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. Shipping.

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China Logistics Blockchain System

Operations and Supply Chain Management

A China-based blockchain platform for the shipping sector is taking shape. State-run container line Cosco Shipping Holdings Ltd. Alibaba signed a similar deal in May with China Merchants Holdings to create a digital platform for port operations. The digital deals effectively set up China operations that rival the TradeLens blockchain platform established by Maersk Line and International Business Machines Corp. ,

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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. Why Import your Products from China? Learning How to Import from China.

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Checklist: Logistics challenges in China

Supply Chain Movement

Supply chain in China was once an afterthought or was only thought of in terms of the ‘Make’ and ‘Ship’ processes included in manufacturing in China. But as China becomes not only the factory of the world but the ‘Mall of the world’ this can no longer be true. Back in 2001, China was just revving its engine, a $1.3 Today, China’s domestic consumption is rising rapidly. Checklist Logistics Challenges in China.

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Walmart China Introduces Food Blockchain Platform as Parent Fights Internally

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our 2017 article , Has Walmart Finally Figured out China? grocer, Walmart was aiming to take the lead in China’s huge grocery market estimated at $1.3 However, in 2019, Walmart China announced it would use VeChain’s Thor blockchain for its China Blockchain Traceability Platform (WCBTP) in a joint venture with VeChain, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), cattle company Inner Mongolia Kerchin and the China Chain-Store & Franchise Association.

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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. In China, a Two-month Lockdown begins to Ease. percent dip in goods from China and a 6.5

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China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

China’s Silk Road initiative, better known as One Belt One Road ( OBOR ), received a big boost as the US implemented additional tariffs on Chinese goods with threats of even more. In total, China plans to spend well over $1 trillion on OBOR initiatives.

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Can Australian Manufacturing be Brought Back Home from China?

Logistics Bureau

With the significant disruption to Australia’s supply chains caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the question now focusing the minds of supply chain managers is whether production outsourced to China can be brought back onshore—and if so at what cost. The short answer is that it is indeed possible to re-shore manufacturing but it will take a change in government policies as well as sizeable state incentives to private enterprise to turn the ship around.

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From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Exporting PPE from China. Over the past several months, China has been the main source for PPE. China has recently implemented three key policies that relate to PPE exporting. While China’s new policies offer tighter control on PPE being exported, they also have created a dedicated HS-code for PPE product to simplify export declarations. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment.

‘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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How US-China Trade War Impacts International Shipping and Retail?

PLS Logistics

As tensions between the US and China started to escalate, the retail industry was probably the first to experience the unpleasant consequences of a trade war.

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Using Scooters for Logistics in China

Supply Chain View from the Field

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal shows pictures of logistics couriers in China riding scooters, with stacks of deliveries teetering six feet up in the air, parked outside of office buildings in downtown Shanghai. The reporter goes on to describe the increasing salaries for logistics workers, and goes on to document the high pay but difficult working conditions for logistics in China. Development of the logistics industry is imperative in China.

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Five Tips on Sourcing Products From China

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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.

Autonomous Driving and Logistics: The Effects

20Cube Logistics

This technology is set to change the dynamics of how goods are shipped over long distances. Cargo Ships. The automation of cargo ships will be an important advancement in long distance movement of goods.

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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.

Direct container shipping route opens between Central China's Wuhan and Japan

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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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Trends in Shipping by Vertical: Retail, Wholesale & OEM Shipping for 2020

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Global trends in shipping continue to evolve in the wake of uncertainty and risk. The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus threatens to undermine use of shipping options that would involve air freight between the U.S. and China, explains Wired. The post Trends in Shipping by Vertical: Retail, Wholesale & OEM Shipping for 2020 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Logistics Transportation Management Trends Trends in Shipping

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

Logistics Viewpoints

Geopolitical uncertainties such as Brexit, the China-U.S. 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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The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

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.”.

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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How Ecommerce Models are Shaping the Logistics Industry in China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Ecommerce in China is expanding rapidly and has grown from virtually non-existent to a $40+ billion (USD) industry in the last five years. During last year’s Single’s Day (an anti-Valentine’s Day in which singletons celebrate single life) in China, the biggest ecommerce giant reported sales of over $3 billion (USD) in 24 hours, once again proving the increasing purchasing power of the Chinese consumers. Global Transportation Retail Technology China Ecommerce Supply Chain

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What the “New Normal” in Shipping, Logistics, and Transportation May Look Like

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Seemingly everything has been shaken up by COVID-19, and the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry is no different. Now, all of those norms are long gone, and it has left the shipping, logistics, and transportation industry wondering what lies ahead once COVID-19 begins to decline. Ultimately, redundancies help businesses afloat, and given how many struggled with being single-source out of China, it is likely that redundancies will play a part in the new normal.

How Global Pandemics Impact Shipping

Intelligent Audit

As the month of January dragged on, the virus spread – first across China, then the rest of the world. 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. In addition, we’re seeing an increase in transportation costs for US exporters in China due to congestion at Chinese ports.

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].

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Basically, the 7,236 miles from China to the US may have the same shipping costs as the last mile. Amazon hasn’t shied away from expensive shipping; it spent a full $3.9 billion on shipping in Q3 2016. But there’s no such thing as free shipping. By Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos.

5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Continue to watch the unfolding trade situations with China and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Market changes prompt new freight shipping strategies. The post 5 Truckload Shipping Trends to Watch for in Today’s Freight Market appeared first on Transportfolio. For many in the supply chain industry, a cyclical pattern of tension and slack is a familiar occurrence.

How COVID – 19 Might Shape the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture

Logistics Bureau

COVID-19 and the Future of China Sourcing and Manufacture. Dun & Bradstreet researchers , for example say 51,000 companies, 163 of which are in the Fortune 1000, have “tier 1” suppliers in China, while at least 5 million have one or more “tier 2? The overriding reason for this China-dependence is the cost factor, and weaning manufacturing away from that country comes at a hefty price. Factors That Could Complicate Departure From China.

The “Silk Rail”: China Invests in Efficient Freight

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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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Made in China 2025 Promises a Manufacturing Revolution

Elementum

China must have been feeling left out. China has joined the manufacturing revolution party. At the end of May the Ministry of Industry and Telecommunications Technology announced the introduction of China’s own manufacturing legislation: Made In China 2025. With this initiative China hopes to make the full transition from the “world’s factory” to the world’s leading manufacturing powerhouse, both in terms of capacity and innovation. Martin Abegglen/ Flickr.

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Giants in the tank. Has liner shipping lost its mojo?

DELMIA Quintiq

As world affairs go, the most recent Global Liner Shipping conference in London did not stir up much interest in the global news cycle. Yet carriers are still talking up their new ships and cheering every uptick in container rates (already below cost levels), noisily celebrating this as a prelude to an economic spring. The China effect. This is driven by the fact that China will continue to rationalize resource-based and resource-dependent industries.

5 Things to Know Before Negotiating Ocean Shipping Contracts This Year

Talking Logistics

The 2018-19 contract season for ocean shipping is here, and it’s time to think about the best way to approach negotiations. Ocean Shipping Contracts: 5 Factors to Keep in Mind. Still, if you had ocean freight in 2016, the memory of the bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line may linger in your mind. After Hanjin filed for bankruptcy protection and its assets were frozen, giant container ships were stranded; ships from China to the U.S.

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. From the ongoing Brexit discussion to the China-U.S.

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

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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.

Chinese Factories Recovering but Global Supply Chains Still in Shock

Logistics Bureau

It had been hoped that global trade would quickly bounce back once China’s production lines began rolling again, but that was when economists naively believed the Coronavirus disease, known as COVID-19, could largely be contained within the boundaries of the Asian giant.

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.