The State of Logistics - Inbound Logistics
Warehousing, Economic Development, Logistics, Third-Party LogisticsCSCMP's annual State of Logistics Report presents an overview of the economy during the past year, key logistics trends, and the total U.S. logistics costs for 2018 (see chart). Here are some top takeaways.Macroeconomics: Economic slowdown expected and trade uncertainty volatile. The U.S. economy is flashing warning signs, as economic growth is forecast to slow and business and consumer confidence indicators suggest persistent concerns. Trade uncertainty ripples through logistics markets, as even fears of trade tensions can cause inventory buildups that shift demand for logistics services.Motor carriers: Excess demand, tight capacity, high rates. Freight rates are easing back to "normal" levels, with more capacity now available. Parcel and last mile: Relentless competition. Amazon is training customers to expect ever-faster deliveries—and training its competitors to chase those expectations.Rail: Finally profitable, although… Precision railroading—a disciplined approach to asset and laborproductivity—has caused shippers to experience localized service failures and extended transit times. Can railroads retain prfitability while improving service to retain long-term customers?Water and ports: Turmoil coming from IMO 2020 sulfur regulations. Carriers must gear up for implementation of the IMO 2020 sulfur regulations, which will require significant capital expenditures or purchase of expensive low-sulfur fuel.Air: Soaring on e-commerce and making strides in digitization. E-commerce—and consumer demands for quick delivery—continues to fuel a longer-term positive outlook for air freight. The industry has also made strides in digitization while online freight exchanges offer shippers unprecedented transparency into rates.Warehousing: Rents nationwide continued to increase, albeit at a slower rate than in the past six years. With stable rent increases, warehouse developers are adding to supply, although not yet robustly enough to meet skyrocketing demand.3PLs: Increasingly strategic role. Third-party logistics providers offer increasingly essential benefits: management of speed, costs, and transparency in value-added warehousing and last-mile deliveries. But to provide those benefits, 3PLs must differentiate themselves with technology.Freight forwarders: Customer service crucial. Freight forwarders' focus on customer services and needs will be pivotal to their endurance and continued profitability.5G: Setting the standard for logistics of the future. In the near term (0 to 3 years), 5G will reduce the cost of operations and increase visibility for all stakeholders across the supply chain.
SEA FREIGHT FROM CHINA TO EUROPE
Europe has many ports, and five important container ports are Hamburg in Germany, Rotterdam in Holland, Felixstowe in UK, Antwerp in Belgium, Le Havre in France. Almost all the goods are transported via these five ports. In addition, cargo from China to Bremerhaven, Arkhangelsk, Bergen, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Aarhus, Belfast, Alesund, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dunkirk, Gothenburg, Gdynia, Gavle, Helsingborg, Helsinki, Kaliningrad, Kotka, Kristiansand, Liverpool, Bristol, Oslo, Tallin, Palmas, Odessa and so on in Europe also popular which makes us the best freight forwarders.
Case Study about how to Handle the Rejection of Goods
If you fail to find buyers for the moment, don't argue with the receiver; instead, let him make a jettison statement (most countries return all need the port of destination and consignee jettison statement). Arrange the return, and the goods can be returned to Hong Kong or bonded warehouse. After finding another client, just send the goods out again. In such condition, you don't need to pay tax, simple procedures for minimizing the loss;
Railway freight from China to Poland
CHINA - POLAND CONTAINER RAIL TRANSPORT Along with the increasing interest of Polish and EU enterprises in the field of economic exchange with China, the demand for transportation of goods from China to Poland and vice versa. The VIPU company offers you an extremely convenient and fully optimized solution in the field of container transport from far Asia.
TOP Shipping to Amazon FBA
AMZL US or Amazon Logistics US is Amazon’s own delivery network. Amazon has been the world’s biggest e-commerce player, and now that they also offer a delivery network, Amazon has gotten itself a more complete ecosystem. Usually, it’s USPS/UPS/FedEx/DHL that does the delivery for Amazon, but it seems like Amazon is about to change the game.
Multiple Terms of Payment
In foreign trade business, due to changes in the international environment and the actual transaction situation, when choosing terms of payment, in addition to settlement, we can also choose a multiple settlement to reduce the foreign exchange risk or to facilitate transactions. Today, let’s see some combinations of the settlement:
Q: How to start shipment with VIPUTRANS?
A:1. contacts your suppliers to arrange picking up or loading--> 2.Viputrans arrange customs clearance and send your goods on board 3.VIPTRANS issues invoice and copy of AWB or B/L for payment---> 4.VIPTRANS releases the cargo once all payment arrives 5.weekly report to update your cargo situation
China E-commerce fulfillment Amazon Taobao Drop shipping Agent wanted for 1688 dropshipping agent Shenzhen to Europe, USA, Africa, Southern America
Lots of shopkeeper and buyers want to drop shipping service from Aliexpress 1688, Taobao for their worldwide customers. While Complaints of the bad quality and non-delivery usually can't be avoided. What VIPUTRANS are doing more is to provide our sourcing and inspection services together with the dropshipping, solve your problem and support your online business.
Q: What is the Third-party Fulfillment Service?
A: Third-party fulfillment providers do more. They do kitting/assembly, value-added services, and give you more shipping method to choose. One of the advantages of drop ship is you don’t need to handle the packages, which reduces a lot of hassle. But this also makes the packing customization impossible. Third-party fulfillment providers can do a lot of work for the store owners before the packages are shipped, such as kitting, assembly, adding marketing inserts, because they receive products from multiple suppliers and process them together. Third-party fulfillment providers can make more flexible shipping solutions for the store owners, because global shipping is what they do , they have more experiences than the suppliers.
How to Ship cargo with Battery?
The company's new product contains sealed battery while essentially all of the courier company can't accept the battery products according to the standard express, the product inspection and safe report are required before sending out. What’s more, each delivery needs a test. Let’s not to mention the extra testing costs, for some special markets such as India, it may meet some problems at the customs where you need to ask the recipient to provide some documents, certification and so on. Finally, she could not help feeling and said to me: I just want to send a sample. Why is it so difficult?
SEA FREIGHT FROM CHINA TO RUSSIA VLADIVOSTOK ST.PETERSBURG
Vladivostok (VLADIVOSTOK) port code: RUVLA is located in the east of the Eurasian continent, the southernmost point of the Amur Peninsula St. Petersburg (ST.PETERSBURG) Port code: RULED is located in northwestern Russia, on the coast of the Baltic Sea, at the mouth of the Neva River,
International Freight Block Railway Train From China to Russia and Belarus
Modern China Freight Railway Transportation Along with the developing of bilateral trade and import-export requirements, VIPUTRANS offer international freight railway train service from China to Russia, and we process new multimodal road-sea-train combined logistics solution to save cost and improve efficiency with our professional and experienced team.
Multimode To Moscow By Truck+air
On 10, May, 2019 VIPUTRANS arranged Multimode transportation with 20.5m length land truck and air shipping to Moscow for 120CBM communication products from China Guangdong. After VIPUTRANS Team optimization, it only took 4days to get Moscow by the cheapest and fastest way .The most important point is that catch up with terminal customers’ big project and save a large amounts of money.