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Kerry Logistics forms joint venture with Spain’s national postal service Correos 

Kerry Logistics Network Limited is joining hands with Spain’s national postal service Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telégrafos, S.A. (‘Correos’) to establish a joint venture (‘JV’) to provide end-to-end cross-border e-commerce solutions

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Kerry Logistics Network Limited  is set to capitalise on the growing potential of China’s e-commerce exports by joining hands with Spain’s national postal service Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telégrafos, S.A. (‘Correos’) to establish a joint venture (‘JV’) to provide end-to-end cross-border e-commerce solutions from China to worldwide destinations, in which Kerry Logistics holds a majority interest.

Leveraging Kerry Logistics’ broad experience in origin sortation, line haul and customs clearance, and Correos’ years of expertise in the postal and commercial solutions, the JV aims to bring commercial services experience to the next level for customers including marketplaces and e-tailers.

Cross-border e-commerce exports from China recorded a 67% year-on-year increase in 2018, amounting to RMB56.12 billion, according to China’s General Administration of Customs.

To fulfil an increasing emphasis on e-commerce parcel security and compliance, a world-class sortation centre will be set up in Southern China under the new JV, equipped with an automated sorting system and stringent parcel screening and security controls to ensure speedy parcel handling and full compliance.

The facility, targeting to open in 2019 Q4, will occupy an area of over 200,000 sq ft and have an initial sorting capacity of 500,000 parcels per day.

William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics, said, The JV combines the diverse capabilities of its two partners, each complementing the other to refine the process of e-commerce parcels handling and deliveries.

As China’s cross-border e-commerce exports grow, we are determined to prepare ourselves for seizing emerging opportunities. Utilising our deep understanding of customers’ needs both in China and abroad, Kerry Logistics is confident in meeting the rapidly growing international demands through working closely with Correos.

Juan Manuel Serrano Quintana, President of the Board of Directors of Correos, said, The new partnership with Kerry Logistics presents a unique opportunity for Correos to capture the outbound e-commerce parcel deliveries from China, which is the largest trade and economic partner for Spain in Asia.

It also offers a way forward for Correos to create a sustainable business model to meet the growing demand in the booming e-commerce business and the ever-changing customer needs.

The fast-changing logistics landscape in China called for innovation and flexibility in order to capture and serve new and emerging business models and brands. Kerry Logistics will continue to broaden and deepen its reach in China selectively.

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MSC announced a new direct service, called NWC – WAF service

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MSC announced a new direct service, called NWC – WAF service, connecting Dakar and North Europe, and providing the best transit times on the market.

The new NWC – WAF service, dedicated to the export of reefer commodities from Senegal, will connect the country’s fruit, vegetable and frozen fish suppliers directly to key commercial partners across Europe including France, Belgium and United Kingdom in one week. MSC will connect Senegal with key European gateways such as Antwerp in 7 days, London in 9 days and Le Havre in 11 days.

MSC operates one of the world’s largest and most advanced reefer container fleets. We provide exporters with expertise at every step of the cold supply chain including dedicated reefer experts guaranteeing regular and frequent monitoring of shipments, from the receipt of the loaded container to its final destination.

The fleet deployed for this service will be ready to meet the demand for reefers throughout the season to transport fruit, vegetable and other fresh and frozen products from Senegal to consumers across Northern Europe with an average of 600 plugs available onboard each vessel.

Starting immediately, the service will rotate as follows: Antwerp– London Gateway – Le Havre – Tema – Lomé – Tincan/Lagos – Abidjan – Dakar – Antwerp

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Maersk launches new rail service in India, Pratigya Express

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A.P. Moller – Maersk, the integrated logistics company, continues to design and implement logistics solutions that address the ever-evolving needs of its customers. Building further on its strong commitment towards developing a robust rail network in India, Maersk flagged off yet another weekly, dedicated rail service, the ‘Pratigya Express’, from Sonipat Inland Container Depot in NCR to APM Terminals Pipavav Port on the western coast of India in Gujarat.

“The NCR is abundant with retail and rice exporters who need a regular connection from their manufacturing facilities to the consumers in the western market. Through our dialogues with our customers, we realised that they faced two challenges – either they don’t have a fixed schedule for departure from Sonipat ICD, and once they get it, they do not necessarily make it to the right vessel connection at the port.” said Major Jyoti Joshi Mitter, Head of Rail, Maersk India.

She added, “Our ambition was to address both these problems with a single solution – we launched a dedicated weekly rail service that gives the exporters a fixed visibility on departure from the origin and then connects to a fixed vessel connection at the APM Terminals Pipavav Port.”

The ‘Pratigya Express’ will move cargo from Sonipat ICD to APM Terminals Pipavav Port with a transit time of two and half days. From there, the cargo will have the option to connect on services such as the Shaheen Express, which will be launched in the coming days or the MECL.

Both of these services will then be able to take the cargo to the Middle Eastern or European markets. Studies show that cargo moved on rail instead of road has advantages in terms of both cost-savings and time-savings. These two benefits eventually also contribute to reducing carbon footprint.

Maersk’s new ‘Pratigya Express’ service on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor will move 90 TEUs very week. APM Terminals Pipavav Port also plays an important role by being the first port to be connected to the DFC and has excellent connectivity to the hinterland through its rail head and road infrastructure.

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DHL Supply Chain signs an expanded contract with Vodafone

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DHL Supply Chain, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s contract logistics specialist, has signed an expanded contract with Vodafone. For many years, DHL has been supplying network components and equipment for the expansion of Vodafone’s cable network. Such equipment includes cable reels, fiber optic cables and the telecom cabinets that can often be seen along streets. In addition to handling logistics for this equipment, DHL has set up a new and innovative webshop solution for Vodafone and its service partners to process orders for approximately two thousand Vodafone products.

DHL Trading Solutions, a business unit of DHL Supply Chain Germany & Alps, is working on the project as a 4PL provider. It coordinates and manages all processes in the end-to-end supply chain, including planning, implementation and oversight. Vodafone and its customers and business partners benefit from having DHL as their sole point of contact. Among other things, DHL has taken over the management of materials and suppliers from Vodafone. New orders are triggered whenever reorder points or warning levels are reached or Vodafone’s forecasts indicate that new inventory needs to be procured. This ensures that Vodafone’s technicians and external service partners receive the materials they need when and where they need them.

Based on Vodafone’s specifications and requirements, DHL has developed a customized, integrated webshop solution for order processing. Customers and business partners will also benefit from having a customer service unit operated by DHL to assist with any questions about webshop orders when needed; this unit is to be expanded and improved in cooperation with Vodafone in the months ahead.

“We’re very pleased to have set up this intuitive, innovative and customized webshop platform for Vodafone after a very short preparation and implementation period,” says Rainer Haag, Chief Executive Officer of DHL Supply Chain Germany & Alps. “It enables Vodafone’s technicians and external service partners to order at short notice the network components and equipment needed to expand its cable network.”

Ullrich Heid, Head of Network Logistics at Vodafone GmbH, is also pleased with the expanded contract. “With DHL Supply Chain, we have an experienced, expert partner of long standing who, in a short time, has shown us it can completely take over these extremely important and time-critical logistics processes and everything associated with them,” he says.

In this partnership, with assistance from an external partner DHL is also providing Vodafone with inventory financing for all products stored in the warehouse. To this end, DHL has taken over all of Vodafone’s inventory. That means DHL will now sell the required equipment to the construction companies so that Vodafone is ultimately invoiced only for the materials actually needed and sold. “Thanks to our expanded cooperation with DHL through the webshop platform and the associated services, we’ve been able to remove the inventory from our own business and have it efficiently pre-financed until customers order from the DHL webshop,” adds Heid.

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