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. Air Freight Transportation Trends 2020. Using passenger airliners to provide cargo-only services. In this case, there will be no sharp rebound in the volume of passenger-airliner capacity—which means no significant increase in cargo space. Ocean Freight Transportation Trends 2020.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Hamburg port to explore hyperloop possibilities in new joint venture

EFT

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT/HTT) has announced the creation of a joint venture company with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft (HHLA), the leading container terminal operator in the Port of Hamburg. The joint venture will develop and bring to market a hyperloop transport system for seaport and inland shipping container operations. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies' images and assets can be found here.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

And, if many of those packages cross the Pacific waters, or generally travel farther than 600 kilometers, the air cargo shippers specializing in express packages will also stand to benefit from that wave of volume. But is air cargo really going to change when consumers across the TPPA member nations flock to online stores located outside their countries? Looking at the TPPA economies, it appears that any growth in air cargo would come from the food and pharmaceuticals segments.

Doing Business in Malaysia

QAD

The fledgling country was troubled by an insurgency, confrontations with Indonesia, the Philippine’s claim on Sabah and then Singapore’s withdrawal in 1965. Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is bordered by Thailand, Borneo, Indonesia, Brunei and the South China Sea.

Global Logistics and Trade Programs: An Update on GSP and C-TPAT

CH Robinson Transportfolio

trade preference program—was established by the Trade Act of 1974 to promote economic development by eliminating duties on thousands of products imported from one of the 129 designated beneficiary countries and territories, including India, Thailand, and Indonesia. Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a program in CBP’s multi-layered cargo enforcement strategy to strengthen international supply chains and improve U.S.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and Logistics

The survey of more than 500 global logistics executives is part of the 2018 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, an annual snapshot of industry sentiment and ranking of the world’s 50 leading emerging markets by size, infrastructure, transport connections and business climate. . The Index, in its ninth year, ranks 50 emerging markets countries by factors that make them attractive to logistics providers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, air cargo carriers and distributors.

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling and Logistics

In the past year alone wildfires have ravaged California, multiple hurricanes have hit South America, and Indonesia has been rocked by a deadly earthquake and tsunami that caused thousands of fatalities. You could ask yourself whether you have an order on any ships in those lanes, the priority of that cargo and how you should adjust the shipping route. As climate change drives up the regularity of natural disasters, supply chains must rely on real time data to thrive. . . . .

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

A massive El Niño occurred in 1997-1998, unleashing record rains in California, deadly tornados in Florida, and a brutal drought in Indonesia, thus landing the term firmly on the radar (no pun intended) of millions of people around the globe. Identify Alternative Transportation Routes. As a result, some shipments moving from Asia to the Gulf Coast and eastern ports of the United States will be forced to reduce cargo loads to meet the new requirements.

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Multiple Constraints of Route Planning in ASEAN

Abivin

Transportation systems in ASEAN countries have drastically developed during the past decades along with their economic growth and rising population. Poor transportation system due to disruptions, deficiencies in technical know-how and low-tech supply chain has triggered difficulties in route planning in ASEAN. Poor transportation system ASEAN, especially states residing geographically in the ‘Pacific ring of fire’, is prone to frequent disruptions resulting from natural disasters.

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

EFT

Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail, Indonesia. 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. As a part of the Belt and Road Initiative projects in Indonesia, the high-speed railway is the first to use China's high-speed railway standards, technologies and equipment on a foreign line.

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

EFT

Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail, Indonesia. 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. As a part of the Belt and Road Initiative projects in Indonesia, the high-speed railway is the first to use China's high-speed railway standards, technologies and equipment on a foreign line.

Hanjin Bankruptcy Demonstrates Fragility of Ocean Freight Market Prior to “Black November”

NC State SCRC

However, the announcement should not have come as a surprise, as the ocean cargo market has been suffering for some time by a condition of overcapacity, low rates, and a flat global market. Many ship builders and ocean carriers overextended themselves while the economy was growing, and these expectations resulted in a huge amount of investment that has resulted in too many ships and carriers competing for too little cargo.

What’s Looming for Transpacific Ocean Shipments this Peak Season?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Accordingly, significant volumes of ocean cargo shifted to earlier sailings than normal, disrupting typical volume trends in the third and fourth quarters of 2018. In fact, JOC.com sites many Southeast Asia countries—including India, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Indonesia—have significantly grown their imports into the United States, anywhere from 13-37% compared to last year.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

BluJay Solutions

Countries including Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, UAE, Malaysia, Mexico and Turkey are poised to leverage on concerns around skills shortages, increased living costs and rising salaries, new regulations and infrastructure limitations to seize a greater share of global trade as the ‘new tier’ of emerging markets. They have good transport and trade links not only with the BRIC countries, but with North America and the EU.

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