Importing from Asia: Selecting the Right Shipping Port

West Coast and California Logistics

Your company has made a cost-driven decision to manufacturer in Asia and import from Asia back into the U.S. For this decision, you’ll need to look at the impact of port location on time-to-market, customer satisfaction, freight costs and inventory costs.

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Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

Freightos

Shipping containers are like scotch. . But decisions about how many barrels to produce or how many ships to sail have to be made in advance. Is ocean freight pricing broken? With 16% of scheduled Asia-US capacity blanked in June, demand quickly outpaced supply.

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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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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.

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FedEx and Freightos – Improving Digital Freight Together

Freightos

About half the products we buy in stores are imported, which means they not only went through a complex shipping process, but also had to be cleared through customs before they could be sold to us. . Freightos.com already makes international shipping easy. For example, we are helping importers turn on a dime and find shipping routes from South East Asia, while China is partly closed by the coronavirus. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

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. They’ve also named themselves as a cross-border logistics service and an ocean freight company, with ports in Japan, Europe, and the United States. For now, it seems like Alibaba has the firmer grip on Southeast Asia.

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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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Why Now is the Time to Choose LCL Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. From transit uncertainty, consolidation of service providers, trade war complexity, inconsistent visibility, and even global pandemics, LCL shipping provides solutions to navigate these choppy waters. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

Now the entire freight transportation industry, across air, ocean, road, and rail sectors, is awash with disrupted expectations and has retreated into survival mode. Let’s take a look then, at each sector in turn, starting with air freight. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020. The Freight Rate Roller Coaster. In the two years or so before 2020, capacity growth had been outstripping the rate at which demand was rising, keeping air freight rates down.

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. It is easy to understand why strategy is often set aside to meet immediate needs of getting product shipped out the door. Large and mid-size shippers typically have procurement personnel but may lack coordination across shipping locations. Disaggregate freight spend data.

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. What do I need to know about China’s shipping merger? Two Chinese shipping companies, Cosco and CSCL, are merging to form one alliance. 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. Why is there such low demand for shipping?

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How to Best Prepare for Current (and Upcoming) Supply Chain Disruptions

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s no secret the way companies ship their freight has shifted due to COVID-19. Robinson is great at helping customers secure capacity and optimize their global freight across our suite of service offerings as their needs evolve.

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. In just one day (30 November) there were at least 13 articles breaking down what it means for for Serbia , Africa , North East Asia , and the whole world , with a variety of perspectives from the railway , maritime , political affairs , financial , capital and gadget press. SPECIAL FEATURE: FIVE TRENDS TO SHAPE THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY.

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. This shows that shippers are capitalizing on new mode/route combinations that will help them save cost, reduce lead time, and mitigate supply chain disruptions and risks (such as labor disputes in the ocean shipping industry). 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. This shows that shippers are capitalizing on new mode/route combinations that will help them save cost, reduce lead time, and mitigate supply chain disruptions and risks (such as labor disputes in the ocean shipping industry). It’s also important to have access to local expertise when evaluating ways to shift freight to the new Silk Road.

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. These shipments are usually smaller (less than one cubic meter and 200 kilograms) than air freight. Why Ship Cargo by Air?

The Potential Impact on Shipping of a Global Recession

Intelligent Audit

The question now is what will the impact of such a recession be, particularly on shipping. According to the company, the recession will be deep and far-reaching “with Covid-19 spreading in Europe and the US after hitting Asia, the disruptions and dislocations in the economy and markets will trigger a [year over year] contraction in global growth in [the first half of 2020].”. What Happens to Shipping. Which, in turn, will drastically impact shipping.

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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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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Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

CH Robinson Logistics

trade war, and the trade conflict between Japan-Korea all impact today’s shipping market. Robinson’s coverage of these and other disruptions has focused on what it means for companies shipping into North America. 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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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.

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Now that the fireworks are over and New Year’s resolutions are set, it’s time to prepare for global shipping in 2020. One thing’s for sure, freight forwarding never has a dull moment. . Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers.

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. almost double-digit growth in the Middle East, yet declines in Asia). Apple) or adverse weather makes air freight a necessary last-minute option.

How the Covid-19 Crisis is Moving the Shipping Industry Towards a Spot Driven Rate Procurement Model and Reduce Cost through Shipsy’s Inquiry Module

Shipsy

The spread of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 is affecting the shipping industry in unprecedented ways. As a large number of containers are stuck in transshipment and countries have put restrictions on movement of ships to contain the spread of the virus, it has lead to a mismatch in the demand and supply in the market. Experienced professional in logistics technology space and handles sales at Shipsy for Southeast Asia.

Conquering the high seas: What’s shaking the global liner shipping industry?

DELMIA Quintiq

Massive ships. Rules for container traffic between Europe and Asia are being rewritten and this has had profound implications for West European terminals: Supply fluctuations have resulted in a fragmented terminal capacity. While container terminal operators certainly feel the pressure, freight forwarders and the shipping lines themselves have a few planning puzzles to sort out on their own. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014. Shipping lines alliances.

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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Free Shipping Just Got More Expensive – Retailers and Consumers to Spend More to Counter Carrier Cost Hikes

BluJay Solutions

Free shipping is top of the list for consumers when making purchase decisions and it’s been shown that they will modify their spending patterns to ensure they get it, feeling that spending more is worthwhile to save a few dollars in shipping charges. Retailers are upping the minimum spend for free shipping by stealth, with major names such as Amazon, Best Buy and Gap recently increasing their qualifying spend according to analysis by the Wall Street Journal.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

It all depends on the price differences, delivery time, and cost of shipping. 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. Join me at the Payload Asia conference taking place in Singapore this October and 14.

Direct container shipping route opens between Central China's Wuhan and Japan

EFT

A direct container shipping route that connects Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei Province, with cities in Japan including Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya has been officially opened. Government officials say that compared with existing routes, the river-ocean container shipping route can save about two days of transit and takes only five days for cargo to reach the above-mentioned ports of Japan from Wuhan city.

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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. Technology, Infrastructure: Make Freight Great Again. million trucks moving 10 billion tons of freight. That’s a lot of freight. via Tech In Asia ).

What comes after the air freight capacity crunch?

EFT

Chief executive Wilson Kwong said that there are three principal reasons for the disruption in airfreight supply chains: “Firstly, the early lockdowns in parts of China and the extended New Year holiday led to cancellation of some [ocean freight container] vessels and some freighter aircraft operations, anticipating dramatic falls in demand. The third factor was the enormous volumes of PPE shipping globally since March.

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Boom Time for the Shared Economy within Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

The technologies and business models supporting these platforms are also being applied to logistics and supply chain management, especially across activities such as warehousing, transportation, and shipping—with astonishing success. 5) Freightos, Shipa Freight, Convoy.

Trending: Effects of West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Tompkins Blog

Retailers rely heavily on these ports for imported goods coming in from Asia. So, while the West Coast situation may cause a minor up-tick in freight being routed to the Eastern Ports (Eastern freight is up from 38% in January to 41% in May, according to Hackett Associates), it won’t go a lot higher because the Eastern routes have been running near capacity for several months and are now basically full. Blog Post Asia Global Ports Shipping Transportation

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. China-Europe shipping rates have remained stable, without any significant change over the past three weeks. – About the Freightos International Freight Index.