Doing Business in China

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China boasts one of the oldest, most advanced civilizations on Earth, with a history going back as far as 2070 B.C. Though, even as the country has experienced great economic and infrastructure growth, over its history, alternating periods of civil unrest, famine and foreign occupation have plagued China. Starting in the 1990s, China increased its participation in global organizations and assumed a prominent position in global political and economic activities.

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What Are the Most Important 2020 Freight Metrics to Know?

Cerasis

In early 2020, the market forecast for freight looked bright. China trade war appeared at an end, and few disruptions were believed to cause issues in 2020. The post What Are the Most Important 2020 Freight Metrics to Know? Data Freight 2020 freight metricsThe turmoil of the U.S.-China Then, coronavirus happened to spread, and now, it will impact global supply chains. It is only a matter of time. Fortunately, understanding the facts.read More.

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Importing From China! The Essential Guide! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

China has fast become a key player in the world’s economy. Since 2012, China has been the world’s number one trading country, and it shows no signs of moving from this spot anytime soon. China is now the leading exporter of many items and Chinese products have become absolutely ubiquitous. Why Import your Products from China? The most important factor is that due to the lower cost of materials and wages, China can manufacture goods for a far more reduced price.

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China-Europe rail freight up 47%

EFT

Intercontinental freight travelling between China and Europe has increased dramatically as a result of COVID-19 disruptions. Blank sailings by major cargo lines to support fragile shipping rates and a mass cull of air freight capacity, as commercial airlines stopped flying, created major headaches for many supply chains, particularly for those trying to ship time-sensitive loads.

Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

Freightos

And the lack of demand visibility is a big contributor to China-US ocean freight rates doubling to the West Coast since June, and passing $4,000/FEU to the East Coast – which was surprising as most analysts thought that rates and profits would freefall. Is ocean freight pricing broken?

Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019

Cerasis

Freight management is crucial for companies around the globe. Effective freight management reduces delays for consumers, helps companies offer Amazonesque shipping benefits and much more. Shippers that wish to succeed in 2019 need to know the top trucking and freight management trends for 2019 and how they will affect shipping practices, global trade, last-mile , and even drivers. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource.

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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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‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ – 24 juni 2015

Supply Chain Movement

‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’. Introduction – Guillaume Burette, General Manager Logistics – DSV China. China: from sourcing location to an end market. 12:00 China as a Global Distribution Centre – Manufacturing and bonded warehousing. 13:00 Domestic warehousing and distribution centres in China. China as a Regional Distribution Hub. Ralf Bekink, National Business Development Manager – DSV China. Customer deliveries in China.

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Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

China is not only an attractive market in terms of sourcing and manufacturing but also for the sale of goods due to the rapid growth of its middle class. Hence the companies Bugaboo and Foss have both faced considerable challenges, as they revealed during the recent ‘Supply Chain Opportunities in China’ seminar in Amsterdam on 24 June 2015. China expert Fred Sengers was the moderator. That means that we can’t supply mainland China directly from our factory.

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Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update W2

Freightos

Prices Set To Ramp Up For Chinese New Year: Freight Rate Update Wk 2. Weekly update article on the Freightos International Freight Index exploring rate trends and their driving forces. 2018 started with China-US ocean freight prices increasing by 27% as supply chains came back into full swing. Following brief dips last week, ocean and air freight prices will likely rise in the run-up to the Chinese New Year closedown. Air Freight Pricing. China-Europe.

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FedEx and Freightos – Improving Digital Freight Together

Freightos

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. In addition to express courier shipping, Fedex added road freight, air and ocean freight forwarding, and customs brokering. FedEx is helping to automate customs brokerage on Freightos.com, and we want to help FedEx automate their air and ocean freight forwarding. . Freight Insights Logistics Technology

Top Freight Blogs of 2016… So Far

Cerasis

We will feature our 5 main categories all week: Logistics , Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Transportation , and Freight. Our goal is and will always be with the Cerasis blog to provide as much value through informative and education blog posts in several categories that are pertinent to those in the manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, and freight industries. 5 Most Popular Freight Blog Posts of 2016.So 9 KPIs to Track for Proper Freight Management.

Amazon’s Latest Hat: A Freight Forwarder From China

BluJay Solutions

Supply Chain Brain talks to Kewill’s Sian Hopwood about Amazon’s apparent foray into freight forwarding in China. The post Amazon’s Latest Hat: A Freight Forwarder From China appeared first on Kewill Inc. In The News e-commerce freight forwardingAmazon really needs to think about this,” Hopwood says. “If If they want to bring the whole thing in house, they’re no longer [just] a marketplace. They are a logistics company.”.

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Amazon’s Latest Hat: A Freight Forwarder From China

BluJay Solutions

Supply Chain Brain talks to Kewill’s Sian Hopwood about Amazon’s apparent foray into freight forwarding in China. The post Amazon’s Latest Hat: A Freight Forwarder From China appeared first on Kewill Inc. In The News e-commerce freight forwardingAmazon really needs to think about this,” Hopwood says. “If If they want to bring the whole thing in house, they’re no longer [just] a marketplace. They are a logistics company.”.

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The “Silk Rail”: China Invests in Efficient Freight

Elementum

Today, China’s rail infrastructure bears a striking resemblance to a pre-Staggers United States, and the nation is looking to turn it around in the same fashion. In the past, China has happily relied on trucks and ships to transport freight; however, the burgeoning amount of freight being moved across the country has risen dramatically in recent years. of container traffic through China’s ports involves trains. Washington Post. Slow Train to Europe.

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Freight Rates News October 2015

Freightos

Since we live and breath freight, we constantly come across information that’s critical for our customers – logistic providers, shippers and carriers. And as freight innovators ourselves, we love seeing more innovation. Freight Rates News that rates for freight and logistics trends – October 2015. Freight index jitters. Seemingly all international freight indices are down. Depends on your medium term view of China.

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

Logistics Bureau

When I first began planning this article, the most significant impacts of COVID-19 were primarily limited to Mainland China. 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.

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update W50

Freightos

Air Freight Rates Peak, Ocean Rates Slowly Sink: Freight Rate Update Wk 50. Beyond bad weather and peak season, there are several other contributing factors for the air freight increase, including brisker world trade, burgeoning cross-border e-commerce, and air freight growth for several non-retail sectors. According to Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos, “The air freight spot market is playing an increasingly prominent role in holiday supply chains. China-Europe.

Freight Rate News November 2015

Freightos

Wouldn’t it be amazing if someone could cut through the hype and summarize the key freight and logistics trends every month? Short Term Medium Term Special Feature Carriers & Cargo Innovation Freightos focus November 2015 freight and logistics trends that rate. China’s slowing economy is generally bad news for the freight industry. Irrespective, China has always valued stability and unity beyond all else. GET INSTANT INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT QUOTES.

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update W1

Freightos

Supply Chains (And Freight Rates) Crank Up Again: Freight Rate Update Wk 1. As supply chains crank back into action following the vacation, the January ocean freight GRI (General Rate Increase) stuck, with China-US rates increasing by 27%. Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos, “The effective GRI on FCL in January has been about $300 for China-US West Coast, and $500 for China-East Coast, but we believe the lift from this and two more GRIs coming up won’t last.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

While the stock market in China has been volatile lately, the Chinese middle class continues to grow and buy. That makes China a highly attractive market for imports, if you have a logistics provider who knows how to deliver your imports. billion people, China is the world’s most populous country. According to the International Monetary Fund, China’s 2014 GDP reached $10.38 Between 2004 and 2014, China imported $13.52

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Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

EMERGE App

Google a phrase like “sourcing products from China” and you’ll instantly be faced by almost 39 million results! This underscores the importance of China being the world’s manufacturing hub in the past decade, and most likely for the next few decades. In fact, China’s wages have been on the rise and fast-growing countries like Vietnam and Bangladesh are developing niches in footwear and clothing manufacturing as well. Bill Flies to China.

Guidelines for Filing Freight Claims

20Cube Logistics

This is where filing freight claims come into play. If you are frequently involved with shipping goods over long distances, you might be faced with a situation when it becomes necessary to file a freight claim.

COP21 – Freight and Climate Change

Freightos

The broader climate issue.and freight’s role. For example, only 1% of China’s 560 million city residents breathe air that is considered safe by the EU. The emissions from freighting Shawn’s TV is a miniscule percentage of this year’s 33 billion ton cube. But zooming out to freight as a whole, we found that the freight industry’s contribution to total GHG (Green House Gasses) is about 10% for developed countries (and much more for developing countries).

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. From praising China’s “slowdown” to the benefits of overcapacity (for some), we’re kicking back against some industry givens. China’s “Slowdown” Is Good News. Well, that’s China’s 2016 prediction. Data savvy shippers are collaborating with other shippers to reduce spend, crunching big data to benchmark freight rates to make the right freight decisions. Freight Industry Is Finally Online.

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. . Bringing Freight Online In The Carrier Space. Carriers literally do the heavy lifting in international freight. Customer management can be expensive and hands-on, especially in an error-prone industry like freight.

China’s first commercial self-driving trucks begin operations

EFT

China Post and Deppon Express have begun autonomous package delivery services with the first self-driving vehicles to be put into daily commercial use in China. Starting in November 2018, FABU partnered with China Post and Deppon Express to begin testing Level 4 autonomous driving trucks in China's heavily populated Zhejiang Province. Deppon Express is a leading logistics company in China, with operations in Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

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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. MEDIUM TERM: CHINA’S BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE. This initiative (to promote connectivity and cooperation amongst countries along land-based and maritime China-Europe routes, with benefits even spreading to other regions) is hot. First up, no surprises, China slowdown and depressed commodity prices, then the lifting of sanctions on Iran.

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Top 3 Logistics Challenges for Automotive Manufacturers in China | Transportfolio. By 2020, China is expected to have more than 200 million registered vehicles [1]. That’s not to say there aren’t challenges you’ll need to overcome as an automotive manufacturer in China —especially when it comes to logistics. billion people, China has the highest population in the world by a large margin. In fact, more than 80% of China’s inland freight is moved over the road [2].

Brexit: China and the changing world of trade

BluJay Solutions

The shining jewel in the crown is the post-industrial German town of Duisberg, whose inland port now receives 80 percent of European trade originating from China. From tech to toys and everything in between, China’s status as the new manufacturing superpower has been firmly cemented over the past few decades. In fact, China exported $200 billion of goods each month on average in the 2017-2018 financial year. Will rail rule now that China has revived the Silk Road?

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Key Freight Management Factors to Consider

Cerasis

Meanwhile, changes within politics and environmental regulations, including the US-China trade tariffs, also influence the industry. For shippers to remain successful and competitive, they must understand the key freight management factors to consider, ranging from those affecting risk management.read More. The post Key Freight Management Factors to Consider appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Freight Freight Management Factors

The Digital Freight Ecosystem Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online

Freightos

The Digital Freight Ecosystem. Part 2: What’s Bringing Freight Online. In the first part of this article , Dr. Schreiber observed that freight is still largely offline and examined why freight digitalization has been so complicated. . Bringing Freight Online In The Carrier Space. Carriers literally do the heavy lifting in international freight. Customer management can be expensive and hands-on, especially in an error-prone industry like freight.

Driverless Trucks, China, COVID and the Future of the Supply Chain

Turvo

A consultant, a tech wizard, a VP at a large Transportation company, and an ex-freight broker turned, a strategic sourcing specialist, turned HR consultant, mother of 3, trying to navigate her next career phase. Interestingly, we all had significant experience in the freight, logistics, sourcing, and supply chain world. Would our dependence on China change in the coming years? How would sourcing and transportation patterns change if manufacturing shifted away from China?

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Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S. Not surprising, considering the ongoing growth of e-commerce, freight moves in tons by “Multiple Modes and Mail” — which includes shipments by parcel delivery services, U.S.

10 Controversial Freight Predictions for 2016

Freightos

10 Controversial Freight Predictions For 2016. From praising China’s “slowdown” to the benefits of overcapacity (for some), we’re kicking back against some industry givens. China’s “Slowdown” Is Good News. Well, that’s China’s 2016 prediction. Data savvy shippers are collaborating with other shippers to reduce spend, crunching big data to benchmark freight rates to make the right freight decisions. Freight Industry Is Finally Online.