The Essential Guide to Transportation and Logistics

Vol XVIII No. 423, Aug 5 - Aug 18, 2019
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Aug 5 - Aug 18, 2019
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In April 2019 there was inflation of 0.44 percent with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) of 136.47. Of the 82 CPI cities, 77 cities experienced inflation and 5 cities experienced deflation.
Shipping
MSC Group is proud to be a new member of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), which works to preserve the marine environment by promoting sustainable maritime industry best practices and educating the public.
Shipping
Support appears to be building for new rules to regulate the speed of ships, with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) under pressure to consider the subject at a meeting in London next week.
Economies - Regulations
National Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said Indonesia welcomed foreign investors for the development of a long-debated new capital city, a plan revived by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo.
Economies - Regulations
The US has followed through with President Donald Trump’s threat earlier this week to increase import tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%, as talks with China continue this week.
Economies - Regulations
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has reaffirmed his commitment to structural reforms during his "second term" to attract more investment to the country and to boost exports, saying that Indonesia needed to work hard to realize its immense potential as an economic powerhouse.
Logistics & Forwarding
The global freight forwarding market’s growth rate slowed from 8% in 2017 to 3.9% in 2018, according to new analysis by Ti, after the strong trading conditions in 2017 and the restocking that accompanied them ran out and collided with global economic uncertainties. And the market seems set to slow further this year.
Port - Terminal
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA announces that it is increasing its majority stake in Terminal Investment Ltd (TiL) to 60%, following a deal with Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) and other co-investors.
Port - Terminal
KEEPING a lid on container shipping capacity and preventing freight rates from slipping to unsustainably low levels remain major challenges for the container shipping industry, warns the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
Air - Express
Air freight is facing several more months of declining global demand, with various trade indicators pointing towards falling volumes from key markets until at least this summer, although the long-term prospects remain very positive, key industry specialists told last week’s Air Cargo News conference in London.
Air - Express
Shippers look set to benefit from more “favourable” air freight rates in the foreseeable future, with little change expected in the current soft market conditions, characterised by shrinking demand and capacity increases, according to one analyst.
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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.
Viewpoint
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.
Craft
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.
Infrastructure, Special Report, Transportation
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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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