Air Cargo Transport Doesn’t Stop!

The limitations raised by the pandemic COVID-19 are widely known, especially with regard to air cargo transportation. In a period of state of emergency, felt a little (or a lot) around the world, travel was drastically limited, leaving many airlines on the ground, and with them passengers and, in large part, cargo.

But it is not this virus that will stop us! Naturally experiencing greater difficulties in transporting goods by air, with some of the companies limiting – or even suspending – flights to and from Portugal, we went looking for ways to continue to serve our customers.

With this, we continue to have represented companies flying to several places of the world, among which:

  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Middle East

Find available destinations by clicking on our represented:

At a time when uncertainty dominates world trade, it is with some naturalness that we assume the possibility of adjustments and adaptations in the air cargo agendas and destinations above. Even so, we believe we are able to serve you with the best options that the market currently offers.

Green Ibérica’s Contingency Plan

As you may know, and like most Portuguese companies where this practice is possible, Green Ibérica has its contingency plan active, with the minimum essential services working in our facilities. This does not mean, in any way, that we reduce the demand or the quality of our service, on the contrary!

Fortunately, there are several technological tools on the market today that allow us to continue our work without limitations, and even with more alternatives! In contacts, for example, we are now available to answer via Microsoft Teams, or by the usual direct phones of each one in the company, which you can find HERE.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us!

International Chamber of Commerce Releases Incoterms 2020

Incoterms 2020 has been released! As we mentioned before, the new international commerce terms take effect on January 1, 2020.

Incoterms are fundamental to foreign trade as they provide a set of contract terms for international freight. With this new edition, the ICC – International Chamber of Commerce aims to increase confidence and transparency in business and global trade.

The main purpose of Incoterms is, as it has always been since their first version of 1936, to simplify communication processes, as well as to present international negotiating terms. This new Incoterms aim to be more reachable and easier to use than their previous versions. This includes more detailed explanations, aided and reinforced with graphs illustrating the responsibilities of importers and exporters, for each Incoterms rule. The introduction of Incoterms 2020 includes detailed explanations to help direct you to the most appropriate Incoterm for a given transaction, or how your sales contract will interact with complementary contracts.

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Some of Incoterms 2020 main characteristics are:

  • To provide for demonstrated market need in relation to bills of lading (BL) with an on-board notation and the Free Carrier (FCA) Incoterms rule;
  • To align different levels of insurance coverage in Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) and Carriage and Insurance Paid to (CIP);
  • To include arrangements for carriage with own means of transport in FCA, Delivered at Place (DAP), Delivered at Place Unloaded (DPU), and Delivered Duty Paid (DDP);
  • There is a change in the three-letter name for Delivered at Terminal (DAT) to DPU;
  • Incoterms 2020 includes security-related requirements within carriage obligations and costs…

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In line with their commitment to develop technology available to everyone, access to the essential information on new Incoterms is available on a Mobile Application launched by ICC, which includes a wide range of informational elements, including breaking news, events and training.

Learn more about Incoterms 2020.

You may acquire new Incoterms 2020, under ICC conditions, HERE.

New Incoterms 2020 are Coming!

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is working to publish new Incoterms later this September to take effect early next year. According to the ICC, this publication will include an update to the regulations that define the liability of buyers and sellers operating in global trade.

 

About Incoterms

Incoterms is the acronym for “International Commerce Terms”. Incoterms were designed by the ICC in 1936 to avoid miscommunication that abounded in international trade. At the time they were born under the name “International Rules for the Interpretation of Trade Terms”.

The introduction of standardized rules and interpretations has greatly improved international business transactions. From then on these rules were adjusted and evolving in line with international trade.

 

Expected Changes in Incoterms 2020

The current Incoterms (which you can find here) are from 2010. With the changes felt in the world trade, the adjustment to the new reality becomes urgent. In order to make these adjustments in line with actual needs, the International Chamber of Commerce has joined a development group consisting of 5 elements representing the main world trade zones – the European Union, the United States of America, Australia and China.

This working group has as its action plan the simplification of the rules as well as the adaptation to the current reality. With this, they intended to provide a clearer text without superfluous or confusing information. This group should also be aware that English will not be the native language for many Incoterms users.

There are, however, aspects such as VAT, Customs Unions or VGM where no changes are expected. This is because this update seeks to standardize global rules, leaving aside local issues of intrinsically distinct characteristics.

Changes expected from Incoterms include:

  • Elimination of EXW (Ex Works), DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) and FAS (Free Alongside Ship);
  • Extending the scope of the Free Carrier Arrangement (FCA);
  • Updates on FOB (Free on Board) and CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight);
  • The arrival of CNI (Cost and Insurance).

Cyber security will also be a factor and take into consideration in the new Incoterms. In recent years, with the increasing use of these systems, there has also been a growing increase in computer attacks involving the deletion, theft or corruption of data, as well as the theft of financial information. Therefore, the creation of an Incoterm to protect against these new dangers is expected. In addition, clarification work is expected from international trade companies so that they become more aware of the potential dangers that may arise, and help them to take precautions.

 

Conclusion

International trade has seen significant changes in the last decade, the present reality is different from that of 2010. In this sense, the ICC, based on the accumulated knowledge of this decade, has joined a team that brings together elements from the most important world markets to update the new Terms for the World Trade – Incoterms 2020. With this it is expected:

  • Clarification and attribution of risks and responsibilities;
  • Packaging, marking and inspection of products;
  • Safety Certificate;
  • Stakeholder Responsibility

 

New Incoterms 2020 will be launched later this month, to become effective on January 1, 2020.

To learn more about the rules of the new Incoterms 2020, see the page of the International Chamber of Commerce.

 

Green Ibérica will be alert to this issue and as soon as news emerges we will share them with our customers.

Qatar Airways Cargo: Two Months in Lisbon

Last Saturday, August 24th, made two months that the regular flights of Qatar Airways Cargo to Portugal had begun.

After an initial period that require an essential and natural adaptation, we can say that we are very happy to have one of the largest and best airlines in the world here, and it is a great pride to Green Ibérica, to be chosen to be its representatives in Portugal.

Working with a company of this dimension and experience remains a challenge that gives us a great pleasure. And we can say it has been a tremendous success! Admittedly, no worthwhile path is free of obstacles and unforeseen events, but it is these that give the most flavor to victory!

We look forward to continuing this successful partnership for many years to come, and consolidating the Portuguese market in the network of airports served by the airline.

Qatar Airways em Portugal

Começaram, no dia 24 de junho, os voos diários da Qatar Airways em Lisboa! ✈️✈️✈️Veja no vídeo, o batismo do voo no aeroporto da capital portuguesa.A Green Ibérica é o representante exclusivo da Qatar Airways Cargo em Portugal! 🔝

Publicado por GREEN Iberica em Segunda-feira, 24 de junho de 2019

About Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo is fully dedicated to air freight in all its specificities. Operate more than 250 aircraft, including 27 dedicated freighters – including the latest Boeing 747-800 Freighter – for more than 160 destinations, which allows them to achieve an almost global cover.

Using the Hub at NDIA-New DOHA International Airport, awarded as the best airport in the Middle East and with the latest and most sophisticated cargo terminal, we provide an unique operation capability in the East / West routes, favoring the connection with markets in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, the Indian Subcontinent, Africa and Australia with reduced transfers and transit times.

We offer several Cargo Services, namely to extra format dimensions, to various destinations in:

Africa – Acra (ACC), Juba (JIB), Entebbe (EBB), Johannesburg (JNB) Khartoum (KRT), Lagos (LOS), Nairobi (NBO), Maputo (MPM) and Cape Town (CPT).

Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East – Ahmadabad (AMD), Bangalore (BLR), Chennai (MAA), New Delhi (DEL), Hiderabad (HYD) Kolkata (CCU), Mumbai (BOM), Beirut (BEY), Colombo (CMB), Dhaka (DAC), Istanbul (IST), Karachi (KHI), Kuwait (KWI), Lahore (LHE) Muscat (MCT), Doha (DOH), Sialkot (SKT) and Tehran (IKA).

Far East and Southeast Asia – Macau (MFM), Guangzhou (CAN), Hanoi (HAN) Ho Chi Minh (SGN), Hong Kong (HKG), Phnom Penh (PNH), Seoul (ICN), Shanghai (PVG) and Yangon (RGN).

In addition to flights operated from DOHA, the European hubs Amsterdam (AMS), Zaragoza (ZAZ) Liege (LGG) and Luxemburg (LUX) operate daily freighters to Mexico (MEX) and USA – Chicago (ORD), Atlanta (ATL), Houston (IAH) New York (JFK), Miami (MIA), Dallas (DFW), Los Angeles) and a vast network of synchronized road links.

 

If you have cargo to be sent by air, get in touch with us!

Qatar Airways Will Have a Daily Flight to Lisbon!

Like we’ve shared last week, Green Ibérica’s represented Qatar Airways Cargo, will have direct flights to Lisbon, starting June 24. The announcement became official in the opening ceremony of ITB Berlin, the world’s largest international travel and tourism trade show.

In the ceremony, that took place last Wednesday, March 6, the CEO of the group, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, announced seven new destinations, in which besides Lisbon, are: Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia.

This investment fits in the growth policy of the global route network the airline is having. This reality leaves the CEO “tremendously excited to be adding seven new destinations to our rapidly expanding global route network later this year”.

You can find the company’ press release, HERE.

The Aircraft in charge of this service will be a Boeing 787 DreamLiner, like the one in the video bellow.

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About Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo is fully dedicated to air freight in all its specificities. Operate more than 200 aircraft, including 22 dedicated freighters – including the latest Boeing 747-800 Freighter – for more than 150 destinations, which allows them to achieve an almost global cover.

Using the Hub at NDIA-New DOHA International Airport, awarded as the best airport in the Middle East and with the latest and most sophisticated cargo terminal, we provide an unique operation capability in the East / West routes, favoring the connection with markets in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, the Indian Subcontinent, Africa and Australia with reduced transfers and transit times.

We offer several Cargo Services, namely to extra format dimensions, to various destinations in:

  • Africa – Acra (ACC), Juba (JIB), Entebbe (EBB), Johannesburg (JNB), Khartoum (KRT), Lagos (LOS), Nairobi (NBO), Maputo (MPM) and Cape Town (CPT).
  • Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East – Ahmadabad (AMD), Bangalore (BLR), Chennai (MAA), New Delhi (DEL), Hiderabad (HYD), Kolkata (CCU), Mumbai (BOM), Beirut (BEY), Colombo (CMB), Dhaka (DAC), Istanbul (IST), Karachi (KHI), Kuwait (KWI), Lahore (LHE), Muscat (MCT), Doha (DOH), Sialkot (SKT) and Tehran (IKA).
  • Far East and Southeast Asia – Macau (MFM), Guangzhou (CAN), Hanoi (HAN), Ho Chi Minh (SGN), Hong Kong (HKG), Phnom Penh (PNH), Seoul (ICN), Shanghai (PVG) and Yangon (RGN).

In addition to flights operated from DOHA, the European hubs Amsterdam (AMS), Zaragoza (ZAZ), Liege (LGG) and Luxemburg (LUX) operate daily freighters to Mexico (MEX) and USA – Chicago (ORD), Atlanta (ATL), Houston (IAH), New York (JFK), Miami (MIA), Dallas (DFW), Los Angeles) and a vast network of synchronized road links.