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Shipping Blockchain Initiative Gathers Steam

Japan’s ONE and Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd join digital platform that seeks to speed the flow of goods, data in seaborne supply chains<p>A blockchain initiative for seaborne cargo aimed at cutting costs and improving tracking of shipments is getting a boost with the addition of two big container shipping …

Maersk

HP, Dell, other tech firms plan to shift production out of China: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Several major U.S.-based technology companies are planning to shift substantial production out of China, spurred by a bitter trade war between Washington and Beijing, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday, citing sources.<p>Personal computer makers HP Inc (HPQ.N) and Dell Technologies (DELL.N) …

Nikkei

Digitizing Food Safety: Tracking The Supply Chain From Seed To Store

Imagine tracking every piece of your Caesar salad from the wheat that became croutons to the seeds that turned into romaine lettuce. This is becoming a reality in the food supply chain with the adoption of new technology, and it is increasing food safety. In a recent interview, Allison Kopf, CEO …

Food Safety

FedEx loses $2 billion, warns of headwinds in coming year

DALLAS (AP) — FedEx Corp. posted weak quarterly results in its core express business and warned Tuesday that its profit in the year ahead will be hurt by slowing growth in the world economy and the decision to drop a contract with retail giant Amazon.<p>The delivery company reported a quarterly loss …

FedEx

Apple suppliers seek new opportunities outside China

Apple wants its suppliers to explore manufacturing outside of China — and it seems that many in its supply chain are listening.<p>According to a pair of new reports, Compal and Quanta, who make the iPad and MacBook for Apple, are looking overseas for future production.<p>Both companies were named on a …

Technology

Li & Fung benefits from trade war

Li & Fung's (0494) group chief executive Spencer Fung said that the trade war offered the supply chain manager its best opportunity in 20 years as …

News (Hong Kong)

Almost Every Electric Scooter in the World Comes From This Chinese Company

Scooter-sharing company Lime recently relayed a troubling message to its users: a portion of its fleet was at risk of bursting into flames.<p>The …

Automotive Industry

Trans-Pacific ports in Los Angeles, Long Beach feel crush of U.S., China tariff war

The tariff war raging between China and the U.S. is wreaking logistical havoc on America’s gateway for trans-Pacific trade, the twin ports of Los …

How This Fashion Brand is Using Technology To Fight ‘Modern Slavery’

Today’s footwear brands know consumers are looking at more than the styling and quality of the products they buy. They are keeping an eye on the …

Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15%-30% of their production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as it prepares for a restructuring of its supply chain, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report on Wednesday.<p>Apple's request was a result …

China

Amazon is shutting down its China marketplace business. Here's why it has struggled

Queenie Liao, an office worker in Guangzhou, China, shops online several times a week. Alibaba's Taobao and JD.com are her go-to platforms, but it …

The China conundrum: are we headed for supply chain meltdown?

CEOs need to rethink supply chain strategy amid escalating tension between China and the US. This piece from <i>Diginomica</i> lists threats posed by the …

What You Really Need To Know About Your Suppliers – And Why

The importance of structured and effective supplier management has increased for major organisations over the years.<p>Managing both the risk and value …

U.S.-China Trade War Boosts Fast-Growing Southeast Asia

Our Singapore-based venture capital firm is tracking these trends closely. They look like a replay of previous events in China itself, where export manufacturing and FDI helped to create both wider prosperity and a hothouse environment for high-growth tech startups. Now the torch is being passed to …

South-east Asia

Amazon Cozies Up to NetEase to Gain Ground in China

The two companies are focusing on imports instead of the mainstream e-commerce market.<p><b>Amazon</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) could merge its Chinese business with</b> …

Straits Inter Logistics divests 30% stake in inland logistics unit

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): Oil trading and bunkering operator Straits Inter Logistics Bhd, which is expanding into inland logistics, is paring down its …

Amazon Strikes a Blow in the Logistics Industry

For years, rumors have been building of <b>Amazon.com</b>'s (NASDAQ:AMZN) intentions in logistics and delivery. The company has added fulfillment and …

Philips shifting 'hundreds of millions' of production due to trade war

The trade war between Washington and Beijing is forcing Dutch health technology company Philips to make a move.<p>That move involves taking "hundreds of millions" of euros worth of production from the United States to China, and vice versa, to avoid punitive tariffs, according to Reuters.<p>Philips, …

China appeals to US to accept its technology progress

BEIJING (AP) — China urged Washington on Thursday to accept its industrial development after U.S. intelligence officials said Beijing steals or copies foreign technology, as the two sides prepared for another day of talks aimed at ending a tariff war over Beijing's technology ambitions.<p>It is …

Poor logistics hold back Indonesian e-commerce from 'quantum' leap

Accenture, a Fortune 500 business consultancy, has estimated that Indonesia’s e-commerce market may grow from US$27 billion last year to $300 billion …

Blockchain start-up OpenPort goes into liquidation as cash for new tech companies runs dry

Blockchain logistics start-up OpenPort has notified shareholders it is out of funds and intends to proceed with liquidation.<p>In an email sent to …

The changing e-commerce landscape

With a smartphone in almost every pocket of the developed world, it’s safe to say that the way we shop and do business has changed drastically.<p>Gone …

Indonesia binges on e-commerce

PITY THE Indonesian courier. Delivering a package on the archipelago can be a daunting task. The country’s 13,466 islands stretch across almost …

Motorbike-hailing and delivery services launched in Thailand | OpenGov Asia

According to a recent report, a ride-hailing app developed by a technology startup based in Indonesia that specialises in ride-hailing and logistics …

Thailand

High logistics costs worries Vietnam's garments sector

<i>High logistics costs, ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), foreign firms acquiring</i> …

Mapletree Logistics Trust expands footprint in South Korea with USD33 million acquisition

Mapletree Logistics Trust is acquiring a logistics property in South Korea for KRW37.85 billion (USD33 million).<p>The property, Wonjin Logistics …

Tiong Nam Logistics likely to focus on expanding client base

<b>Tiong Nam Logistics Holdings Bhd<br>(Nov 8, 86.5 sen)<br>Maintain neutral with a lower target price (TP) of 92 sen:</b> Initially, Tiong Nam Logistics Holdings …

China and Japan set to reshape shipping in Myanmar

NAYPYITAW -- China and Japan are forging ahead with independent plans to improve Myanmar's transportation infrastructure, with projects that have the …

Vietnam to navigate rough trade war waters

Ha Sy Dong, a deputy from Quang Tri Province, said that the escalating tension between the U.S. and China is not confined to trade.<p>It is also a …