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Back on the Cold Chain

Back on the Cold Chain

Jan. 20 | These past few weeks I’ve seen many posts on social media about farmers up in the north having to throw away their harvest—truckloads of carrots, in this instance —because they can’t sell them. Oversupply, they say.   The same story was on...

Thinking Beyond Automation

Thinking Beyond Automation

Jan. 20 | Automation in the freight and logistics business is something that simply needs to be done. The question that needs to be considered is how to evaluate and extract the maximum benefits from the technology. So what are the things you need to consider when...

Cargo damage liability of arrastre operator and carrier

Cargo damage liability of arrastre operator and carrier

Jan. 14 | Sometime in April 1995, Nich Corp shipped to Universe Motors [UM] 219 packages containing 120 units of brand new pick-up trucks, without engine, tires and batteries, on board the S/S “Cagayan” from Japan to Manila. The shipment was insured with Phil...

Liberating

Liberating

Jan. 6 | My girlfriend has always been interested in art. She’s been following illustrators and painters on social media, and we’ve gone to a handful of exhibits, but not enough, I’ll admit.   Three years ago she decided to pursue it as a hobby. She’s...

Where Logistics Companies Stand in Global Digitalization

Where Logistics Companies Stand in Global Digitalization

Jan. 6 | As the global logistics sector makes its way doggedly towards digitalization there are still disparity in levels even within the industry.  The growth of the logistics industry depends on its ability to respond swiftly to the supply chain demands. The...

IATA e-AWB Readiness Checklist

IATA e-AWB Readiness Checklist

Dec. 25 | Last Dec 3, I wrote about the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announcement which makes the electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) the default contract of carriage for air cargo shipments on enabled trade lanes starting Jan 1, 2019.   In order...

The Full Picture

The Full Picture

Dec. 25 | During the pre-conference meetings for the recently concluded Logistics Services Philippines Conference I realized what some would call a “bug”, but what I’d call a “feature”, of the whole supply chain sector in the country: there is no one...

Be on Top of Competition and Customer Experience

Be on Top of Competition and Customer Experience

Dec. 21 | The dynamics of freight and logistics business has been undergoing unprecedented changes since the last few years. Aggressive competition and supply chain demands have created a situation of uncertainty in the industry. Freight and logistics companies...

Ten Commitments

Ten Commitments

Dec. 10 | Last week, at the first Logistics Services Philippines Conference, various stakeholders across the supply chain—government agencies and industry associations, including SCMAP —reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring the competitiveness of the logistics...

Time to Revisit Your Digital Connect

Time to Revisit Your Digital Connect

Dec. 10 | The digital age requires freight and logistics companies to be in sync with the changing landscape of technology in order to truly succeed. Information, efficiency, mobility and agility are some of the key pillars that support the success of digital logistics....
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