This year’s Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) in Hong Kong will focus on three areas – the Belt and Road Initiative, e-commerce and smart logistics.
The full container load (FCL) is dying, declared IDS Medical Systems North Asia regional md Tommy Lui. With e-commerce worth some $1.9trn at comprising slightly less than 9% of total retail sales globally and predicted to make up 15% by 2020, this is would seem like a debatable claim.
Hong Kong-listed Brightoil Petroleum has further developed its energy e-commerce platform with the start of real-time online bunker trading combined with a Forward Fixed Price (FFP) hedging tool on Friday.
Mumbai-based crew travel company Fly Hi reports that it has launched an innovative new digital e-commerce platform called Just One Click (JOC).
Evergreen is the latest container line to team up with Alibaba Group for the online booking of containers on selected services from China.
Independent freight arrangement and booking platform AgreeFreight, fresh from its success with Asia-Europe routes, will now launch five weekly sailings from Asia to key Arabian Gulf ports in conjunction with major line CMA CGM.
Freight bookings for Asia-Europe services on CMA CGM can now be made through the independent freight agreement and booking platform AgreeFreight.
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.
As the world’s largest container carrier Maersk Line pushes ahead with digitalisation of the customer experience its raises the question of role of intermediaries such as freight forwarders.