The Middle East offers "extremely lucrative" opportunities for companies able to take advantage of the region's emergence as a global logistics hub, said Essa Al-Saleh, president and CEO of Agility Global Integrated Logistics.
Supply chains in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region pose a unique set of challenges for the organizations that rely upon them. With a land mass four times the size of Europe, transportation and distribution issues are complex and challenging. The region's diversity, in terms of regulations and political climate, as well as its sheer size makes it difficult to think of an integrated Asia-Pacific supply chain.
The Food and Drug Administration has the responsibility for implementing FSMA and has issued seven proposed rules on each of the critical elements. These include Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls for both human and animal food; Produce Safety; Intentional Adulteration; Foreign Supplier Verification Programs; Accreditation of Third-party Auditors; and finally the Sanitary Food Transportation Act (SFTA).
The Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) convinced LAN Cargo to build its first U.S. maintenance facility at Miami International Airport. The $23.9m project is expected to create more than 300 jobs in the first five years.
Both global and domestic supply chain networks will need to become more resilient and reliable in order to better manage more volatile demand as well as pressures on margins, according to recent analysis by two consulting firms.
Two reports released by the World Bank provide new insights on Vietnam's freight logistics sector, including inland and coastal waterways, highlighting that it can be a new driver of growth for the country.
The Far East Land Bridge cargo cooperation, whose members aim to revolutionize rail connectivity along the Trans-Siberian route, has witnessed the first container freight train travel from Suzhou, China, to Warsaw, Poland. The 14-day transit resulted from a project among the government of the City of Suzhou in the Jiangsu Province, PKP Cargo (the Polish state railway) and RZD Logistics (part of Russia's rail behemoth).