July 1 2022
Change of Company Name MONDIALE VGL S.P.A
Following successful merger of March 2021, from July 1 2022 the name of our company has changed to MONDIALE VGL S.P.A.
For more information see the link below:. .
Official communication change company name.
October 14 2021
Italy: Port workers in Trieste and Genoa to block port operations from October 15th
Port workers in Trieste and Genoa plan to stage indefinite blocking protests at both ports from Friday, October 15 th. The purpose of the action is to pressure the Italian government to abandon plans to make Green Passes (COVID-free certificate) mandatory for all workers in Italy.
Disruptions to port operations, including general cargo and passenger ferry services, are almost certain should the protests go ahead till Wednesday, October 20th. Congestion may extend to La Spezia, Leghorn and Venice seaports as a consequence.
Lingering shipping delays are likely following any protests as port authorities work to clear backlogs.
To better understand the repercussions on your ongoing shipments, we invite you get in touch with your local Mondiale VGL representative.
16 March 2021
MondialeVGL Italy got certified ISO 9001
Since 1982 MondialeVGL Italy has been building, together with its partners, the best solutions for intelligent management of shipments.
Through a door-to-door model MondialeVGL Italy is able to guarantee its clients a very high level of service, tailor-made for each trade lane.
Over the past few years MondialeVGL Italy has invested in continuous process improvement and on procedures aimed at achieving a Quality Management System that is a real value add for the Company and not only a formal certification.
It has caused not only an operational evolution, but most of all into a cultural one, resulting in improved services to customers.
It has been the outcome of MondialeVGL Italy’s strategic vision which aimed, above all, for customer satisfaction and for continuous internal performance improvements, thanks to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
The UNI ESO 9001:2015 accreditation process, recognized worldwide as the best in terms of organizational efficiency, has been conducted by Bureau Veritas. They are recognized leaders in Italy and abroad in the inspection, audit, conformity audit and certification.
The relative certificate no. IT304791 – 1 can be downloaded at this link:
26 February 2021
VGL - Mondiale merger creates $1.2B business
Two of the largest freight companies in the Asia Pacific region, VGL Pty Ltd and Mondiale Freight Services Limited (Mondiale) have agreed to merge to form a significant entity that will be a world leader in international transport and logistics.
The merged company will have a combined annual revenue of AUD1.2 billion, with operations across Australia, New Zealand, North Asia, South East Asia, Indian Sub-Continent, and Europe. Both companies have made significant investments in wharf transport in Australia and New Zealand and offer a total end-to-end supply chain solution in these two countries.
The founding seven executive shareholders of VGL and Mondiale will remain with the company as shareholders in their executive positions.
VGL and Mondiale currently handle over 500,000 containers and 25M kilograms of air freight per annum and employ more than 1,500 people globally, covering all aspects of freight forwarding, customs, wharf transport, and warehousing.
Director and Shareholder of Mondiale, Mr. John Sargent, said: “The Mondiale and VGL teams have very close synergies and are an excellent fit in the merged company”.
Mr. Vittorio Tarchi, a Director and Shareholder of VGL, said “Each company has grown globally over the last 30 plus years, with complementary global networks and a key focus on customer service”.
Mr. Ray Meade, who has operated in the global freight markets in both Australia and New Zealand for 30 years and managed Mondiale’s Australian operations for over eight years, will become the Chief Executive Officer of the merged group. He said, “The strength of the combined entity, supported by its extremely valued and dedicated staff will deliver significant advantage to both its existing and future customer base”.
11 February 2021
Market update: shipments to and from Italy
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the increase in sea freight rates initially affected mainly the routes from China to the USA, the first two countries that have experienced a strong recovery in maritime traffic since last summer.
8 October 2020
Reduce costs and speed up delivery with VGL hybrid air/sea service from Italy to Melbourne and Sydney
A hybrid air / sea service designed to provide both cost and speed efficiencies to your supply chain.
2 October 2020
2° Live Recording of Client Webinar: Sydney Landside Operational Issues.
In light of the recent new communications from shipping lines about the Sydney Port situation due to the crippling congestion, VGL hosted a second webinar to provide more updated information about:
Update on the issues raised on the last webinar (impact of industrial action; situation regarding empty container parks)
Sydney Port omission
Solutions and options
22 September 2020
Live Recording of Client Webinar: Sydney Landside Operational Issues.
Over the past few months VGL has made every effort to inform its customers about the dire situation in Sydney’s landside transport operations. To further assist in providing timely and transparent information, VGL hosted a webinar to provide more information about:
Recent surcharges and what they mean
Current situation: Ongoing Industrial Action and Empty Container Park challenges
Expected delays and business impact
June 8, 2020
We have never stopped.
Now we are ready to start over again together.
Almost three months after the beginning of the lock-down for the pandemic, from June, 3 the free movement of citizens belonging to the Schengen area and Great Britain will be allowed to arrive again in Italy without prior quarantine obligation. People entering or returning to Italy from these countries will no longer be subject to sanitary surveillance and fiduciary isolation for 14 days, unless they have stayed in different countries in the previous 14 days.
However, some restrictions remain; like the prohibition of assembly, social safety distancing, the use of face mask in closed places and distancing on public transport. Restrictions on movement remain for those with temperature exceeding 37.5 ° and respiratory symptoms and the obligation to stay at home for those in quarantine.
Greece, Austria, Switzerland and Croatia still apply some limitation at borders to passengers arriving from Italy until June, 15 at least.
March 23, 2020
COVID-19 Update: Italy new Decree
To cope with the continuous growth in the number of cases of contagion from Covid-19, the Italian government has passed a new decree containing a series of measures aiming to stop the epidemic.
The new decree in force from today 23 March, lists all industries and activities that can remain open (read the official decree), as well as all activities considered not strictly necessary and to be suspended. The new measures are valid - for now - until April 3. Law firms, engineering, call centers, financial and insurance companies, post offices, newsagents, paper wholesalers and distribution agencies of newspapers, magazines and books, hotels, as well as all activities related to the logistics sector and freight forwarding will continue to work.
VGL Italia remains open, continuing to offer all global and domestic transportation while adhering to government and health regulations. Our team continues to manage end to end supply chains from remote in smart-working mode.
Customs, ports, airports and essential support services are operating as usual.
March 20, 2020
As China is slowly recovering and getting back to normality after the COVID-19 outbreak, the effects on public health and the economy are impacting now other countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
VGL is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, as the virus has spread to more than 114 countries. With precautionary measures in place, we are aiming to maintain full operations across all VGL offices. Our priority is the health of our employees and partners. Therefore, we adhere to the recommendations of WHO and all local government laws. We continuously provide our colleagues in sales and operations with the latest information so that they can support our customers with the most up-to-date and relevant advice. Please continue to refer to your VGL sales representative for your shipments and offers. We are doing all we can to keep serving our customers through this uncertain and difficult period.
March 10, 2020
Extension of precautionary measures
In such a difficult moment for our country, VGL Italy, and all its Staff are committed to guarantee the best quality of service to all customers and collaborators. The entire structure of VGL Italia is regularly operational and able to give continuity to all existing activities. We constantly monitor the evolution of the situation and in full compliance with the provisions relating to the infection containment by anyone operating in our network, to protect the health of collaborators without compromising operating standards. Our sales network continues to operate in safe conditions in smart-working mode and is available to organize online meetings, ensuring a timely response to every request. Our usual communication channels remain constantly active.
IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Surcharge
Applicable from January,1st 2020
Effective 1st January 2020, The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will introduce new regulations
restricting all sea-going vessels such that they must use fuel (low Sulphur bunker) with a maximum 0.5 %
Sulphur content. This will significantly improve the global carbon footprint of ocean carriers and sea-going
vessels worldwide, reducing their Sulphur emissions by 85%.
The global shipping industry will be heavily impacted, as the new IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Regulations will increase shipping fuel costs worldwide. Current indications are that the cost of Low Sulphur fuel will be
approximately US$180/ton dearer than the current “dirty bunker”. This is an increase of about 40%.