July – August 2012


Editors Comment

  • VIETNAM RISES

    Vietnam has transformed itself from one of the poorest countries in the world to a lower middle income country. Reforms were started in 1986 when Vietnam had a per capita income below US$100. At the end of 2010, it had a per capita income of $1,130. With the opening up of the economy and more wealth for the population, there are many opportunities for the supply chain industry.... Read More
  • VIETNAM RISES

    Vietnam has transformed itself from one of the poorest countries in the world to a lower middle income country. Reforms were started in 1986 when Vietnam had a per capita income below US$100. At the end of 2010, it had a per capita income of $1,130. With the opening up of the economy and more wealth for the population, there are many opportunities for the supply chain industry.... Read More

Industry News

  • AGILITY EXPANDS IN MALAYSIA

    In an eff ort to meet the growing demand for integrated logistics services in Malaysia, Agility has relocated its Penang warehouse and offi ce. In the presence of customers, business partners and YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, chief minister of Penang, the company offi cially inaugurated its new location. The facility has approximately 60,000 square feet of warehouse space and 20,000 square feet of offi ce space.... Read More
  • AEB, SINGTEL LAUNCH WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

    AEB (Asia Pacifi c), in partnership with SingTel, unveiled WMS||XPRESS, an aff ordable, ready to use, cloud-based warehouse management solution targeted specifi cally at the SME market. This SaaS-solution, which is also supported by the Singapore Logistics Association (SLA), will help SMEs improve their operational competitiveness and bring the necessary effi ciency and visibility required to save on resources and reduce operational costs. Furthermore, SMEs using WMS||XPRESS are eligible for government grants such as the Productivity and Innovation (PIC)-scheme of IRAS supporting up to 60 percent of its costs.... Read More
  • KERRY OPENS FACILITIES IN INDIA, CHINA

    Kerry Logistics has opened an ISO tank depot in India and a foundry to supply engineering parts for tank customers in China through its member company Kerry-ITS.... Read More
  • CEVA OPENS VEHICLE LOGISTICS CENTER IN PHILIPPINES

    Ceva Logistics announced the launch of its multi user vehicle logistics center in the Philippines, located at Sta Clara, Port of Batangas. It is a multi-user automotive facility within the customs bonded area of the port.... Read More
  • PANALPINA, REDPRAIRIE ENTER INTO PARTNERSHIP

    Panalpina and RedPrairie have entered into a strategic partnership which enables Panalpina to utilize RedPrairie’s comprehensive suite of supply chain applications. With RedPrairie’s technology and support services, Panalpina can strengthen its off ering of value-added logistics services (VAS).... Read More
  • AGILITY EXPANDS IN MALAYSIA

    In an eff ort to meet the growing demand for integrated logistics services in Malaysia, Agility has relocated its Penang warehouse and offi ce. In the presence of customers, business partners and YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng, chief minister of Penang, the company offi cially inaugurated its new location. The facility has approximately 60,000 square feet of warehouse space and 20,000 square feet of offi ce space.... Read More
  • AEB, SINGTEL LAUNCH WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

    AEB (Asia Pacifi c), in partnership with SingTel, unveiled WMS||XPRESS, an aff ordable, ready to use, cloud-based warehouse management solution targeted specifi cally at the SME market. This SaaS-solution, which is also supported by the Singapore Logistics Association (SLA), will help SMEs improve their operational competitiveness and bring the necessary effi ciency and visibility required to save on resources and reduce operational costs. Furthermore, SMEs using WMS||XPRESS are eligible for government grants such as the Productivity and Innovation (PIC)-scheme of IRAS supporting up to 60 percent of its costs.... Read More
  • KERRY OPENS FACILITIES IN INDIA, CHINA

    Kerry Logistics has opened an ISO tank depot in India and a foundry to supply engineering parts for tank customers in China through its member company Kerry-ITS.... Read More
  • CEVA OPENS VEHICLE LOGISTICS CENTER IN PHILIPPINES

    Ceva Logistics announced the launch of its multi user vehicle logistics center in the Philippines, located at Sta Clara, Port of Batangas. It is a multi-user automotive facility within the customs bonded area of the port.... Read More
  • PANALPINA, REDPRAIRIE ENTER INTO PARTNERSHIP

    Panalpina and RedPrairie have entered into a strategic partnership which enables Panalpina to utilize RedPrairie’s comprehensive suite of supply chain applications. With RedPrairie’s technology and support services, Panalpina can strengthen its off ering of value-added logistics services (VAS).... Read More

Market Moves

Software & Systems

  • NAVIGATING OCEAN PERFORMANCE

    By reviewing and interpreting actual carrier and shipper transaction data, trading partners can address and improve key performance areas. By MILAN VACLAVIK.... Read More
  • NAVIGATING OCEAN PERFORMANCE

    By reviewing and interpreting actual carrier and shipper transaction data, trading partners can address and improve key performance areas. By MILAN VACLAVIK.... Read More

C-Level Conversation

Strategy & Business

  • SOJITZ OPENS LOGISTICS COMPANY IN VIETNAM

    Sojitz Logistics and Vinatrans, a Vietnamese-based, government owned logistics company (VT), established Sojitz Logistics Vietnam (SLV) as a general logistics services joint venture.... Read More
  • MOL LOGISTICS OPENS OFFICE IN VIETNAM

    MOL Logistics announced that its subsidiary MOL Logistics (Vietnam) (MLG Vietnam) opened a new offi ce in Thai Binh Province, northern Vietnam. Thai Binh Province is in the Red River Delta, about a three-hour drive from Hanoi and about two hours from Haiphong, where the apparel production industry is thriving and moderate labor costs are attracting labor-intensive enterprises. Recently,... Read More
  • CAI MEP TO HANDLE 50 PERCENT OF VOLUMES

    Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) has been operational for only a year and despite having fi ve competing terminals within the Cai Mep port area, CMIT will handle close to 600,000 TEU in 2012, representing 50 percent of the volumes currently moving through the port.... Read More
  • UNDERSTANDING VIETNAM

    RAYMON KRISHNAN says that Vietnamʼs customs and trade regulations have to be brought in line with international practices.... Read More
  • SOJITZ OPENS LOGISTICS COMPANY IN VIETNAM

    Sojitz Logistics and Vinatrans, a Vietnamese-based, government owned logistics company (VT), established Sojitz Logistics Vietnam (SLV) as a general logistics services joint venture.... Read More
  • MOL LOGISTICS OPENS OFFICE IN VIETNAM

    MOL Logistics announced that its subsidiary MOL Logistics (Vietnam) (MLG Vietnam) opened a new offi ce in Thai Binh Province, northern Vietnam. Thai Binh Province is in the Red River Delta, about a three-hour drive from Hanoi and about two hours from Haiphong, where the apparel production industry is thriving and moderate labor costs are attracting labor-intensive enterprises. Recently,... Read More
  • CAI MEP TO HANDLE 50 PERCENT OF VOLUMES

    Cai Mep International Terminal (CMIT) has been operational for only a year and despite having fi ve competing terminals within the Cai Mep port area, CMIT will handle close to 600,000 TEU in 2012, representing 50 percent of the volumes currently moving through the port.... Read More
  • UNDERSTANDING VIETNAM

    RAYMON KRISHNAN says that Vietnamʼs customs and trade regulations have to be brought in line with international practices.... Read More

Handling & Storage

  • THE NEXT GEN WORKFORCE

    Want smart, quick, attentive, obedient, disciplined, non-complaining staff for order picking in your warehouse? Itʼs time you hired the new troop of new generation robots in your company. By RACHITA JHA.... Read More
  • THE NEXT GEN WORKFORCE

    Want smart, quick, attentive, obedient, disciplined, non-complaining staff for order picking in your warehouse? Itʼs time you hired the new troop of new generation robots in your company. By RACHITA JHA.... Read More

Vertical View

  • THE BIG SHOW

    CHONG TJEN TI explains what really goes into delivering the glitz and glamour of some of the worldʼs most high profi le live events.... Read More
  • THE BIG SHOW

    CHONG TJEN TI explains what really goes into delivering the glitz and glamour of some of the worldʼs most high profi le live events.... Read More

Track & Trace

Last Mile

  • A GROWING ROLE

    Less-than-container load services are necessary when building a true end-to-end supply chain, and providing value across industries in global import and export businesses. By GREG SCOTT.... Read More
  • A GROWING ROLE

    Less-than-container load services are necessary when building a true end-to-end supply chain, and providing value across industries in global import and export businesses. By GREG SCOTT.... Read More