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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....

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...
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