March – April 2013


Editors Comment

  • TO BULL OR NOT TO BULL

    About 10 years back, while I was tearing at the prospect of returning to work after a hiatus in study land and thinking of taking another week of a leave of absence, I was thinking of how to make my first million bucks.... Read More

Industry News

  • BT STRENGTHENS ITS FOOTPRINT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

    The opening of the new upgraded office facility in Singapore from the older grounds is part of BT’s continued expansion of its presence in the ASEAN region. In other parts of Southeast Asia, they are also plans to set up offices in Malaysia and Indonesia this year which they believe signifies their commitment to their customers and partners in the Asia Pacific region.... Read More
  • KONECRANES WINS RECORD ORDER FOR CONTAINER HANDLING EQUIPMENT FROM PELINDO III

    Konecranes has signed an agreement to deliver container handling equipment to Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III). The order comprises 10 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, 20 automated stacking cranes (ASC) and five straddle carriers (SC). Delivery is scheduled for 2014 and 2016. The value of the order is not disclosed, but is more than US$128 million.... Read More
  • FOUNDATION STONE-LAYING CEREMONY HELD AT NEW MENLO WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS FACILITY IN THAILAND

    Menlo and its landlord recently held a foundation stone laying ceremony for its new warehouse facility located in Bangkok.... Read More
  • DB SCHENKER SETS UP SWAROVSKI’S FIRST REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN SINGAPORE5

    Swarovski has chosen Schenker Singapore to set up its first Regional Distribution Centre (RDC). In Singapore, DB Schenker will provide warehousing and valued added services to accommodate Swarovski’s growing customer base demand in Asia Pacific. Moreover, Swarovski has awarded DB Schenker the inbound and outbound air and ocean transportation to and from Singapore, which makes DB Schenker operate as their Total Integrated Logistics Provider.... Read More
  • UPS BECOMES OFFICIAL LOGISTICS, SHIPPING PARTNER OF FERRARI

    UPS has expanded its sponsorships in motorsports by entering Formula 1 racing through a multi-year sponsorship of Scuderia Ferrari.... Read More
  • PANALPINA REPORTS DISAPPOINTING FULL-YEAR RESULTS DESPITE PROGRESS IN OCEAN FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS

    While gross profit remained practically unchanged at US$1.54 billion, higher costs and various non-recurring charges totaling US$119.9 million impacted the bottom line. The provider of supply chain solutions reported a group loss of US$73.6 million. While air freight disappointed, logistics and ocean freight did better. Ocean freight grew twice as fast as the market with volumes reaching a new record high of almost 1.4 million shipped containers. In view of the healthy net cash position, Panalpina plans an unchanged dividend payment of US$2.10 per share.... Read More
  • CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP ROLES IN THE KUEHNE + NAGEL GROUP

    The board of directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG accepted the request of Reinhard Lange, CEO of the Kuehne + Nagel Group since 2009, to release him from his duties because of health reasons effective May 7, 2013. Until the termination of his contract on December 31, 2013, Reinhard Lange will continue to support the group in a consultancy role.... Read More
  • JIM McADAM TO LEAVE APL LOGISTICS

    Neptune Orient NOL Group has announced that Jim McAdam, President of its wholly-owned subsidiary APL Logistics, will leave the company later this year.... Read More

Strategy & Business

  • THE VIETNAMESE RISING STAR

    MARK MILLAR shares his thoughts on one of the fastest growing economies in Asia and why we cannot ignore the rise of Vietnam.... Read More
  • MAKING SENSE OF THE SOUTHERN DRAGON

    We can call it EMEs (Emerging Market Economies) or Emerging Markets but grasping the concept of what is considered “emerging” or how a country can be defi ned as being “emerging” needs some clarity. SYED SHAH looks into this concept in depth – with as much simplicity as possible and applies it to the Asia Pacific region.... Read More

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C-Level Conversation

  • CREATING A WIN-WIN SITUATION

    ALAN BRADLEY shares his thoughts with Syed Shah on the importance in understanding trends in customersʼ markets and Dematicʼs focus on meeting their needs to achieve a solution that benefi ts both supplier and buyer.... Read More

Software & Systems

LOGISTICS LOCATIONS

  • PHILIPPINES BOOMING

    The Philippines looks set to take off to greater heights in the world of logistics but it has to get a few things straight beforehand, according to MARK MILLAR.... Read More

Handling & Storage

  • GOING GREEN LIFTING

    PETER DIBBERN explains how Jungheinrich scrutinised the fuel consumption of its industrial trucks and reduced CO2 emissions by 20 percent across the fleet.... Read More

Last Mile

  • THE YEAR OF THE GLOBAL SME

    JERRY HSU explores and describes how SMEs throughout the globe are gaining ground in the global economy and that their presence cannot be cast aside anymore.... Read More