Tripping over tariffs

Temporary disruptor, or catalyst for supply chain revolution? An effortless downswing launches a ball up into the sky where it bisects an incoming China Southern 747 freighter making its final approach toward the nearby airport’s eastern runway. Unbeknownst to the golfer, a footwear executive in town for an urgent supply chain meeting, she has more […]

DHL Global Trade Barometer predicts air trade contraction

The DHL Global Trade Barometer forecasts for global air trade dropped six points from March to a new index of 49, indicating a slight contraction over the next three months.  Most countries are expected to see air trade decline, with the largest contractions expected in Japan (-11 points) and the U.S. (-8 points). Further declines are expected in India […]

FAA bumps Vietnam to Category 1 safety rating, direct flights to follow

Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Vietnam a “Category 1” safety rating as defined by the regulatory body’s International Safety Assessment (IASA) program. The new rating will enable airlines based in Vietnam to establish direct service to the United States which, will soon boost belly cargo capacity moving out of one of the […]

Turkish Cargo launches freighter service from Europe to Ho Chi Minh

Turkish Cargo announced that it is adding freighter routes from Europe to Ho Chi Minh Airport (SGN) in Vietnam to its flight network. The new routes will be flown by the airline’s 777 freighters. Turkish has acquired three of the freighters since December 2017, and has at least two more on order with Boeing. Turkish […]

Emirates SkyCargo signs MOU with Ho Chi Minh City trade agency

In another sign of the rising influence of the Southeast Asian air cargo market, Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the ITPC, Ho Chi Minh City’s government agency that specializes in investment and trade, to “jointly explore opportunities to promote trade to and from Vietnam” and boost trade links out of […]

Shifting Trade Winds: How trends, tariffs and tech create new cargo routes

As the peak season kicks into high gear, the freighters line up on the apron to be loaded with the newest basketball shoes, electronics and toys for the fourth quarter holiday rush. Nearby, companies such as Intel, Foxconn, LG, Samsung, Nike, Adidas and Puma have been pumping out products at full capacity for months. Now, […]

DHL extends same-day delivery service to Vietnam

DHL’s Parcel and eCommerce division is extending its same-day parcel delivery service to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam – allowing domestic retailers to offer customers same-day delivery, real-time tracking and scheduling management via DHL’s digital platform. The company’s domestic delivery service is supported by a fleet of vans, bike couriers, and “regular air and […]

Hermes releases updated software at Hanoi Airport

United Kingdom-based logistics company Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) released an updated version of its cargo management software, Hermes 5 (H5), which will allow for “simpler integration with new technologies,” and give handlers of sensitive cargo the ability to run the software within any private or public cloud service. The company premiered the product at Vietnamese […]

EzyCustoms adds Vietnam to customs network via Cathay Pacific

Customs management platform EzyCustoms – which provides customs process management in countries including Bangladesh, Canada, European Union countries, India, Philippines and the United States – is now submitting cargo information to Vietnam’s customs agency for its user Cathay Pacific Airways. Via EzyCustoms, Cathay Pacific can submit flight manifest, master air waybill and house manifest electronic […]

EMO Trans opens Vietnam outpost as China manufacturing moves south of the border

As manufacturers shift operations from China to Vietnam in search of lower labor costs, logistics operations are following suit. New York-based EMO Trans joined the ranks of forwarders setting up shop in the country, opening its doors this week at a facility near Ho Chi Minh Airport, in the country’s southern region. EMO Trans president […]

Rhenus to grow outpost count by 10 percent in Asia-Pacific

Rhenus Group’s sea- and airfreight division plans to increase its business sites in the Asia-Pacific region by more than 10 percent during 2017. The logistics company is also enhancing interconnectivity between air- and seafreight and overland traffic networks by adding two new gateways in Germany. Sites are set to open in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia […]

The shock of the new

As we age, it’s common to feel indifferent toward the new year. Once you’ve seen 40, 50 or 60 years go by, the need for champagne, confetti and Guy Lombardo music can seem like overkill. As U2’s Bono memorably sang more than 30 years ago, “Nothing changes on New Year’s Day.’ Not so for 2017. […]

Made in Vietnam: Emerging logistics giant isn’t slowing down post-TPP

Electronics manufacturers in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam had been ramping up capacity since 2008, when the country joined 11 other nations in crafting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. The free-trade agreement would be the largest ever conceived and promised to promote economic growth and launch Vietnam as a regional manufacturing and export […]
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