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The Break-in: Entering the Chinese market

The Break-in: Entering the Chinese market

June 29, 2015 at 11:03 pm 0 comments

The No. 877 bus ride from Beijing to Badaling, the Great Wall of China’s most popular tourist site, is about 50 miles long and normally takes an hour on the Badaling Expressway. As the bus pulled out of the station near Denshengmen Bus Station, in the northern part of BeijingRead More

How to enter the Chinese forwarding market

How to enter the Chinese forwarding market

June 29, 2015 at 10:55 pm 0 comments

Since China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, many of the old Communist-era restrictions for setting up business have been removed. For some logistics companies, the largest barriers to entry come not from Chinese red tape but from other Western competition. “Most of the big forwarders are alreadyRead More

China: Lost in translation?

China: Lost in translation?

June 29, 2015 at 10:43 pm 0 comments

To understand the Chinese forwarding market, one must acknowledge some cultural attributes about the way the locals do business and shop for services. Here are some e-commerce tips from Emma Rowlands, of Kerry Logistics: China has vast regional differences. Fashion brands, for example, should understand that Chinese consumers are differentRead More

China: A west that truly is wild

China: A west that truly is wild

June 29, 2015 at 10:39 pm 0 comments

China’s vast scale is often not appreciated, as popular perceptions of China focus on its eastern coast and Beijing. As manufacturing moves inland, provinces in central China, like Shaanxi and Ningxia, are growing in importance, as is awareness of them. When Chinese e-commerce mostly involved two-hour freighter flights up andRead More

China: Halt! Friend or WFOE?

June 29, 2015 at 10:33 pm 0 comments

Foreign freight forwarders have been allowed to operate in China by setting up wholly foreign-owned enterprises (WFOE) since 2005. Foreign freight forwarders who satisfy the following requirements are able to establish a presence in China, either in the form of joint ventures (JV) or WFOEs: Have minimum paid-up capital ofRead More

New JV expands New Zealand’s express business

New JV expands New Zealand’s express business

June 29, 2015 at 9:47 pm 0 comments

A major change will soon take place in New Zealand’s express freight business. Express courier Freightways Limited, through its Fieldair Holdings subsidiary, plans to form a new joint venture with aviation firm Airwork Holdings. As part of the deal,  Freightways will replace its five aging Convair CV580 freighters with threeRead More

CAL to transport aircraft engines

CAL to transport aircraft engines

June 29, 2015 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

CAL Cargo Airlines has launched “CAL Engines,” a service specifically designed for the transportation of aircraft engines. Under the new service, the carrier will transport every size and type of aircraft engine around the world, using 747-400s. CAL is also qualified to deal with dangerous goods, so the carrier willRead More

New JV expands New Zealand’s express business

New JV expands New Zealand’s express business

June 29, 2015

A major change will soon take place in New Zealand’s express freight business. Express courier Freightways Limited, through its Fieldair Holdings subsidiary, plans to form a new joint venture with aviation firm Airwork Holdings. As part of the deal,  Freightways will replace its five aging Convair CV580 freighters with threeRead More

Taiwan gets new cargo system at Taoyuan

June 26, 2015

Siemens wrapped up a new cargo system for Taiwan Air Cargo Terminal Ltd. (TACT), one of the largest air cargo services at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. The job included planning, design, delivery and erection of 669 conveyors, two cargo hoists and three elevating transfer vehicles, as well as steel racks,Read More

The Break-in: Entering the Chinese market

The Break-in: Entering the Chinese market

June 29, 2015

The No. 877 bus ride from Beijing to Badaling, the Great Wall of China’s most popular tourist site, is about 50 miles long and normally takes an hour on the Badaling Expressway. As the bus pulled out of the station near Denshengmen Bus Station, in the northern part of BeijingRead More