Cargo Crime is on the Rise, Here’s Why

Shipchain

That said, in the midst of all of this instability, cargo crime is on the rise due to the current disruption in global supply chains. . Additionally, although Wuhan is back up and running after being forced into lockdown earlier this year, the possibility of a second wave lingers, leaving the fate of supply chains that rely on China for their operations in the flux. Blockchain Cargo Crime Shipping Supply ChainLockdowns and border restrictions are beginning to ease up.

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China’s COVID-19 Vaccines to Benefit Africa

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the US and Europe plan for COVID-19 vaccine distributions led by Pfizer and BioNTech so too do China’s efforts to distribute its own vaccines. The United Arab Emirates signed up for China’s Sinopharm vaccine in September followed by Bahrain in November.

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Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

Which is why we’re taking our hats off to SpaceX for delivering 7,000 lbs of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this week using a reusable rocket – the Falcon 9. Well SpaceX may well have, if that unusual cargo had been in transit for more than the scheduled two days. NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS.

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Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

we have become dependent on imports of such imports over the years and particularly from China. Tariffs were placed on medical supplies from China in 2018 and only lifted in March of this year because of the pandemic. in 2019 in terms of air volumes were: China. The largest exporter is China but because of the tariffs, volume declined over 20.0% Remember, in December, China and the U.S.

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China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

China says almost all of its major industrial companies have resumed production and that its ports are again running at near-full capacity after a two-month Coronavirus-linked shutdown. The revival comes, however, as Western countries lock down their societies and economies in a bid to contain the pandemic, sparking disruption at key international seaports and airports and a fall-off in demand in China’s traditional markets. In China, a Two-month Lockdown begins to Ease.

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Outlook is Positive for African Air Cargo Carriers as Trade with China Grows

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Air Cargo World article …African carriers have been a shining star in an otherwise dismal global air freight market. Africa Air Cargo air freight Asia Pacific China Air freightYear-to-date through July, freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) are up 4.9% year-over-year while capacity is up 13.6%. This region has been on an upward but erratic path in recent years with much of the growth attributed to its trade relations with Asia-Pacific.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update

Transplace

As the first tier in many company supply chains, the disruption in China has sent ripples through the worldwide economy. Imports from China to U.S. Ocean Cargo Updates. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China as the situation normalizes. To date, there have been 111 total blank sailings involving China to US trade. There have been 75 blank sailings on China to UE trade – 28 due to the coronavirus and 46 due to Chinese New Year.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

The expectation is that two mega ships will arrive at the ports to pick up empties this week as the equipment is needed in China. Exports – China to U.S. Cargo flows and ship calls are rebounding in China. China driver, trucker shortages is still widespread. Port congestion continues in China with equipment shortages. Savannah / Brunswick are predicting import cargo decrease by 40% in March and April from 2019 levels.

Air Cargo Tech Is Falling Behind. It Doesn’t Have to.

Freightos

While the air passenger industry has a solid tech foundation, air cargo does not. And while that’s easy for me to say as a startup, it’s echoed by industry professionals as well: I think, in general, the air cargo industry is still pretty traditional and it’s not really embracing technology. Lufthansa Cargo chief commercial officer Alexis von Hoensbroech. Air cargo pricing is, in almost all cases, still set manually, with most rate sheets updated twice a year.

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UK – China Huawei Rift Threatens Trade!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The trade war between the US and China has already left a number of casualties in its wake, including Huawei, whilst also creating new fronts on which battles are being continuously fought. . The post UK – China Huawei Rift Threatens Trade! Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Global Supply Chain New on Volumes for China to Europe Cargo Trains Continue to See Raid Growth

Supply Chain Digest

Rail Containers Up Sharp 68 Prcent in July, as Chinese Investment Showing Results

Letter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020

Transplace

Port of Virginia’s cargo volumes are down ~ 9% YoY. Business - Transportation Most Recent Market Updates cargo carriers China coronavirus COVID-19 logistics manufacturing market update airline industry ocean cargo risk management shippers suppliers supply chain supply chain disruption supply chain opportunities supply chain vulnerabilities trucking US China trade US portsLetter from the CEO: Market Update April 23, 2020.

Finding Alternatives to Sourcing in China Can be Difficult

Logistics Viewpoints

In early November, the Northeast Cargo Symposium had a series of presentations and panels focused on how trade disputes are affecting companies that source from abroad. One session was called “Alternatives to Trading with China.” The post Finding Alternatives to Sourcing in China Can be Difficult appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Global Trade Sourcing in China

Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption

Gravity Supply Chain

Sourcing: Mitigate risk during periods of supply chain disruption, such as those caused by the Coronavirus outbreak, by using digital technology. . The post Sourcing – What You Need To Know About Coronavirus Supply Chain Disruption appeared first on Gravity Supply Chain.

Keep Your Cargo Out of Danger: Best Practices for Transportation Risk Management

CH Robinson Transportfolio

With the main focus on maximizing time and cost efficiencies, cargo risk management is often skipped over despite being a critical step in protecting your company. . The risk of delays and lost cargo are real. What risk does your cargo face? When importing or exporting, you must understand the various types of risks your cargo could face and how you can help protect the value of the goods shipped globally. How should you estimate your cargo risks?

Letter from the CEO: Market Update May 21, 2020

Transplace

Majority of countries are re-opening gradually and cargo flows are re-emerging as shippers and manufacturers increase activities. Business - Transportation Most Recent Market Updates cargo carriers China coronavirus COVID-19 logistics manufacturing market update airline industry ocean cargo risk management shippers suppliers supply chain supply chain disruption supply chain opportunities supply chain vulnerabilities trucking US China trade US ports

Aboard a Cargo Colossus

SCM Research

New York Times reports : “As companies look for more efficient ways to move freight from factories in China to consumers in Europe, the Mary is among the newest giants, known as the Triple-E’s. Owned and operated by A.P. Møller – Mærsk of Denmark, the world’s largest container shipping company, the Triple-E’s went into service last year, muscling their way into the $210 billion container industry.” ” Watch the video from the article. Practice Logistics Video

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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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How will supply chains be affected by China’s Belt and Road projects?

EFT

China's Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by President Xi Jinping nearly six years ago, is a critical piece of China’s foreign policy, both as an image exercise and on a more practical note. The 142-km Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, connecting the Indonesian capital Jakarta with Bandung, is now under construction, after China and Indonesia signed an agreement in October 2015 to establish a joint venture to build and operate it. China-Laos Railway.

The Ultimate 2015 Cargo Quiz – Blog

Freightos

is garbage going to China!! The post The Ultimate 2015 Cargo Quiz – Blog appeared first on Freightos. sea freight export data made fun! Like, every 15th container leaving U.S. A hint before you start – strange answers are usually correct. Industry insiders: We’re talking HS categories, eg [17] = Sugar. Get Started! Your Score: Your Ranking: × Download the free export report! First Name. Last Name. Business Email *. FREE REPORT DOWNLOAD Love freight data?

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Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

Machines that can drive themselves are soon to become a reality in sea, land and air cargo delivery. Cargo Ships. The automation of cargo ships will be an important advancement in long distance movement of goods.

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Cargo ticks up on West Coast as Chinese factory output starts arriving

EFT

Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach said that “Following three consecutive months of declines, we expect cargo volumes in April to be stronger due to the recovery of China’s manufacturing sector. Air cargo shipments into and out of Ontario International Airport (ONT) have also risen, with the airport reporting one of their largest single-month gains ever.

How will logistics chains be affected by China’s Belt and Road projects?

EFT

China's Belt and Road Initiative, proposed by President Xi Jinping nearly six years ago, is a critical piece of China’s foreign policy, both as an image exercise and on a more practical note. The 142-km Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, connecting the Indonesian capital Jakarta with Bandung, is now under construction, after China and Indonesia signed an agreement in October 2015 to establish a joint venture to build and operate it. China-Laos Railway.

The Silk Railway: freight train from China pulls up in Madrid

Global Trade Management

[link] The longest rail link in the world and the first direct link between China and Spain is up and running after a train from Yiwu in coastal China completed its maiden journey of 8,111 miles to Madrid. It consisted of 30 containers carrying 1,400 tonnes of cargo – mostly toys, stationery and other items for sale over Christmas across Europe. Those trains link Chongqing, the huge industrial city in south-west China, with Duisburg, and Beijing with Hamburg.

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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. He said, "AIT has many customers in the UK with consistently high cargo volume and the company's aspiration to expand there has intensified in recent years.

Who said supply chains are boring?: Using GPS to track cargo.

Supply Chains Rock

Using GPS to track cargo containers. Many months ago I blogged about some new services that were being created to help shippers track cargo using wireless technologies. They are an innovative producer of high quality sweeteners, breath mints and semi-pharmaceutical products, has begun working with arviem to improve its global supply chain visibility for trade lanes between China and Europe. China Supply Chain Council. Who said supply chains are boring?

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 18, 2020)

Talking Logistics

News This Week in News air cargo Amazon China tariffs drones FedEx JDRF Ride to Cure Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Team PINC supply chain news transportation management systems Type 1 diabetes Uber UltraShipTMS WTO yard management systems

Pharma Market Remains Attractive But Can it Save the Air Cargo Market?

Logistics Trends and Insights

As the air cargo market continues to experience downward pressures, carriers, airports, and air freight forwarders are once again turning towards niche industry solutions to help not only jumpstart declining volumes but also revenues. The pharmaceutical industry has been of particular interest to the air cargo market for years. In regards to air cargo, WorldACD noted that while overall air cargo volumes declined during May, pharma and temperature-controlled goods increased 9.9%.

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Airfreight Forwarders and Carriers Prepare for Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robinson, air freight pricing has increased between China and the U.S. In addition, its operation launched last year will be re-routed to offer twice weekly departures from Wuxi, China to Frankfurt-Hahn, Germany. imposed tariffs on China, the EU and other countries resulted in high demand for ocean freight beginning this past spring. Booking air cargo space may be easier than last year but ground transportation will be a sticky situation for many shippers.

Mexico Back in the Supply Chain Spotlight

Talking Logistics

A lot of companies set up operations and sourced from Mexico back in the 90s, then the focus shifted to China and other Asian countries, and now Mexico is back in the spotlight. Unfortunately, China and most of Asia has a very long lead time, which makes forecasting even more difficult. In addition, China has a very old population, one of the fastest-aging populations in the world, and aging populations are more oriented toward services than consumption of goods. .

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Vietnam’s Air Exports to the U.S. Increase as China-U.S. Trade War Simmers

Logistics Trends and Insights

Air Cargo Asia Exports Imports Trade US Smartphones U.S. Our latest Freightwaves article looks at Vietnam’s air exports to the U.S. For the first four months of this year, air export volume increased 16.7% while air export customs value increased 29.7%. Smartphones were the largest commodity that was exported to the U.S. during this period. Vietnam

Supply Chain by the Numbers for Aug. 20, 2020

Supply Chain Digest

Lowes Spending Big to Revamp Distribution Network, Company Finding Success with Reusable Containers for Consumer Goods, US Manufacturing Recovering, Fat Growth in China to Europe Rail Cargo

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This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Launches New Trade Challenge Against China (WSJ – sub. With more than 30 cargo ships anchored offshore, countless supply chains scrambling, and the prospect of a $2 billion per day hit on the U.S. Robinson Chainalytics China global trade ILWU last-mile delivery local delivery PMA Rand McNally Roadnet Technologies same-day delivery TMC UX Specialized Logistics West Coast ports XPO Logistics With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here.

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How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Once China was hit by a Coronavirus epidemic and factories ordered closed, it was inevitable that global supply chains would be affected. International shipping has been hardest hit by the crisis, with a study and various reports by trusted media such as the New York Times and Financial Times showing the following dramatic repercussions in the period January-February 2020: A 30 percent drop in container volumes from China, which translates to a 9 percent fall in container volume worldwide.

The Rise of China-Africa Trade: Why Transportation and Logistics Should be Front and Center

BlueYonder

being late in recognizing the trade potential with Africa, and that the States had ceded the trade supremacy to China. Perhaps these are premature obituaries, but there is no doubt that the China-Africa trade is a significant phenomenon to reckon with and will have global economic implications in the years to come. This results in empty planes and containers returning to China from Africa even if they were full on their way in, resulting in inefficient transportation corridors.