Logistics and import & export
Are your export and shipping processes as efficient as they need to be? Does your internal and external processing offer any room for implementing cost savings? As early as 2009 - a mere three years after NIRO’s founding - the network started to regularly team up in specific task forces to discuss such topics as shipping, foreign trade and logistics. The results brought forth by this task force have made it possible to this day to define countless topics (e.g. “Known consignor”, “AEO”, “confirmation of arrival”, “securing of cargo”, “key logistics indicators”, “Union Customs Code”, “export control”, etc.) for reviewing purposes in the categories of logistics and import/export.
Better yet, the work group managed to prevail in key negotiations regarding the shipping of parcels and piece goods, winning important framework agreements with such parcel service providers as UPS (United Parcel Service Germany S.à r.l. & Co. OHG) and DHL (DHL Express Germany GmbH) as well as with the major logistics provider Schmidt-Gevelsberg GmbH.
Performing inspections and on-site visits at select logistics providers and logistics institutions such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, UPS at the Cologne/Bonn airport and the Research and Technology Centre for Load Securing in Selm, NIRO allows their members to obtain an idea of the latest developments in the field of logistics.
The measures applied by NIRO help the member companies to steer their logistics process and cross-border goods movements in the right direction.