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CATALIN PUTINEANU

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IB Cargo, big enough to have all logistical solutions and small enough to care

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CATALIN PUTINEANU

CATALIN PUTINEANU

MANAGING DIRECTOR at IB CARGO

 

5. Which sector has the biggest dynamics (maritime, road, air) in 2016? What is the forecasted share of each sector in 2016?

 

In 2016, we recorded the biggest dynamics in airfreight and domestic trucking. Also, we noticed an increased demand for premium urgent services and integrated solutions to our clients’ logistical situations.
The forecasted share by sector in IB Cargo’s business in 2016 is:

• Airfreight 30%
• LCL (sea freight groupage) 23%
• FCL (sea freight full containers) 13%
• Domestic Trucking 24%
• International Trucking 10%

 

6. Do you think it’s possible for the ‘Uber phenomenon’ to also take place in the international transports sector? What are the pros and what are the cons?


Uber started to test, since 2015, Uber Cargo in Hong Kong. It’s not freight forwarding, it just means assigning a driver and a vehicle to a client, without any additional services. Visibility in real time started to become more required by clients and apps like Uber can do this perfectly, together with the electronical submission of data. But it’s far from being able to include in the Uber model the flexibility and consultancy that clients often need for various situations, additional services (buyer’s consolidation, groupage, warehousing, insurance etc.), proactive information (peak season announcements etc.), like a classical freight forwarder is able to do.

 

7. Do you have any fears that BREXIT might shrink the international demand for cargo services? Do you see any direct effect for the Romanian market?

 

After Brexit, automotive producers are considering moving the management positions from London to Eastern Europe, in Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria. Renault, Daimler, Audi, Jaguar already announced new operations in Eastern Europe. In Romania, the automotive industry is leader, including in IB Cargo’s operations, so maybe we will face a growth in the future with the automotive segment.

 

8. Do you foresee any mergers and acquisitions on your market in 2017?


This happens often at high multinational freight forwarder level and also at small level companies. We are in the middle league, where there is more stability. We overpass the multinational global spread having strong partnerships with the best forwarders in each commercial destination, so we make sure the clients receive the best services anywhere in the world. We are big enough to have solutions to any logistical challenge and small enough to care, to be flexible and a reliable partner for each of our clients.

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