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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. 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)?

DELMIA Quintiq

It all depends on the price differences, delivery time, and cost of shipping. 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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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 new company hopes to bring this new technology to ports, shipping, and logistics companies around the world. The joint venture will develop and bring to market a hyperloop transport system for seaport and inland shipping container operations.

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

NC State SCRC

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. 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.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

From the street, where a bus driver does not yield to a righteous mathematically-driven Google self-driving car, to the container shipping terminal allowing driverless prime movers, rubber-tired gantries (RTGs) and straddle carriers to mix with manned trucks, we need to urgently solve one thing: Either we forget autonomous vehicles altogether, or automate everything and let no human drive. I want to go straight into the heart of the fully automated container shipping terminal.

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

Elementum

This should keep prices low and shipping lanes open. 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.

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. Shipping.

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.

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

CH Robinson Logistics

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. But these same disruptions are also causing serious challenges to the transportation industry in China and Asia at large. . Unfortunately, moving factories west also creates extra expenses for inland freight as well as added transit time from the port terminal.

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Doing Business in Singapore

QAD

Located in southeastern Asia between Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore is made up of a series of islands. Typical manufactured products include electronics, chemicals, oil drilling equipment, petroleum refining, biomedical products, scientific instruments, telecommunications equipment, processed food and beverages, ship repair and offshore platform construction. Shipping. A lack of rail transport is due mostly to the size of the island, making rail freight irrelevant.

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

Logistics Bureau

The effects include: Severe disruption to shipping, with many Chinese ports operating at drastically reduced capacity and around 200 sailings cancelled. 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. Unpredictable levels of domestic and international shipping capacity.

The need to know

EFT

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. Shipping firm CMA CGM to impose emergency surcharge at Cape Town port. Indonesia reports $850 mln in factory investments, says billions committed. Crew crisis to trigger ship detentions and diversions.

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Reversing globalisation: Near shoring, reshoring or staying put?

EFT

Alongside this trade revolution, shipbuilding became cheaper and the ships themselves bigger and more efficient. Ports became increasingly able to dock massive container vessels holding huge numbers of ISO-standardised containers, meaning it wasn’t only manufacturing that crashed in cost but the ability to transport the goods as well. Usually the issues we see are on the supply side, such as delays in manufacturing or transport.