COP21 – Freight and Climate Change


A quick check showed that shipping the TV from Taiwan to Nashville (ocean & trucking) led to about 6.7 The broader climate issue.and freight’s role. The emissions from freighting Shawn’s TV is a miniscule percentage of this year’s 33 billion ton cube.

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?

Maersk’s Transformation Embraces Digital Forwarding

Logistics Trends and Insights

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.

Hanjin, Hurricanes, Harvests May Boost Truckload Rates

DAT Solutions

The ocean freight industry suddenly lost one of the top ten players when Hanjin Shipping Co. Missed schedules could keep rates high well into November, when the holiday freight season would ordinarily start to wind down. Freight Rates

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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.

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. Taiwan – CNY – February 15-20.

My Nightmare Shipment

The Logistics of Logistics

Finally a six months after our initial meeting, I got a call from Marty asking us to help him with a shipment from Taiwan. We wouldn’t be responsible for the sea freight or clearing customs, but we would pick up two pallets from a warehouse in California and deliver them to Chicago. On the second day, they found one of the pallets and we immediately had the pallet moved by air freight so it could be in Chicago overnight.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In fact, 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. Have a plan for freight once it reaches port.

This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

Talking Logistics

Robinson announced that it has enhanced its anti-cargo theft strategy “by joining CargoNet® to provide customers with a proactive approach to strengthening security around sensitive and high value product freight.” Is it ironic that the U.S.

Seasoned Leadership in Action! An Interview with Leonard Han!

Supply Chain Game Changer

I moved on into many roles within the field of Supply Chain ending as Vice President of Operations for a Supply Chain company with experience working in Taiwan and China. Products have to be lightweight as they have to be air-freighted. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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


But the typhoons will threaten Taiwan, China, and Japan, leaving countries like Indonesia in need of precipitation. This could be a record-setting year for typhoons, meaning heavy disruptions of air and sea freight. El Niño is officially set to wreak havoc around the world—starting now.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

In 2007, the Dutch producer of pushchairs relocated its factory from Taiwan to the free trade zone close to Xiamen in China. We’ve been producing this equipment in China since 2008 and for many years we shipped everything as air freight from Suzhou to our global DC in Europe.

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Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Taiwan, Province of China. 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.

3PL Subway 2015: Strategic movements among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Taiwan, Province of China. 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.

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Land challenges for Hong Kong's logistics sector


In the global air freight sector, Hong Kong International Airport is the world’s largest air cargo hub, handling over four million tons of cargo per year, with almost 100 airlines flying to over 160 destinations, including 40 in mainland China.

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Justifying Investments in Risk Avoidance

Supply Chain @ MIT

I gave the example of Sun Microsystems, which suffered a spate of freight thefts in Europe. When an earthquake hit Taiwan in 1999 and knocked out a large number of the world’s chip supplies, Dell steered customers to products that could be built with available components.

Black Friday 2016: Brought To You By Logistics


Black Friday Logistics: Brought To You By Ocean Freight. What’s working for ocean freight (and what isn’t). Ocean freight has had a complicated year so far. Beyond speed, one of air freight’s primary advantages over ocean has always been reliability.