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Qingdao joins LCL service to US

PostTime:2008-01-02 10:25:55 View:1205

OceanGuaranteed, less-than-container-load (LCL) cargo service to the US, recently added Qingdao, China, to its growing list of Asian origin ports. It’s the second expansion of the service since it was introduced in September of 2006 by APL Logistics and Con-way Freight. With the latest expansion, LCL customers can use OceanGuaranteed to ship from four ports in China – Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong – as well as Yokohama, Japan, Busan, Korea, Singapore and Kaoshiung, Taiwan. By adding Qingdao, OceanGuaranteed has significantly expanded options for shippers seeking port-to-door delivery to the US."Customers who need to expedite shipments of, say, electronic goods and automotive parts, as well as those factories and customers that have experienced production delays or accelerated ship windows, are now able to take advantage of this great value alternative to international air freight out of Qingdao,” said Paul Tay, vice-president of APL Logistics in greater China. “With this premium ocean-truck service, shippers can be assured day-definite transits of just 14 to 20 days from Qingdao to U.S. destinations including door delivery to 99.9 percent of zip codes across the US.”APL Logistics, a global supply chain services provider, and Con-way Freight, a leading North American less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking company, teamed up to introduce OceanGuaranteed as a premium ocean LCL-domestic US LTL service providing day-definite delivery and fast transit times for Asia export cargoes. At approximately one-fourth the cost of air freight, the programme is designed to speed shipments from Asia to the US, providing cycle time consistency and reliability with a money-back transit time guarantee.Utilising Con-way Freight’s dedicated fleet and transportation network of 460 operating locations, LCL shipments arriving at Los Angeles are delivered in an average of just four business days virtually anywhere in the continental United States.Shipments that fail to meet the delivery-day commitment (see transit table below) receive a 20 percent discount, subject to the terms of the service guarantee.Shipments are arriving on time 98.6 percent of the time, according to APL Logistics and Con-way Freight. Year-end figures aren’t yet available, but it was reported that OceanGuaranteed cargo volume increased five fold in the first half of 2007.

Qingdao hits world's top 10 with volume surpassing 9 million TEU

PostTime:2007-12-17 08:09:35 View:589

UP to December 13, China's third largest container port, Qingdao, handled more than nine million TEU during 2007, up 23 per cent year on year and 18 days ahead of schedule, making it one of the top 10 container ports in the world.By the end of this year, the port's Qingwei Container Terminal is expected to see its throughput grow 31.6 per cent to 250,000 TEU. The Riqing Container Terminal's throughput is estimated to reach 430,000 TEU, a surge of 70 per cent over last year.

Qingdao to be logistics centre of China for Japan and South Korea

PostTime:2007-12-07 09:36:48 View:896

QINGDAO will be developed as a regional logistics centre of China, Japan and South Korea in the next five years, Xinhua reported.Qingdao will develop three integrated logistics centres and nine specialised logistics bases by 2012, making it a logistics hub for the China, Japan and South Korea, the report said.The three planning logistics centres include Qianwan Port Logistics Centre, Airport Logistics Centre and Jiaozhouwan Overland Integrated Logistics Centre, the report said.The share of logistics in Qingdao's GDP is expected to improve to 12 per cent by 2012 and trade of Qingdao with southeast Asia, Europe and North America will grow at a faster pace, the report added.

Evergreen Marine to launch new China dock

PostTime:2007-12-06 08:53:03 View:972

Taiwan-based shipping company Evergreen Marine Group will soon inaugurate a newly-built dock near China's Qingdao port.The US$300 million investment - launched two years ago - is aimed at providing logistics support to Evergreen vessels sailing between China, South Korea and Japan. The dock's unloading and other facilities will be inaugurated soon.The investment was made through Hong Kong's Pan Asia Company.Evergreen, with a fleet of about 100 container vessels, is Taiwan's largest shipping company.Taiwan strictly regulates investment in infrastructure projects in China. The two sides split amid civil war in 1949.But Taiwanese companies often bypass the restrictions by investing via their subsidiaries or other overseas firms.