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Also this year we have decided to send exclusively sustainable, digital Christmas greetings to our customers and business partners. By sending our digital Christmas cards, we not only reduce costs and effort, we are also doing something good: the costs saved will benefit several charitable organizations in the form of donations.
Our company pursues a particularly family-friendly personnel policy. The city and the district of Osnabrück have now honoured our policy with the award of the certificate “Family-friendly employer in the Osnabrück region". A few days ago the family alliances of the city and district awarded the prize at the Catholic Family Education Centre Oesede: Marcus Thoben, Managing Director of NOSTA Holding GmbH, and Julia Butke, HR Business Partner, accepted the certificate from Matthias Selle (Member of the Board LKOS) and Lord Mayor Wolfgang Griesert on behalf of the NOSTA Group. A total of 27 companies and institutions received the coveted seal of quality this year.
The situation regarding Brexit has become more acute in recent days and hours: After the withdrawal agreement negotiated between London and Brussels had initially cleared the first hurdle in the British Parliament with a clear majority of 30 votes, the British House of Commons voted shortly thereafter against a regulated Brexit as of 31 October 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now requesting a further extension of the EU deadline to prevent an unregulated withdrawal by Great Britain. However, the 27 remaining EU member states must first agree to a further postponement.
Since 2014, our NOSTA Logistik Sp. z o.o. has embodied the quality of the NOSTA Group on the Polish logistics market. This year, our international foreign subsidiary celebrates its 5th anniversary: What began in a manageable office with four employees, has developed over the last few years into a renowned, versatile logistics company with over 30 employees, which sets nationwide standards in terms of reliability, punctuality and quality.
As mentioned in the last issue of our NOSTA newsletter, our transportation and logistics sector expected the release of the new Incoterms® version in Autumn 2019. This month, the International Chamber of Commerce published the Incoterms® 2020. Ten years after the publication of the current version, the revision of the well-known rules and regulations for international trade will come into force on January 1, 2020. This entails a number of changes.
Welcome to the NOSTA Group: On August 1, 2019, a total of 26 apprentices started their apprenticeship in our company. Whether as a merchant for forwarding and logistics services, a specialist for warehouse logistics or an IT specialist for system integration - the paths that young people take in their professional future are many and varied. With the apprenticeship a new and exciting phase of life begins for them.
Our NOSTA Sea & Air GmbH is opening two new branches in July 2019: In addition to the central location in Hamburg, our subsidiary specializing in international sea and air freight solutions can now also be found in Dortmund and at the Airport Center FMO. With the opening of new locations, NOSTA Sea & Air GmbH is continuing its expansion plans in the area of Global Forwarding. Under the motto Global Forwarding, we primarily market and offer our worldwide sea and airfreight activities
The Osnabrück Zoo has grown: Almost 100 colorful and imaginatively painted Buddy Bears can be admired for the next five weeks at the exhibition "United Buddy Bears - The Art of Tolerance" at the Zoo. It is a colorful travelling exhibition that promotes more peace, tolerance and international understanding worldwide. Through sponsorships the zoo collected donations. Numerous companies from the region took part in the project - and so did we! Our company has taken over the sponsorship for the bearish representative from Chile.
Dear Sir or Madam, As part of the ongoing internationalization of our company, we have decided to change our trading name from NOSTA Logistiek B.V. into NOSTA Logistics B.V. Being a global business we believe this better reflects our service offerings to our customers and partners. The name change has become effective as from May 15th 2019. We would like to emphasize that the change is only in the name, our current business structure remains the same. The same applies for our office address, banking details, tax ID number and all other business data, therefore we kindly request you to only alter our trading name in your data base.
Dear Sir or Madam Depending on the voting results in the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament, the UK will leave the European Union on 12 April or 22 May 2019. In the past few weeks and months, we have already informed you about developments and the necessary preparatory measures to take. The course of voting in the UK Parliament thus far indicates that a disorderly Brexit on 12 April 2019 is to be assumed and it is imperative to press ahead with the appropriate preparations.
Dear Sir or Madam As it stands, the United Kingdom will depart the European Union on 30 March 2019. There are currently insufficient agreements in the negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom as to how to govern economic relations between the two economic areas. A so-called hard Brexit is to be expected. In this case, extensive customs procedures are necessary for the movement of goods.
Belgian unions have announced a 24-hour general strike on 13 February 2019. In addition to Belgian airports, the strike also affects the port of Antwerp, public transport and other areas of public service. Nationwide, considerable impairments to public transport and freight traffic must be expected. We would like to point out that, as a result of the general strike, dispatching difficulties for shipments via Antwerp can also be expected.
The NOSTA Group implements the construction of two multi-user warehouses in Ladbergen in the district of Steinfurt, Germany. As a result of the expansion, the internationally active full-service logistics service provider’s logistics centre in Ladbergen, where the family-owned company has owned a warehouse since 1997, has expanded to a total area of 23,665 m². The new building will be built on the site of the old warehouse. Completion is scheduled for the third quarter of 2019.
In 2019, Osnabrueck-based NOSTA Group will resolutely maintain its international course for growth. With the expansion of the Global Forwarding business unit, the second-generation logistics company is intensifying its global sea and air freight activities, strengthening its global presence. Mr Peter Mundt, who took over the position as Managing Director of NOSTA Sea & Air GmbH with effect from 01.01.2019, will manage the Global Forwarding business unit.
Following the expansion of toll charges for lorries, the legislator has now decided to significantly increase toll rates with effect from 1 January 2019. Toll charges will continue to be based on the factors total permitted vehicle weight, emissions class and number of axles. Various partial toll rates have now been determined as part of the road cost report commissioned by the legislator. These are calculated based on infrastructure use, as well as air and noise pollution.
Osnabrueck-based NOSTA Group opened its first office in the USA in West Dundee, Illinois in July 2018. The specially founded NOSTA Logistics Corporation USA will henceforth intensify the full service logistics provider’s international business in the USA and on the North American continent at this location in the immediate vicinity of Chicago. Aaron Nash will be Chief Operating Officer of the new office in the United States.
The UK Government launched its withdrawal from the European Union on 29 March 2017. Great Britain’s exit from the EU will become effective on 29 March 2019. EU regulations provide for a two-year transitional period after the withdrawal takes effect in which the customs union, free movement of workers and other important EU regulations remain in force. The pre-requisite for this two-year transitional period is broad agreement on how the relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom will be shaped in the future.
As already announced in our customer information for the month of May, as of 01.01.2019 we expect massively increasing toll rates for German federal highways and motorways. After the toll was extended to all federal highways on 1 July 2018, this is now the second adaptation in a very short time. In accordance with Directive 1999/62/EG, future costs will not only include infrastructure costs but also air and noise costs. We refer here to data in the infrastructure cost report 2018.
During the last days, almost all global operating Carriers and NVOCC`S informed about the dramatic increase of Bunker prices (Marine Fuel Oil). This reportedly led to an enormous raise of the operating costs for their deployed vessels. Due to the a.m. development, the Carriers announced a temporary Surcharge, named Emergency-Bunker-Surcharge (EBS), Valid as of 01.06.2018 (B/L-Date).
In the past few weeks, the relevant media and the daily news have indicated that the legislator has already put in place various steps to widen the toll charges for the German long-distance traffic network. With this letter, we would like to inform you about the current situation and first notify you of the initial consequences on the cost structure.
The European transport market is currently undergoing a change, as a result of various factors. These causes have ultimately had an effect on the available loading space within Germany and Europe and this has therefore influenced our business relations.
Bernd Dalhoff was appointed Managing Director of FEIL GmbH on 1 September 2017. In this function, the native of Muenster will concentrate on strengthening the existing product portfolio and expanding it with innovative intra-logistics solutions.
The Individuallogistik (KNI e.V.) competency network invites you to the third “Aktionstag der Logistik“ (Logistics Promotion Day) on Saturday, 26 August 2017. There will be a colourful programme for the whole family from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Halle Gartlage in Osnabrueck. Exciting insights into the world of logistics are guaranteed.
Christian Hammacher took over the position of Managing Director of NOSTA Cargo GmbH on 1 July 2017. In this position, Mr Hammacher is responsible for our company’s own vehicle fleet. Apart from his position as Forwarding Manager, he will concentrate on the strategic steering of the freight transport and further expansion of business potential.