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Coronavirus Impact on Port and Economy Globally 

American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has issued a statement highlighting the impacts that Covid-19 (coronavirus) has upon the ports, the shipping industry, the logistics, the economy, and the human health. As stated in the AAPA Press Release, Covid-19 will impact cargo volumes at several ports during the first quarter of 2020, as they might

Coronavirus: Its Impact on Global Supply Chain & the Solution

Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) which was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019, has now become a global threat as it spreads to more countries and raises death tolls. The impact of the outbreak goes beyond health and safety, with the world’s economic growth already hurting from the virus. The supply chain industry is

FedEx to Test Same-Day Bot Deliveries

FedEx, an American multinational courier delivery service, is testing a driverless bot named same-day bot deliveries. The project makes FedEx the latest of companies to test automated, unmanned machines to make deliveries. It is reported that FedEx same-day bot could make delivery of medicine, pizzas, and other items straight to consumer’s house. Thus, it becomes

DHL Study on Logistics Strategies in the Race to the Urban Consumer

Recent DHL study titled “Shortening the Last Mile: Winning Logistics Strategies in the Race to the Urban Consumer” revealed that since 2008, urban populations significantly increase to over half of today’s population, from 3.4 billion to 4.2 billion. In terms of technology usage, there is significant development as well. Back then, only 1 in 100

Robot Shipment will Reach Up To 1 Million Annually by 2022: Tractica Report

With the growing number of warehousing and logistics companies, incorporating robots to reap advantages of speed, efficiency, and increasing profits to remain competitive in market are also increasing. As quoted by Tractica, “Mobile robot platforms, shuttle automated storage and retrieval systems, industrial robotics manipulators, and Gantry robots are all driving market growth.” From day to

Future of Delivery: DHL Parcelcopter

Commonly used in military service as well as recreational use, nowadays drone technology is being developed for wider usage in other sectors of industry. Drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is controlled by a remote pilot from the ground. According to Business Insider, by 2021, there will be more companies using this technology. However,

The Next Generation of Logistics: Robotics

The future of logistics is now! Robots are no longer found only in sci-fi movies. As robotics industry continues to grow, more and more companies are bringing the machines on the workplace, including in manufacturing and logistics. Robotic logistics is on the rise as it secures giant investment in the industry. In June 2018, Google

An Inventive Way to Deliver Goods: Peer to Peer Logistics

Global distribution of goods has led to the rise of supply chain and shipping industry. The latest trend that is gaining popularity among logistics companies such as Walmart is peer to peer service (P2P). Besides the cost efficiency, P2P service is also a revolutionary way to shop and travel around the world. Grabr, Nimber, and

Are You Ready for the Third Wave?

Modern supply chain management (SCM) is currently entering the third wave of a multi-decade progression. Unlike previous waves,today’s SCM is moving towards greater levels of sophistication in addressing increasing levels of product variety, fulfilment options, and customer engagement, at the lowest possible cost. The first wave of supply chain solutions was enterprise resource planning (ERP)or point solutions that

The Lion City’s Ultimate Project

Singapore’s logistics industry is preparing a revitalisation as the government unveiled its Industry Transformation Map (ITM) late last year. Under the S$4.5bn programme, roadmaps will be developed for 23 industries to address issues within each industry and deepen partnerships between Government, firms, industries, trade associations and chambers. As one of the shortlisted industries to receive the coveted