UPS Remains Positive on Asia Opportunities

Logistics Trends and Insights

While Europe has not been immune from UPS investments, as highlighted by service enhancements in Russia, the Asia-focus has been one of the more interesting regions that UPS has placed a stake in. From a revenue perspective, the focus on Asia continues to look promising.

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Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

Air Cargo Asia Pacific China Supply chain risks Trade Globalization Medical SuppliesDisruptions in global trade have impacted businesses across all industries as well as by consumers at the cash register.

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Canadian Ports: A Fast Lane for Asia-U.S. Imports?

Talking Logistics

West Coast ports continue , causing importers like Lululemon Athletica to delay store shipments by up to 10 days, other shippers are heading to Canada’s West Coast ports, such as Prince Rupert where cargo traffic headed for the U.S. Prince Rupert, for instance, is the closest North American port to Asia due to the curvature of the Earth, and is more than 68 hours closer to Shanghai by boat than Los Angeles, according to its port authority [emphasis mine].

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The Belt and Road Initiative: Rail Service between Europe and Asia

CH Robinson Transportfolio

For example, you might be surprised how beneficial rail service between Europe and Asia can be for your business today. . Robinson’s average rail transit time between Europe and Asia is 14-18 days, with some routes completing the trip in only 12 days. Cargo insurance.

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Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit. According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4%

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Outlook is Positive for African Air Cargo Carriers as Trade with China Grows

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Air Cargo World article …African carriers have been a shining star in an otherwise dismal global air freight market. This region has been on an upward but erratic path in recent years with much of the growth attributed to its trade relations with Asia-Pacific.

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Air Cargo Got It Wright: 9 Incredible Air Cargo Facts


Celebrating the anniversary of this first flight, we’re taking a look at nine most amazing things you should know about air cargo. 1 First air cargo flight: 1910. 2 Craziest air cargo market entry: DHL Express. 3 Largest air cargo plane: Antonov An-225.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. The reopening of factories in China would see a gradual return of demand, but Alphaliner noted in a recent newsletter that cargo volume recovery was expected to take a few weeks.

Evergreen cargo ship launches new Oman-South Asia loop

Logistics Middle East

The Evergreen cargo ship Messini has made a maiden port call to Sohar with the launch of the new Oman-South Asia service

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Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. According to Alphaliner, 30 to 60% of weekly outbound capacity has been withdrawn from the Asia-Europe and trans-Pacific trades over the past three weeks, as well as from the intra-Asia routes.

Qatar Airways Cargo expands EU and Asia networks

Logistics Middle East

Qatar Airways Cargo?s s expanding list of freighter destinations will see the addition of Budapest, Prague and Ho Chi Minh City in March

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SF Express Global Aspirations Could Rival DHL Express, FedEx and UPS

Logistics Trends and Insights

Air Cargo Asia Pacific Air freight SF ExpressThe latest Freightwaves contribution discusses SF Express’ global aspirations. Could it rival DHL, FedEx and UPS eventually? Yes, we think so.

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Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020


Spot rate market from Asia to U.S. Majority of countries are re-opening gradually and cargo flows are re-emerging as shippers and manufacturers increase activities. At least 20 sailings between Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020.

Vietnam’s Air Exports to the U.S. Increase as China-U.S. Trade War Simmers

Logistics Trends and Insights

Air Cargo Asia Exports Imports Trade US Smartphones U.S. Our latest Freightwaves article looks at Vietnam’s air exports to the U.S. For the first four months of this year, air export volume increased 16.7% while air export customs value increased 29.7%.

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020


Port of Virginia’s cargo volumes are down ~ 9% YoY. IHS Markit economists are forecasting a severe eurozone recession, there is little chance of a rapid recovery in volume that could underpin any rate recovery on the Asia-Europe trades.

AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires UK-based freight forwarder ConneXion World Cargo


Supply chain solutions leader AIT Worldwide Logistics announced the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of ConneXion World Cargo, a freight forwarder headquartered in London with five additional locations in Asia, Europe and North America. He said, "AIT has many customers in the UK with consistently high cargo volume and the company's aspiration to expand there has intensified in recent years.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Panalpina has procured extra flights for its charter operation while DHL Global Forwarding announced earlier this year that it would deploy a second dedicated Boeing 747-400F — ACMI-leased through Atlas Air — to connect the US, Europe and Asia. Air Cargo air freight airfreight

SupplyOn customer Telair celebrates its 50th anniversary – hidden champion for Cargo Management


The cargo specialist Telair, located in the Bavarian town of Miesbach, Germany, is the world’s leading supplier for cargo handling systems. Among other things, the company manufactures the cargo loading system for the BELUGA transport aircraft, which plays a critical role in Airbus’ internal supply chain. Telair employs more than 300 people in Europa and Asia. Telair celebrated its 50th anniversary.

American Airlines Cargo to develop Middle East reach

Logistics Middle East

American Airlines Cargo appointed Richard Hartmann to the newly created position of regional sales manager ? cargo, South Asia, Middle East and Africa

Recent Port Shutdowns Highlight the Advantage of Modeling for Supply Chain Risk Management

Logistics Viewpoints

The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports handle nearly half of the nation’s cargo, and are the main gateway for imports from Asia including automobiles, furniture, clothing, electronic products and […].

An Update on the Coronavirus and Its Effects on the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

Furthermore, a prolonged shutdown of Wuhan—where the virus was first identified—and the Hubei Province will likely have the broader effect of disrupting the flow of cargo and people. Asia Pacific China Supply chain risks Coronavirus DHL Resilience 360by Amy Wunderlin .

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2019 – The Year of Amazon Air

Logistics Trends and Insights

In what was an overall dismal global air cargo market, I’m declaring 2019 the year of Amazon Air. Amazon’s air cargo group literally took off as the overall company went from 2-day free delivery for Prime members to next-day free deliveries for its members.

3 Tips for Cargo Theft Prevention

Logistics Bureau

As globalization continues to increase the amount of freight shipped across international boundaries, so too does it increase the risk of losses through cargo theft. Already this year (2015)`, a spate of cargo vessel hijackings in the Asia Pacific region has resulted in millions of litres of fuel oil and, to a lesser extent, chemicals, being lost to the black market. Cargo Theft Update as at End of 2017. Freight Management Transport cargo theft prevention

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Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The business transaction, cargo shipping, payment wiring and collection, and document exchanges are no longer individual pieces of the chain. Global Transportation Innovation Supply Chain Asia Cross-Border Ecommerce International Shipping Supply Chain Technology

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Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Retailers rely heavily on these ports for imported goods coming in from Asia. According to the National Retail Federation, cargo volume into the West Coast was up 6.6% Blog Post Asia Global Ports Shipping Transportation By Chris Ferrell.

Consultant Insight: Mixed results from Memphis and Louisville express hubs

Logistics Trends and Insights

(Originally published in Air Cargo World ). Cathy Roberson, Contributing Editor, Cargo Facts ConsultingApril 24, 2020 Airports, ExpressCathy Roberson, Cargo Facts Consulting senior consultant and Air Cargo World columnist. Air Cargo FedEx UPS

Etihad Cargo wins 'rising star' award

Logistics Middle East

Freight division of Etihad Airways recognised by Payload Asia

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EV Cargo Technology Hong Kong volunteer to check Christmas Boxes donated to children’s charity, Box of Hope.

EV Cargo Technology

On 22 nd November 2019, 6 members of the EV Cargo Technology Hong Kong team put down their usual day job and volunteered to assist Box of Hope for an afternoon of checking boxes donated by school children ready for shipment. appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

Despite the Trade War, China Still a Focus of Forwarders and Carriers

Logistics Trends and Insights

Read more from our Air Cargo World contribution. Air Air Cargo air freight Asia Pacific Freight Forwarding Asia freight forwardingAs trade negotiations drag on between the U.S. and China, China still continues to be a focus for many logistics and transportation providers.

EV Cargo Technology to Attend the Blockchain Event in Hong Kong

EV Cargo Technology

On the 7th March EV Cargo Technology will be attending “ Blockchain – The Answer to the Future of Retail ” hosted by the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The event is a great opportunity for EV Cargo Technology to keep up-to-date on the blockchain technology and its application in the growing retail and logistics industry. The post EV Cargo Technology to Attend the Blockchain Event in Hong Kong appeared first on EV Cargo Technology.

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Hong Kong’s Office Warming Party

EV Cargo Technology

EV Cargo Technology HK has moved to a new office in the business district of Kowloon Bay last month. To inaugurate the new office, the EV Cargo Technology team hosted a traditional Hong Kong style ‘Lion Dance’ and ‘Roasted Pig Cutting’ ceremony.

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Hong Kong Protests Weigh on Air Transport

Logistics Trends and Insights

Meanwhile, Transport Weekly reported that six freighter departures were canceled, affecting SpiceJet, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Emirates, Polar Air Cargo, UPS, and Etihad, while six arrivals have also been canceled, affecting NCA, Emirates, Hong Kong Air Cargo, Etihad, and SpiceJet.

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Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit. According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4%

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Doing Our Part To Help Logistics Companies Adapt to COVID-19


Land travel restrictions in Asia extended Chinese New Year, dropping ocean freight demand, which, just weeks later, spiked when the shutdown ended. Meanwhile, massive passenger airline restrictions dramatically reduced air cargo capacity, sending rates through the roof.

Ground services for air freight: Opportunities & obstacles in e-commerce

DELMIA Quintiq

Or so I thought until I ran into some old and new friends at the recent Payload Asia Conference in Singapore. Cargo: The hidden passenger. While a number of dedicated freighters is slowly increasing, every new passenger plane also brings cargo capacities below the deck.