May 17, 2020

Dimerco wins airfreight forwarder of the year 2016

Smart Cities Mission India
Edward Lin
CEO of Dimerco
Taiwan logistics provider
Nye Longman
2 min
Dimerco wins airfreight forwarder of the year 2016
Taiwan-based logistics provider, Dimerco Express Group, has been named as ‘Airfreight Forwarder of The Year 2016 in the Air Cargo Week Awards at a...

Taiwan-based logistics provider, Dimerco Express Group, has been named as ‘Airfreight Forwarder of The Year 2016’ in the Air Cargo Week Awards at a ceremony in Shanghai, with over 350 air cargo professionals in attendance.
 

Edward Lin, CEO of Dimerco, said: “This is the first time that Dimerco has been recognised for exceptional performance in airfreight forwarding, and is a measure of our growing standing within the global logistics community. We were particularly honoured to be selected from an impressive list of global finalists by our peers from within the air cargo community.”

Dimerco was also nominated recently in both "Best Logistics Service Provider - Air Freight" and "Best Green Logistics Operator" categories in the 2016 AFLAS Award for logistics excellence in the APAC region. Dimerco subsidiary Diversified Freight System (DFS) Corporation was granted the AEO by Sung Ru-Yao, Director of Keelung Customs Office, Taiwan, which will allow Dimerco customers speedier and safer transit.

Dimerco recently announced that it will be opening of an office in Ahmedabad, India in order to expand its global network along with its footprint in the sub-continent. 

Lin added: “Dimerco has long-term plans for expansion in India, one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Ahmedabad is one of a hundred Indian cities selected to develop as a smart city under Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission; Dimerco is the first Taiwan logistics provider to enter the marketplace in India and Ahmedabad will be our fourth office.”

“India is a booming market for international commerce and we believe has strong growth potential for years to come. We are expanding our sales and operation teams for trading and exporting to the US, especially for Telecommunications, High-Tech and Automotive industry customers in India.” 
 

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Jun 21, 2021

Elon Musk's Boring Co. planning wider tunnels for freight

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supplychain
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Elon Musk’s tunnelling firm plans underground freight tunnels with shipping containers moved on “battery-powered freight carriers”, according to reports

Elon Musk’s drilling outfit The Boring Company could be shifting its focus towards subterranean freight and logistics solutions, according to reports. 

A Boring Co. pitch deck seen and shared by Bloomberg depicts plans to construct wider tunnels designed to accommodate shipping containers. 

Founded by Tesla CEO Musk in 2016, the company initially stated its mission was to offer safer, faster point-to-point transport for people, particularly in cities plagued by traffic congestion. It also planned longer tunnels to ferry passengers between popular destinations across the US. 

The Boring Co. completed its first commercial project earlier this year in April. The 1.7m tunnel system is designed to move professionals between convention centres in Las Vegas using Tesla EVs. It says the Las Vegas Convention Centre Loop can cut travel time between venues from 45 minutes to just two. 

 

Boring Co.'s new freight tunnels

The Boring Co.'s new tunnel designs would allow freight to be transported on purpose built platforms, labelled as “battery-powered freight carriers”. The document shows that, though the containers could technically fit within its current 12-foot tunnels, wider tunnels would be more efficient. Designs for a new tunnel, 21 feet in diameter, show that they can comfortably accommodate two containers side-by-side, with a one-foot gap between them.

The Boring Co.’s new drilling machine, dubbed Prufrock, can tunnel at a rate of one mile per week, which is six times faster than its previous machine, and is designed to ‘porpoise’ - mimicking the marine animal by ‘diving’ below ground and reemerging once the tunnel is complete. 

Tesla’s supply chain woes 

Tesla is facing its own supply chain and logistic issues. The EV manufacturer has raised the price of its vehicles, with CEO Musk confirming the incremental hike was a result of “major supply chain pressure”. Musk replied to a disgruntled Twitter user, confused as to why prices were rising while features were being removed from the cars, saying the “raw materials especially” were a big issue. 

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Car manufacturing continues to be one of the industries hit hardest by a global shortage in semiconductor chips. While China’s chip manufacturing levels hit an all-time high in May, and the US is proposing a 25% tax credit for chip manufacturers, demand still outstrips supply. Automakers including Volkswagen and Audi have again said they expect reduced vehicle output in the next quarter due to a lack of semiconductors, with more factory downtime likely
 

Top Image credit: The Boring Company / @boringcompany

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