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IATA: e-AWB to become default contract of carriage by Jan 2019

IATA: e-AWB to become default contract of carriage by Jan 2019

Dec. 2 | The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently issued this formal announcement, which I am quoting in full:   Effective 1 January 2019, the electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) will become the default contract of carriage for all air cargo...

The Hong Kong Template

The Hong Kong Template

Nov. 25 | HONG KONG — “The world is here because Hong Kong is Asia’s most connected city.”   Those were the confident words of Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, as she welcomed the 2,000 delegates to this year’s Asian Logistics and Maritime...

The Future of Logistics ERP

The Future of Logistics ERP

Nov. 25 | Technology without doubt strengthens the operational efficiency and effectiveness of freight and logistics companies. Keeping abreast of technological advancements helps gain critical competitive advantage in the market.   Logistics enterprise resource...

Prioritize Your IT Spend

Prioritize Your IT Spend

Nov. 11 | The digital transformation that is unfolding creates significant opportunities for logistics service providers to grow their business. Companies can effect significant business growth by looking beyond the legacy technology that would barely connect their...

As Strong As Its Weakest Link

As Strong As Its Weakest Link

Nov. 11 | HONG KONG — I have been flying to Hong Kong regularly for the past five years, but only now am I able to fully see the extent of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, one of the flagship infrastructure projects of the Chinese government and widely seen...

Classrooms for Supply Chain

Classrooms for Supply Chain

Oct. 28 | Arguably, this new generation of supply chain managers have it a bit lucky. In a way, they are exposed to the horizontal nature of supply chain, of how it is not limited to one discipline, but rather emphasizes the relationship between multiple fields,...

Don’t Lose Out  on the Data Advantage

Don’t Lose Out on the Data Advantage

Oct. 28 | Data is conceivably one of the most significant assets for organizations in today’s digital world. It is vital for discovering valuable insights into the business and gaining a competitive edge. How far an organization in the freight and logistics industry...

Editorial: Now what?

Editorial: Now what?

Oct. 24 | (Here’s the companion piece to our special report on the “port congestion” issue.) So we’re back to the question our special report on port congestion asked: is there really port congestion?   PortCalls, as a long-time industry...

“How Do You Make Supply Chain Cool?”

“How Do You Make Supply Chain Cool?”

Oct. 14 | Magsaysay Shipping and Logistics CEO Ian Claxton posed this question at the 2018 SCMAP Supply Chain Conference two weeks back. The question was on attracting future supply chain leaders, particularly as the sector is in a better position to attract people...

Insights to Selecting  the Right Logistics Solution

Insights to Selecting the Right Logistics Solution

Oct. 14 | MANY small to medium-sized and, to an extent, large logistics and freight forwarding companies still use systems that are outdated or fall short of their business requirements. Why many companies hesitate to go for a new ERP solution is easy to understand....
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