Join WSSA at the 9th Annual World Bulk Wine Exhibition
November 20-21, 2017
Amsterdam RAI Amtrium & Hall 5
It’s that time of year! WSSA and our freight forwarding partner, Albatrans, will be at booth B23 at the 9th World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) at Amsterdam’s RAI exhibition center on November 20-21, 2017. With almost all exhibit space booked, WBWE expects over 220 exhibitors from over 66 different countries around the world including Germany, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Chile, USA, France, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and many more! The fair brings together virtually all of the bulk wine producing and exporting countries and is expected to host over 6,000 visitors. WSSA and Albatrans continue to handle an increasing volume of flexis and isotanks and we look forward to seeing many of our current and new shippers at this event.
Please let us know if you will be attending WBWE, and if you are interested in setting up an appointment with our global logistics team. Also, be sure to stop by our booth to learn more about what we can offer you for transportation and insurance of your bulk shipments to and from anywhere in the world. We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam!
Visit their website for more information on the 9th World Bulk Wine Expedition.
With the current political situation in Spain still uncertain, it has been rumored that a general strike will be called for on Wednesday, November 8th. If this in fact plays out as anticipated, some roads will be blocked and demonstrations on the streets of the main cities of Catalonia will make road transportation on Wednesday difficult. This could lead to possible delays on some loads for Thursday, November 9th, however we are optimistic that this will not have a major impact or effect any container losing its current sailing schedule.
As always, WSSA will stay on top of this situation and keep you informed of any changes to the strike situation, as well as any disruptions and/or delays that might occur. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding specific containers/shipments.
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WSSA has learned that Italian trucking companies have announced they will strike Monday, October 30th and Tuesday, October 31st. If the strikes do indeed happen, it is important to be aware that the positioning of containers might be affected on these days causing potential delays to shipments.
Strikes are somewhat of a reality in Italy and for this reason people are usually informed about them in advance so they can plan accordingly.
As always, WSSA will stay on top of this situation and keep you informed of any changes to the strike schedule as well as any disruptions and/or delays that might occur. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding specific containers/shipments.
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Did you know….your cargo insurance may not be comprehensive?
There may be gaps in your coverage that you don’t even know exist! A standard cargo insurance policy does NOT cover the following:
- Losses at port more than 15 days after discharge
- Losses inland more than 30 days after discharge of cargo
- Atmospheric conditions (condensation)
- Carton damage
- Loss due to temperature extremes
WSSA is here to help! The WSSA Cargo Insurance policy contains many enhanced clauses normally provided only to “Fortune 500” policies. Here are just a few examples:
- Atmospheric Conditions
- Concealed Damage
- Warehouse/Storage Coverage
- Duration of Risk
- Optional Temperature Coverage
- Contingency Insurance
- Duty/Tax Coverage
With the WSSA cargo insurance, you can rest assured your goods are protected from origin to destination. Contact us today to get started!