Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization


The adoption of advanced analytics has moved at a much slower pace in Asia Pacific compared to Europe or North America. Chief concerns preventing the adoption of Advanced Analytics in Asia Pacific. Small talent pool: The talent pool of optimization specialists is very small in Asia Pacific. They have off-shore platforms and needed to determine an optimal schedule to deploy their ships for maintenance. AIMMS Asia Pacific Supply chain optimization

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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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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. The by-product of that decision is a much lengthier supply chain and cash cycle. Your job, in logistics, is to mitigate the negative impacts of your import supply chain by designing an efficient U.S. distribution strategy. And one of the first things you will need to decide is your destination port.

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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. In the same planning step, you produce an effective plan based on economic quantities and lot sizes, then consolidate the finished product from multiple lines/plants into a single shipment to take advantage of volume discounts offered by the shipping companies.

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Drop Shipping Teddy Bears!

Supply Chain Game Changer

All goods would be shipped from anywhere around the world into a single Distribution Centre. From that single Distribution Centre we would in turn ship the goods back out to consumers across the country as they were ordered on-line. This is drop shipping in action.

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


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. Now, Amazon is further expanding their reach, announcing their plans to enter Southeast Asia with a launch in Singapore in the first quarter of 2017. For now, it seems like Alibaba has the firmer grip on Southeast Asia.

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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. In addition, thanks to subsidies from the Chinese government, rates for rail service between Europe and Asia have dropped significantly, making it a cost-effective option to transport goods.

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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% Customers can also can also choose to place shipments in temperature-controlled containers and track their location during shipping. air freight Asia Pacific airfreight Asia-Pacific

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The History of the Shipping Container


The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

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. As COVID-19 affected businesses around the world, the need for expedited LCL shipping grew significantly.

Top eCommerce Marketplaces in Southeast Asia


In the Asia-Pacific region including Southeast Asia, 57.9% So, if the question is on the eCommerce business in South-eastern Asia, let’s understand how the major businesses work and where they are today. Let’s start with the king of Southeast Asia eCommerce platforms, Lazada, which is also a part of Alibaba Group (along with Taobao and AliExpress). With a presence in four other countries, Zalora is another top eCommerce platform in Southeast Asia.

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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. As worries about the virus continue to grow, and as it spreads beyond Asia, it’s likely the global trade will be impacted even further. There are a variety of ways that a continued pandemic will impact supply chains and shipping.

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This is certainly welcomed news, however, according to an AP article , the Chinese government has required makers of N95 masks to sell all or part of their production internally instead of shipping masks to the U.S. 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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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.

Global Supply Chain News on Ocean Container Rates from Asia to US Soar as Carriers Finally Learning Lessons from the Past

Supply Chain Digest

Cancelling Sailings, Idling Ships Working for Now

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? To better understand this invisible network, the author takes an amazing journey on a container ship between China and Korea, the idea being to trace the global supply chain back to the source of many of our consumer goods. Yantian Port in China/BBC.

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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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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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Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 12/12/2020 – 12/17/2020

All Things Supply Chain

Toyota to release electric car with 10 minutes fast charging in 2021 In a report released by Nikkei Asia, it has been revealed that Toyota plans to unveil an electric… General Weekly wrap-up brexit cargo costco electric cars shipping supply chain weekly wrap-up Toyota

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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. . Ongoing impact in Southeast Asia countries. trade war wreaking havoc on many Asia export hubs.

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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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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.

Ship Overweight Containers to Reduce Import Costs

West Coast and California Logistics

When importing containers from Asia and other overseas markets, many companies limit their container weights to meet U.S. This is often a mistake as shipping overweight containers can offer you very significant ocean cost savings.

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Blank Sailings Due to Corona Virus-Increasing Shipping Costs


With container exports from China reduced drastically, Shipping lines were losing millions of dollars sailing as per committed schedule but with ships partially filled. The only way to sail with good volume so that the journey is profitable for the shipping line is to reduce the total sailings between a pair of ports. This will mean that containers pile up at the port for every missed sailing and thus when the ship does sail, it sees a good volume.

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Blank Sailings Due to Corona Virus-Increasing Shipping Costs


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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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. Besides front loading their shipping to avoid tariffs , importers are accelerating supply chain diversification by moving toward Southeast Asia. This is critical because of the way service strings today operate from Southeast Asia.

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


What do I need to know about China’s shipping merger? Two Chinese shipping companies, Cosco and CSCL, are merging to form one alliance. Which sounds like a big deal, but it won’t have an effect on Asia-Europe shipping costs. The merger is not going to shake up shipping—but it does point to a downwards trend in shipping capacity. And while it will reduce capacity on Asia-Europe lines, the demand doesn’t exist to justify raising prices.

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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. Before we jump into expectations for this year, let’s set the stage by looking at some of the top events in 2019 that may have affected global shipping strategies around the world. . was a drastic change that will likely continue to affect shipping costs and capacity availability.

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. Prepping for peak shipping season and new tech launches. Additionally, ocean shipping is experiencing a busy peak season now as companies prepare for the holiday shopping surge.

Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2017


All of this mounted to the Hanjin bankruptcy, one of the largest container shipping bankruptcies in history. These three alliances will control more than 90% of the Trans-Pacific trade and 96% of Asia-Europe trade. The post Global Shipping Trends: What to Expect in 2017 appeared first on Connect Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. The global logistics industry was dealt a year full of surprises in 2016, and with that came challenges.

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.

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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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. It includes international fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) shipping, U.S. Essentially, Amazon combines its own retail goods together with its sellers’ third party goods to ship, and all parties in this ecosystem share the logistics costs. Cross-Border Ecommerce: The Future is Here | C.H. Robinson.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


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. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.