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The Air & Sea Magazine from Gebrüder Weiss. News on the topic of Air & Sea. Issue 01/2010

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  • 1. AFGHANISTAN CHINA PA K I S TA N N E PA L New Delhi BHUTAN Jaipur Jodhpur Kanpur BANGLADESH Kandla-Mundra Ahmedabad Kolkata BURMA VIETNAM Nagpur LAOS Mumbai Pune THAILAND B AY O F B E N G A L Bangalore CAMBODIA Chennai Tiruppur Tuticorin The leap of the Weiss-Röhlig India GW moves Orange Tiger at a glance The groupwide campaign just launched will carry From the economic centre of Mumbai to the ... not just goods and data, but also people the service-oriented philosophy of Gebrüder vibrant metropolis of New Delhi to the port of who come into contact with the orange Weiss into India. More Information on Page 3 Chennai – WR is there. Pages 6/7 network. Page 8The Air & Sea Magazine from Gebrüder Weiss
  • 2. orange globe – editorial GW moves – in India too India is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy as a producer and as a orange globe consumer. The Indian economy is based on several pillars and is constantly driven by an ever increasing consumer class. India’s potential is shown by the fact that it speditions-abc manages to maintain its growth despite major Useful information on transport hurdles in terms of infrastructure. While inter- in India national transport hubs such as ports and airports have undergone constant development in recent years, trans- port connections in the rest of the country remain basic. Customs House Agent As a Customs House Agent (CHA), Weiss- This is all the more difficult as transport within India is Röhlig India usually carries out customs clearance itself unless instructed otherwise restricted to road and rail. Inland waterways are virtually non-existent for geographical reasons. by the customer. Carriers without licences have to use authorised local agents, Nevertheless, Indians now see the creation of an infra- involving an additional player. structure to match the expectations of an economic nation as a great opportunity – for foreign investment, continued growth and rising prosperity. An opportunity that the Customs clearance Unlike in Europe for example, in India all air government doesn’t want to miss and is seizing with both shipments clear customs at the airport of arrival and sea shipments at the place hands. One thing is clear: this will bring improvements in indicated on the bill of lading. This may be the destination port or an Inland many areas in the short and medium term. This is an extra incentive for us to position GW as a Container Depot (ICD). professional service provider for India with global connec- tions. This goal is a major step in our new campaign. Inland transport Shipping containers are transported to the respective The “Orange Tiger” will provide a first-class service and excellent products within the existing global network – ICD via Indian Railways. This is arranged directly by the shipping company, not the particularly in our European domestic markets. Once forwarder. again, cross-cultural understanding is paramount: good cultural understanding between those within GW forms the basis for customer enthusiasm and lasting quality. Contact details To ensure smooth pick-up/delivery in India, full details of We realise this cannot be achieved overnight. We also the Indian consignor/ee are essential (address, contact person, telephone, e-mail). know that we will have to work hard to achieve long-term stability in the Indian market. Our staff in Europe and India have already prepared intensively for this service Documents Hitches such as missing documents invariably cause delays in offensive. You can read all about the “Orange Tiger” on customs clearance and sometimes incur storage costs. It is important to make sure the next page. that the invoice, certificate of origin and the necessary accompanying documents The economic crisis marked a turning point. As 2009 progressed, the shock of the crisis gave way to a new reality. are complete. In spite or perhaps because of this, it was important for us to stick to our values and act in a more transparent way. In order to accommodate the different cultures and languages within our company, we have revised our corporate values. You can find out what makes up GW and what “moves” our staff anew each day on page eight. Comment I hope you enjoy reading about this. Well arranged Michael Büchele, Air & Sea Manager Marketing and Sales, on India’s infrastructure, freight traffic during the Monsoon and the importance of forward transport planning. Heinz Senger-Weiss, Board of Management Member Serving the entire Indian market on the move on the subcontinent. Until the major infra- represents a major challenge for structure projects are complete, the task will be to come transport companies in several to terms with the prevailing conditions. respects. Firstly, the size of the country means that long distances Between June and October, we have to cope with pos- are involved. Then there is the sible events of a totally different kind. That is when almost infrastructure, which is not ideal in the whole country is affected by the Monsoon. In the many places. For instance, at 3.3 Mumbai area, almost 900 litres of rain per square metre million kilometres, the road net- have fallen in a day – in Germany the annual average rain- work is extensive, but only half of it fall is 750 litres. During these months, exports to India is tarmaced and most of the traffic is concentrated on a should always be wrapped in waterproof packaging and few highways, which frequently become congested. allowance should be made for longer transit times across the board. Severe flooding can affect pre- and onward This means that production plants often have inadequate carriage in the interior as well as work in ports so that connections to international transport hubs. This situation arriving ships cannot dock or be unloaded and departures is heightened by the current trend of relocating industry are delayed. from the economic centres towards the interior, such as southwards from Mumbai towards Goa: companies are GW Air & Sea Contact often located several hundred kilometres away, making the supposedly uncomplicated transport in the Indian city much more complex. Our advice Gebrüder Weiss GmbH Bundesstraße 110, A-6923 Lauterach The country’s rapid growth is also pushing air and Inform your Air & Sea contact person well in advance T +43.5574.696.2207 seaports to the limits of their capacity. It is no coincidence of forthcoming shipments to India. With forward F +43.5.9006.2609 that the Indian government’s investment package for planning and the professional support of the team from infrastructure projects amounts to 450 billion US dollars Weiss-Röhlig India – particularly on customs matters up to 2015, a substantial part of which will go towards – your goods will reach their destination safely and by improving the transport system. So a lot of things are the best possible route.
  • 3. orange globe – topicFrom emerging nation to economy miracle:Economists paint a glowing picture of India’sfuture as a world power. By 2050, they expectit to be the third largest economy after theUSA, close behind China. With the establish-ment of the joint venture Weiss-Röhlig Indialast autumn, Gebrüder Weiss extended itsknow-how to this major market all at once. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus until 1996) has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004.The leap of the “Orange Tiger”165 highly motivated employees. 14 offices. products such as efficient groupage systems, the intro-Nationwide service. Full range of services. The duction of high quality standards for Indian transport andfoundation for Weiss-Röhlig India’s success was last but not least comprehensive transfer of knowledge. The advantageslaid a long time ago. Since April, staff in India and Our employees in India and Europe will be specifically GW offers your IndianEurope have joined forces to optimise the conditions trained not only to be experts in their fields and to know businessfor transport between the two continents. Through their markets but also to be familiar with the differentthe new “Orange Tiger” groupwide campaign, cultures. In this way, the “Orange Tiger” will carry theGebrüder Weiss is also bringing its service-oriented service-oriented philosophy of Gebrüder Weiss into India,philosophy to India. the market of the future. Flexible network Over 6,000 people in 40 countries all over the world ensure flexibility and security. Gebrüder Weiss first made established links with the Whether they are in Europe, India, the USA or China: allIndian subcontinent decades ago. In the last 17 years, the staff taking care of your Indian shipments belong to thelogistics group has looked after its customers’ Indian busi- “orange family”. There are no middlemen to make theness with the support of reliable, well-connected local transport arrangements unnecessarily complicated. Quickagents. These agents include Tricon Shipping Pvt. Ltd. decision-making and rapid responses are standard.Under the leadership of its founder, B.R. Rangamani, thetransport company’s 165 employees now bring their wideexperience of the Indian market to the Air & Sea network: Asia meets Europe Our multiculturalSince September 2009, Tricon has been given a new identity makes us strong. The know-how of our team inname and now operates under the orange and blue flag. WeissLand fuses with our Indian staff’s knowledge of the South Asian market and the mentality there to form a major Fourteen branches in the main commercial centres of success factor.Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore provide the bestconnections in all 28 states. Weiss-Röhlig India presentsitself as a professional partner for all parts of the value Your personal experts on Indiachain. It offers the full range of services from international Service standards at a Our staff engage in continuing professional development.air and sea freight transport to project logistics, storage glance: Besides technical content, training courses also impartand distribution to customs clearance. And something intercultural skills. So GW’s staff are always up to date,that Indian forwarders by no means expect: these services India quote: 4 hours not just in the area of transport and logistics. And we’d beare not outsourced but almost exclusively performed by Quoting for standard transport from or to India delighted to share our knowledge of the country and itsWeiss-Röhlig staff. to take place promptly within four hours if culture with you. requested. Cultural connections – Customer enthusiasm Flight details: 1 hour Local India Competence Centre Therefore, just over six months after the establishment For air transport from WeissLand flight details to What if your Indian business partner needs urgent shippingof the Weiss-Röhlig India joint venture, the organisations be issued within one hour, for transport from India information in the early hours of the morning? No WeissLand and India have joined forces for the purpose within 24 hours. A personal contact person will deal with your concernsof service development. “Orange Tiger” will be launched in and give expert advice on transport and logistics mattersApril with the aim of offering Air & Sea customers around Transport documents: 24 hours a day.the world uniform standards. 24 hours House bill of lading (H B/L) and air way bill(AWB) The orange big cat is intended to lead to the same goal available within 24 hours after sailing or take-off. Direct groupage containersas the “Orange Dragon” Chinese campaign in the past and The more often goods are transshipped en route betweenthen the “Orange Eagle” in North America. The goal is to Invoices – clear and easy India and Europe, the higher the risk of the consignmentoptimise conditions for transport between the continents to understand being damaged. Regular groupage containers which are– and to inspire customers in every corner of the world. A clearly laid out invoice with easily understandable shipped directly from the Indian commercial centres to items creates transparency. numerous destinations in WeissLand minimise this risk – Concrete measures that will be implemented in the not to mention transit time and transport few months include the development of innovative
  • 4. orange globe – focus India has taken a long time to find its feet economically. But the country by the Ganges is always one of the first important future markets to be mentioned. If the forecasts are correct, the 21st century could be India’s century. The elephant loses its chains The Indian elephant took a long time to get going. old-fashioned. Many of the coaches date from the time Many social, political and economic chains have of the Raj. kept it rooted to the spot for the last 60 years. But it is now catching up fast. Although India is still In fact, the infrastructure remains India’s Achilles heel. faced with major challenges, the country is on the In spite of the growing population and expanding economy, verge of becoming a world power. many projects are already underway to eliminate this deficit. Experts believe that this would allow the Indian The bicycle bells ring incessantly, the metal tins economy to grow up to two percentage points faster each hanging from the rack like bunches of grapes rattle. The year. So, investments of over 450 billion US dollars are rider fights his way through the Mumbai traffic. Bablu is planned by 2015. in a hurry like every morning. He has to get to the station to catch his train. Bablu is a dabbawalla – “lunchbox man”, One of the critical points to be worked on is the trans- a very responsible job in the city by the Arabian Sea. port infrastructure. Although India has one of the most extensive road networks in the world, the roads are not up The elephant is catching up. In Mumbai there are many different ethnic groups and to requirements. About 70 per cent of goods are trans- While GDP averaged 4 per cent between 1951 and religions. As they have different culinary tastes and religi- ported by land. This means that goods often take a long 1990, the Indian economy grew by an average of 7 per cent from 1995 to 2008. The OECD puts the ous dietary requirements, they prefer to eat food prepared time to reach the cities. figure at 6.1 per cent for the 2009 financial year. at home at work too. The dabbawallas deliver it to them, supplying more than 200,000 lunchboxes every day – Golden Quadrilateral in time for lunch. The aluminium tins known as “dabbas” So, in 1998, the National Highway Development Pro- travel up to 75 kilometres. gramme (NHDP), comprising numerous sub-projects, was approved. One of these subprojects is the Golden In the top 4. According to the IMF, based on GDP adjusted for purchasing power, the A code made up of numbers, letters and different Quadrilateral: the trapezoid connection of the cities of twelfth largest economy in the world lies in fourth colours identifies the origin and destination of every dabba. Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai by a four to six lane place – behind the US, the People’s Republic of The wallas work in teams made up of between five and 20 highway. The project is scheduled for completion in 2010. China and Japan. members. The delivery service works like clockwork – By 2015, over 50 billion US dollars are to be invested in the without a computer or any other technical equipment. expansion of the road network. Only one tin in 16 million is lost. Forbes Global Magazine was so impressed with the efficient service provided A lot of money is also being pumped into the railways. A big country with by the dabbawallas of Mumbai that it awarded them a The main plans include the expansion of two corridors small shops. India has the highest retail Six Sigma Rating in 1998. specially for goods traffic. They will connect Nhava Sheva, density in the world. Retail trade is characterised the largest container port in the country situated near by small traders who account for about 98 per cent of the market. Only four per cent of businesses are India’s infrastructure offensive Mumbai, with freight terminals around Delhi and the larger than 46 m². The dabbawallas bridge the gap between tradition and northern city of Ludhiana with the port of Kolkata. modern times. And Indians are proud of them. The speedy couriers show that things can work well in India despite all The airports are also being expanded. For instance, the the hindrances such as the lack of infrastructure. A major new international terminals in New Delhi and Mumbai are factor in the success of the dabbawallas’ service is the scheduled to open in 2010 or 2011. Media mecca. Some 55,000 newspa- pers and magazines are published in India – more railway. Because it’s hard to get anywhere in the city than any other country in the world. The total circu- jungle on the roads. With 72 stations covering 251 kilo- Far-reaching changes are also necessary – and under- lation amounts to over 140 million copies. metres, Mumbai has the largest rail network of any city way – in the area of energy and power supply. Even in in the world. But the trains are terribly overcrowded and affluent districts of the cities there are frequent powercuts.
  • 5. „With 72 stations covering 251 kilometres, Mumbai has the largest rail network of any city in the world.On the one hand, the government is pressing ahead with However, the numerous activities to create a “modernthe development of the national supply network and India” do not meet with approval in all areas, such asimproving electrification in rural areas. On the other hand, Dharavi for example. The largest slum in Asia is a cityenergy policy has taken another direction. Whereas India’s within a city. About 600,000 people live there. They don’t If America is a meltingenergy requirements were previously met mainly by coal- just drift along from day to day, they work hard. There are pot, then to me Indiafired power stations, the current plan is to make greater businesses for recycling plastic, leather workers, potteries is a thali – a selectionuse of solar power instead. After all, this shines on the sub- and much more. However, Dharavi is famous for some-continent 250 to 300 days a year – and has a correspondi- thing you wouldn’t expect to find in a slum: for its jewellers. of sumptuous dishesngly high potential. The aim is to produce 20 gigawatts of Over 100 of them. And customers come there from far in different power by 2022. This roughly corresponds to the out- and wide. — Shashi Tharoor in “The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cell Phone”put of twenty nuclear power stations. Now, the chaotic Dharavi is to be converted into an Another ambitious “solar project” is intended to upmarket district – at least according to the plans of theimprove the quality of life of people in rural areas: under Mumbai city authorities. Including a shopping arcade andthe “Lighting a Billion Lives” campaign, solar lamps will green spaces. In future, the inhabitants will be housedshine in India’s villages – 200 million of them. in blocks of flats. But they are afraid that their trade will from a better position: since independence, India has suffer. Before the shops were right on the street so people kept its democracy. It is politically stable and has an open Healing the Ganges could shop as they passed by. In future, customers will society in which creativity and private enterprise are Even the holy river of the Ganges is on the brink of a have be lured into the high-rise buildings first. encouraged. One reason why the community works wellmajor change. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has per- could be that most Indians are in a minority in their ownsonally ordered the clean up of the polluted watercourse. More private investors – including foreign ones – will country. The essence of Indian pluralism is the idea thatThanks to state-of-the-art purification plants, by 2020 the have to be persuaded to come on board in Public Private people can be several things at once. There is no suchriver will be as clean as its source in the Himalayas. Partnerships to fund the planned infrastructure projects. thing as a “typical Indian” as there might be a “typical The government expects to attract foreign direct invest- Spaniard”. ments amounting to 150 billion dollars by 2012. “If America is a melting pot, then to me India is a thali – Melting pots and “thalis” a selection of sumptuous dishes in different bowls”, writes When discussing India’s requirements and prospects, a the Indian writer and UN Diplomat Shashi Tharoor in his comparison is often made to its neighbour China – with the book “The Elephant, the Tiger and the Cell Phone”. “Each observation that India is lagging behind China. However, tastes different, and does not necessarily mix with the this overlooks the fact that the liberalisation of the Indian next, but they belong together on the same plate, and they economy did not begin until 1991, whereas in China it complement each other in making the meal a satisfying began at the end of the seventh decade of the previous repast.” century. By the beginning of the 90’s, Shanghai was no glittering metropolis and far from being one of the most modern cities in the world. Two thirds of the Chinese population were still working in the fields at that time. Even in India,India is the largest wind energy market in Asia 600 million people currently depend directly or indirectlyand the 4th largest globally. on agriculture. However compared to China, India starts
  • 6. orange globe – orange globe –interview reports Growing with India’s economy B.R. Rangamani, CEO of Weiss-Röhlig India, on trade relations between India and Europe, the forthcoming changes in the transport sector and the future prospects of the newly-established joint ventures. Mr Rangamani, how has the flow of goods between India and Europe changed over the last two decades? India’s policy of economic reforms has brought about a drastic change in the international flow of goods. The former “Swadeshi” movement, whose aim was for the country to be self-sufficient, was characterised by severe restrictions on imports, high import duties and even an Mumbai is the commercial, economic and financial centre as well as the home of the famous Bollywood film industry. ever expanding licence system. Then from 1991 onwards, the liberalisation of trade brought lower customs duties, privatisation, reforms of the currency market and deregu- lation of industry. As a result, economic growth increased from three to eight per cent in a decade. These measures also opened up markets in Europe or the USA to Indian Weiss-Röhlig India exporters. In 2008, India’s exports amounted to a total of 176 billion US dollars and imports to 305 billion USD. All locations at a glance India is forecast to be among the top 5 economic powers by 2020. What opportunities and challenges Southern India Western India do you think this will bring for the transport sector in the next few years? region region Such dynamic development will obviously bring about Chennai The capital of the state of Tamil Nadu is known Mumbai Mumbai is the commercial, economic and finan- many new trading relationships with industrialised and as the “Detroit of India”. In the past, many international cial centre as well as the home of the famous Bollywood emerging nations all over the world. This will definitely motor companies have set up plants in the traditional film industry. With just over 14 million inhabitants, the benefit the transport and logistics sector. That is why it centre of the Indian motor industry and almost 90 per cent capital of the state of Maharashtra is the most highly popu- must also support India on its way to the top. Many of the of local suppliers are also based there. In recent years, the lated city in the country. Apart from finance, the main eco- global players which are driving this development process city formerly known as Madras has also risen to become nomic sectors in the former Bombay are cotton, chemicals, expect professional one-stop logistics solutions in the the second largest location for software development after cars and electricals. Among the cosmopolitan city’s main medium term Therefore, I see the need for qualitative Bangalore. The port of Chennai, the second-largest in assets is its modern port and airport infrastructure. Chha- growth in our sector in the next few years. And Weiss- India, handled its millionth container in 2008. trapati Shivaji International Airport is the busiest airport in Röhlig India is best placed to deliver this. the country and a hub for air freight. Two ports also serve Chennai is the location of the headquarters of Weiss- the city: firstly Mumbai Port, mainly used for break-bulk How does Weiss-Röhlig India currently present Röhlig India as well as one of the most important opera- cargo and secondly Nhava Sheva sea port on the west itself in the local market? How can you stand tional branches in the country. The office acts as a coast, handling 55 to 60 per cent of India’s total container out against the competition? full-service provider, has an extensive fleet of vehicles traffic. 40 staff look after Weiss-Röhlig customers locally. With locations at the main strategic points of the and has established a reputation in the market as an country, we can offer a seamless, comprehensive service expert in project business. Pune In the space of a few years, the once modest univer- in the areas of customs, air and sea freight, project logi- sity and garrison town near Mumbai has been transformed stics, transport and warehouse logistics. And unlike many Bangalore Its status as the centre of the Indian high-tech into an economic metropolis with over five million inhabi- of our competitors, we provide most of the services in industry has earned the capital of the state of Karnataka tants. New industrial estates and technology parks are house with our own staff. the nickname “the Silicon Valley of India”. Besides IT, constantly springing up and international companies are aerospace and increasingly biotechnology are important flooding to the city. Alongside the long-established indus- What are your expectations of the partnership industries in Bangalore, as the city is called. And this tries of glass production, sugar processing and forging, with Gebrüder Weiss and Röhlig? What are your is also where India’s first Inland Container Depot was the motor industry, IT and renewable energy are increa- next goals? built: ICDs allow import containers delivered by rail or sing in importance in Pune. Due to their geographical pro- Through this joint venture, we became part of a global truck from nearby ports to clear customs. Weiss-Röhlig ximity, the Weiss-Röhlig offices in Pune and Mumbai work network. This means above all that we can now offer our Bangalore’s main area of business is global air and sea closely together. customers around the globe a uniform, high quality freight transport. service. But also that we will grow together. I also believe Kandla-Mundra Along the Gulf of Kachchh, on India’s that the transfer of know-how between continents is Tuticorin Tuticorin has been a hub for international trade west coast, lies the port of Kandla, which handles about a important. At present we are concentrating on strengthe- for centuries. The port which opened in the seventies is now third of India’s imports as well as the largest private port in ning our core business. We will then expand our range one of the largest cargo handling centres for containers in the country, Mundra. This now handles around 30 million of services focusing on supply chain management and India. Cargo bound for Europe is normally transported via tons of cargo per year and wants to reach 100 million tons logistics solutions and grow with India’s economy. Sri Lanka, where feeder ships arrive at the hub in Colombo in the next few years. in just twelve hours. The Weiss-Röhlig team in the port is mainly involved with sea freight exports. The main Ahmedabad The economic centre of the state of Gujarat exports are garnet sand, coconut fibres and textiles. has a flourishing chemical and pharmaceutical industry and is attracting more and more foreign companies. Tirupur The rapidly growing industrial city is the home of Ahmedabad’s international airport has daily flights con- the Indian cotton industry. With about 90 per cent, the necting it with Delhi and Mumbai amongst other places. firms based there account for the lion’s share of exports of cotton knitwear. Therefore, the focus of the Weiss-Röhlig Nagpur Nagpur is right at the heart of India The city in offices in Tirupur is on textile logistics. Maharashtra boasts the largest industrial area in Asia, in
  • 7. N JAMMU & KASHMIR CHINA orange globe – HIMACHAL PRADESH news Amritsar PUNJABPA K I S TA N Chandigarh HARYANA UTTARANCHAL N E PA L ARUNACHAL New Delhi PRADESH SIKKIM RAJASTHAN BHUTAN Jaipur UTTAR PRADESH Jodhpur Darjiling Raxaul ASSAM Kanpur Guwahati Patna NAGALAND MEGHALAYA BIHAR BANGLADESH MANIPUR Kandla-Mundra WEST TRIPURA MADHYA PRADESH BENGAL MIZORAM Ahmedabad JHARKHAND Rajkot Indore Kolkata GUJARAT Surat CHHATTISGARH BURMA GW brings Austria to Nagpur Haldia Expo Shanghai 2010 Piparav ORISSA MAHARASHTRA Under the motto “Better City, Better Life” Expo Paradip 2010 will take place in Shanghai from 1 May to 31 Mumbai October. With more than 200 participating nations Nhava Sheva Pune and 70 million visitors expected, this should be the Vishakhapatnam largest world exhibition ever. Hyderabad As an official partner of Expo Office Austria, Gebrüder Weiss is handling all transport involved in KARNATAKA ANDRAH the large Austrian presentation. From clothes such GOA PRADESH as dirndls and lederhosen to consumables for the Marmagoa Anantapur B AY O F B E N G A L delegation, goods are collected and grouped at Bangalore Maria Lanzendorf and then transported to Shanghai New Mangalore in several phases. At the Expo in China, Austria will be represented in a 2,000 square metre pavilion Chennai KERALA entitled “Austria – feel the harmony”. For more infor- TAMIL NADU mation about the world exhibition go to: Tiruppur Nedumbassery Cochin Tuticorin Thiruvananthapuram the suburb of Butibori. The local Inland Container Depot Eastern India uses the Nhava Sheva Gateway. region GW takes over Serbian Kanpur The city in Uttar Pradesh is among the largest Kolkata The capital of the state of West Bengal forms company Eurocargo producers of textiles and leather goods. Other industrial the third largest conurbation in the country and the At the end of 2009, Gebrüder Weiss acquired a sectors represented include mechanical engineering, economic centre of eastern India. It boasts the only inter- 75 per cent interest in the international freight for- cycle manufacture and chemicals. In 1959, the govern- national airport in the region and the second most impor- warder Eurocargo, strengthening its organisati- ment founded the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, tant port in India. Kolkata’s processing industry mainly on in the Balkan republic. Eurocargo currently has one of seven elite technical universities in India. focuses on jute, chemicals and petrochemicals, ship- about 100 staff. GW has branches in Dobanovci and building and mechanical engineering. The main exports Leskovac, customs offices on the Hungarian and are fertilizer, paper, iron and steel, manganese ore and Croatian borders and an Air & Sea terminal in Belgrade. Northern India leather goods. The outsourcing wave has already brought the city tens of thousands of well-paid jobs, particularly region in software development and hardware production, Neu-Delhi India’s capital, situated in the union territory of in call centres, publishing and healthcare – and is conti- Delhi, is an economic and commercial centre, a traffic hub nuing to grow. For Weiss-Röhlig India, Kolkata is the and a cultural centre. The city with millions of inhabitants gateway to eastern India. boasts a diverse processing industry, producing textiles, electrical and electronic equipment, precision tools and cars, for example. And a wide range of arts and crafts give an insight into the country’s cultural heritage. Along with Mumbai, New Delhi is the main gateway for global transport. Jaipur The capital of Rajasthan is known as the “Pink City” due to its pink buildings. The main industries include Green energy in logistics the stone industry, jewellery, furniture production and Gebrüder Weiss is relying increasingly on environ- chemicals. Jaipur’s Inland Container Depot (ICD) has good mentally friendly technology for power production transport connections to the ports of Nhava Sheva and and is facing its greatest environmental challenges Mundra. Weiss-Röhlig Jaipur is mainly involved in sea in this respect: energy consumption and emissions freight export. in the supply chain. The latest example is the Kennel- bach branch which was acquired in the summer of Jodhpur Due to the dry climate, the city in the Thar desert 2009. A 19 m² solar system has been installed there. is known as India’s Sun City. In addition to arts and crafts, This not only saves about 10,000 kilowatt-hours of jewellery and furniture, textiles, metallic objects or sports power representing operating costs of 3,000 euros, items are also produced there. There is also an ICD in but also reduces CO² emissions by about 2,000 Jodhpur. kilogrammes .
  • 8. orange globe – insideGW moves the orange way of Commitment Our distinctive company profile stands out both internally and externally. Our highly professional approach isWho we are. What we stand for. demonstrated by superior commitment to, engagement with and respect for our customers and staff. Exceptional identification by loyalty, willingness to learn and trust.As well as goods and data, GW also moves people who come into contact with the orange network. GW’s value lies in living out these values.We are moving forward with our customers, with a forward-looking approach and innovative ideas.As a logistics specialist, we optimise and control global supply chains. We offer global solutions At GW I feel I’m well looked after – in big or smallthrough our international network. Our main aim is Service Excellence. We aim to impress with our matters. Apprentices are supported and challenged withinservices and products. We are aware of our financial and social responsibility as a business and the group. Our training doesn’t just involve the actualseek environmentally-friendly solutions. So that our customers experience this: GW moves. course, but also a wide range of impromptu seminars from English lessons to IT training that prepare us for our later career. Another thing I value: here everybody is happy to share their knowledge. In all of the departments I’ve visited so far, I was included from day one and soon given my own area of responsibility. It’s good to feel your work is valued. the orange way of Sustainability We want and need sustained success in order to ensure that we remain competitive through investment and inno- vation. We are also conscious of our great responsibility in the sensitive area of transport and logistics to develop and deploy state-of-the-art environmentally-friendly and Anja Rigas sustainable systems. Apprentice Air & Sea Terminal Wolfurt Sustainability is based on three pillars: economics, ecology and social responsibility. In the past, GW’s success as a traditional business was mainly based onthe orange way of Independence intelligent commercial activity and awareness of socialWe have a long history as an independent family responsibility. Now the environment is playing an increa-firm, with a solid basis and are constantly developing. Our singly important role. In 2010 we now have to heighten the orange way of Serviceindependence enables us to determine the direction and awareness of environmentally sound management and Excellencerate of our development for ourselves. Long-standing take specific measures. These range from economical use Our aim is to impress our customers. Therefore, our day-partnerships enrich our network. Our central concern is of power and fuel to investing in alternative energy sources to-day work is based on exceptional quality of service.the current and future requirements of our customers, who and equipment to calculating our carbon footprint. With a seamless organisation extending across nationalcan rely on GW’s ability to perform. borders, we have created the optimum conditions. Our staff’s expertise and solution-oriented approach are Independence can be viewed from many different impressive. We are constantly striving to improve andperspectives. I believe that our efficient, global network developing proactively.also fosters independence. It means that you can rely onprofessional partners, fully committed to our common I drive my truck to customers’ sites every day – andcustomers, in Europe and further afield. Finally, Gebrüder have been doing so for 13 years now. What does thisWeiss’ long-term corporate goal also reflects our involve? Above all extra awareness. Of course thisindependence: we want to be the best transport and means taking good care of the goods entrusted to me. Butlogistics provider in our region, rather than the biggest. I believe it also means impressing customers with myWe demonstrate this day by day. Anyone who works with Peter Waldenberger detailed knowledge of their companies and also feels it. Process Management Lending a hand with loading, staying calm even in stressful Sustainability moments, always being ready with a handshake or a pleasant word – I take that as read. Ultimately, Service Excellence is the sum of the experience and commitment of everyone at GW. Martin Vašíček Seafreight Manager Czech Republic Karl-Heinz Unterlercher Cargo Handling Air & Sea Terminal InnsbruckImprint: orange globe, the customer magazine of Gebrüder Weiss Ges.m.b.H. Media owner, publisher, distributor: Gebrüder Weiss Ges.m.b.H., Bundesstrasse 110,A-6923 Lauterach Responsible for the content: Michael Büchele, T +43.5223.206.441. Editorial staff: Silke Lechner, T +43.5223.206.449. Production: Raimund Fink.Design: Dalpra&Partner, Götzis, Language adaptation: Markus Grabher,, Print: AV+Astoria Druckzentrum GmbH