The AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG international corporate group sums up its performance results for the first half of 2021.
AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG’s H1 2021 turnover amounted to 207.8 million euros, exceeding H1 2020 turnover by 25%. Also compared to H1 2020, gross profits increased by 8% in H1 2021.
Shipment volume was up 17% from January to June 2021, with 96.5 thousand orders processed to ship more than 2 million tons of cargo, 4.5% more than the amount shipped during the first six months of 2020.
The company is strengthening its market position in project logistics. AsstrA’s Industrial Project Logistics teams have doubled the number of projects they served compared to the same period last year.
In the first six months of 2021, AsstrA brought 1,733 new clients on board. Most of the new clients came from the mechanical engineering and equipment industries (+81%), the chemical industry (+58%), and food products industry (+53%). 19% of orders came from food industry players, 14% from the fashion industry, and 12% from the chemical industry.
As before, truck transport was the most popular service among AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG customers. The company completed 84 thousand truck transport orders, 23 thousand more than during the first six months of 2020. These truck shipments accounted for 88% of all AsstrA shipments. 5,000 shipments were completed by sea and 3,700 by rail. There were 2,600 air shipments.
There were increases in watercraft shipments within the United States, from the United States to the United Kingdom, and from Germany to Azerbaijan.
"In 2021, the AsstrA team is focusing on increasing automotive shipment service quality despite a shortage of rolling stock on the market. The team is also focused on flawless fulfillment in maritime transportation, and every opportunity is being taken to find available space on shipping liners. In order to develop our activities at major ports and strengthen relationships with the lines, we will soon be opening offices in Valencia and Hamburg," shares Dmitry Lagun, General Director of the AsstrA Corporate Group. “We are rapidly developing in the highly complex field of project logistics. We aim to win deals not by being the cheapest option but rather by providing the most comprehensive solutions. The container crisis, the shortage of road transport, and the spread of the pandemic have forced us to look for new solutions to optimize logistics. Therefore, the goal is to be a "digital freight forwarder" so as to guarantee the transparency of each stage of the logistics chain."