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Cambodia inaugurates China-financed new container terminal

Cambodia on Tuesday inaugurated a new container terminal of the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, turning the port as a large hub for logistics supply and goods collection and distribution.


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Supply chain's missing links

Supply chain's missing links | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

China needs to get a move on when it comes to providing good local delivery, says logistics expert.


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Djakarta, Shanghai, Singapore among Top cities for investment

Djakarta, Shanghai, Singapore among Top cities for investment | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Shanghai, Beijing and several second-tier cities rank in the top ten cities for investment and development prospects in the Asia Pacific region, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2013, published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC.
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Rakuten Buys French Logistics Firm ADS

Rakuten Buys French Logistics Firm ADS | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has made another European acquisition after it bought up French logistics firm Alpha Direct Services (ADS) in an undisclosed deal [PDF] that it says will bolster its global Web retail businesses, which includes France-based PriceMinister – bought in 2010 for $255 million.

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FedEx to Build New Logistics Hub in Shanghai

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of global shipping giant FedEx announced it has signed an agreement with the Shanghai Airport Company Limited to establish a new International Express and Cargo Hub in Shanghai.

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iPhone 5 Launch Drives Up Air Freight Costs

iPhone 5 Launch Drives Up Air Freight Costs | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
The release of Apple’s latest phone has caused a surge in demand for air cargo capacity and consequently increased air haulage prices. How can businesses react to this rise?
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The top successes and threats in transport and logistics

The top successes and threats in transport and logistics | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

As professionals expect emerging markets to grow, Carsten Gayer highlights the success factors and threats for logistics and transport companies.

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DHL to invest €100 million in India

DHL to invest €100 million in India | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

The supply chain unit of Deutsche Post DHL will spend €100 million in India to build warehouses in eight locations and upgrade its transport fleet to meet increasing customer demand.

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Maersk subsidiary Damco acquires global freight forwarder PacNet

In a move designed to boost its presence in Australia, Damco, a global third-party logistics (3PL) and freight forwarding subsidiary of A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, said it has signed an agreement to acquire PacNet, a global freight forwarder.

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Damco Acquires Pacific Network Global Logistics

Third party logistics provider (3PL) and freight forwarder Damco (of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group) signed an agreement to acquire Pacific Network Global Logistics (PacNet) to create a freight forwarding business with a stronger global network and better local service capability in Asia Pacific and Greater China.

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MidAmerica Airport forms partnership with airport in China

MidAmerica Airport forms partnership with airport in China | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah has formed a partnership with an airport in China in hopes of establishing a trade route between both airports.
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C.H. Robinson to buy logistics rival Phoenix for $635 million

C.H. Robinson to buy logistics rival Phoenix for $635 million | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc (CHRW.O), a third-party provider of freight transport, said it would buy smaller rival Phoenix International for $635 million in cash and stock to expand its international freight forwarding business.

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Freight and Shipping Interests Should be Worried by Dangerous Container Routes

Freight and Shipping Interests Should be Worried by Dangerous Container Routes | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Everyone in the logistics field is aware of the threat posed by the pirate gangs who roam the Indian Ocean and various other crime hotspots around the globe. Such attacks are minimised by the use of Best Management Practices and the increasing use of armed security aboard the larger merchant vessels. There is however growing concern amongst the entire shipping fraternity over what may prove to be a much more dangerous threat with the heightening of political tensions in certain areas of the world which are also home to some of the most crucial arterial freight routes.

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China builds a railroad, and Laos bears the cost

China builds a railroad, and Laos bears the cost | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Wang Quan, the new Chinese owner of a hotel in this farm town tucked into the tropical mountains of northern Laos, is hoping that the first of 20,000 Chinese workers will arrive here soon to start construction on a new railroad.

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Top 10 logistics challenges for 2013 (and beyond)

Top 10 logistics challenges for 2013 (and beyond) | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
What's in store for shippers in the coming year? Several trends bear watching—including the resurgence of a 50-year-old method of shipping.
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Navigating shipping success

Navigating shipping success | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Shipping and oil conglomerate Maersk, consultancy firm Accenture, logistics major DHL, ecommerce major Amazon and cement company Lafarge are as different as chalk and cheese when it comes to their respective lines of business in China. But a closer look reveals that all these companies have one thing in common - a strong and ongoing Chengdu connection for their global logistics operations.

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Navigating shipping success

Navigating shipping success | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Shipping and oil conglomerate Maersk, consultancy firm Accenture, logistics major DHL, ecommerce major Amazon and cement company Lafarge are as different as chalk and cheese when it comes to their respective lines of business in China.

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Frank Ghesquiere leads Asian business of the Deufol AG

Frank Ghesquiere leads Asian business of the Deufol AG | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Deufol AG, Hofheim, appoints Frank Ghesquiere (41), Asia expert and packaging & logistics professional, as new Head of Asia & Pacific as of November 1, 2012. In his new position, Frank Ghesquiere is responsible for the management and development of all the Deufol Group’s business activities in the entire Asian region.

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Huawei chooses DHL as its Hungarian logistics partner

DHL’s international presence, its vast experience in production logistics, reliability, unique bundling of quality service, capacity and fast implementation of solutions led to the establishment of a partnership with Huawei – a leading global information and communication technology solutions provider.

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Apple at the core of rising global air freight costs

Apple at the core of rising global air freight costs | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

Transport experts are claiming that launches of Apple products have become such big business for the air cargo industry that delivery firms and airlines have chartered extra planes, cancelled scheduled routes and ditched staff training for “operation iPhone”.

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Online platform aims to slash world trade costs

Online platform aims to slash world trade costs | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

The world might not have a magical solution to shore up ailing economies, but an international private-public coalition says it is developing a comprehensive digital platform that could kick-start an unprecedented upturn in trade and growth.

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Apple drives spike in global air freight costs

Apple drives spike in global air freight costs | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

The huge logistical challenge of delivering millions of new iPhone 5s all over the world has led to a spike in the cost of air freight.

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Logistics companies weathering economic uncertainty

Logistics companies weathering economic uncertainty | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

A new survey shows that despite the economy, logistics companies fared well in 2011 as more shippers turned to their customized services. There were trouble spots, though, as the 19th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers revealed that 26% of firms failed to meet their financial projections for 2011, up from 14% in 2010.

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Logistics - Challenges from rise of the BRICs

Logistics - Challenges from rise of the BRICs | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it

The so-called BRIC markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China have continued to forge ahead in demand and output. While these regions have continued to offer terrific economies to multinational food manufacturers and retailers, their sheer size and often primitive logistics infrastructure mean that companies are having to take careful measure of the real costs of manufacturing and distribution in these new markets.

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Logistics Execs Anticipate Intra-Asia Trucking Growth

Logistics Execs Anticipate Intra-Asia Trucking Growth | Global Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Logistics executives expect intra-Asia trucking volumes to show the same strong growth as ocean and air lanes in the years ahead as regional trade continues to expand.
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