Who transports your cargo?

Our staff is a team of professionally trained specialists in the field of logistics. We speak your language which makes our communication more comfortable and understandable.

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How do we transport your cargo?

All Trans Global offers freight forwarding services by all modes of transport in package with customs services, operating its activity in Russia and the CIS as well as all over the world.

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How do you transport your cargo with us?

In order to use our service, you can contact us either by phone, e-mail or our on-line shipment enquiry form, and one of our specialists will respond to you as soon as possible.

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Where can I find the list of documents required for the customs clearance?

You can learn about the list of documents required for the customs clearance by calling us or sending an e-mail with your inquiry. Our team members will provide you with all the necessary information regarding this matter.

Are my airfreight charges based on the actual weight of the cargo only?

IATA regulations state that the cost of airfreight must be calculated on the "chargeable" weight. IATA defines the "chargeable weight" as the actual gross weight and the volume weight, whichever is greater.

What is the “Green light” system?

The “Green light” system means that cargo is not going to be shipped until there is a full package of documents prepared for customs clearance to accompany your consignment.

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The origin and interpretation of the term "Logistics"

 

Most of the researchers agree that the origin of the word logistics dates back to ancient Greece. Logistics represented “calculating art” or “the art of reasoning, calculation” for the ancient Greeks, and top magistrates, who controlled economic, trading and financial activities were called “Logisticians”. According to Archimedes, there were 10 logisticians in ancient Greece.

The term “logistics” happened to be used in the Roman Empire as well. Here it was used as the designation of rules for provision distribution, and the officers, who were engaged in food distribution, were titled as “Logista”, or “Logistikas”.

In the first century A. D. the term “logistics” appeared for the first time in the military vocabulary of a series of countries. Here they started to associate logistics with the activity of providing military forces with supplies. Thus, in time of Byzantine Emperor Leo VI (865-912), surnamed the Wise, it was considered that the tasks of logistics were equipping an army, supplying munitions, carrying full responsibility for its timely food provision, and, accordingly, preparation of each action of military campaign. He even introduced a special position in the army called “Logistas”. 

 It is accepted to consider French military theorist Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779-1869) to be the first author of writings on the subject of logistics. He stated in his works that logistics covers wide range of questions, including planning, management, provision of material needs, equipment supply and subsistence of an army, as well as determining the place of its dislocation, construction of roads and fortifications, and others.

It is thought that some of the principles of logistics were used in Napoleon’s Army, however, as a military science logistics has formed only by the middle of the 19th century. On a broader scale, the principles and methods of logistics evolved during the World War II. American army demonstrated it particularly in a skilful manner. Thanks to coordinated interaction of military-industrial complex, transport infrastructure and base of supply, the United States managed to organize stable provision of allied forces stationed in Europe with food, weapons, ammunition, gear and combat equipment. Great significance in solving this complicated task belonged to mass implementation of progressive methods and means of transportation, in particular, container transport – a novelty for those days.

Historically, in the 19th century the term “logistics” started to be used in non-military area as well. The second interpretation of the term, in the meaning of mathematical logic, was used in the works of famous German mathematician G. Leibniz (1646-1716). This new meaning was assigned to the term later at the Philosophical Congress in Geneva in 1904. In this quality the logistics is widely used while studying mathematical patterns, designing technical systems of computing machinery, in robotics and so on. 

At the beginning of the 1950s in the 20th century, the term logistics came into use in business and by the 1970s deeply implanted itself in this field. Almost all of the Eastern European and American countries were going through the hardest energy crisis, the consequence of which was decline in production, increasing unemployment, slackening of the market, and as a result, a drastic worsening of the state of economy on its national and transnational scale. Politicians, governments, specialists were not excluding the threat of social explosion, which could have led to even more difficult consequences. All of this became an accelerator for forced developments of measures for stabilization and improvement of situation in economical area. Scientists, economists and entrepreneurs turned to logistics as a science, most effectively coordinating interaction between logistical support, production, distribution, transport, communicative infrastructure and a market.

Thus, the purpose of logistics is in supplying and receiving food and services in those places, where they are needed, and when they are needed. While studying native and foreign sources of economic literature, we can note that many authors use summarized terms, which, in general, describe similar logistic activities, and that is why can be used as the synonym of the term “logistics”. The following ones can be regarded as such:

  • physical distribution
  • logistic engineering
  • logistics management
  • supply chain management 
  • total distribution 
  • materials management
  • rhochrematics 
  • supply chain logistics
  • integrated distribution and others.


We should note the use of the term “physical distribution”, which in the West was the most common synonym of the modern term “logistics” up to the middle of the 1970s, and these days it indicates one of the complex functions of integrated logistics and is the synonym of the term “distribution”.
 

Plan of our work with your cargo transportation 
 
You place your request for cargo transportation 

You put together your preliminary shipment request, indicating main details and contact information so that we can get in touch with you, then you send it to us using e-mail, or our on-line shipment enquiry form.

 
Processing your transportation request

Our specialists contact you to confirm your request and clarify all the necessary details. Then we elaborate an optimal plan of cargo transportation, which suits your requirements; calculate the cost and exact date of delivery.  

 
Shipping your transportation order

You get an estimate for transportation, insurance and customs clearance. You confirm the date and cargo location. From this point on we carry full responsibility for the process of transportation, prompt delivery and the safety of your cargo.