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. Your job, in logistics, is to mitigate the negative impacts of your import supply chain by designing an efficient U.S.

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Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

Logistics Viewpoints

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. The post Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Getting your drinks to the market: Asia’s unique logistics challenges

DELMIA Quintiq

In recent blogs I explained why beverage manufactures wanting to succeed in Asia have to acknowledge the region’s rich diversity. In this blog, I will focus on areas equally important to a beverage manufacturer’s success: logistics and distribution.

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A planning guide for beverage manufacturers in Asia

DELMIA Quintiq

Last week I explained how individual tastes, compounded by geography, climate and less developed distribution and logistics infrastructure challenge beverage manufacturers in Asia. For this, you need to get smarter about scheduling and smarter about distribution logistics.

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

Talking Logistics

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]. As the WSJ article reports, “In one example of that surge in demand, a container terminal operator at Port Metro Vancouver in August told its customers it didn’t have enough railcars to ship Asian goods to the U.S. While the delays at the U.S.

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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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The Top 2019 Logistics Trends Shippers Should Know

Cerasis

The state of the logistics industry is evolving. Technology allows shippers to work smarter, faster and with fewer human resources, and new technologies, such as drones and augmented reality, are continuing the process, reports Victoria Kickham of Logistics Brief.

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How Global Pandemics Impact Shipping

Intelligent Audit

The repercussions for global trade, and shipping in particular, have also been significant. Shipping Impact from COVID-19. Shipping by sea to either the U.S. There are a variety of ways that a continued pandemic will impact supply chains and shipping. Logistics.

Defining Your Own Logistics Competitive Weapon

Talking Logistics

For a long time, C-level executives viewed supply chain management, especially the logistics function, as a cost center. Source: “Tech in Asia” – https://www.techinasia.com. Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Amazon Prime logistics supply chain

Blank Sailings Due to Corona Virus-Increasing Shipping Costs

Shipsy

With container exports from China reduced drastically, Shipping lines were losing millions of dollars sailing as per committed schedule but with ships partially filled. JNPT handled 141 ship calls last month, about 15% less than in January. What is Blank Sailing?

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This is the invisible network that keeps the world running

The Network Effect

As a nice follow-up to last week’s post on the world’s largest container ship , the BBC has an in depth article on an “invisible network that keeps the world running” Just what is this network, you ask? Yantian Port in China/BBC.

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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. Capacity of container ships handled in 2014.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Ti Logistics Briefing. Inbound Logistics.

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.

Alliances, Carriers and Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

It’s certainly been an interesting past few months in the container shipping industry; from the upcoming IMO 2020 Low Sulphur Fuel requirements, Brexit (Yikes!), However, today the container business seems to be more logistical than purely shipping. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2017

TMC

The global logistics industry was dealt a year full of surprises in 2016, and with that came challenges. All of this mounted to the Hanjin bankruptcy, one of the largest container shipping bankruptcies in history. Global Market Trends Global Logistics Global Supply Chain

Inbound logistics requirements for the new automotive supply chain

The Network Effect

Today I want to discuss inbound logistics requirements. Thus similar to EDI, logistics needs to be considered part of the transactional flow, not a separate set of functions to be integrated. Automobile Auto automotive demand-driven logisticsSMMT/Ltd Flickr.

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Ongoing impact in Southeast Asia countries.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 15-19, 2015)

Talking Logistics

It’s the last Friday of school and my kids are showing off their work this morning, so as I fill my coffee mug and get ready for the walk to school, let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon’s Next Delivery Drone: You (WSJ – sub.

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How the IoT Platform Fixes Problems in Today’s Logistics Industry

Cerasis

While logistics and manufacturing have grown exponentially, problems have become more complicated. Regardless of where you sit to view the logistics industry, problems are becoming more evident. Global Logistics Will Evolve With the IoT Platform. Internet of Things Logistics Io

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. Recapping 2019’s top global shipping disruptors. was a drastic change that will likely continue to affect shipping costs and capacity availability.

Why Hunger Is A Logistics Issue?

Abivin

In Kenya, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and even in the U.S Logistics improvement Even though it is not difficult to be aware that logistics improvement helps feed people and decrease the amount of land needed to producing food, the remained question is: How?

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This Week in Logistics News (September 19-23, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Driverless vehicles, drones, and 3D printing — three emerging technologies that will ultimately impact supply chain and logistics processes — are the top headlines this week. UPS On-Demand 3D Printing Network Expanded To Asia.

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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. Experienced professional in logistics technology space and handles sales at Shipsy for Southeast Asia. Discover More Data Driven Logistics Insights.

Ocean Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2019

CH Robinson Transportfolio

This has been an interesting year for the ocean shipping industry. 2019 Ocean Shipping Trends. We saw tariffs and retaliatory tariffs enacted, leading many importers to ship earlier than normal to avoid paying higher tariffs. Ocean Shipping Technology.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Computer peripherals, such as screens, that were often moved by air are now far more likely to be shipped by container. This may seem counter-intuitive as sea freight transit times are increasing as shipping lines introduce slow steaming in order to reduce fuel costs. We asked respondents to our survey which lanes they thought had witnessed the highest growth – and intra-Asia came up as the fastest growing for yet another year. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

Logistics Trends Part 3

BluJay Solutions

This shows that trade is re-balancing – with obvious consequences to shipping lines, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. Labour costs increasing in China and elsewhere in Asia. The ‘factory Asia’ concept, which has characterized global manufacturing in recent years (i.e.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. 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. Malcom McLean and the History of Shipping Containers.

This Week in Logistics News (November 17-21, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Menlo Logistics Keen to Build on 2014 Growth in South Asia. DHL Supply Chain commits EUR 218m to develop logistics infrastructure in China. Note: Descartes is a Talking Logistics sponsor. I’m guessing it’s summer.

This Week in Logistics News (September 28 – October 2, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Dave Clark, SVP Worldwide Operations and Customer Service at Amazon, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, and during his talk he announced this week’s top supply chain and logistics news story: Amazon Flex: Amazon will now pay you to deliver packages (The Verge).

This Week in Logistics News (October 12-16, 2015)

Talking Logistics

— In this week’s supply chain and logistics news… DSV agrees to acquire UTi Worldwide Inc. Cosco, China Shipping Group in Advanced Merger Talks (WSJ – sub. Do customers really want to put more (or all) of their logistics eggs in one service provider basket?

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

TMC

Silk Road increases global logistics options. 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. Many shippers are already taking advantage of the new global logistics options.

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

TMC

Silk Road increases global logistics options. 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. Many shippers are already taking advantage of the new global logistics options.

Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In this ongoing evolution, even cross-border logistics is becoming mainstream. The business transaction, cargo shipping, payment wiring and collection, and document exchanges are no longer individual pieces of the chain. Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here | C.H. Robinson.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 15-19, 2013)

Talking Logistics

XPO Logistics to Acquire 3PD, the Largest Provider of Heavy Goods, Last-Mile Logistics in North America. Overcapacity in the global air freight market, increasing customer preference for lower-yielding shipping solutions, and a slowing U.S.

Logistics Trends Part 1

BluJay Solutions

In addition to dealing with Customs organizations, preparing documentation and finding the best, cheapest or quickest routes, a forwarder also buys and sells space on board ships or airplanes. However, the globalization phenomenon and what could be termed ‘the rise of Asia’ changed this perception as manufacturers, retailers and investors realized that global logistics networks were required to underpin international supply chains. Introduction.

Why Hunger Is A Logistics Issue?

Abivin

In Kenya, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and even in the U.S Logistics improvement Even though it is not difficult to be aware that logistics improvement helps feed people and decrease the amount of land needed to producing food, the remained question is: How?

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