• Reefer revival picking up steam

    The world’s increasing demand for fresh food, especially from Asia’s growing middle class, is driving the revival of cold chain management. The world’s hunger for bananas, meat, and fish are central to this growth; along with other temperature-controlled products such as pharmaceuticals and electronics. Fresh foods are transported year-round, to satiate the appetites of Asia’s […]

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  • How 3D printing is affecting the supply chain

    3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM) as it’s frequently known, is a technology that’s been around for over 30 years, but is becoming increasingly common, and has grown into a huge and profitable industry. Dr Timothy Simpson, Director of the Additive Manufacturing and Design Graduate Program and Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design and Manufacturing […]

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  • Hyperloop projects take step closer to becoming a reality

    Hyperloop technology is getting closer to becoming a reality. However, there is still a long road to travel before it’s fully operational. More companies and groups have come on board with hyperloop technology, a concept proposed by billionaire Elon Musk in a 2013 white paper. Hyperloop technology uses fully-enclosed levitating pods to transport people or […]

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  • Extreme weather impacts food supply chains

    When Super Typhoon Mangkhut ploughed into the South China Sea, it was the world’s biggest storm year-to-date, killing more than 125 people and leaving a trail of destruction through the Philippines, Hong Kong and Guangdong. The massive storm also devastated rice crops in the Philippines’ main “rice bowl”, the Luzon region. According to the Philippines […]

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  • AI makes inroads into warehouse management and beyond

    The heart of supply chain management is efficient warehouse management, and developments in AI technology are now reshaping storage and inventory processes by providing accurate demand forecasting. According to Mondaq, by 2020, global demand for AI-related products is expected to reach US$47bn, with healthcare and financial services industry sectors driving its growth and evolution. AI […]

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  • No deal Brexit could wreak havoc on logistics industry

    With the deadline to agree on a Brexit deal only six months away, several companies and organisations are scrambling to decipher what a No-Deal Brexit may mean for them and the future of the UK. The Treaty of the European Union was set in motion on 29 March 2017, giving the UK government two years […]

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  • Boxship rates collapse as new tonnage introduced

    Supply of containership is growing too quickly for market demand, and the effects are causing major difficulties for the industry. Part of the problem is that 83% of newbuilds delivered within 2018 have a capacity of 10,000+ TEU, according to BIMCO reports. The introduction of these large capacity vessels quickly skews the supply and demand […]

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  • Limited storage and high security strains airport supply chains

    Airport retail sales are big business. But limited storage space and high levels of security protocols make for challenges in supply chains. The global travel retail market is expected to reach US$85bn by 2020, compared to US$63.5bn in 2014, according to Generation Research. At 38.6% of the retail market share, Asia-Pacific travellers are the largest […]

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  • RAIN helping RFID grow

    RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology has existed for about 20 years but has only begun to pick up steam in the last few years. Developments in efficiency and cost have allowed RFID elements to be acquired more cheaply and are now much more ubiquitous in the supply chain. Tesco started an RFID network to track […]

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  • Shippers reserve judgement on Polar route benefits

    A potential new shipping route may open up the Arctic region for faster transit times and overall transportation savings for carriers operating between Asia and Europe. However, some shippers have reservations about the new route and what the potential benefits may be. The reaction comes as Maersk prepares to launch the Northern Sea route with […]

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  • June cargo crime wave hits EMEA

    Cargo crimes in EMEA rose 60.9% in June this year when compared to the month before, driven by a surge in thefts from trucks at UK service stations amounting to a loss of US$9 million in a 30-day period. Transported Asset Association’s (TAPA) Incident Information Service (IIS) in EMEA said the June spike in cargo […]

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  • Air and ocean rates soar as tariff deadline looms

    With the United States and China planning to escalate their trade war this month, ocean and air carriers have enjoyed a summer boom in volumes as exporters shipped early to avoid the punitive tariffs earmarked for US$200 billion worth of Chinese products. On 5 September, public consultation comes to an end regarding the US plan […]

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