Doing Business in Japan


Japan has been an economic power throughout much of its history, despite a major economic downturn starting in the 1990s. Japan is currently the third largest economy in the world. In addition to its economic might, Japan has long been a model for manufacturers throughout the world.

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Freight Rate News November 2015


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.

JP24 to Complicate Imports for Freight Forwarders

BluJay Solutions

And with Japan being the world’s third-largest importer, the new ‘JP24’ rule will impact on a significant percentage of freight forwarders. The post JP24 to Complicate Imports for Freight Forwarders appeared first on Kewill Corporate.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Freight Startup Flexport Hits $3.2 Year Over Year (Cass Information Systems) Cargo theft volume, values decreased in 2018 (CCJ)’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten (TechCrunch).

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Supply Chain Scope: New Study Shows Rise in US Inventories; California Estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030


Sustainable Freight Action Plan for California is estimated to Improve Freight Efficiency by 25% in 2030. Targets for 2030 Include: Improve freight system efficiency 25 percent by 2030. Foster future economic growth within the freight and goods movement industry.

8 Green Freight Trends to Watch in 2017


Demand for greener freight transport is coming primarily from the largest companies. Lowest cost freight transport will increasingly be lower emission as well. Long haul overland freight will increasingly move by rail for lower rates and emissions. Green Freight

6 Future Technologies that will Change Transportation and Trucking Forever!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The Shinkansen bullet train was officially unveiled in Japan in 1964, and countries have been hoping to introduce their networks ever since. SCM #SupplyChain #Logistics #Distribution #Technology #Freight #Transportation. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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The History of the Shipping Container


For centuries the expense, risk, and frustration with ocean freight held back expansion of the international economy, despite the invention of the steam invention. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. Did You Know That … It wasn’t just about freight.

This Week in Logistics News (March 13-17, 2017)

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warehouses from Chinese merchants selling on its site—taking on a role it previously left to global freight-transportation companies.” The site says it offers end-to-end one-stop ocean freight services. Europe and Japan. Who will wear the jersey this year?

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence. Although our core focus is not on freight forwarding services, we still love to connect the community to providers and technology of value to shippers who are in the pursuit of efficiencies and resource reduction in order to remain competitive. First use of a modern container for ocean freight. It wasn’t just about freight.

Complex costs of transportation

Supply Chain Movement

10 questions about Freight Spend Management. There are numerous ways a shipper can reduce freight spend. And freight costs are continuing to rise, pushed upward by factors such as globalized distribution and unpredictable fuel prices. Checklist Freight Spend Management.

Freight Rates Drop as Overcapacity Continues to Rise

GTG Technology Group

If there are not enough ships to accommodate freight, it is viewed as under capacity. Overcapacity is the opposite, with more available ships than freight. Japan’s three major lines have also agreed to merge starting early next year. The post Freight Rates Drop as Overcapacity Continues to Rise appeared first on GTG Technology Group. Container Shipping Overcapacity Expected to Increase.

A great leap forward: Quintiq joins Dassault Systèmes

DELMIA Quintiq

We count among our loyal customers top companies in more than 30 industries, including express delivery, steel production, energy, freight rail and retail. We will have offices in Japan, South Korea, India and South America, and more. At Quintiq, news is often greeted with excitement.

Doing Business in China


China moved 19.806 billion ton-km of freight by air in 2015. Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. Import partners include South Korea, Japan, the U.S., China boasts one of the oldest, most advanced civilizations on Earth, with a history going back as far as 2070 B.C.

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6 Things to Consider as You Plan Your 2016 Budget

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What would prevent from the Japan carriers NYK, “K” Line, and MOL to make the next move? Freight Services Global Transportation Logistics Supply Chain Supply Chain ConsultingThe start of a new year means budget planning is likely back on your agenda.

Agriculture in the City

Enterra Insights

The Economist notes, “From inside shipping containers in Brooklyn, New York, to a disused air-raid shelter under London’s streets and an innocuous warehouse on a Dubai industrial estate, vertical farms are sprouting up in all sorts of places, nourished by investment in the business from the likes of Japan’s SoftBank and Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos. Freight Farms calculates annual profit for each container to be an average of $39,000 annually.”

Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival


Supply and demand on US-China exports, combined with historically low freight prices, meant that, shipping a 40′ foot container from the Port of Long Beach to the Port of Shenzhen costs less than the price of a mid-range MacBook. Freight Insights LogTech

This Week in Logistics News (January 22-26, 2018)

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Walmart to launch online grocery delivery in Japan in deal with Rakuten (Reuters). Air freight capacity concerns prompt new forwarder strategies (Lloyd’s Loading List). Alstom to test automated freight train in the Netherlands (Reuters).

This Week in Logistics News (December 9-13, 2013)

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Japan Impasse Dogs Pan-Pacific Trade Talks ( Wall Street Journal ). Freight Shipments Fell 0.7% Simply put, the countries in the TPP (which includes Canada, Japan, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore, and six other Asian countries) account for 40 percent of U.S.

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Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

trade war, and the trade conflict between Japan-Korea all impact today’s shipping market. Unfortunately, moving factories west also creates extra expenses for inland freight as well as added transit time from the port terminal. Geopolitical uncertainties such as Brexit, the China-U.S.

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Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Global manufacturers have found ways in which to flex their supply chains to utilize lower cost sea freight rather than more expensive air cargo. Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. This has a profound effect on freight forwarders. This is especially the case in China-Japan trade.

Doing Business in the United States


Annual freight traffic equaled about 37.22 Primary trading partners included Canada, Mexico, China and Japan. Primary import partners were China, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Germany. In 1776, 13 British colonies declared their independence and formed the United States.

A Green Future For Freight: Eric Beckwitt at COP22


As many of you may be aware, freight shipping, international shipping and also aviation are not included in the COP21 agreement. As I mentioned before, freight transport is currently seven percent of freight emissions. Full transcript of the video: My name is Eric Beckwitt.

This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

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Parliament endorses landmark EU-Japan free trade agreement. DAT Freight Index: Spot Market Volumes and Rates Slip Lower in November. Why can’t I be you?

China’s first commercial self-driving trucks begin operations


Deppon Express is a leading logistics company in China, with operations in Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam. 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.

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This Week in Logistics News (October 24-28, 2016)

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August 2016 North American Freight Numbers. I should have gotten the email by now. Every October around this time, for the past decade or so, I receive an email from Professor Marius Solomon at Northeastern University asking if I’m available to speak to his class before Thanksgiving.

Toyota and USPS See Opportunities for Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Of course, bitcoin as it exists today also has the potential to transform freight audit and payment and other supply chain finance processes, especially for small suppliers and transportation providers.

Transportation TIP List: Week of March 24th, 2019


Freight markets were upended by the capacity crunch that followed the ELD mandate in December 2017. At the same time, prices for American-made goods sold in China and Japan fell. Transportation TIP List: Week of March 24 th , 2019.

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Four Risk Mitigation Actions for Weathering a Stormy Market


The recent decision by Japan’s three largest container companies to merge their shipping operations is yet another symptom of the volatility that is roiling the freight business. Assess your network’s footprint and freight flows.

This Week in Logistics News (December 1-5, 2014)

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Paragon Announces National Street Level Routing & Scheduling in Japan. Teamsters Continue to Lose Steam at FedEx Freight. Freightquote’s DNA has more strands of eBay and Amazon in it than those found in a traditional freight broker.

Harvey’s Impact on the Global Supply Chain: The Role of Analytics


It could be extra freight and workforce overtime and probably other categories of cost which would accrue as an associated loss risk to any event. Japan will be prone to earthquakes and tsunami.

Barriers weakening world trade growth


This deceleration will be particularly strong in Asia (except for China): Index values for India, Japan and South Korea have dropped by eight, six and five points respectively compared to the previous release of the GTB in September. Indices for all seven countries indicate further growth.

Hankyu Hanshin Express Deploys Kewill Global Forwarding in Belgium

BluJay Solutions

July 12, 2016 – Manchester, UK and Chelmsford, MA, USA – Hankyu Hanshin Express, a leading Japanese provider of global logistics and freight forwarding services, has completed the implementation of Kewill’s freight forwarding software across its operations in Belgium. Kewill Global Forwarding, a fully managed solution, is being used by Hankyu Hanshin Express in Belgium to manage its air-, sea- and road-based freight forwarding and logistics operations.

A Whole New World: Is Digitalization the Answer?

BluJay Solutions

The recent alliance of Japan’s top three shipping companies , Nippon Yusen K.K, And yet, dwindling bargaining power is just one of the numerous challenges LSPs face alongside sluggish global trade, disruptive technologies and volatile freight rates. .

Hanjin's Insolvency Leaves Few Options


As of Friday, September 2, 45 of its ships remain adrift at different ports in China, Japan, Singapore, and India, and other countries—they’ve been denied access by operators who fear that the company might be unable to pay docking fees.

How Blockchain Technology Can Make the Supply Chain More Efficient, Transparent and Secure

Supply Chain Nation

The solution has been trialed in Japan’s manufacturing sector and has successfully been used to improve supply chain efficiency. As businesses become more dependent on global supply chains for goods and services, the freight and logistics industry will play a much more critical role. Currently, the industry is controlled by freight brokers who help facilitate transactions of loads from shippers to carriers by adding a markup.

The Dispatch Report + Full Product Launch | January 2019, Issue No. 10


Dear Community, If you care about our company and/or the freight and logistics industry (which we really hope you do!), Our community of passionate freight and logistics leaders is the backbone of our company – and the reason why we are so excited about this news.

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