Cătălin Putineanu, managing director of IB Cargo: “The increase in exports and imports also entails the need for transport and logistics services. The automotive industry, FMCG, manufacturing, online commerce are important users of freight forwarding services. Retailers are looking to expand their sales channels, which will lead to an increase in the number of new warehouses and distribution areas, FMCG products have a short storage period and then stocks run out frequently. ”
The IB Cargo shipping company, which delivers goods for 2,000 customers, ran a 22 million euro business year, up 16% on the previous year, and for 2017 the company aims to increase %, to over 24 million euros.
Most of IB Cargo’s customers are automotive, then industrial equipment companies, FMCG, chemicals, fashion, agriculture, electronics, pharma. IB Cargo currently has over 2,000 customers, increasing their number by 5-10% annually.
Along with electronics, the most important business for IB Cargo is the one with the car industry for which it transports both to Romania and for export.
“IB Cargo has customers of all types of companies, from the smallest to the largest with a multinational presence, each with its own specifics to which you have to adapt in order to be able to bring them with you. true added value. The industries are also varied: automotive, industrial equipment, FMCG, chemicals, fashion, agriculture, electronics, pharma. About 27% of the business comes from industries such as automotive, FMCG and fashion, a percentage directly proportional to the order in which they were mentioned “, said Cătălin Putineanu, shareholder and managing director of the transport company IB Cargo.
When exported by road, the company transported many subassemblies for Renault Talisman from Romanian manufacturers to France. It also imports from Asia and South America elements for exhaust systems produced here and which are subsequently exported to Renault, Nissan, BMW or Volkswagen.
Also, among the most important clients of the company is IKEA, for which it transports ceramics, porcelain, fabrics, but also sofas from the north-west of Romania, products that are exported to all continents.
“The development of the freight forwarding sector is supported by all manufacturing industries and by the increase of consumption. The increase in exports and imports also entails the need for transport and logistics services. The automotive industry, FMCG, manufacturing, online commerce are important users of freight forwarding services. Retailers are looking to develop their sales channels, which will lead to an increase in the number of new warehouses and distribution spaces, FMCG products have a short storage period and then the stocks run out often “, said Cătălin Putineanu.
He says that the first half of this year, compared to the previous year, brought increases for international road transport, increase groupage and full container: domestic transport 33%, trucking or international road transport 17%, increase groupage 16 %, full sea container 13% and air 22%. Maritime transport has continued to grow as we focus on exports, and road transport is often the mainstay of sea and air transport, growing at the same time.
“The growth of the logistics market and the growth of the company were supported last year by exports, both road and sea, especially to the Middle East of oil & gas equipment, but also other FMCG products, mobile, textiles to the Americas or Asia “, said Cătălin Putineanu.
Last year the company had over 2,000 customers, organizations from Romania and from all over the world, and carried out over 33,000 road transports, in approximately 17 million kilometers, we shipped by air 1.2 million 2,700 TEUs worldwide (1 TEU – approximately 32.1 cubic meters and 21,640 kg).
For sea and air transport, the company collaborates with lines and agents from each commercial destination, and for road transport it has over 2,000 employees through which it provides any type of equipment necessary for our customers.
“We import goods from the fmcg category, parts for the automotive industry, machinery and equipment, electronics, household appliances, chemicals, accessories and fabric rolls for the fa-shion industry and export finished products for the same industries: automotive, fashion, industrial equipment, pharma, electronics “, Putineanu explains.
IB Cargo has exclusively 130 trucks owned by several carriers that transport on domestic routes in Romania. In addition, the company has a base of about 3,000 carriers from which it accesses according to customer needs about 830