Ethiopia seeks to upgrade its logistics

Ethiopia has high hopes for manufacturing and exports, but the country will not be competitive until it solves its logistical problems. To that end, the state is starting to liberalise the sector.

In January, it emerged that Ethiopian exports had once again disappointed, undershooting the government’s six-month target of $1.96bn by nearly 40%. It was a sobering reminder that, for all Ethiopia’s rapid, state-led growth over the past decade, exports have consistently shown few signs of improvement.

https://container-news.com/ethiopia-upgrade-logistics/

Yusen Logistics unveils complex logistics solutions

Yusen Logistics offers new services, trying to solve complex logistics problems. These new services are aimed to customers who are looking for a more integrated or complex set of services and to support deeper supply chain management, according to the company.

Yusen Logistics say that the world economy is becoming increasingly complex. Free trade agreements, such as Japan-EU deal, the upcoming Brexit and the trade tariffs between US and China cause severe and dramatic changes to the world market...

https://container-news.com/yusen-logistics-complex-logistics-solutions/

DP World discusses opportunities in Kazakhstan

The potential for DP World to invest in new infrastructure in Kazakhstan’s ports and logistics sectors was the focus of recent discussions between Chairman and Chief Executive Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister H.E. Askar Mamin in the capital, Astana.

The talks followed the signing of two framework agreements with the government of Kazakhstan for Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Aktau and Khorgos. DP World has been providing management services to the Port of Aktau,...

https://www.themaritimestandard.com/dp-world-discusses-opportunities-in-kazakhstan/

Solar success for APM Terminals inland operations

APM Terminals Inland Services is helping set up solar power plants in India, providing tailor-made logistics solutions to overcome various transport challenges.

The company is now offering a new end-to-end solution for major solar projects, which includes receiving cargo at the sea port, facilitating customs inspection and clearance, multimodal transportation to reach sometimes isolated areas and destuffing at the site.

“To date, we have handled more than 15 large projects from most of the...

https://www.themaritimestandard.com/solar-success-for-apm-terminals-inland-operations/

World Premiere: IKEA, CMA CGM and The GoodShipping Program join forces to test sustainable marine bio-fuel oil

Picture credit: CMA CGM

World Premiere: IKEA, CMA CGM and The GoodShipping Program join forces to test sustainable marine bio-fuel oil 

•    Landmark refuelling scheduled for March 19th on a CMA CGM vessel, marks a major step towards the decarbonisation of ocean freight

•    Second generation biofuel derived from forest residues and waste cooking oil delivers low carbon and sulphur oxide emissions

Rotterdam, 12 March 2019: IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, CMA CGM, the GoodShipping Program and...

http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2019/03/12/world-premiere-ikea-cma-cgm-and-the-goodshipping-program-join-forces-to-test-sustainable-marine-bio-fuel-oil/

Marseille Fos backs Blockchain bid for hinterland logistics boost

View of the Marseille port

 Marseille Fos backs Blockchain bid for hinterland logistics boost

The Marseille Fos port authority is among financial backers of a Blockchain technology pilot scheme that aims to demonstrate enhanced freight logistics on the Mediterranean-Rhone-Saone (MeRS) axis.

Due on stream in June, the proof of concept prototype will test the securitisation of the digital transport chain as a means of improving the fluidity, reliability and competitiveness of intermodal pre- and...

http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2019/03/06/marseille-fos-backs-blockchain-bid-for-hinterland-logistics-boost/

Abu Dhabi Ports and Etihad Rail to develop Khalifa Port rail connections

Abu Dhabi Ports and Etihad Rail recently reached an agreement to connect Khalifa Port to the emerging national railway network. A new rail terminal will be built at Khalifa Port and this is expected to be the largest of its kind within the UAE, with a capacity to handle around 2.4 million containers annually.

Abu Dhabi Ports believes the agreement will provide its customers with various benefits, including both time and cost savings. Khalifa Port’s total handling capacity will increase to 9.1...

https://www.themaritimestandard.com/abu-dhabi-ports-and-etihad-rail-to-develop-khalifa-port-rail-connections/

DP World invests in JNPT warehousing project

DP World has started building a new Free Trade Warehousing Zone (FTWZ) on a 44 acres side at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNP)’s Nhava Sheva Business Park. The project is the second investment to be carried out through Hindustan Infralog Private Limited (HIPL), a joint venture between DP World and India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). Through the new FTWZ facility, DP World aims to offer global and domestic traders and manufacturers more reliable, and faster, cargo movement, as...

https://www.themaritimestandard.com/dp-world-invests-in-jnpt-warehousing-project/

Freight association issues warning on switch bill of lading

Freight association issues warning on switch bill of lading

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has warned its members about the dangers of requesting a switch bill of lading without being fully aware of potential liabilities.

Switching bills of lading is a practice where a request is made to the issuer/carrier (or the carrier’s agent) to issue a second set of bills of landing in substitution for the...

http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2019/02/25/freight-association-issues-warning-on-switch-bill-of-lading/

Rehrig Pacific Selects ORBCOMM’s Analytics Services to Power Its Vision™ Business Intelligence Platform

Leverages ORBCOMM’s advanced technology to enhance Rehrig’s software suite and provide their customers with improved performance, usability and reaction time

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J., February 22nd 2019 – ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that it has been selected by Rehrig Pacific Company (Rehrig), a leading provider of supply chain solutions, to provide its analytics services to power Rehrig’s Vision so...

http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2019/02/22/rehrig-pacific-selects-orbcomms-analytics-services-to-power-its-vision-business-intelligence-platform/

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