News & Insights 29 March 2021

Rise and Fall in the Suez Canal

The delicate mission of freeing the container ship blocking the Suez Canal is still at large. The first sign of progress happened this weekend when the ship moved – and now it is finally free. The personnel on site waited for the tide to rise before giving it the final push. But how is the Suez catastrophe affecting your shipments and the industry as a whole?

I will not sugarcoat the situation. This could not have happened at a worse time. COVID-19 has affected ocean freight immensely during this past year and there is also a backlog because of the Chinese New Year. The whole supply chain, from manufacturer to consumer, are affected. And the shipping companies backlog just keeps growing. No one knows how long we will have to deal with the outcome and I can only speculate. Some shippers have chosen to take a more daring route around Africa. Which adds seven to eight days of transit time and higher costs. Still, this option at least keeps the shipments moving along.

At InterEast, our partners are some of the industries best suppliers who excel in what they do. Thanks to them we can handle the situation and the near future in the best possible way. We have ongoing dialogues with shippers regarding lead times and routes – and keep the concerned parties updated.

We can all learn from these experiences and I guarantee that we at InterEast will always do our utmost to think ahead and keep pushing for a more transparent, modern and well-functioning supply chain. Sometimes it does not go as expected. But we always have a plan for you. In dire times, trust is built. So let’s get to work and keep building!

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Talk to you soon!
/Robin Christensen, Business Development Executive

InterEast Certified by Great Place to Work for Second Year – Closer to Becoming One of Sweden’s Best Workplaces

InterEast has announced that they have been certified by Great Place to Work for the second year in a row, the global organization that recognizes companies for their exceptional workplace culture. This second-year certification marks an improvement and indicates that InterEast’s goal of becoming one of the best places to work in Sweden in their category is within reach.

InterEast Welcomes New Head of IT & Engineering

The transport and logistics company InterEast has expanded its leadership team by appointing Alexander Zachrisson as Head of IT & Engineering as they advance their mission to revolutionize the logistics industry.

Release Notes: New features enable more accurate bookings in Elise

We are excited to announce the release of Booking Revamp for Elise. This release brings several new features and improvements that we believe will enhance your overall experience and productivity while creating bookings in Elise. Below will contain an overview of all the key features and improvements that have been added.

What Does a Freight Forwarder Do?

Have you ever wondered about the invisible hands that orchestrate the seamless movement of goods across the globe? Enter the world of freight forwarders, the unsung heroes of logistics. From streamlining shipping processes to navigating complex customs regulations, these experts play a pivotal role in connecting businesses and consumers to products from all corners of the world.

Booking Made Easy: A Look at Our Upcoming Features in Elise

Transport and logistics can be complex, whether at an international or regional level. Our goal with the Elise portal is to simplify your supply chain.

Incoterms 2020: Delivery terms and rules to avoid misunderstandings in the transportation of goods

Incoterms 2020 are rules that establish who is responsible for costs and risks during the transportation of goods in international trade. Incoterms 2020 is the latest version of these delivery terms and is globally recognized by authorities and courts.

InterEast: Certified by Great Place To Work

InterEast has announced that they have been certified by Great Place To Work, a global organization that recognizes companies for their exceptional workplace culture. This certification marks the first step for InterEast towards becoming one of the top best places to work in Sweden in their category.

InterEast welcomes new COO

Transport and logistics company InterEast has made a significant addition to its leadership team with the appointment of Marcus Fagerlund as Chief Operating Officer (COO).