Partnership and the Challenges of Global Logistics

Interflow Logistics and its network of international counterparts are continuing to grow thanks to their unpicking of the dilemma that has been identified one of the main challenges of global logistics and freight forwarding.

In fact, not only are Interflow and their partners internationally solving the problem, they are prospering from it, with their partnered logistics outsourcing strategies pointing the way for the entire logistics industry globally.

The main factor that has caused such difficulties for the global freight logistics industry generally in the 2010s was laid bare in a 2016 report by eft Supply Chain and Logistics Business Intelligence.

This report uncovered the quite startling anomaly that while providers regarded competitors in the sector as their most important source of new businesses, they also regarded each other with mutual suspicion and a threat to one another.

The survey and its findings on the challenges of global logistics was compiled from data gathered from 500 respondents worldwide, and the alarming finding on competition emerged from a comprehensive set of findings in relation to the industry which also identified areas of growth including eCommerce.

In terms of facing this and other global logistics challenges, Interflow Logistics has been a consistent advocate of the potential for growth from a logistics outsourcing strategy involving active linkages with partner firms in other countries.

Last year, managing director of Interflow Logistics, Niall Thompson, in an interview with Vincent Wall on Newstalk Breakfast, spoke openly about how significant a factor global partnerships had been in the growth of his company.

“The only way to expand in this business is to build global partnerships,” Niall told the show host. “When we started out in 2010, we were doing very small shows in hotels and convention centres in Ireland. That grew, through the partnerships that we formed.”

There is no better illustration of the success of the Interflow Logistics approach that within six years of its foundation, such a young company had surmounted the gamut of global logistics challenges to become a world-leader in its field.

This recognition of the company as one of the top freight forwarding agencies and go-to providers of exhibition and tradeshow logistics services not just in its native Ireland but anywhere in the world, is official.

Last year, this fledgling firm hosted representatives from many of the world’s top freight forwarding companies at the 31st International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) Congress in Dublin.

Interflow Logistics is not resting on its laurels, and the company is not only prioritising its work as official freight forwarder for events such as the SCAE World of Coffee in Budapest, Hungary, in June, but also focusing on partnering and collaborating with official contractors for a host of other tradeshows, exhibitions and events.

These occasions include the largest trade exhibitions in the world, and Interflow Logistics will play a key role in the chain of freight forwarding for events such as Conexpo, USA; Mobile World Congress, Barcelona; Shot Show, Las Vegas; Boston Seafood, US; Med Lab, Dubai; Arab Health, Dubai; International Dental Show, Cologne; Paris Air Show; Compamed and Medica, Dusseldorf, and Beauty Dusseldorf.

Exhibition freight forwarding is not an isolated field. It crosses borders, traverses a variety of customs, cultures, organisational requirements and individual exhibitor needs. In showing how logistics outsourcing, cooperation and partnership can work to the benefit of all in the exhibition freight sector, Interflow Logistics and their partners are showing how to overcome the challenges of global logistics and writing an blueprint for a healthy, vibrant global logistics sector worldwide.

To find out more about Interflow Logistics’ trade show services and exhibition logistics and transport, visit the website today, and your first step in finding out how Interflow Logistics can take the stress out of your company’s international freight transport requirements for exhibitions.