Business meeting in China

Dear reader,

September 2017, business takes us to Asia, (China) and the multi million cities of Shanghai, Ningbo, Kunshan and more.

Realizing that our relatively young company already established ourselves on many markets this trip was needed for us to take the next step.

Together with our agent in China and Asia we during the week 38 meet several partners and customers, prepared a lot of new challenges for our two companies to deal with in the future.

Being a westerner born and raised in Sweden and Scandinavia it is always challenging to travel in a part of the world where 75 % of the population does not speak English but with a smile on the lips it always pencils out to understanding.

Over 1000 km on Chinese roads and many hours behind the wheel we get back to Shanghai by Friday this week, ready to catch a flight back home to Sweden and ready to deal with new goals for our company group.

Travelling means meeting new people, learning more of different cultures and to understand not only local needs but also to understand that we are all a part of a Global World revolving faster and faster in our lives.

Freight Forwarding is a great occupation……..

Crawfish-party (Kräftskiva)

Crawfish-party Scandinavian style….

Friday September 1 we celebrated a good and hard week and the season delight namely Crawfish.

The entire crew of our group gathered for a fun evening with songs, snaps and beer.

Our two ladies Mrs Britt and Mrs Laila were the evening hosts and together with the toastmaster of the evening Mr Lars we all came in to a good mood.

Scandinavian style Crawfish parties is well known for us all and I know that I speak for all of us when stating, we had a great and fun evening together.

Now, soon a new week, new challenges and nice good teamwork spirit will lead us in to the future.

We BJORA / Borlind is ready for your bookings and handlings so feel warm WELCOME.

End of August

End of August and part of Europe is still on vacation. Within our companies BJORA / Borlind Group we are happy to announce that we are heavily booked with various orders for our customers and that despite vacation-times or not our days are never boring or short. This weeks handlings is over 95 teus and about 12 railcars plus all other trucks to discharge and or load. Also the work on face-lifting our offices continue and as such the entire team is on their feet to make it happen. Great job, great support so this week dear all we finish off the week with a Crawfish party Scandinavian style.

August 2017

Dear customer and reader,

Late in the summer of 2017, August.

This years weather has not really enjoyed us with nice summer days or warm evening and nights.

However typing this in the middle of the month we still have the possibility of warm late summer days and great evenings so keep all fingers crossed for that.

We within the BJORA / Borlind Group have had a summer we shall remember.

A lot of challenges due to the awful situation in our port but also thanks to our dear customers trust in us and our capability to think outside the box.

Huge volumes have been handled and for such we are grateful to you all.

We also take our chances in proceeding with the facelift of Borlind’s office and of course we do our weekly cleaning of our sheds and yard.

What we wish to have said with this is, we are a service company, we are ready to act on your demands.

We are what people refer to as a ONE STOP SHOP.

Enjoy the pictures and as a last challenge for you, study the last picture, it is a short and sweet dictionary of our special language here in Gothenburg on the Swedish BEST-COAST.

Summer times part 2

As said this summer is an awkward story, due to the troubles in our port a lot of cargo is delayed and in some cases sent to other ports.

We need to use various methods for getting the cargo from other ports then to Gothenburg and in to our own warehouse for discharge.

This all means that from week to week we have extreme amounts of cargo arriving at same time and under high time pressure to get unloaded and delivered.

So far all arrangements has been solved in proper ways but basically all solved under extra ordinary handling.

Also the weather in our area has been awkward this year, sun and rain and low temperatures, not like the summers we are used to.

Still however we do get some very nice evenings which really gives us great sunsets and that in combination to successful work gives you a good feeling by the end of the days.