China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) offically opened a new logistics centre in the Yangshang free trade zone in Shanghai which will enable it to facilitate lifecycle services and flexible solutions for the entire CSSC product portfolio.

The sharing of data will be the big revolution that will change the logistics and container shipping industry in the future. However industry players have different views on whether it will be a disruptive change or just improving the way things are done.

GAC has announced a new round of management appointments at group and an individual company level, which it says will “sharpen the group’s commercial focus”.

Malaysian port operator Westports Holdings is allocating over MYR800m ($183.8m) for expansion scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, including the construction of its Container Terminal 8 (CT8) Phase 2 wharf and container yard, this year, local media quoted ceo Ruben Emir Gnanalingam as saying.

The advent of e-commerce and its increasing popularity on a global scale have prompted container carrier Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL) to evaluate and relook at potential partnerships with online retail giants, according to Andy Tung, ceo of OOCL.

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) has announced net profits of QR 236mn for the first quarter of 2017, compared to QR 352mn for the same period in 2016. 

The importance of accurate data to the logistics industry and the role that shipping companies and other stakeholders can play in was emphasised by Kuehne + Nagel International ceo Detlef Trefzger at the 11th Singapore Maritime Lecture.

Indonesia continues to make progress, albeit convoluted, towards getting its logistics infrastructure into shape, with local media reporting that approvals to build a canal linking industrial areas to the main Tanjung Priok Port could be given by mid-year.

China Cosco Shipping Corporation Limited (Cosco Shipping) and compatriot electronics manufacturer Hisense Co have inked a strategic cooperation on Tuesday.

The first ever UK to China export train has departed from DP World London Gateway’s rail terminal in South Essex, with containers full of British goods.

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