“Life shouldn’t be about the either/or. We’re capable of more than that, you know?”

Where “logistics capabilities” reside

Three factors affect what a transport, shipping or logistics company can and cannot do: Its resources, its processes, and its values. When thinking about what sorts of innovations their organization will be able to embrace, managers need to assess how each of these factors might affect their organization’s capacity to change. Resources. When we ask […]

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Transpacific payback from rates spike greater for carriers offering more capacity

Ocean carriers Cosco and CMA CGM will see a larger return than their peers from the transpacific spot rate spike, due to their greater exposure to the trade, according to new Alphaliner analysis. Since mid-May, container spot rates from Asia to the US, as recorded by the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI), have soared by […]

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Thailand and Peru finalise details for citrus & grape imports

The governments of Thailand and Peru are finalising protocols to allow entry of Peruvian citrus and pomegranates into Thailand. Peru’s food exports have their main destination markets North America and the EU, but growth in the fruit and vegetable trade with Asia has been significant the last few years. Thailand is the destination for 2.5% […]

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Orange boom a boon for Egypt

Egyptian oranges benefit from growing popularity of citrus following Covid-19, with exporters prepared for an increase in global demand Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the popularity of vitamin C-packed fruit like oranges and other citrus has soared, and big producing countries like Egypt are expected to continue to benefit from the increased demand. Egyptian exporter […]

“History teaches us many things. Most importantly, the things that made us who and what we are.”

America; the gateway to Asia

In 1521 a Spanish expedition led by the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan was the first known crossing of the Pacific Ocean, who then named it the “peaceful sea”. Starting in 1565 with the voyage of Andres de Urdaneta and for the next 250 years, the Spanish controlled the transpacific trade with the Manila galleons that […]

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