Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

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In mainland China (and even in other countries that celebrate the holiday such as Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, and Brunei), the Chinese New Year holiday is a very big deal. Shipping delays. Ecommerce Tips Inventory Order Management Shipping

Large Shipping Losses Have Declined 38% over Past 10 Years

Material Handling and Logistics

There were 94 total losses reported around the shipping world in 2017, down 4% year-on-year -- the second lowest in 10 years after 2014. There were 94 total losses reported around the shipping world in 2017, down 4% year-on-year (98) -- the second lowest in 10 years after 2014.

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How Tech-Enabled Logistics Would be at Center of E-Commerce Growth

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The World Bank has said logistical costs swallow up around a quarter of Indonesia’s gross domestic product, citing bottlenecks in supply chains, long dwelling times in ports and lengthy trade clearances. Indonesia’s e-commerce sales are set to rise from 3 percent of retail activity now to 19 percent by 2027, Morgan Stanley estimates.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

This strategy involves a country from a high-cost country area — typically US, UK, Canada, Australia, and West European nations — purchasing materials from resource-rich low-cost countries; think China, India, Indonesia, Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, and East European nations.

Shortages in Medical Supplies Linked to Imports

Logistics Trends and Insights

This is certainly welcomed news, however, according to an AP article , the Chinese government has required makers of N95 masks to sell all or part of their production internally instead of shipping masks to the U.S. Indonesia. Disruptions in global trade have impacted businesses across all industries as well as by consumers at the cash register. Tariffs, political upheaval and more have caused many to rethink their stance on globalization.

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“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.

Don’t Fret: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will not play havoc with the economic development of developing countries

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, and many African countries). For instance, six of the ASEAN countries such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, and Thailand can leverage their FTAs with the remaining 4 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam) who are TPP members to develop cost effective supply chain operations to facilitate multi-lateral trades with minimal tariffs. Felipe Caro and Christopher S.

Doing Business in Singapore

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Located in southeastern Asia between Malaysia and Indonesia, Singapore is made up of a series of islands. Shipping. billion worth of goods to countries including China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the US, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and Thailand.

Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019

EMERGE App

Shipping costs are also expected to spike upwards. It raised its prowess from running mere factories to one that offered a complete value chain: from research and development to shipping and fulfillment. China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia produced Japanese branded goods. Drop Shipping Will Face a Decline. For EMERGE App customers who engage in drop shipping, they gave us a grim prognosis of the year ahead. Drop shipping has enjoyed a hot decade.

E-Commerce Takes Off in Developing Countries

Elementum

In Indonesia, the number of web users jumped from 55 million in 2012 to 125 million in 2015. In 2011, Nigerian startup Mall for Africa, which ships American brands to Nigerian consumers, took in $17 million in 2014. Indonesia is also expected to become a major player in the e-commerce market. In Indonesia, TokoBagus and Lazada are two of the leading e-commerce providers. E-commerce is expanding at lightning speed.

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Supply Chain Risks Come from All Sides

Material Handling and Logistics

In the early days of July, while most Americans slowed down to celebrate their country’s independence, a single ship sped toward China, racing against a series of new tariffs that would go into effect on July 6th. How technology can help increase visibility and reduce paperwork.

Logistics Execs Split on Outcome of NAFTA Talks

Material Handling and 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. India and China are the logistics industry’s favorite investment destinations, but Vietnam leads a second group that includes UAE, Brazil and Indonesia.

The Cost of Climate Change on Your Supply Chain

Kinaxis

That means placing higher value on commodities that don’t need to be packed or shipped – things like ideas and great content, and other assets that can easily be transmitted digitally. The report is predicting economies including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines could be as much as a quarter less productive than they are now.

How the Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Face of Natural Disasters

Material Handling and Logistics

In the past year alone wildfires have ravaged California, multiple hurricanes have hit South America, and Indonesia has been rocked by a deadly earthquake and tsunami that caused thousands of fatalities. You could ask yourself whether you have an order on any ships in those lanes, the priority of that cargo and how you should adjust the shipping route.

How will supply chains be affected by China’s Belt and Road projects?

EFT

Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail, Indonesia. The 142-km Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, connecting the Indonesian capital Jakarta with Bandung, is now under construction, after China and Indonesia signed an agreement in October 2015 to establish a joint venture to build and operate it. As a part of the Belt and Road Initiative projects in Indonesia, the high-speed railway is the first to use China's high-speed railway standards, technologies and equipment on a foreign line.

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.

4 unstoppable forces that WILL change your end-to-end supply chain

Kinaxis

Buy online, ship direct to consumer, return to brick and mortar store. Buy via mobile, ship to a third party location (like work or a hotel). Emerging economies, those classed as part of the E7 (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Turkey), are hitting the leaderboard of the top 10 countries with the most purchasing power. by Alexa Cheater If there’s one thing you can count on in supply chain, it’s that things will change. Often.

What happens after you toss a recyclable plastic container in the recycle bin?

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

Since China banned the import of plastic waste (except the cleanest plastics) in late 2017, America has been shipping its plastic waste to other countries including: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Turkey, etc. . Christopher Tang. . We do know that we should put recyclable items in the recycle bin so that these items can be recycled into new materials. But do we know if these items will actually be recycled?

El Niño May Have Your Supply Chain Partying Like It’s 1997

Kinaxis

A massive El Niño occurred in 1997-1998, unleashing record rains in California, deadly tornados in Florida, and a brutal drought in Indonesia, thus landing the term firmly on the radar (no pun intended) of millions of people around the globe. For example, the Panama Canal has already restricted the size of ships permitted to pass through it due to drought conditions created by El Niño.

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How will logistics chains be affected by China’s Belt and Road projects?

EFT

Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail, Indonesia. The 142-km Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway, connecting the Indonesian capital Jakarta with Bandung, is now under construction, after China and Indonesia signed an agreement in October 2015 to establish a joint venture to build and operate it. As a part of the Belt and Road Initiative projects in Indonesia, the high-speed railway is the first to use China's high-speed railway standards, technologies and equipment on a foreign line.

Ecommerce Boom in SEA – Carving the Way to a Powerful Future

Vinculum

According to the reports by Google and Singapore investment firm Temasek, the internet economy of SEA markets-Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam is to grow 300 billion dollars by 2025, with millions of users shopping online, and more countries joining in.

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

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Reoccurring events—like the holiday season—used to provide some level of predictability to ocean shipping trends in the transpacific eastbound (TPEB) trade lane. Normally, we see a rush in ocean shipping just before the Chinese New Year (CNY). 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.

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. Lazada, a privately owned Singaporean e-commerce company, is the leading marketplace in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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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. In case you haven’t noticed all the news about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), it’s a trade agreement involving 12 economies. It promises to bring them closer together as trading partners and boost trade volumes.

This is Not a Supply Chain Storm to Weather!

Supply Chain Game Changer

With less transportation capacity, carriers are forced to hike shipping costs, and airfreight rates from China to Europe were already up 253% YOY in April. It’s a matter of time before many China-based supply chains shift into Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand, or come home. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain Storm article and permission to publish here provided by Bryce Boothby.

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.

2020 Trends in Freight Transportation, and the COVID-19 Impact

Logistics Bureau

At the beginning of this year, all expectations were for rates to remain flat, perhaps even making air freight a viable alternative to ocean shipping for companies that wouldn’t ordinarily consider the option. The beginning of 2020 saw the implementation of the International Maritime Organization’s IMO 2020 regulation , effectively banning ships from operating on fuel with more than 0.5% The High Cost of Sustainable Shipping. Smarter Shipping Steams Slowly, But Surely, Ahead.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Hamburg port to explore hyperloop possibilities in new joint venture

EFT

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. HyperloopTT has signed agreements in the United States, UAE, Brazil, France, India, China, Korea, Indonesia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine.

Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals

EFT

Not only is the DRC difficult from a labor-rights perspective, the country also has a long history of violence and an inconsistent record of shipping mineral resources. The company controls the Cyclops Nickel-Cobalt Project in Indonesia, which is in proximity to all three major battery-producing nations. Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) developed the Grasberg mine in Indonesia.

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.

Top eCommerce Marketplaces in Southeast Asia

Vinculum

Another name, we can’t go without mentioning while talking about Southeast Asia ecommerce marketplace is Zilingo, one of the biggest mobile shoppers of fashion, lifestyle, cosmetics, and self-care products in Indonesia and Thailand. Leading platforms in Indonesia. According to the study by iPrice and App Annie, shoppers in Indonesia prefer to have a combination of generalized yet specific eCommerce platforms.

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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. For exporters, calculating CBM and printing packing lists are a necessary but tedious step in the shipping process. Use barcode technology to dispatch your products before shipping them out. This helps to expedite orders as well as geographical convenience to receive stock and ship out orders. Introduction.

The need to know

EFT

Shipping firm CMA CGM to impose emergency surcharge at Cape Town port. CMA CGM [CMACG.UL], the world’s fourth-largest container shipping line, will impose emergency congestion surcharges at Cape Town port in July due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus, it has told customers. Indonesia reports $850 mln in factory investments, says billions committed. Crew crisis to trigger ship detentions and diversions.

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How to sell on Shopee – A complete guide for cross-border sellers

Vinculum

Though with a humble beginning, Shopee has established its presence across most southeast ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Korea.