Logistics at a high level.

BJORA Group got an extremely important and urgent shipment to handle from it’s overseas agent.
Very, very special equipment for mining from Canada to one of the big mines in Lulea. People flown in from Canada as well as representatives from the Swedish government was there to inspect the goods.

Biggest pcs was about 8000 kg and dims of 4,77 x 2,24 x 2,59 meter (LxWxH). This shipment went by air from Canada to Sweden via the continent and was delivered to the Borlind warehouse in Gothenburg last Wednesday September 18.

Like in many cases the measurements of the cargo was not correct so we had to remove the roof of the case in order to fit the case on the trailer, real height of the case was 2,71 meter. Due to the size of the shipment the carrier also decided to split the shipment so of course like in many cases like this the cargo did arrive late into Gothenburg in Sweden.

So after customs clearance at our warehouse, we loaded the cargo on one of our eminent House-truckers trailers (Mattssons Akeri AB). Their driver named Hakan and called Gurra was given the job to deliver the cargo asap to Lulea.

Deadline was noon at Saturday 2019-09-21.
Thursday morning we all waited for one more case of this shipment to be delivered to us, but this cargo did now arrive in time due to bad handling at the continent which made it miss the trailer to Sweden.

Thursday morning at 08.30 Mr Gurra placed himself in the drivers seat and started his trip 1250 km single way to Lulea. As always by using this trucker we can take a deep breath and relay on that cargo will get there in time.

By Friday morning at 09.00 we speak to Mr Gurra and was told everything went extremely well and that cargo would reach it’s consignee at around 14.00 same day.

Yes you are reading it correctly. The cargo did arrive it’s destination at 14.00 on Friday September 20.
By 14.40 we get a phonecall from consignee stating all offloaded and that Mr Gurra could start his journey back to the Swedish front side of Sweden namely Gothenburg.

Later same evening we get another mail stating that the big machine and the parts delivered now been un-packed and installed. At this point we could inform our agent of a well performed work and that the cargo was delivered about 20 hours before deadline.

So we at BJORA Group did a high-five noted that we thru our partners provide good and exact service to our customers.

We wish at this point to say thank you to everybody involved in making this shipment to a success instead of a failure and at same time stating.

This is how we work for our customers and partners.

Hard and loyal work leads us together to a great future.

 

The funny & Challenging 2019…

Dear reader,

2019 has been a very fun and challenging year so far when it comes to different type of cargo handling.
A modern Forwarder and Warehouse needs to be prepared for all kind of handling and so we are.
Weekly we handle not only the basic export products from Sweden and Scandinavia we also handle very special cargo such as hightech products, dangerous goods etc thru our warehouse in Gothenburg and as well overseas.

This is one of the benefits our numerous customers gain by using us, they can always relay upon our expertise and knowledge, locally and globally. We say so many times we are a local company but we do work Internationally and Globally together with our selected partners and long term friends.

Simple facts are, we are here for you and your cargo, we do go the extra mile to make sure your products are handled to perfection.

Welcome to continuously challenge us.

Mr Per-Ove Andersson

Dear reader,
Said by me earlier this year, 2019 include a lot of celebrations to deal with.
A Saturday evening in the middle of July the management-team of BJORA invited our Dear Per-Ove Andersson to an island dinner at Hono just outside Gothenburg.

Reason of course an important Birthday for this man and since many years close friend.
Undersigned and P-O has been working together for a bit over 40 years and with a friendship and long lasting relation it is important to honor him.

The entire BJORA / Borlind team do appreciate him not only as a very good college with great knowledge but also as a dear friend.

So Dear P-O trust you liked our idea and that we all wanted to share an evening together in one of the best environments here on our Swedish Westcoast.

We all wish you to be with us for many, many more years.
Con Gratulations Dear P-O.

The assignment from Mr Pal Svensson

Earlier article on our web.
Dear reader, once again it has been proven that knowhow is essential in global trade.
The assignment we got fm Mr Pal Svensson earlier this year to transport his sculpture door to door Sweden / Usa turned out to perfection.

Below is what the Swedish news paper wrote in their article on same.
The entire work was performed by the BJORA / Borlind team and for sure a bit Swedish history has been made….
Thanks Mr Pal Svensson for your trust in us.

Den 3,5 ton tunga skulpturen har emballerats, byggts in i en trälåda, placerats i en container och skeppats från Göteborg över Atlanten till Georgia. Därifrån har den fraktats med lastbil den sista biten till Alabama där den nu har blivit rest på sin tilltänkta plats.

– Det känns fantastiskt. Det var en riktigt rolig upplevelse, säger skulptören Pål Svensson.
Den amerikanske beställaren är barnbarn till svenskar som utvandrade till Chicago och sedan flyttade ner till Alabama. Där har de i flera generationer haft ett möbelföretag.
– Det är den där filantropiska andan, att man vill göra något för sin hemstad, säger Pål Svensson om donationen.
Det var Pål Svenssons gallerist i Chicago som haft kontakt med den amerikanske mecenaten och visade honom bilder på en mindre version av skulpturen. Amerikanen var på jakt efter något som han kunde skänka till konstmuseet i hans hemstad Alabama.

– Jag är otroligt fascinerad över hur han var så bestämd. Att ha en bra beställare är guld värt. Han tyckte att det var så roligt att det var en svensk som gjorde den. Pål Svenssons skulptur i formen av en evighetsåtta är nu skeppad och på plats i USA.. Bild: Pål Svensson
Platsen är en damm i museets trädgård som fått växa till sig under tio år i väntan på en skulptur.
– Det var bara själva storleken de önskade. Den var anpassad efter häckarna och den mur som omgav trädgården.
Pål Svensson tycker sig i dag se ett ökat intresse för skulpturer i sten.
– Vi lägger mycket tid och pengar på det offentliga rummet. Då vill man ha sten för att det står emot så bra. Man vill ha det gediget och man vill ha svensk sten. Det har även visat sig lönande då det skapar en fin miljö.
LÄS MER: Pål Svenssons lysande altare i återinvigd kyrka
Pål Svensson har sedan åtta år tillbaka jobbat för att etablera ett permanent Stenens Hus i Hunnebostrand där man ska kunna lära sig mer om sten.

– Folk tycker ju om att ha något vettigt att göra på semestern och inte bara sola och bada. Graniten är en väldigt stor del av norra Bohuslän. Det är ju den röda och den grå graniten som har gett folk arbete. Det är centrum för svensk stenindustri.
Från och med den 12 juli ställer Pål Svensson ut i sin ateljé i Ulebergshamn. Varje dag kommer han att hålla i visningar där han berättar om sitt arbete utifrån modeller, fria skulpturer och foton

First six months of the 2019…

Well dear reader and follower,
Six months runs fast and pretty soon we have done first six months of the new year 2019.
A lot of happenings has occurred in our group of companies a lot of new customer has joined us and that means a lot of new volumes to handle which is really nice.

Some investments has been made to maintain and develop our own infrastructure on our area.
Also internally some of our staff members has reached grateful ages in life and as such we all develop to a… certain degree.
Life is good, there is a lot of challenges for us to take care of both in business and on the private side.
On the business side we are proud that we been able to gain a number of new customers and happy that we get their trust to continue to develop our group of companies.

On the private side, we are happy to have just the crew members that we have in our group. Each and every one is worth so much to us, with their various personalities and knowledge.

Most of all dear reader, we wish to state a thank you for trusting us to handle your cargo and shipments on a local and global level.

We said before we are here to stay but without our customers we will never develop so again thanks your support and we do look forward to the next six months of this year together.

Have a happy summer and return well rested out.

Winter Is Gone…

Dear reader,

Winter is gone, spring is here, and we Team BJORA / Borlind are luckily enough overwelmed with work. All our sheds are basically full right now and huge volumes are handled. An example is our warehouse where a few new accounts joined us and were we presently among others handle a transloading of almost 1100 tons = 53 x 40′ cotainers within one week straight fm railcar to containers.

The pics also shows great filled containers with consol cargo that we discharge daily together with all other tasks we fulfill for our customers. The investments we did during the winter pays off and all this together with the spring makes us all enjoy both work and weather. It feels rather good to be able to state that we do look positively at the future and all it’s challenges that we get from our customers.

This is what the Freight Forwarding life is all about.

If you who not yet used us or contacted our team have any doubt of our skills.
Feel free to contact us at all levels we are here for you.

Proud Sponsors !!!!

CON Gratulations To Gothenburg Hockey Team.

Yesterday 2019-05-02 Västra Frölunda (VFHC) became for the fifth time Swedish Campions in Hockey.

Our entire company celebrates and honor this team for it’s efforts.

Art’s and Craft’s…

April 2019, BJORA Group undertook and very, very  special transport.

Swedish Art Artist Mr Pål Svensson created a unique piece of Swedish DiaBas about 4000 kg, to be sent to a Museum of Fine Arts in Auburn, Alabama, Usa. BJORA arranged all physical handling and packing of the art right here at our own backyard and with our own specialized crew.

It took the Artist about one year to create the pcs and we are proud that we were selected to handle all arrangements from manufacturer to buyer. The transport will of course not take a year, but everything round the transport such as building a customized wooden box by approved timber. Special blocking and bracing inside the box as well as all handling.

A piece like this is basically priceless and the manor is to deliver it without any mistakes along the journey.
Once again Team BJORA / Borlind been challenged and proved that we are equipped to handle basically all types of cargo.

SPRING TIME…

Spring time is getting closer….
To hold and work a complete bonded warehouse in the heart of Gothenburg means that every now and then Maintenance is forced and needed.

The day has come when we needed to repair some surface inside our sheds and also our Entre-road.
For the first time in several years the ground is now 100 % flat and looks actually quite nice.
On our entrance we have heavy traffic daily and about 100 containers and trailers pass per day so no doubt the road is being hit hard with heavy weights daily.

In the shed that we repaired we normally store up to 1500 tons so that is also a spot which takes on heavy burdens.
Anyways, we wish that all our customers shall enjoy making visits to us and to continue to entrust us handling their cargo in a clean and safe environment.

We are proud to share what we do for you all our customers and visitors.
WELCOME TO TEAM BJORA / BORLIND

Project bound for Prague…

Discharge in Hamburg of project bound for Prague.
As earlier noted this shipment was shipped on one of the largest container vessels that presently sail.
Cargo was picked up in China and shipped via Hamburg, Germany to be on-forwarded to the airport in Praque, Tjeckia.

Working in the port of Hamburg, it must be noted that their efficiency is great and their equipment for handling cargo is extreme.

All work performed to excellence and end user was happy to receive his cargo in… Praque.
Again a well performed work by BJORA Group and it’s partners.

Thank you team…………….