEO and ISO certifications. After this process is finished, we will invest more in door-to-door solutions, rather than just offering international freight.”


Our Global Value November Member Feature is Kalgin Global Logistics, headquartered in Matraville, Australia.

Richard Lamport, Kalgin Global Logistics

Get to know Richard Lamport, Managing Director of Kalgin Global Logistics:

  • How do you distinguish yourself from your competition, what makes you different?

    • “Our “Parsley” concept. Everyone at Kalgin is committed to adding the extra garnish for our clients. We are committed to going that extra mile and making a difference. A problem or mistake is an opportunity. That’s when our clients truly measure us, so that’s when we step up and prove our value. In addition, we embrace technology. While our competitors fear disruption, we embrace it.  Our digital platform, Kalgin Digital, is proof of that.”

  • How long have you been in the industry & what do you specialize in?

    • “I have been in the industry for 36 years. Kalgin has been in business for 32 of those years. We are specialists in the Pacific Islands market operating our own FAK services to all Pacific Islands from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne & Auckland. We are the largest NVO in Australia & NZ operating in these trade lanes.  We are also a member of IATA & a licensed Customs Broker.”

  • Favorite thing about membership with Globalink/Global Value?

    • “There is a genuine “family” vibe with the GVN. We find that any gaps in our own network are well catered for by GVN with quality agents.”

  • What kind of business are you looking to develop now? 

    • “We have a 5 year strategic plan to expand our own office network throughout the Asia-Pacific region (Kalgin Papua New Guinea is due to open in April ’22). We are also looking for acquisition opportunities in Australia & New Zealand to help achieve our growth plan (recent acquisition completed of a Brisbane forwarder specialising in the PNG market). We are keen to expand our import FAK business from any interested NVO agents, particularly Asia.”

 

 

October 2021 Member Feature

Our Globalink October Member Feature is Dacotrans de Centroamerica S.A. out of Guatemala City, Guatemala.

 

Berrit Backhaus, Dacotrans 



They recently completed a huge project where they received and loaded 4 stators of 33 tons each in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. They then delivered them to a hydroelectric plant in El Salvador, where the equipment was discharged successfully. Their team had to reinforce bridges and pass streets with high inclination.

Get to know Dacotrans de Centroamerica S.A.:

  • How long have you been in the industry & what do you specialize in?

    • “Dacotrans has more than 30 years in international logistic services and project management in Central America.”

  • How do you distinguish yourself from your competition, what makes you different?

    • “Trying to find a way to make the impossible possible at any time.”

  • Favorite thing about membership with Globalink/Global Value?

    • “Communication & support between all members, being a part of an international logistic-family.”


Our Global Value October Member Feature is Noble Worldwide Logistics out of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

Anthony De Piante


Get to know Noble Worldwide Logistics:

  • How do you distinguish yourself from your competition, what makes you different? What do you specialize in?

    • We are a full-service freight forwarder and customs broker. We do it all, with a personal touch and an obsessive focus on customer service and knowledge of our clients’ business. We specialize in ocean & air import and export. We are extremely strong on air exports globally, and ocean freight to Europe and South America.”

  • What kind of business are you looking to develop now? 

    • “Air freight exports from the USA worldwide and sea freight to/from the U.K.”

  • Favorite thing about membership with Globalink/Global Value?

    • “The reliability and partnership of the fellow members. Outstanding folks, top to bottom.

  • Any exciting recent projects/shipments? 

    • “We are very proud to be growing our Transpacific volumes and client base in the midst of an extremely difficult market. Likewise, we have had several airfreight charters to Australia which likewise is a difficult lane right now. Lastly, we are moving about a large number of hazardous ISO tanks domestically for several different clients which requires intense coordination and know-how. Every shipment matters to us.”

 

We feature a new member every mont, so keep an eye out. And if you want to particpate, email us!