Digitalisation


CAINIAO: 700 CHARTERED FLIGHTS TO DELIVER 90 % OF CROSS-BORDER PARCELS DURING 11.11 SHOPPING FESTIVAL

CAINIAO: 700 CHARTERED FLIGHTS TO DELIVER 90 % OF CROSS-BORDER PARCELS DURING 11.11 SHOPPING FESTIVAL

22nd October 2020 –  Cainiao Smart Logistics Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, has announced a series of initiatives to ramp up its global logistics infrastructure, in anticipation of explosive growth in e-commerce parcel volume during the upcoming 11.11 shopping festival. This year, Cainiao plans to operate over 700 chartered flights to deliver 90 % of its parcels outside China during 11.11. The smart logistics company estimates that...

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Botched digital customs clearance no help to congestion-hit trade in India

Botched digital customs clearance no help to congestion-hit trade in India

21st October 2020 – A botched digitalisation programme has caused long customs clearance delays in India, exacerbating the country’s container shortage crisis. The ‘faceless assessment’ initiative has been rolled out at ports across India since June, to implement contactless and paperless customs clearance. However, according to the Mundra Custom Brokers’ Association (MCBA), clearance times have increased since the launch, with importers and exporters facing numerous “hidden costs”. “Faceless assessment...

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Importers Must Apply For Permits Through JSWIFT

Importers Must Apply For Permits Through JSWIFT

JULY 20, 2020 JCA logo Effective Monday, July 20, importers applying for permits from the Trade Board Limited (TBL), must do so through the Jamaica Single Window for Trade (JSWIFT) facility, in keeping with the thrust to improve trade efficiency. The TBL will cease accepting new applications, as part of the phased digitisation of State Border Regulatory Agencies (BRAs), facilitating import and export related engagements under the JWIFT initiative. This...

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Toll actions technical cybersecurity recovery plan

Toll has reported that its teams worldwide are continuing to work tirelessly to ensure all customers and stakeholders have access to the transport and logistics company’s services following drastic measures to contain a ransomware attack. The company issued a statement outlining how it is progressing with thorough testing and validation of its IT systems, in collaboration with key customers, with a view to restoring systems for anyone who engages...

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Digitised dashboards transform customs clearance process

Digitised dashboards transform customs clearance process

By Kundan Jha Jan 11 2020 / Sunday Guardian Live New Delhi: Ease of doing business dashboards of the Central government are helping individuals and firms avail faster customs clearance services. The digitised processes also provide the facility of real-time tracking of the shipment under the clearance process. Information Technology initiatives have made possible faster clearance and real-time assistance. On November last year, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes...

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SPONSORED CONTENT: Digital Disruption – exploring the Collaboration Conundrum

SPONSORED CONTENT: Digital Disruption – exploring the Collaboration Conundrum

By Richard Clayton, Chief Correspondent Dec 6 2019 / Lloyd’s loading List Logistics businesses have come late to the digital era. The sector is plagued with legacy systems and processes politely described by external observers as “out-dated”. Senior management is split between those who understand the tremendous potential of analysing customer data and those who are waiting until a solution becomes unavoidable. The way forward is through collaboration but...

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