Monday, March 28, 2011

ZIM follows, increases Europe rates

Zim, the Israel based container shipping company has followed others in business by increasing its rates. Read the complete article here: Zim Hikes India-Europe Rates 

German cargo ships avoid Japan ports

In a news story in The Journal of Commerce, they report that German owned cargo ships are avoiding ports in Japan. Air cargo operations remain unaffected. You can read the complete story here: German Ocean Carriers Avoid Tokyo, Yokohama

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Japan: Texas Instruments

In a long article in, by Reuters news agency staff, a description of Texas Instruments plant in Japan and how it survived the disaster is given. Read the complete article here: Disasters show flaws in just-in-time production

Faster export-import clearance

It seems someone at the finance ministry has woken up from deep slumber. The finance ministry planning to start a scheme that would simplify customs procedures and reduce intervention. The article talks about Authorised Economic Operator (AEO). Read the full article here: FinMin to roll out scheme for faster export-import clearance

Japan: The Supply Chain Link

In an interesting and well written article in BusinessWorld, Nayan Chanda describes situation of Boeing, Volvo, General Motors etc. He talks about the interconnected global supply chains and the impact of Japans crises on their business. Read full article here A Bolt From The Blue Sea


Friday, March 25, 2011

Japan fallout: Experts feel global supply chains will suffer

In a news article published by Business Standard website on 23rd March 2011, a leading insurance broker and risk adviser said organizations need to prepare for the possibility of an extended disruption to global supply chains.

Read complete article here: Japan crisis: Global supply chains to suffer

TCI to carry cargo from Bangalore to Guwahati

According to a news story in India Infoline TCI is starting a weekly freight train from Bangalore to Guwahati. For this service TCI has taken a rake on lease from Indian Railways for 3 years.

Read complete article here India Infoline site