To those of you in the Northern Hemisphere I hope your summer is in full swing and you’re enjoying your holidays and time with family and friends. For those of you in the South look on the bright side, spring will soon be knocking on your door.
July was an interesting month as we began an extensive review of procedures. We have also looked at ways to improve the Alliance and formulated solutions to issues that have created problems for members in the past.
We are in the process of moving the DGLA out of the search feature within the main WCAF website. You will no longer be linked to general cargo providers and therefore eliminated from superfluous quote requests for general cargo.
We are also working towards branding and marketing the DGLA as a stand-alone alliance of professional handlers of Dangerous Goods and not a sub-network of a general cargo group. This will allow us to market your services directly to those companies producing, manufacturing, wholesaling and distributing hazardous goods. We can increase your visibility to the companies you seek to do business with, yet maintain the connectivity of an Alliance managed by the WCA Family of Logistics Networks. We are looking at exhibitions, media outlets and trade events that will provide DGLA with greater exposure and high-profile opportunities to showcase your services.
You will notice that the daily broadcast will no longer feature the section “Specialty Groups”. Instead, you will receive a single e-mail when a new member is approved for the DGLA. This will reduce the amount of non-essential e-mail traffic that is not related to your specific services. For those of you who are also members of one of WCA Family's general cargo networks, you will continue to receive the WCAF daily broadcasts for general cargo needs.
There will be a monthly newsletter dedicated to only DGLA specialists and articles related to your field of expertise. We will continue to feature a member of the month so the group can appreciate the specific strengths of fellow associates.
We are 90% complete on profile rewrites. These profiles will no longer be grouped together with general cargo providers, but general members will be able to search your profiles if needed. For those of you who have not amended your profiles I suggest you get this to me ASAP. A separate e-mail has been sent to those of you needing to review your company profiles.
We have added a Case Study section to the DGLA home page as a place for you to submit unique and interesting DG related moves. This feature will showcase your talents to fellow members as well as companies seeking compatible service providers. Please do send me pictures and articles related to your company and we will ensure you receive media attention for these unique movements.
One area that we all need to be more diligent in our daily business is insurance. A single shipment without proper insurance can bankrupt a company. Therefore we are making it mandatory that each and every company within the DGLA proves to the group that they carry proper insurance. I request each of you who have not submitted a copy of your company policy to us to do so, now. We will check your coverage and, if the requirements are met, we will add the Risk Managed logo to your profile showing everyone you carry proper insurance. This is an important part of moving forward to create a level playing field for all members within the DGLA.
These changes are being implemented to improve the visibility, opportunities and exposure of your unique services. We are striving to make the DGLA a stand-alone, dynamic network of like-minded professionals, without the unnecessary distractions of outside influences. All of us at the WCA Family of Logistic Networks seek to ensure your prosperity within this Alliance and will continue to develop and implement new ways to increase your chances of finding opportunities in this worldwide market.
June New Members of the DGLA:
Beijing Jaypie International Logistics Co.
Beijing Jaypie International Logistics Co. Ltd. started operating in 2005 and is headquartered in Beijing, China. Jaypie is an IATA member, and they are focused on airfreight and dangerous goods operations. Jaypie can handle all kinds of dangerous goods and Chemical products to and from China. They have their own registered trucking, warehousing and packing team. Our dangerous goods operation team includes more than 10 licensed experts with more than 10 years dangerous goods operating experience. We can transit your goods to anywhere you need.
Please click here for the June Featured Member of the Month.