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

Logistics Bureau

The ecommerce market in Thailand has never been healthier and all the signs indicate huge potential for growth in the next few years. With the Thai government’s Thailand 4.0 Statistic: By 2022, Thailand’s ecommerce market is expected to be worth around $5.8 That said though, there are some generic pros and cons of local versus cross-border strategies for ecommerce logistics in Thailand. Relative simplicity compared to starting a new operation within Thailand.

Thailand Distribution Network Design: Should You Optimise or Wait?

Logistics Bureau

Big changes are on the cards for Thailand’s transportation infrastructure, assuming the government’s plans to upgrade road and rail networks between now and 2022 come to fruition. No doubt if you rely on a distribution network to supply customers in Thailand, you have been keeping an interested eye on developments, as at some point, they may provide opportunities to reduce logistics costs for your business. Statistic: Thailand’s planned infrastructure upgrade is worth US$25.2

Thailand Courts Foreign Investment, While Leadership Questions Remain

Supply Chain Brain

Those were among the phrases that officials voiced at a recent seminar in Bangkok organized by the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI). Thailand’s rulers, led by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, are waging an all-out campaign to attract foreign investment to the country’s infrastructure and industrial sectors. It’s part of a wildly ambitious plan to supercharge the economy and transform Thailand into a major, modernized force in Southeast Asia over the next 20 years.

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 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. 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.

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.

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

DELMIA Quintiq

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.

Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

Supply Chain @ MIT

How do companies overcome regulatory speed bumps in sprawling urban areas where government is highly fragmented and the movement of passenger vehicles often takes precedence over freight flows? Can city governments help to improve megacity logistics?

This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Supply chain reaction: trade war refugees race to relocate to Vietnam, Thailand (Reuters). Integration with 10-4 carrier tracking system provides real-time location of freight, arrivals, departures, and geofencing.

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China’s first commercial self-driving trucks begin operations

EFT

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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What you should know about ASEAN Last Mile Delivery

Abivin

While Malaysia seeks to strengthen technology and human capital and boost freight demand, Indonesia simplifies logistics regulations to encourage businesses to immerse in e-commerce. Thailand government aims to expand on rail transport and cross-border infrastructure planning.

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Amazon vs. Alibaba: A Battle for Southeast Asia

Elementum

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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Spotlight on Ocean Shipping in The Transpacific Eastbound Lane

CH Robinson Transportfolio

A few have already started importing from Thailand, Vietnam, and India instead of China. Overall, shippers and consignees will need to keep a close eye on every single dollar, from ocean freight cost to drayage to chassis to free time and more.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Have a plan for freight once it reaches port.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling & Logistics

An individual in a remote village in Thailand, for example, can access up-to-the-minute details on how many times a given product has fallen below acceptable storage temperatures.

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Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling & Logistics

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.

Mindmap for Global Logistics Integration

Supply Chain Movement

Thailand. 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

Thailand. 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.

3PL 101

6 Tips for Creating Private Label Products for Amazon FBA

EMERGE App

She eventually threw away most of her clothes as they were far too thick for Thailand’s sunny and humid weather. Remember that landed costs — custom duties, insurance and freight — add to the total cost of your products and thus affect your profit margin. Introduction.

Guest Post: Collaboration the Key to Unblocking Megacity Streets?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

How do companies overcome regulatory speed bumps in sprawling urban areas where government is highly fragmented and the movement of passenger vehicles often takes precedence over freight flows? Editor’s Note: Last week, Dr. Edgar Blanco contributed a blog post for Connect®.

Cost to Serve and Business Profitability

Logistics Bureau

Case studies show how a comprehensive understanding of supply chain costs is essential, particularly for companies struggling with primary freight and factory gate pricing.

Doing Business in Japan

QAD

Japan has more than 175 airports; 142 with paved runways and most of them capable of handling freight planes and jets. There are 23 air carriers registered in the country, and they moved 8,868,745,000 mt-km of freight in 2015. China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand.

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Malaysia a Key Link in Asia’s Disaster Resilience Plan

Supply Chain @ MIT

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.

5 Ways To Improve Your Import-Export Business Now

EMERGE App

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.