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DHL launches Supply Chain Security Consultancy service — June 29, 2017

DHL launches Supply Chain Security Consultancy service

SILKRAILS.WORDPRESS.COM (GCTL8.com – FOCUSASIA MEDIA Ltd)

CHICAGO, Jun 29 (FAM) _ DHL Global Forwarding on Tuesday launched its Americas Supply Chain Security Consultancy service, led by former customs and law enforcement professionals and with a global team of more than 250 security personnel.

The company said it would offer “a robust portfolio of services” to companies interested in becoming Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) members, or simply achieving a more secure supply chain in general.

 

Pressures on forwarding margins ‘set to intensify’ — June 28, 2017

Pressures on forwarding margins ‘set to intensify’

SILKRAILS.WORDPRESS.COM (GCTL8.com – FOCUSASIA MEDIA Ltd)

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LONDON, Jun 28 (FAM) – Pressures on freight forwarders’ profit margins are set to intensify over the next five years while volume growth is set to accelerate, according to a new report from Transport Intelligence (Ti), which suggests that investment in technology and offering more value-added services are likely to prove the most successful strategies to sustain forwarding profit margins.

Ti’s Global Freight Forwarding 2017 report finds that the global freight forwarding market is estimated to have grown by 2.7% in real terms in 2016, up from 2.1% in 2015, on the back of higher air and sea volume growth (growth due to changes in volumes only, with prices and exchange rates fixed at the base year of 2016).

 

Maersk unveils senior management changes in Asia —

Maersk unveils senior management changes in Asia

SILKRAILS.WORDPRESS.COM (GCTL8.com – FOCUSASIA MEDIA Ltd)

SINGAPORE, Jun 28 (FAM) – After 27 years with A.P. Moller Maersk (APMM), Tim Wickmann is to leave the group to pursue new opportunities, with Maersk Line’s South East Asia managing director, Bo Wegener, from 1 August assuming the role of CEO of MCC, APMM’s intra-Asia line.

Wickmann has spent the last nine years as CEO of MCC, which he recently told Lloyd’s Loading List competed against more than 70 shipping lines across an intra-Asia market consisting of more than 10,000 port pairs.

 

Containers at South Korean ports increase 8.5% in May —

Containers at South Korean ports increase 8.5% in May

SILKRAILS.WORDPRESS.COM (GCTL8.com – FOCUSASIA MEDIA Ltd)

BUSAN, Jun 28 (FAM) – Container throughput at trade ports in South Korea increased 8.5% year on year to 2.36 million TEUs from 2.175 million TEUs in May, according to an announcement made by the nation’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.

Exports and imports swelled 8% to 1.395 million TEUs in total, while transshipment (T/S) containers were even more brisk, growing 9.5% to 946,000 TEUs.  In the first five months (January-May), the ports handled a total of 11.239 million TEUs, which improved 5.3% from the corresponding months of 2016.

 

Changi Airport records 11% growth in China-Singapore passenger traffic in May —

Changi Airport records 11% growth in China-Singapore passenger traffic in May

SILKRAILS.WORDPRESS.COM (GCTL8.com – FOCUSASIA MEDIA Ltd)

SINGAPORE, Jun 28 (FAM) – Singapore Changi Airport registered an 11 percent year-on-year growth in passenger traffic between China and Singapore last month, the airport announced on Tuesday.

It said the number of passengers travelling between the two countries via the airport amounted to more than half a million person times in May, or about one in 10 passengers at Changi during the month.

 

China’s newest bullet train ‘Fuxing’ to be mass-produced —

China’s newest bullet train ‘Fuxing’ to be mass-produced

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BEIJING, Jun 28 (FAM) – China’s new bullet train model “Fuxing” will be mass-produced, said the Shanghai Railway Bureau (SRB) on June 26. The new high-speed train debuted on the Shanghai-Beijing line on Monday.

The current model “Hexie” began service 10 years ago, and has gone through half of its projected life span. The second generation bullet trains are expected to replace their predecessors when the latter reaches the end of its life.

 

China’s freight growth accelerates in May —

China’s freight growth accelerates in May

SILKRAILS.WORDPRESS.COM (GCTL8.com – FOCUSASIA MEDIA Ltd)

BEIJING, Jun 28 (FAM) – The growth rate of China’s national freight volume, an indicator of economic activity, accelerated in May, official data showed Tuesday.

Railways, highways and waterways carried a total of 4.06 billion tonnes of cargo in May, up 9.9 percent year on year, 0.2 percentage points higher than the growth in April, Ministry of Transport data showed.

 

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