Global Logistics—November 2014

Inbound Logistics

North Korea,South Korea,and Russia team up to test new trade partnership,GS1 global registry sets new standard with 15 million products,Middle East airports face growing congestion problem,Puerto Rico makes Panama Canal transshipment play with Port of the Americas project,Britain introduces supply chain slavery bill

The Urgency To Transform Vietnam Cold Chain Logistics


Currently, Vietnam is one of the five largest fruit and vegetable exporting countries in the world thanks to strong growth in markets such as China, Japan, the USA, Russia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and South Korea (2). Our logistics optimization platform. ,, 2.

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Plastics Supply Chain Turns Off the Tap

Inbound Logistics

The New NAFTA winners and losers; shippers need larger customs bonds; Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in fiscal year 2018; South Korea trade growth remains positive in Q4 2018; the EU countries importing the most coffee; Feelunique partners with SEKO Logistics for cross-border growth into China; first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains

The Urgency To Transform Vietnam's Cold Chain Logistics


Currently, Vietnam is one of the five largest fruit and vegetable exporting countries in the world thanks to strong growth in markets such as China, Japan, the USA, Russia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and South Korea (2).

This Week in Logistics News (September 12-16, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Speakers: Sharon Perry, Vice President of Logistics, Carhartt; Gregg Lanyard, Director, Product Management, Manhattan Associates; Adrian Gonzalez, President, Adelante SCM. In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Hanjin says U.S.-bound According to a Reuters report: As of Wednesday, of Hanjin’s 97 container ships, 36 were waiting outside of overseas ports, according to South Korea’s finance ministry.

A great leap forward: Quintiq joins Dassault Systèmes

DELMIA Quintiq

We will have offices in Japan, South Korea, India and South America, and more. Planet Planning Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce Optimization At Quintiq, news is often greeted with excitement. That’s because it is usually great news. A new customer, a new world record, more awards and recognition, yet another year of continuous profit and growth.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator.

The need to know


South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co started construction on a research and development centre in Singapore on Tuesday that will house a small-scale electric vehicle production facility. Uber launches medicines delivery service in South Africa. Logistics giant GLP plans $1.5

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. South Korea is the only country whose growth forecast for ocean trade remains unchanged. The indicator has been developed in cooperation between DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, and IT service provider Accenture.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Belk experienced substantial growth in its e-commerce business in 2011 and 2012, leading to the expansion of its original North Carolina fulfillment center plus the opening of an additional 515,000 square foot fulfillment center in South Carolina.

Middle East and E-Commerce ? The Potential has Become Reality

Logistics Trends and Insights

Indeed, the entity has already signed an agreement with South Korea’s Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone Authority (DGFEZA) to increase collaboration particularly in the areas of information technology, innovation, cross-border e-commerce, shipping and logistics. Alibaba’s logistics subsidiary, Cainiao will partner with Emirates SkyCargo to grow the Chinese online retail e-commerce giant’s global logistics infrastructure.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Supply Chain Update


In central and south China, recovery is lower at 20 to 40% capacity as many drivers are from Hubei and surrounding provinces where the epidemic is more widespread. Transshipment ports such as Busan Korea (the 5 th busiest box port) are struggling with congestion due to volumes of containers discharged at intermediary ports while carriers are diverting vessels and offloading refrigerated containers due to a lack of plugs available at Chinese ports.

Five Key Takeaways From JOC’s TPM 2016


For shippers, carriers and logistics providers, the JOC ’s TPM (Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference) is one of the must-attends on the annual events calendar. overtaking South Korea at 2nd spot for Asian supplier of containerized goods to U.S ( from IHS ). China’s booming e-commerce is a great opportunity for logistics providers given the potential for scaling. Amazon isn’t the only tech player interested in logistics. Express Logistics.

Distribution in China takes a detour

Supply Chain Movement

For example, no single logistics service provider has a distribution network resembling anything close to nationwide coverage. Far from it, in fact – estimates of the number of logistics service providers in China range from one million to two million companies, many of which have just a couple of trucks. In 2012 the company decided to seriously push for success in the Chinese, Japanese and South Korean markets.

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How COVID-19 is Battering Australia’s Imports and Exports

Logistics Bureau

South Korea, $28.7 Aware of the dangers of being over-reliant on a single trading partner, Australia had, even before the outbreak of the virus, started trying to diversify its markets by launching negotiations for free trade agreements with countries such as Indonesia, India, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that China is Australia’s largest trading partner by far, with two-way trade amounting to $194.6

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. Also, American Shipper reports that a federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday granted Hanjin Shipping’s request to have its rehabilitation in bankruptcy court in Korea be recognized under the U.S.

Top 10 Global Supply Chain Risks

Supply Chain Game Changer

For instance, the bankruptcy of South Korea’s 7th largest shipping company (Hanjin Shipping) led to a dramatic reduction in global supply chain shipping capacity. Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Procurement Supply Chain Management Distribution Logistics Risk ManagementSubscribe Here! Email Address. Inventory Turnover Breakthrough … Go Back To The Basics!

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DP World to acquire 60% of Korea's UNICO Logistics. Dubai-based global ports operator DP World has agreed to acquire a 60% stake in South Korea-based UNICO Logistics Co, DP World said in a statement on Monday.

Lessons from Hanjin: is Your Supply Chain Still at Risk?


South Korea’s Hanjin is stuck (literally). A South Korean court has petitioned Korea’s state-owned bank to help fund the company. Most logistics managers will be paying much closer attention to where their freight is going, putting more pressure on their carriers and NVOCCs. T he world’s seventh largest freight carrier is still treading water as its ships fail to find a place to dock. What Now?

Helping You Plan Ahead During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Although this is not the first or the last event to disrupt global supply chains, unpredictable logistics require a proactive approach for importers and exporters to keep business running as usual. Similar to China, airlines have canceled majority of passenger flights in and out of Europe and South Korea due to safety concerns and lack of travel demand.

What Your Global Forwarder Must Know about Importing to China

CH Robinson Transportfolio

That makes China a highly attractive market for imports, if you have a logistics provider who knows how to deliver your imports. Most imports come from Europe, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), South Korea, Japan, and United States, respectively, based on import value. Logistics companies in China are not created equal. There are nearly 10,000 logistics companies in China, including thousands of small logistics companies.

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The need to know


The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated a digitalisation drive in a global shipping and logistics sector that still routinely delivers many documents by bike messenger in some countries, according to industry leaders. Deutsche Post DHL ( DPWGn.DE ), one of the world’s biggest logistics companies, has seen its customers push to diversify their supply chains during the coronavirus crisis, a senior executive told Reuters in an interview.

Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges

Logistics Bureau

Examples are: Samsung Electronics , which is shifting part of its domestic phone production to Vietnam due to the rapid advance of COVID-19 in South Korea. At Logistics Bureau, we have been helping business professionals adapt their supply chains to changing economic and social conditions for the past 22 years. Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions , a new study has shown.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

After almost 100 blank sailings in each of January and February, the number of cancellations decreased in March and even fewer are expected in April, according to global logistics company Agility. Crew changes on ships arriving from countries where there have been “severe” outbreaks of COVID-19, such as South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan, France, Spain, Germany, the US, and the United Kingdom, are forbidden at Chinese ports except under strict quarantine conditions.

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Top 6 Wholesale Distribution Trends for 2019


Their logistics and postal system may not be reliable or sophisticated enough to handle a drop ship to the United States. Less affected are Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand. Only South Korea, Indonesia, and Myanmar may see a muted effect in switching away from Chinese exports. Introduction. Soon we shall bid adieu yet another year and sing about not forgetting old acquaintances.

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

Talking Logistics

Drones, driverless vehicles, and global trade all made the headlines in this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Teamsters Tell UPS: No Drones or Driverless Trucks (WSJ – sub. Alibaba’s logistics arm works on driverless technology as automation pace picks up (South China Morning Post). The post This Week in Logistics News (January 22-26, 2018) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Reversing globalisation: Near shoring, reshoring or staying put?


So, a lot of the manufacturing that is happening, for example, in Japan and Korea, depends on parts that come out of China. We have seen Chinese companies move to factories to South East Asia. That might be China, or South Korea, or Japan, or might now possibly be Vietnam. Great infrastructure, great capabilities, great scale, good costs, great logistics.… If China goes into lockdown, you can still go to South Korea.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update


Transshipment ports such as Busan Korea (5th busiest box port) are struggling with congestion due to all the volumes of containers discharged at intermediary ports while carriers were diverting vessels and offloading refrigerated containers due to lack of plugs available at Chinese ports. Carmakers and electronic manufacturers in South Korea and Japan are reporting production line shutdowns. Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

How The Coronavirus Epidemic is Throttling Global Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

In South Korea , Hyundai announced the suspension of its production lines due to supply chain disruptions in China. A Logistics Lesson to Learn – Or Relearn. Companies large and small are learning, or relearning, one of the fundamental lessons of logistics: Source ‘some’ of your needs locally wherever possible and don’t rely on only one supplier for all your needs.

Chill Pill Has a Whole New Meaning for Pharma Supply Chain

Aera Technology

Consider the recent bankruptcy of one of the world’s largest marine shipping companies – South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Co. Insider Logistics noted that “customer habits” need to be considered, they may be the cold chain’s “weakest link.” The pharma supply chain can be incredibly complex with new molecular entities taking as long as a decade to get to market.

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


Chinese, Japanese and South Korean companies are all working to build-out their battery production infrastructure at a rapid pace. Both Japan and South Korea have extensive battery fabrication operations, and major companies in both nations plan to expand their capacity over the next decade. The rise in EV popularity has created a rush to buy and create new supplies of battery metals because, unlike a normal auto, EVs require large amounts of nickel, cobalt and lithium.

Why Singles Day Will Become A US Sales Festival


But changing Chinese demographics and global logistics trends may transform Singles’ Day 2020 into a major milestone for US exporters and retailers. Chinese Logistics Infrastructure is Making US->China E-Commerce More Feasible. The logistics infrastructure in China is wildly underdeveloped compared to the United States. One popular metric – a country’s logistics costs as a percentage of GDP – has China at 18% and the US at only 8.5%.

Strong demand and tight supply define industrial property sector in markets around the world


The demand for space continues to be driven by e-commerce and last-mile logistics as retailers seek further supply-chain efficiencies. Online retail giants and their third-party logistics partners are impacting market dynamics with their demand for large facilities near major cities. E-commerce logistics, distribution and warehousing requirements continue to drive the market and are increasing in line with online retail sales,” commented Mark E.

Laundry Between Emails: Making the Most of the Coronavirus Pandemic

My Office Apps

While China, Italy, Japan and South Korea are on lock-down, the same thing is happening at large and small companies in the states. Sold in separate packages – inventory and warehouse management (CRM, Sales, Procurement, Logistics included), manufacturing, finance – or a fully configured ERP system to include all of these individual tools. Laundry Between Emails: Making the Most of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Alliances in the Shipping Industry: A Dance among Top Global Container Lines


Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd, South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping, Taiwan’s Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., In terms of logistics network within ports, analysts are also calling for a more thorough review of these alliances to ensure that they will not add more truck trips and congestion to an already overloaded port infrastructure. South Korea’s Hyundai Merchant Marine Co.