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

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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. In the two years or so before 2020, capacity growth had been outstripping the rate at which demand was rising, keeping air freight rates down.

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

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Since the island economies of Indonesia and Philippines are not participating in the TPPA, the volumes of goods moving by air may eke out only small gains. Even as both economic blocs continue to recover at a decent pace, more and more of the demand for air freight will shift to sea and rail. That leaves the trans-Pacific air freight lane as the key engine of growth, both in volume and revenue.

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Maersk’s Transformation Embraces Digital Forwarding

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A bit simplistic perhaps but if one is keeping score, digital forwarders seem to be taking the lead in the evolution of freight forwarding thanks to the recent announcements from Maersk. According to the press release, Damco’s freight forwarding business, which serves customers requiring air freight or multi-carrier options in ocean freight, will continue to be run as a separate and independent business under the Damco brand. Traditional Forwarder – 0.

Emirates freight unit set to launch new Bali services

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New service brings number of daily flights Emirates SkyCargo has to Indonesia to four

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

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The recent bankruptcy announcement of Hanjin, a major shipping line, on the Friday before the last Labor Day long weekend, was a shock to everyone working in the global logistics shipping industry. 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.

“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

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During the 1997 El Niño, droughts in Indonesia and Argentina caused mining activity to halt, raising prices of copper, zinc, and nickel. A shorter monsoon season in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia will help miners procure more materials, used heavily in the electronics industry. Burning rainforests in Indonesia are wreaking havoc to Southeast Asian economies and air quality, impacting numerous industries.

What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery

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Other agile logistics markets include Indonesia, with their logistics sector expected to grow by up to 16% annually by 2020. SpirEresearch also added that cargo tracking in rural areas of Indonesia and Malaysia has proven to be challenging due to underdeveloped telecom infrastructure.

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Doing Business in Malaysia

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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.

How to Handle Logistics During Chinese New Year

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One to two weeks before CNY, factories will speed up their production causing a surge of freight. Indonesia – CNY – February 16. “By implementing a few critical steps in advance of the holiday, shippers can avoid unnecessary bottlenecks and continue business with little or no interruption,” says Frank Guenzerodt, CEO of Dachser USA.

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BEST Inc. expands its express delivery services in Southeast Asia

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BEST also said in a press release that it is looking to put in place additional services in the region, including supply chain management, freight delivery, and truckload capacity brokerage. It wishes to expand again in the region, with plans to operate in Indonesia and the Philippines in the near future. Integrated supply chain solutions and logistics services provider BEST Inc., which hails from in China, is expanding into Southeast Asia.

Doing Business in Singapore

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Located in southeastern Asia between Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore is made up of a series of islands. Singapore has nine airports with paved runways and moved 6,154,365,275 mt-km of freight on registered air carriers as of 2017.

BluJay Solutions Report Highlights Changing Consumer Expectations and Delivery Preferences

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Melbourne, AU – 26 August 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a global provider of supply chain applications, networks and data solutions, today launched a new report ‘The Delivery Experience,’ which surveyed more than 7,000 consumers across APAC, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

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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. India and China are the logistics industry’s favorite investment destinations, but Vietnam leads a second group that includes UAE, Brazil and Indonesia.

The automated container terminal and the odd (mis)adventure of the Google car

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There are more abundant, and still cheaper, labor pools in Malaysia and Indonesia. In fact, with the addition of the high-speed freight link from Kunming (China) to the ports of Malaysia and Thailand, the existing ports in the Malay Peninsula will eventually replace Singapore as the ‘must stop and tranship here’ place.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

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This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations.

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

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Unfortunately, moving factories west also creates extra expenses for inland freight as well as added transit time from the port terminal. Indonesia expected to maintain growth. Unlike other Asia Pacific countries, many experts expect Indonesia to maintain their economic growth in 2019 given its more domestically driven economy. Robinson’s local experts in offices around the globe to help manage your freight and ensure any problems are resolved in real time.

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Global Logistics—May 2015

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Trans Pacific Partnership nears resolution; Indonesia logistics industry fights new capital requirement regulation; China and Pakistan pave way for new trade corridor; Global ocean container trade shows signs of growth despite enduring supply-demand imbalance; European railroads partner around procurement; China looks to replicate U.S. rail freight model

Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

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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. They’ve also named themselves as a cross-border logistics service and an ocean freight company, with ports in Japan, Europe, and the United States.

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Global Logistics—May 2015

Inbound Logistics

Trans Pacific Partnership nears resolution; Indonesia logistics industry fights new capital requirement regulation; China and Pakistan pave way for new trade corridor; Global ocean container trade shows signs of growth despite enduring supply-demand imbalance; European railroads partner around procurement; China looks to replicate U.S. rail freight model

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

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Initially, the construction of a transfer station for testing purposes at a HHLA terminal in Hamburg is planned, including an initial 100 meter cargo route along with a special freight capsule and loading dock. HyperloopTT has signed agreements in the United States, UAE, Brazil, France, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine.

How COVID-19 is Battering Australia’s Imports and Exports

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Freight transport services: Shipping and air freight are among the services most badly affected by the Coronavirus epidemic, and Australia will not be able to avoid the knock-on effect. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that China is Australia’s largest trading partner by far, with two-way trade amounting to $194.6 billion (AUD), or 24.4 percent of the country’s total bilateral trade, in the fiscal year 2017-2018 (the latest stats available).

The need to know

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technology company TuSimple on Wednesday launched a self-driving freight network with UPS and Berkshire Hathaway Inc supply chain unit McLane that it said should operate nationwide by 2024 and start running some driverless trucks routes by 2021. Indonesia reports $850 mln in factory investments, says billions committed. . The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists. COVID-19 delivery surge strains FedEx service, opening doors for UPS.

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

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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. Robinson’s local experts in offices around the globe use this kind of information to help manage peak season ocean freight and resolve problems in real time. Diversification in your carrier selection lowers your risk of freight delays or cancellations.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

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Indonesia. Third, it is essential the system generate pre-invoices to reduce carrier invoice uncertainties, eliminate fraud, and manage freight spend. The world is becoming smaller and larger at the same time through globalization and the internet. Goods have to be transported across the globe and across the neighbourhood. To manage this logistics complexity while adhering to customer service standards and incurring reasonable costs, companies need Global Logistics Integration.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

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Indonesia. The Japanese freight mover Kintetsu World Express has expanded recently outside its home market with the acquisition of APL Logistics, which has a strong base in America and Europe. After years of declining revenues in European logistics services, the business started to stabilise in 2013/2014.

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Malaysia a Key Link in Asia’s Disaster Resilience Plan

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magnitude earthquake in Indonesia and floods in Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. Titled Chartering vs Commercial Air-Freight from UNHRD Subang in Response to Disaster in South East Asia, the research was conducted by student Song Yang and supervised by MISI Assistant Professor Dr. Ioannis Lagoudis. This post was published in the summer 2013 issue of the MIT SCALE Network electronic newsletter Supply Chain Frontiers.

Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

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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. The emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China that make up the ‘BRIC’ acronym continue to forge ahead.

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Southeast Asian Pirates: Nothing to Shiver your Timbers Over

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With one third of the world’s freight traveling through these waters, the region would naturally be a hotspot for pirate activity. In addition, Indonesia has a poor reputation in terms of policing their own waters, meaning that Indonesian pirates have an easier time getting to and from tankers. According to the Economist, the pirate activity is rooted in Indonesia’s dwindling maritime economy. The Economist reported this week on the rise of pirates in Southeast Asian waters.

Reversing globalisation: Near shoring, reshoring or staying put?

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We predict that businesses will keep significant portions of production in the Far East, possibly expanding to rising stars such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Turkey. Eft asks experts from PwC, McKinsey and Zencargo to find out Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Freight Logistics Article Type: Features & Opinion Publish as a report We have been living through remarkable times when it comes to manufacturing, technology and trade.

The Upswing of Chinese Logistics Companies

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In 2015, the Asian-Pacific region dominated the industry with significant impact from China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, and Malaysia. Cheaper than both air and ocean freight, it takes around 18 days of train travel from China to Europe. Forecast to grow by a CAGR of 7.5% by 2020 globally, the logistics industry is booming.

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Thailand Courts Foreign Investment, While Leadership Questions Remain

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GDP growth lags that of Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Projects to improve physical networks include substantial investments in electric and high-speed trains, double-tracking of railways, and the development of multiple airports, all intended to support both tourism and the movement of freight. “Stop and go.” Sway and swing.” Those were among the phrases that officials voiced at a recent seminar in Bangkok organized by the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI).

5 Ways To Improve Your Import-Export Business Now

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Or, if you’re lucky to deal with tropical islands like Indonesia , Thailand and the Philippines , do remember the concept of island time. Finally, you can reduce some of the shipping costs by using your own freight forwarder. Introduction. As an importer and exporter, your business is subject to the ebb and flow of global consumer sentiment and geo-national politics.