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Hyundai Merchant Marine to use Internet of Things (IOT) Tech for Refeer Container to cut cost
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 04:28

Hyundai Merchant Marine is trialing the use of Internet of Things (IoT) technology to its refrigerating containers to better monitor freshness of temperature-sensitive products during delivery, the company said.

The shipping company will start testing the service on 10 of its refrigerating containers till October and decide whether to expand the IoT-based monitoring to all of its freezing containers based on big data analysis of the test-run results. The company will be assessing whether the service cuts operational costs and improves the quality of the refrigerating service.

Without IoT sensors, the ship’s crew has to monitor the temperature of refrigerating containers every 12 hours and report the results to cargo owners. IoT technology is expected to make that process a lot faster and more convenient as the shipping company can monitor and control temperatures in containers via computers in real-time, assuming the ship has an internet connection.

“As it is most important for refrigerating containers to maintain a certain temperature while passing through hot or cold regions on the way to the final destination, the application of IoT technology will upgrade the quality of our logistics service,” a spokesperson from Hyundai Merchant Marine said.

As the company has already been participating in a local consortium comprised of IT service companies and Government organizations to discuss applying blockchain technology to shipping and logistics, the application of IoT could help offer a more effective and digitized service to customers, the company noted in a press release.

The consortium established in June consists of IT service companies such as Samsung SDS and IBM Korea as well as the Korea Customs Service and Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.

SASTECO sustainable development under pressure of relocation2017
Thursday, 31 August 2017 01:39

Facing harsh demands from market, enterprises should keep improve their quality for better competition abilities. Not away from the trend, Saigon Stevedoring Company (Sasteco) keeps changing in the progress of development and thus, receives prestige from its customers.

Innovation guideline

Sasteco is a unit being given priority to operate and to be in charge of stevedoring, forwarding and packaging cargo at ports and routes belonging to Saigon Port. Besides Saigon Port area where accounts for 55% of annual income with operations of production and services, the company has expanded its market shares to other ports and berths in the area of HCMC (Ben Nghe port, Tan Thuan Dong port, Vegetable Port…);  in the Mekong Delta; in the area of Cai Mep- Thi Vai, Phu My, Ba Ria- Vung Tau (SSIT, ODA Thi Vai, TCOT); and Duyen Hai Thermal Power Plant, Tra Vinh.

As an important chain in sea port services, with the professionally- trained staff, Sasteco always provide customers with the most effective and professional services. Its service quality keeps being improved and thus brings more prestige to shippers and gives them a good image of Sasteco- a shippers and shipping agencies’ choice for stevedoring and forwarding…

In the reality that local sea port transport has been being developed to reduce workload for road transport, the company has had specific guideline to improve their abilities on sea port services. In the short- term strategy, it has invested in new equipment to replace old one, improve existing equipment to meet customers’ demands, and makes good use of its advantages in bidding for providing services at Phu My, BR-VT and at other regions. In long- term strategy, it will gradually involve in activities of branding and logistics activities: leasing equipment, maritime services, expand to new areas, together with cooperate with qualified partners to satisfy customers’ demands.

Besides business targets, environment protection and community support is of the company’s concerns. Sasteco has had social works: charity work and helping those in need, mostly aiming at laborers in the company.

Sustainable development

In Shareholders’ meeting 2016 report, the company had 132.46% of income and 223.21% of pre-tax profit year- over- year. For the coming time, Sasteco keeps maintaining its strength in the market of sea port services- the market becoming tougher and tougher, requiring providers to satisfy customers’ demands.

To make sure the relocation of Saigon port as scheduled, Sasteco has moved its office to the new address- 115, Street no.8, Nam Long Residential, Tan Thuan Ward, HCMC since May 29th, 2017. So far the company has completed its human resource plan: over 400 laborers quit job has been offered job-leaving support in accordance to the Decision 46/2010/ QĐ- TTg. And the company still maintains its staff for carrying container services, equipment, leasing services and its satellite units for carrying out bulk cargo and container services.

To meet customers’ needs, Sasteco has had closed cooperation with satellite units to make sure there is enough staff for service in the area of Saigon Port and HCMC. It also associates with PWT Company and other satellite units to provide services at ports in Phu My, BR-VT and focuses on providing services at Duyen Hai Thermal Power Plant, Tra Vinh. It tries to reduce cost when biding for providing services at the area.

With particular plans, proper guidelines and innovations to catch up with trends of development, Sasteco is able to confirm its competition abilities in front of even bigger competitors. Making good use of its inner force and modern technology, Sasteco is becoming a leading company in the field of sea port services.

Vietnam, Singapore firms in warehouse JV at inland container depot
Monday, 28 August 2017 02:02

QUANG Binh Import and Export Joint Stock Company has signed an agreement to set up a joint venture with Transworld GLS Vietnam Ltd, a unit of Transworld Singapore Group. The JV will be branded Transworld QBV ICD (inland container depot).

The joint venture will specialise in providing warehouse, loading and unloading, packing and customs clearance services and other services related to road, rail and waterway transportation at Quang Binh - Dinh Vu ICD (inland container depot) in Hai Phong, reported Hanoi's VN Express.

In its first phase, the company will invest in transport and customs clearance services on an area measuring 10 hectares at the ICD.

Quang Binh Import and Export is a producer and distributor of fertiliser, chemicals, agro-aqua products, food and beverages, and provides bonded warehouse and yard services, import-export, and import and re-export service.

Understanding the importance of Ices in the international logistics and supply chain industry, the company decided to invest in the Quang Binh - Dinh Vu ICD last year.

The Quang Binh-Dinh Vu ICD will be developed in three phases, with the first phase including a warehouse capable of handling 100,000 tons of goods per year and yard with a capacity of 250,000 TEU per year. Once completed, Quang Binh-Dinh Vu will be one of the biggest Ices in northern Vietnam.

The joint venture with Transworld GLS Vietnam aims to make the operation of the Quang Binh-Dinh Vu ICD more effective.

Transworld QBV ICD JSC is looking to develop Quang Binh-Dinh Vu ICD to be an enclosed logistics chain service that entails depot, yard, warehouse, transportation, lift-on/lift-off (LOLO) equipment and auxiliary infrastructure, serving as the biggest transit and customs clearance point in northern Vietnam.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Transworld chairman Mahesh Sivaswamy said: "Starting operation, the Transworld QBV ICD will contribute to cost reduction for enterprises by speeding up and improving efficient clearance service at the port. We engage that the volume of import and export cargo going through our depot is going to significantly increase."

Transworld Singapore is said to be one of the fastest growing companies in Asia and owns 40 containerships and 30,000 containers, including refrigerated containers.

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