Shippers unveil new initiative to strengthen supply chain in war against fakes

08 May 2018

Some of the world's largest blue-chip shippers have expanded their fight against the trade in counterfeit goods.

They have called on maritime logistics suppliers, container carriers and the freight forwarders that coordinate shipments, to introduce policies to ensure they only carry legitimate trade.

The Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) group introduced a Know Your Customer (KYC) best practices agreement at this week's TOC Container Supply Chain event in Singapore, urging maritime operators to verify the legitimacy of their customers and take steps to identify high-risk shipments.

Bigger ships and bigger ports an opening for 3PLs to revolutionise supply chains

27 April 2018

While the consolidation of liner shipping companies into larger alliances and associated deployment of larger vessels on the Asia-Europe trades appears to be leading to a reduced range of port choices for shippers, it could, perversely, bring opportunities for logistics service providers with access to significant trucking capacity.

Edoardo Podesta, MD Asia-Pacific for Dachser’s air and sea forwarding unit, told The Loadstar on the sidelines of this week’s TOC Container Supply Chain event in Singapore that concerns about rising freight prices due to consolidation..

PSA & CrimsonLogic announce new platform for Shippers & 3PLs

26 April 2018

Singapore port operator PSA and logistics software developer CrimsonLogic used TOC Asia to announce the release of a new trade platform for shippers and their 3PLs. It will enable them to manage and monitor the physical, regulatory and financial flow of goods passing through PSA’s network of terminals.

Terminal transformation – disruption, digitalization & supply chain dynamics

9 April 2018

Ahead of TOC Asia in Singapore this month, the TOC research team assesses the 2018 landscape for shipping, ports and terminals and looks at how smart technologies will continue to challenge and change the game

Automation focus @ TOC Asia

22 March 2018

TOC Asia again offers free to attend technical seminars as part of its offering to the global port and terminal communities. The two-day TECH TOC conference programme has digitalization at the heart of all discussions and features many global manufacturers alongside regional terminal operators. 

Digitalization & Disruption theme to take centre-stage at TOC Asia on 24 & 25 April during Singapore Maritime Week

10 January 2018

PSA International, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Dascher, ICTSI, Ericsson & Caterpillar  already confirmed as speakers. TOC Asia returns to Singapore - one of the world’s most important transhipment hubs - in conjunction with Singapore Maritime Week.  

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