With the reopening of the Shanghai port at the beginning of June, the pandemic-induced freight backlogs are finally starting to clear. However, given the various knock-on effects, don't expect supply chain disruptions to disappear for at least another nine to 12 months. The good news is that most companies now realise that the traditional just-in-time (JIT) model has serious flaws and are reacting and adapting their strategies. Increasingly, they are working with third-party logistics (3PL) … [Read more...] about Goodbye, just in time and hello, just in case!
Earlier this month Scan Global Logistics (SGL) opened a new office at the Abu Dhabi Airport Freezone, its second office in the UAE. Situated close to the Khalifa seaport and Etihad Cargo’s hub at Abu Dhabi airport, the new office is equipped with a dual license of a freezone and a mainland company for offshore and onshore requirements. Scan Global said the new office will be operational 24/7 and will offer round-the-clock service for shipments requiring urgent handling like aid and relief, … [Read more...] about Scan Global opens second office in the UAE
The transport logistic and air cargo Southeast Asia (tlac SEA) was officially inaugurated at a pre-launch conference today, 13 September, at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. Around 100 professionals—from airports, airlines, freight forwarders, technology enablers, service providers and shippers to association partners and government agencies—attended the event in person, including the likes of IATA, SAP, and DHL Express. The conference served as a prelude to the inaugural Southeast … [Read more...] about tlac SEA pre-conference sets stage for next year
Vietnam’s Vietravel Airlines is planning to launch new cargo airline VUAir Cargo in cooperation with logistics player Asean Cargo Gateway (ACG). Vietravel Airlines will have control with 51 percent stake with the remaining shares (49 percent) going to ACG. The cargo airline will focus on goods between Vietnam and large factories in Asia such as China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. VUAir Cargo is looking to use a fleet of up to four B737-800F freighters in the first year, with plans to … [Read more...] about Vietnamese travel airline makes pivot to cargo
Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) has elected Mr Li Yu as CEO for its international business with effect from 12 September 2022. Mr Yu possesses over 17 years of experience spanning across Engineering, Operations, Project Management, Customer/Sales support, Strategy, and Technology implementation. He joins SingPost's management team from United Parcel Service (UPS), where he was most recently responsible for its APAC Global Logistics and Distribution. Yu also has experience in … [Read more...] about SingPost names new CEO for international
The Cool Chain Association (CCA) celebrated its 20th anniversary with a celebratory cake and entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB), which will see collaboration into research initiatives on the air transport of perishables. The MoU, signed at the CCA’s Airfreight Pharma Event, will see the collaboration into research initiatives on the air transport of perishables, particulary exports by air from South Africa. “CCA is in … [Read more...] about Cool Chain Association turns 20