Category Archive: Campaigns

  1. 20 years of consolidation and fun together!

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    Nordicon is celebrating its 20th anniversary

    It’s amazing how time flies when you’re having fun! Hard to understand that it has been 20 years since we at Nordicon opened our doors to the Nordic market and the world. More specifically, it was on Monday 11 February 2002, that five brave people in Gothenburg started what today is Nordicon. In April of the same year, Nordicon opened offices in both Finland and Norway. In Denmark, operations were started in May 2004.

    Founders Peter Mike and Linus Ahlm getting down to business!
    The journey began in a warehouse

    Nordicon’s journey began in a warehouse near the Port of Gothenburg with an office and terminal in one. This gave a strength right from the start by being close to the cargo and being able to give our customers first-hand information, whether the cargo was being imported or shipped out into the world. After a tough first year, both volume and profitability increased in the years that followed. The years 2003 and 2004 were turbulent times in the market but with a lot of hard work and a bit of luck, Nordicon came to be the leading neutral consolidator in the Nordics.

    Since then, Nordicon has steadily grown over the following 19 years and kept our position as the market leader in the region, with four well-established offices in the Nordics, and two own terminals in Gothenburg, together we are now over 100 employees. In addition to the core business of neutral ocean consolidation, we are the market leader in rail consolidation to/from China with our own block trains. A development that we are extremely proud of!

    What made this success possible?

    If not for the insatiable drive and courage of the founders to risk everything, the staff throughout the ages have always been the core of our business. Our amazing team has literally put up with thick and thin. They deserve all the recognition because it is their performance that shaped Nordicon’s success.

    Not to forget, the foundation of consolidation, is the tremendous support we have received from our loyal customers all these years. We would be nothing without you, thank you so much!

    2022 – a year of celebration!

    Today in 2022, Nordicon is part of ECU Worldwide, one of the world’s strongest consolidators. A strategic decision that has given us new opportunities to continue developing our business. The partnership with ECU Worldwide offers excellent opportunities and improvements for our customers in the future.

    We have chosen to celebrate Nordicon’s 20-year anniversary throughout 2022 in several different ways. Promotions, competitions, and some forgotten treasures from the photo archive over the years will be published in each country.

    But most important will have to be our #Nordicon20 parties! First off is Nordicon Sweden which will sponsor Shippis in Gothenburg on 1 September. An evening that is guaranteed to go down in history!

    We are grateful and very happy to be celebrating 20 years of consolidation and fun together!

  2. My Nordicon Easter Egg Hunt!

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    Easter is approaching and so is our annual challenge; the My Nordicon Easter Egg Hunt!
     
    Our customer portal My Nordicon provides many great tools that will simplify your everyday workflow.

    During 8/4 – 19/4, we have hidden 6 Easter Eggs in the portal for you to find!
     
    On each egg, there is a number. Find these 6 eggs, add up all the numbers and send the total amount to your local Nordicon office to participate in the challenge.

    Winners will get hunters’ glory and a fine prize!
     
    Read more under news and join the hunt today!

  3. Nordicon launches a new Sea-Rail service from China to the Nordic region!

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    New Sea-Rail service from China to the Nordic region!

    Under the current circumstances, we at Nordicon are working hard to find new solutions for our clients in the Nordics. Today we launch a new and unique sea/rail service from Yantian in China, via Greece and Piraeus to the Nordics.

    Why Yantian & Piraeus?

    As the last port in China, Yantian is naturally the best location for our consolidations, as well as the fact that Piraeus is the first European stop for ocean vessels. This choice of routing gives us the shortest possible transit time.
     
    We offer pick-up from suppliers all over China to our new hub in Yantian. From Piraeus, we collaborate with established rail operators who offer well-functioning connections to the Nordic countries.

    The first departure

    The first departure from Yantian is planned for 7/4 with a transit of only 30-33 days to the Nordic region!

    We accept both LCL and FCL on this departure. Rates and schedules can be found in My Nordicon.

    Contact your local Nordicon office and place your booking on this new service today!

    railsweden@nordic-on.com

    railnorway@nordic-on.com

    railfinland@nordic-on.com

    raildenmark@nordic-on.com

  4. New rail connection via the Caspian Sea!

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    Nordicon Rail Service launches a new rail service from China to the Nordic region, via the southern corridor and the Caspian Sea!

    With the current situation in Ukraine, the supply chain between China and Europe has received new challenges. Nordicon is working hard to find new solutions for our clients in the Nordics.

    To avoid transiting goods via Russia, we now have the possibility to arrange rail transport on the southern corridor via the Caspian Sea. Together with our partners, we can offer space on the first departure from China for this new rail service!

    Departure from Xian is planned for 31/3 with a transit of approx. 35-39 days to the Nordic region.

    We accept both LCL and FCL on this departure with limited space – so, first come, first served!

    Do you want to be onboard? Contact your local Nordicon office and place your booking today!

    railsweden@nordic-on.com

    railnorway@nordic-on.com

    raildenmark@nordic-on.com

    railfinland@nordic-on.com

  5. New Global Partnership!

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    Nordicon has entered a global partnership with ECU Worldwide, which is the leading network for consolidation with its own operations in 180 countries and offers door-to-door deliveries in 52 markets worldwide.

    This is a strategic decision to guarantee a stable future and opportunities for further development of the Nordicon group as the leading neutral consolidator in both ocean and rail, as well as neutral terminal services in the Nordic region.

    This partnership will not involve any changes to Nordicon’s range of services, customer service, technical solutions, or management/organization. ECU Worldwide is a perfect partner that creates great added value for Nordicon and our customers. A collaboration that gives us the conditions to achieve our goals in IT development and digital innovation. We will maintain Nordicon’s current customer portal My Nordicon and integrate our systems with ECU’s digital platform “ECU360”, which expands our possibilities for more efficient traceability of our door-to-door transports.

    On 1 September we successfully changed partners to ECU Worldwide in Japan, the USA, and Canada for our consolidations. Now the process from the remaining origins in China, the Far East, and Sub India for bookings with departure from November 1st has begun.  

    It is now very important that our customers take this information into account, and make sure to redirect your bookings to our new partner. Necessary information such as first departures and contact details to our new partner ECU Worldwide has been sent in newsletters from your local Nordicon office and can be found under news.

    If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact your local Nordicon office and we will happily tell you more.

    We look forward to this merger and hope that all our customers want to join us on the journey ahead.

    Sincerely

    Nordicon

  6. The Nordicon Group changes global agent network!

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    We are pleased to inform our customers that Nordicon has entered a global partnership with ECU Worldwide, which is the leading network for consolidation with its own operations in 180 countries and offers door-to-door deliveries in 52 markets worldwide.

    This is a strategic decision to guarantee a stable future and opportunities for further development of the Nordicon group as the leading neutral consolidator in both ocean and rail, as well as neutral terminal services in the Nordic region.

    ECU Worldwide is a perfect partner that creates great added value for Nordicon and our customers. A collaboration that gives us the conditions to achieve our goals in IT development and digital innovation. We will maintain Nordicon’s current customer portal My Nordicon and integrate our systems with ECU’s digital platform “ECU360”, which expands our possibilities for more efficient traceability of our door-to-door transports.

    This partnership will not involve any changes to Nordicon’s range of services, customer service, technical solutions, or management / organization. Everything remains as before except for agent changes that will take place continuously over the next 30-90 days (More detailed information will be sent out continuously).

    In connection with the change of network, ECU Worldwide has acquired 65% of the shares in the Nordicon group and the original owners retain 35%.

    Linus Ahlm, CEO of the Nordicon Group, comments on the partnership as follows: “Nordicon has decided to switch agent networks globally to ECU Worldwide to create the best conditions for Nordicon’s continued development and growth. This gives us stability and a new impetus for the future, and we are happy for this long-term partnership. ECU’s global strength in combination with Nordicon’s leading position in the Nordic region is truly a “perfect match” that provides added value to both customers and our valuable staff “.

    We look forward to this merger and hope that all our customers want to join us on the journey ahead.

    If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact your local Nordicon office and we will happily tell you more.

    Sincerely

    Nordicon

  7. Co2 emissions now on Nordicon rail service!

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    Co2 emissions now on Nordicon rail service!

    For many years, we have been providing CO2 emissions on our ocean & domestic transports. As our rail service has grown significantly & is now a popular alternative to ocean and air, it is natural that CO2 emissions are also provided on our rail services.

    The emissions are calculated on the transport from rail-hub to rail-hub but are also available on domestic transport in both China & the Nordics, in other words, you can choose to receive emissions all the way – door to door!

    Nordicon rail service gives you the CO2 emissions on:
    • Booking confirmation
    • Nordicon’s invoice
    • Own emission calculator in My Nordicon
    • Appears as a value on the rate calculation in My Nordicon

    Why is rail such a popular choice of transport?
    – Transit time for rail between China & the Nordics is about 14-18 days only.
    – Transport cost per kilo is significantly lower with rail compared to airfreight. Rail offers an attractive balance between cost and transit.
    – Rail freight produces lower CO2 emissions than airfreight. Which makes rail a sustainable alternative & at the same time significantly faster than ocean freight.

    Are you onboard? Contact us and we will explain why our rail service is such a popular choice!

  8. Nordicon API – get connected!

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    API is short for Application Programming Interface and helps companies to share data in a controlled way. Although you may not be aware of it, you are probably using APIs on a daily basis. 

    Now we give our clients the possibility to connect to Nordicon´s API. A great opportunity to access the details you need to streamline your information workflow!

    How does it work?

    API is in a way, a kind of library that is used for programs, systems, and applications to be able to talk to each other in a simple way. It works so that your system asks Nordicon’s API for a specific freight or sailing, Nordicon’s API extracts that information from our internal system and sends it back directly into your system. Quick and easy!

    With the help of this API, you can use the information further on your own website or get information about a specific shipment directly into your system. In other words, you can retrieve as little or as much information as you want. The opportunity to get it exactly the way you want has never been closer.

    What does Nordicon’s API deliver?

    APIs allow programs that are good at one thing to do just that, and My Nordicon contains a lot of great tools that we know our clients value. The information that is currently possible to retrieve from Nordicon’s API is

    • Sailing details

    • Shipping calculation

    • Offers

    • Inland transport

    • Status reports (Milestones)

    As if the above were not enough, we continue to work on the development of our API according to our customers’ needs and soon we will also have a booking option in place!

    This applies to our import and export services, both ocean and rail, and can be received from all Nordicon’s offices in the Nordic region.

    Contact your local Nordicon office and get connected today!

  9. Now there is an easy way to get EDI with Nordicon!

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    How would it be like to have EDI with Nordicon? To be able to book your LCL directly through your own computer system, and receive booking confirmation, shipping notes and status reports directly into your computer. We believe that it would save you a lot of time! 

    To make this happen, Nordicon has chosen to integrate with Unifaun, the leading supplier of Transport Administration systems in northern Europe.

    Many of our customers are already connected to Unifaun’s TA-system, which means that they can now also book their LCL transport directly with Nordicon via Unifaun’s new ocean module.

    With over 20 years of experience, Unifaun offers innovative and high-quality TA systems that simplify and improve for both transport buyers and carriers. Every day, more than 800,000 consignments are sent by 100,000 different companies through their TA-system. With the collaboration of Nordicon, Unifaun now also offers an ocean transport module.

    All Nordicon’s offices are now integrated with Unifaun, so contact your local Nordicon office and get connected into a seamless digital workflow!

    #nordicon #no1 #consolidation #tasystem #edi #thefutureishere