Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

Elementum

2015 was a big year in terms of logistics and globalization for Amazon, who began making their way into the shipping industry, registering in China as a freight forwarder and a shipping broker for 12 routes, including Shanghai to Los Angeles and Hamburg.

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Improving Global Freight Process Management

Talking Logistics

Many companies operating in the United States have achieved an inclusive look into their transportation spend, but unfortunately many companies that do business on a global level have struggled to achieve full freight process management. State-of-the-art transportation management systems (TMS) certainly help with planning and execution, but advanced freight audit and payment processes are also vital toward obtaining complete process management results.

7 Ways to Strategically Elevate Freight Procurement

Talking Logistics

Transportation has followed the same evolutionary pattern, moving upstream from day-to-day freight transactions to an integral component of top-level corporate planning and procurement strategy. Smaller companies have lean shipping departments and are often focused on moving product with little time and energy remaining to negotiate contracts and analyze freight spend. Meanwhile, ocean carriers continue to deal with overcapacity; rates for Asia-U.S.

Asia Supply Chain Excellence Report: Issue, January 2013

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

Supply chain executives in the US and Europe nervously listen to news out of Asia about factory fires, typhoons and labor disputes. China does not have the coastal exposure that countries such as Japan and the Philippines have, so the impacts of typhoons are generally limited to delays in ocean and air freight. Asia Supply Chain Excellence - Visit this site to learn about the Asia Opportunity. See previous issues of the Asia Supply Chain Excellence Report.

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Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. It broke records in China and elsewhere in Asia. OUR TAKE There is a lot more flexibility with parcel delivery, but some aspects of this change also applies to freight. News Freight Insights

The New Silk Road: Have You Evaluated Your Freight Options?

TMC

China’s so-called “One Belt One Road” strategy connects the country via an overland and sea corridor to Central Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. It’s also important to have access to local expertise when evaluating ways to shift freight to the new Silk Road.

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

Quintiq

Or so I thought until I ran into some old and new friends at the recent Payload Asia Conference in Singapore. I decided to attend because one of the topics on the agenda was the impact of e-commerce on the air freight business. and freight forwarders very busy in the foreseeable future.

Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends

Freightos

International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Express freight is typically handled by one company (like DHL, UPS or FedEx) that handles the entire shipment lifecycle, with shipping from door to door in under five days.

Asia-Europe sea freight rates tumble in first quarter

Logistics Middle East

Freight rates on the Asia-Europe trade have fallen so low they barely pay for fuel says Clarksons Platou

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Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

Transportfolio

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload. While both are effective, there is a third option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: freight consolidation.

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

Transportfolio

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload. While both are effective, there is a third option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: freight consolidation.

Asia-Europe freight rates tumble in the first quarter

Logistics Middle East

Freight rates on the Asia-Europe trade have fallen so low they barely pay for fuel says Clarksons Platou

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Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”?

Freightos

Uber Freight: Another “Uber-for-Trucking”? After news broke last month that Uber was unleashing a trucking offering, it came as no surprise when it launched Uber Freight , an online trucking marketplace for US LTL. Load-matching technology (even the Uber For Freight model) isn’t new.

Air Freight Still the Best Option for Smaller Shipments

BluJay Solutions

After a turbulent few years, news of global air freight volumes is hotly anticipated and feared in equal measure. In reality, the most recent figures announced by IATA in October 2013 prove there is continued growth in air freight, but that significant regional variances are in play (e.g.

Is TPPA going to ground e-commerce or let it fly (ideally, as air freight)?

Quintiq

Even as both economic blocs continue to recover at a decent pace, more and more of the demand for air freight will shift to sea and rail. That leaves the trans-Pacific air freight lane as the key engine of growth, both in volume and revenue.

Shipping rates on Asia-Europe routes see record fall

Logistics Middle East

Freight rates per teu on the major Asia-Europe container trades have seen an unprecedented 30% tumble this week

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Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update W51

Freightos

Year Ends On A High – Air Freights Stay High, Ocean Rates Rise: Freight Rate Update Wk 51. growth in world cargo volumes for 2017, air freight rates have been dramatically up this peak season. About The Freightos International Freight Index.

Freightos International Freight Index Update March 5-12 2017 (W10)

Freightos

Freightos Freight Index Update. Weekly insights from the Freightos International Freight Index. That said, Trans-Pacific prices still remain some 15% higher than 2016 prices, while Asia – US East Coast prices dropped significantly under 2016 levels for the first time this year.

G6 shipping alliance follows O3 in Asia-Europe rate war

Logistics Middle East

G6 shipping alliance follows O3 with capacity reduction on key Asia-Europe trade amid freight rate collapse

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This Freight Calculator Brought To You By Transparency

Freightos

This Freight Calculator Brought To You By Transparency. We’ve launched the world’s first door-to-door international freight estimator , powered by live global market rates. Freight and (In)Efficient Markets. Today, core freight services are a commodity.

Supply Chain Solutions: What You Can Learn From the Semiconductor Industry

Transportfolio

The manufacturers, key suppliers, and customer industries of semiconductor device makers are global, with a strong Asia presence. All have considerable significance for global supply chain managers: Manufacturing is shifting to North Asia.

What the Chinese Shipping Merger Tells Us About the Future of Freight

Elementum

The merger between two Chinese freight shippers points to a lack of transparency and efficiency in the freight industry. The companies, who represent the 6th and 7th largest shippers in the world respectively, will become the 4th largest freight mover once the two have combined. Which sounds like a big deal, but it won’t have an effect on Asia-Europe shipping costs.

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Freight In The Year Of The Monkey

Freightos

Freight In The Year Of The Monkey. China’s role in world trade is so large that even small changes can have a broad impact on the international freight industry. China-US freight is getting Amazon’ed. BETTER INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT HAS ARRIVED. Freight Insights

Asia-Europe to take hit as Cosco places mega ship order

Logistics Middle East

Cosco orders nine 20,000-teu ULCSs putting further pressure on critically depressed freight rates

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What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

Transportfolio

Most rely on an agency network relationship to move the freight to China only. To choose suitable freight forwarding companies in China, be sure they have these 5 capabilities: Deep knowledge about the import/export procedure.

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The Peak Season Surcharge That Wasn’t

Freightos

September’s Flagging Ocean Freight Rates. I spent last week traveling around Asia (6 cities in 6 days!) But this week, according to the Freightos International Freight Index , prices moved in the wrong direction, dropping to some 80% of last year’s prices at this point.

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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. Blog Post: Who Will Win the Race for Freight in the Panama Canal Expansion? Blog Post Asia Global Ports Shipping Transportation By Chris Ferrell. Director, Tompkins Supply Chain Consortium.

Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robinson, air freight pricing has increased between China and the U.S. Panalpina, DHL Global Forwarding and Flexport are among forwarders that have added additional air freight capacity this year. In its latest report, IATA notes that available freight ton kilometers (AFTKs) grew by 3.8%

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. Did You Know That … It wasn’t just about freight.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

consultation firm, runs four ‘Logistics Briefing’ newsletters: Global, Americas, Asia/Pacific and Mergers & Acquisitions. So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints.

Kinks in Your Supply Ch?ain? Dealing with Port Congestions & Shutdowns

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is a blog by one of our affiliate partners, Global Vision Group , a Federal Maritime Commission licensed Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and Ocean Freight Forwarder (OFF). If your firm is currently importing cargo from Asia, you know about the challenges faced by what is rapidly becoming a crisis on the West Coast. Is Full container freight not moving? Try moving your most important freight LCL to the East Coast.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

From import space and export space tightening up and a hot drayage market causing capacity constraints to volatile air freight rates – international transportation has had its share of challenges the last 10-12 months. Import space out of Asia to the US continues to be tight, and thanks to positive retail sales, retailers are having to quickly restock to ensure they have enough inventory. Soaring Air Freight Rates. This has driven quite the demand for air freight.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. Although our core focus is not on freight forwarding services, we still love to connect the community to providers and technology of value to shippers who are in the pursuit of efficiencies and resource reduction in order to remain competitive. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. It wasn’t just about freight.

Air freight momentum slows but Middle East bucks trend

Logistics Middle East

At a regional level, only the Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern airlines reported growth in April

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Is Google the most innovative supply chain company in the world?

Freightos

In particular, emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America, the adoption of mobile devices is rapid as consumers and businesses bypass traditional laptops and desktops in favor of smartphones and tablets. This, in turn, could reduce shipping and air freight volumes.