Posts Tagged ‘Trucking’

China Logistics: Its On The Road, Not In The Air

Monday, December 10, 2007 18:43 Comments Off on China Logistics: Its On The Road, Not In The Air

For anyone in the logistics industry, the title will not come as a shock.  It is something I have writeen on a few times, and is the basis of a few reports that I have written, but more than anything there are a few things that are common knowledge in China’s logistics industry: 1) With […]

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China’s Economy is Running Out of Gas… Literally

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 23:54 4 Comments

Last week, the China Auto Times printed a story (China Daily Story here) that China was considering a 100% gas tax that would raise the price of petro from 2.50USD a gallon to 5USD a gallon (I am sure you can understand why that story was buried). It was a story I had planned on […]

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Overloaded Trucks in China

Friday, July 13, 2007 7:35 3 Comments

While this is good for a laugh, overloaded trucks are a big problem in China. The economics are simple. The more you can load the more you make per load, and in china where mom and pop shops will move loads at cut throat prices,overloading for many is seen as one of the only ways […]

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Youtube Duel: Fedex vs. UPS

Saturday, June 30, 2007 3:13 Comments Off on Youtube Duel: Fedex vs. UPS

As we have covered before, failing to understand or fully take into account the transportation requirements of China to U.S. movements (or vice versa) can result in a number of issues: Cost overruns, Time to market delays, etc. And with many transportation firms now cracking the China market, making sure that their clients understand the […]

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Picture Proof of China’s Rip Tide

Thursday, June 28, 2007 23:48 Comments Off on Picture Proof of China’s Rip Tide

For those of you who think that all bloggers are full of nonsense, this will be an eye opening experience. A few weeks ago, I posted that the VAT rebate would change (see Call Your Accountant QUICK! VAT is going DOWN), then a week later on June 19 I told you to get moving in […]

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Express Service Market in China

Thursday, June 28, 2007 9:45 1 Comment

Last week while eating spicy ribs, I was discussing with a logistics executive the potential and the problems that international firms face when cracking the Chinese market.. who has done the best… and what the future holds for the express firms in China At the same time, Fedex was preparing for its quarterly conference call.. […]

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BCG Report: Surviving China’s Rip Tide

Thursday, June 28, 2007 2:01 5 Comments

Following up on our post Accounting for Transportation Costs , I was forwarded a recent report by BCG entitled Surviving the China Rip Tide(PDF) Broken into several chapters, this report highlights a number of critical issues for companies to consider when planning out their China supply chain. At foremost concern is the effect that increased […]

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YRC Makes a Move

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 10:00 Comments Off on YRC Makes a Move

On April 3, Bill Zolliers spoke to members of a JP Morgan audience about their plans in China (see YRC Has Plans For China) where he said that YRC was looking to make two acquisitions by year end. I took that to mean that they were already in final phases… and apparently, in at least […]

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