The Essential Guide to Transportation and Logistics

Vol XVII No. 390, Feb 19 - Mar 4, 2018
Sailings Magazine
Feb 19 - Mar 4, 2018
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SAILINGS SPOTLIGHT
Evergreen Marine Corp. (EMC) entered into an agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) today to order eight 11,000 TEU containerships. The contracts were signed by EMC Chairman Anchor Chang and SHI President & CEO J.O. Nam. Four ships will be owned by EMC's subsidiary, Greencompass Marine S.A. and a further four by Evergreen Marine (Hong Kong) Ltd. The newbuildings are planned to be delivered from the first quarter of 2020 through the second quarter of 2021.
SHIPPING
CMA CGM, a world leader in maritime transport, is pleased to announce, on the occasion of the 2018 edition of FRUIT LOGISTICA in Berlin (Germany), the launch of the most advanced solution for the transportation of liquids by controlled temperature: REEFLEX.
SHIPPING
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company is pleased to announce a new vessel sharing agreement (VSA), effective on Far East - South America West Coast services. The VSA will come into force in the week 14, between MSC, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE and HMM.
Economies - Regulations
Enggartiasto Lukita, Indonesian Trade Minister, said the nation’s full-year 2017 exports climbed 16.2 percent year-on-year (y/y) to USD $168.7 billion. This is a positive growth pace. However, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, expressed his anger at Minister Lukita as Indonesia’s export performance (especially in terms of value) lags far behind its counterparts in the Southeast Asian region.
Logistics & Forwarding
Rising global trade volumes is only benefiting European freight forwarders to a certain degree since the resulting inflationary freight rates are putting “unprecedented” pressure on yields, according to a report by global investment bank Jefferies.
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Transportation
NileDutch Connects Indonesia to West Africa and the World
NileDutch and Samudera Indonesia came to an agreement in December 2015 for a Principal – Agent Agreement. As spelled out in NileDutch’s slogan: The Africa Connection, as agent, Samudera Indonesia is expected to achieve sizable market share on all exports to West Africa from Indonesia.
Logistics & Supply Chain
Schaefer - Scalability As An Important Deciding Factor
SSI SCHAEFER implemented another fleet of WEASEL automated guided vehicles for the fashion logistics service provider NextLevel Logistik® GmbH. They are used in the picking environment of a hanging goods warehouse.
Craft
PT. Global Advindo Pratama Group Makes Various Acrylic Products Specifically Designed for Advertising in Indonesia
The company can produce almost anything made from acrylic for promotional needs, including advertisements and hobby materials, such as tool boxes and neon boxes and even motor vehicle accessories, like number plates, but its main focus is on promotional items, which includes all types of customized school awards, among others.
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Tenaka Budiman - Supply Chain Management for Modern Electronic Retailer
Businesses involved in retail are known as being part of a downstream industry as they maintain contact directly with end customers. Retail businesses operate much like those in many other industries where sales and profit are the main focuses. They also characteristically strive to maintain a careful balance between supply and demand by keeping enough back stock to minimize lost sales opportunities but not so much that storage costs start eating into profits.
Packaging
Etracopack Creates Unique and Durable Packaging Machines to Help Local Businesses Save Time and Increase Efficiency
The company is able to make a wide variety of different machines for diverse industries, including food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and chemical companies. They can also manufacture specialized packaging machines designed for automatic charging, pharmaceutical syrups and tablet packs, among others.
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Terampil Creates Fiber Based Dolls and Handicrafts of Unique Artistic Value
P.T. Terampil first started in 2011 when the owner decided to take the plunge into the world of fashion but did not know exactly how. At the time, there was a demand for mannequin style dolls.
Transportation
KMTC: On the Way to Becoming the Leading Shipping Line in Asia and Beyond
KMTC is committed to providing the best services as its mission and vision, KMTC’s service coverage areas in 2016 includes Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, India, the Middle East, Russia, Sri Lanka, the UAE, Malaysia, Singapore and Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the most common commodities handled by KMTC in Indonesia are textiles, palm oil products, rubber, wooden products, automotive and spare parts, foodstuff and chemicals.
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Mr. Tenaka Budiman

Supply Chain Management for Modern Electronic Retailer (Part 1)

Businesses involved in retail are known as being part of a downstream industry as they maintain contact directly with end customers. Retail businesses operate much like those in many other industries where sales and profit are the main focuses. They also characteristically strive to maintain a careful balance between supply and demand by keeping enough back stock to minimize lost sales opportunities but not so much that storage costs start eating into profits.

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