Plan for greater success: What experts said at Quintiq World Tour Singapore 2015

DELMIA Quintiq

At the Singapore stop of the Quintiq World Tour this year, our panel of industry influencers delved into these topics and more. Freight Exchange is a software platform for excess freight capacity. It creates a two-sided marketplace for those in the freight transport industries.

Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX)


Freight Visibility and Control: Introducing the Freightos Baltic Index (FBX). The underlying premise dates back further, even for freight. By 1985, the Baltic Exchange published its first daily dry bulk freight index. A New Freight Index.

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020


The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player.

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.

Ground services for air freight: Opportunities & obstacles in e-commerce

DELMIA Quintiq

Or so I thought until I ran into some old and new friends at the recent Payload Asia Conference in Singapore. I decided to attend because one of the topics on the agenda was the impact of e-commerce on the air freight business. and freight forwarders very busy in the foreseeable future.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

This would mean that a consumer in Malaysia buying from Amazon in the US would not experience significant differences in pricing of the same product bought from an online store in Malaysia or neighboring Singapore.

OPEC Or The Chinese New Year? Freight Prices Going Forward


Freight Prices Going Forward. But even though this is effectively limiting production of 1% of the world’s global oil supply , it won’t impact freight prices. The Year of the Rooster: Early Freight Pricing. What does this have to do with price of freight in China?

The Data Behind Amazon’s Logistics and Fulfillment Play


Not even B2B is spared from these changing expectations (which is why we at Freightos launched an online freight marketplace ). There’s been less progress though with ocean freight, since Amazon registered as a freight forwarder several years ago. And As For Global Freight….

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

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In 2011, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and PSA Singapore Terminals, operating one of the world’s largest container transhipment ports, pumped in S$50 million each towards R&D in port technologies.

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup


Faster service, great capacity usage and direct connectivity with freight companies means better access to service providers. Companies like GoGoVan or EasyVan in Singapore are leading the charge. Robots : Robotics have the power to change the entire freight industry.

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


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.

Top Blog Posts for Q2 2019

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our next white paper will be a look at freight forwarders’ performance for the first half of the year and the outlook for the rest of the year. Welcome Amazon to the Freight Brokerage Market – It was expected and finally the company admitted that they are indeed freight brokers.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources


So much so that it is split into seven topics – aircrafts, airports, capacity and demand, carriers, freight trends, traffic and viewpoints. With over 60,000 monthly viewers, Transport Topics is a prime destination for freight buffs, especially those who specialize in trucking.

Automating Arrival Notifications with AIS & Artificial Intelligence

Supply Chain Network

See below aerial shot of the Port of Pasir Panjang, Singapore where the red dots indicate a vessel stop at berth. Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Information Technology New Ideas News & Info

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The Texas manufacturing facility will be managed by Motorola’s Singapore-based global manufacturing partner and is located less than four hours by road from the Port of Houston, which is a key US freight forwarding hub, ranking first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled.

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.

Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia


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.

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Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% year-on-year increase in terms of freight demand. By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 17-21, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Digital Freight Startup Convoy Raises $185 Million, Surpasses $1 Billion in Value (WSJ – sub. Singapore Exchange leads US$44.4 million round, backing Freightos’ global freight platform. Another Friday, another flight home from a conference.

Expect Uncertainty for Inbound Shipments into Asia and China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Unfortunately, moving factories west also creates extra expenses for inland freight as well as added transit time from the port terminal. In fact, almost all Southeast Asia countries have seen some change: Singapore as the most competitive country.

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Disrupting Logistics: 4 Innovative Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018


FreshTurf FreshTurf based in Singapore, is building a blockchain to manage last mile delivery transactions between retailers, logistics companies, and consumers. Singapore has a nationwide government network of delivery lockers where consumers can pick up their packages ordered online.

Who Wins and Who Loses in Australia’s Fuel Shell Game?


diesel prices are hovering around $USD 1.70/gallon and the cost for diesel fuel based on Singapore benchmark (Gasoil)–the […]. Blog Transportation Uncategorized Chainalytics Freight Carriers Fuel Surcharge Levies Logistics Richard KochBy Richard Koch | Associate Director, Logistics Operations, Chainalytics | Unless you’ve been otherwise preoccupied, you know there’s an ongoing global fuel glut.

What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery


While Singapore consistently remains ASEAN’s best destination for logistics investors, countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion, such as Vietnam, are boosting their logististics industry.

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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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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 to Handle Logistics During Chinese New Year

Material Handling & Logistics

One to two weeks before CNY, factories will speed up their production causing a surge of freight. Singapore – CNY – February 16-17.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

The big efficiencies come from machine learning,” Bradley Jacobs, XPO’s chief executive, said in an interview last year when the company announced it was deploying AI-equipped robots from Singapore-based robotics company GreyOrange Ltd. Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019?

This Week in Logistics News (June 24-28, 2013)

Talking Logistics

ATA Releases Latest Freight Forecast, Projecting Strong Trucking Growth. Freight Forecast to 2024 , which projects an overall increase in freight volumes for all modes of more than 20 percent and an increase in the amount of freight moved by trucks.

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


The fires are causing high levels of haze in Singapore and other countries, where pollution levels are almost unprecedented. This could be a record-setting year for typhoons, meaning heavy disruptions of air and sea freight.

This Week in Logistics News (August 13-17, 2018)

Talking Logistics

I’m back from vacation. Well, back physically. Getting back mentally has been a very slow process. My family and I spent more than a week in Costa Rica, where everyone greets you with “Pura Vida,” which means “Pure Life” in Spanish.

Maersk-IBM blockchain shipping solution makes major strides


Customs authorities in the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia and Peru are participating, along with customs brokers Ransa and Güler & Dinamik. .

This Week in Logistics News (February 16-20, 2015)

Talking Logistics

billion — “far higher than the $750 million to $900 million range that sources said Singapore-based NOL had been looking for, [which] would have valued the unit at 10 and 12 times its earnings before interest, taxes depreciation and amortization for 2013,” according to Reuters.

Stories of Supply Chain Leadership: An Interview with Joan Motsinger of Seagate

Supply Chain Shaman

and Singapore. What suppliers need help with cost (LEAN, labor, freight,…)? Many companies talk about Supply Chain Excellence, but most leaders struggle to define it. As a goal, it is easier to say than to define.

Thailand Ecommerce Logistics for ASEAN Enterprises: Should You Go Local?

Logistics Bureau

Depending on the scale of your business and the demand for your products, these might include: A freight forwarder. For another, in comparison with some Asian countries like Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines, Thai consumers are less inclined to interact commercially with cultures and languages that differ from their own. ” – Mitch Bittermann, CEO Singapore & Malaysia, aCommerce.

This Week in Logistics News (April 18-22, 2016)

Talking Logistics

These futuristic driverless pods will run on Singapore’s roads by end of the year ( Mashable ). Radial’s scalable fulfillment and freight services enable orders to be fulfilled faster and delivered where and when desired while optimizing costs. “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” — Prince. The world lost another gifted musician and performer yesterday. RIP Prince.

Lack of commercial property development during global downturn hampers logistics service providers’ expansion plans

BluJay Solutions

More effective transport management systems and freight forwarding systems could actually reduce the number of physical locations needed, reducing costs overall.

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

Talking Logistics

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. Same-day delivery (or is it shipping?)

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