Yusen Logistics establishes Cambodia operation
Yusen Logistics Co Ltd, a leading provider of contract logistics and air/ocean freight forwarding, established Yusen Logistics (Cambodia) Co Ltd on September 5.
Operations will commence on November 1, 2013.
Yusen Logistics set up the Phnom Penh Representative Office in 2011 and has expanded its business through local partners as the Cambodian economy grew. The volume of ocean cargo has increased 30 percent year on year, which has achieved 30 percent share of all container freight from Cambodia to Japan, the Ccompany’s estimates.
The volume of air cargo has also risen steadily. A spokesman for the company said performance has been backed by its “high quality of transportation”. With the backdrop of this high growth and demand for transportation, the company decided to launch the corporation.
Yusen Logistics has developed a range of forwarding services, including the procurement logistics of clothing from Cambodia to major retailers of Japan, Europe, and the United States, the consolidation service for smaller shipments from Cambodia with its own operation, which it started ahead of the competition, and air cargo transportation using its network in Asia.
It is strengthening its cross-border trucking networks from Thailand through Cambodia to Vietnam, using the Southern Economic Corridor and is already providing transportation at ordinary temperatures and is making preparations for refrigerated and chilled transport services.
Yusen Logistics will enhance its services and overseas networks, providing services that encompass rapidly growing Indochina, including Cambodia, and actively making proposals on logistics.
Yusen Logistics (Cambodia) Co., Ltd.
Intelligent Office Center (IOC Building), No. 254, Preah Monivong Blvd, 2nd Floor, Unit F2-R05, Sankat Beoung Raing, Khan Duan Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
September 5, 2013
November 1, 2013
Biden establishes Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force
The US government is to establish a new body with the express purpose of addressing imbalances and other supply chain concerns highlighted in a review of the sector, ordered by President Joe Biden shortly after his inauguration.
The Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force will “focus on areas where a mismatch between supply and demand has been evident,” the White House said. The division will be headed up by the Secretaries of Commerce, Transportation, and Agriculture, and will focus on housing construction, transportation, agriculture and food, and semiconductors - a drastic shortage of which has hit some of the US economy’s biggest industries in consumer technology and vehicle manufacturing.
“The Task Force will bring the full capacity of the federal government to address near-term supply/demand mismatches. It will convene stakeholders to diagnose problems and surface solutions - large and small, public or private - that could help alleviate bottlenecks and supply constraints,” the White House said.
In late February, President Biden ordered a 100 day review of the supply chain across the key areas of medicine, raw materials and agriculture, the findings of which were released this week. While the COVID-19 health crisis had a deleterious effect on the nation’s supply chain, the published assessment of findings says the root cause runs much deeper. The review concludes that “decades of underinvestment”, alongside public policy choices that favour quarterly results and short-term solutions, have left the system “fragile”.
In response, the administration aims to address four key issues head on, strengthening its position in health and medicine, sustainable and alternative energy, critical mineral mining and processing, and computer chips.
Support domestic production of critical medicines
- A syndicate of public and private entities will jointly work towards manufacturing and onshoring of essential medical suppliers, beginning with a list of 50-100 “critical drugs” defined by the Food and Drug Administration.
- The consortium will be led by the Department of Health and Human Services, which will commit an initial $60m towards the development of a “novel platform technologies to increase domestic manufacturing capacity for API”.
- The aim is to increase domestic production and reduce the reliance upon global supply chains, particularly with regards to medications in short supply.
Secure an end-to-end domestic supply chain for advanced batteries
- The Department of Energy will publish a ‘National Blueprint for Lithium Batteries’, beginning a 10 year plan to "develop a domestic lithium battery supply chain that combats the climate crisis by creating good-paying clean energy jobs across America”.
- The effort will leverage billions in funding “to finance key strategic areas of development and fill deficits in the domestic supply chain capacity”.
Invest in sustainable domestic and international production and processing of critical minerals
- An interdepartmental group will be established by the Department of Interior to identify sites where critical minerals can be produced and processed within US borders. It will collaborate with businesses, states, tribal nations and stockholders to “expand sustainable, responsible critical minerals production and processing in the United States”.
- The group will also identify where regulations may need to be updated to ensure new mining and processing “meets strong standards”.
Partner with industry, allies, and partners to address semiconductor shortages
- The Department of Commerce will increase its partnership with industry to support further investment in R&D and production of semiconductor chips. The White House says its aim will be to “facilitate information flow between semiconductor producers and suppliers and end-users”, improving transparency and data sharing.
- Enhanced relationships with foreign allies, including Japan and South Korea will also be strengthened with the express proposed of increasing chip output, promoting further investment in the sector and “to promote fair semiconductor chip allocations”.