UPS Remains Positive on Asia Opportunities

Logistics Trends and Insights

The time-definite, guaranteed service, UPS Worldwide Express, also expanded its reach into Xi An, China and new provinces in Vietnam, allowing customers to utilize UPS Worldwide Express Freight, guaranteed, door-to-door service for palletized shipments over 70 kilograms.

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The Freight Costs of Trump’s China Tariffs

Freightos

The past year has also seen transpacific freight prices, air and ocean, hit hard, with some interesting, expensive dynamics emerging. Until now, one of the biggest unmentioned impacts on importers has been freight costs. Freight Insights General

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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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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.

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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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Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

But these same disruptions are also causing serious challenges to the transportation industry in China and Asia at large. . Unfortunately, moving factories west also creates extra expenses for inland freight as well as added transit time from the port terminal.

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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.

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.

Malaysia a Key Link in Asia’s Disaster Resilience Plan

Supply Chain @ MIT

Asia accounts for an estimated 86% of the reported disaster victims worldwide [1]. Asia has many low-lying areas, which means that flooding is a perennial problem. It is a multi-layered challenge that requires new levels of international cooperation in Asia, but the strategies developed could be a model for other regions in the world,” said MISI Assistant Professor Dr. John Park. Malaysia is the hub for humanitarian logistics in Asia.

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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Do you have a Freight Management Strategy or are you Spinning your Wheels?

Supply Chain Game Changer

In going door to door trying to sell a Freight Management service, as well as in my experience working in companies, I have had the opportunity to see a variety of ways in which companies, large and small, were managing their Freight and Logistics spend. But I’ve seen instances where Freight is one of the top 5 largest expenses within a company. Aside from the cost impact the service implications of a poor Freight management system are enormous.

Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

CH Robinson 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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Freight Consolidation: Bridging the Gap between LTL and Full Truckload

CH Robinson 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

AMI moves operations to BluJay’s cloud

BluJay Solutions

BluJay Solutions and Air Menzies International (AMI), a provider of air freight and express services to the forwarding market, announced the deployment of BluJay’s software across AMI’s global operations. Read the full article at Payload Asia. . In The News Payload Asia

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

CH Robinson 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 Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

CH Robinson 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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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 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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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.

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

EFT

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. We welcome our new ConneXion colleagues in Asia, Europe and North America to our global team and we look forward to supporting ConneXion's loyal customers.".

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