Logistically Speaking There is a Lot Moving in China

Monday, October 6, 2008 0:19
Posted in category China Logistics

As a cog in the logistics industry in the US, the majority of my days were spent looking at spreadsheets full of pricing information.  for a 3 month period I got to spend my hours developing competitive profiles (over 150 completed), and it was then that I realized that a career in logistics wasn’t for me.

Until I came to China.  Here, things were moving, and moving fast.  7 years ago you had express pouches being confiscated from the big express carriers for violating the China Post monopoly.  Firms were required to be married to a Chinese partner (most chose Sintorans), and at that point they were still not allowed to own their own trucks.

Now, the news is being released at a torrid pace, and as I am already having trouble keeping up with my responsibilities, I figured it was better to highlight some of the weekly announcements on a regular basis than it was to try and write indepth pieces on each one.

So, without further ado, here is the first logistics weekly roundup. I will begin with five categories (Air, Road, Water, and Warehousing), but as the weeks pass I am sure I will be adding others.  If you have an area of logistics you would like to see added let me know in the comments section and I will do my best to make room.

Air
TNT to add eight branches in China
FedEx China losing money to gain market share
FedEx to Face China Anti-Dumping Investigation?

Road
Beijing odd-even license plate scheme wreaks havoc on local logistics companies
Kerry Launches China-ASEAN Trucking
Agility Continues Aggressive Expansion in China With Acquisition of Baisui Logistics

Water
Chongqing Marine breaks into Japan-China market
China Cosco Has Longest Losing Streak in 19 Months on Dry-Bulk
Qinhuangdao Port coal stockpiles rise to 8.7 mln tons
Tianjin Port May Miss Target as China Exports Slow

Rail
New railways to aid quake reconstruction
Logistics green channel from Changsha to Shenzhen is set up

Warehouse/ Distribution
ProLogis Announces Leasing Activity in Shanghai
Ryder Agrees to Acquire Transpacific Container Terminal Ltd. and CRSA Logistics Ltd.

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4 Responses to “Logistically Speaking There is a Lot Moving in China”

  1. Shawn in Tokyo says:

    October 6th, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Please add technology when you have time 🙂

  2. Rich says:

    October 6th, 2008 at 3:03 am

    Hey Shawn in “tokyo” – as if you are really ever there.

    will do my best.. but feel fre to help me out when you hear of something as well!

    R

  3. Dan says:

    October 7th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Good idea. Will you run these on the same day every week?

  4. Rich says:

    October 7th, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    That’s the plan… Dan

    Sorry, couldn’t resist the rhyme!