Almost a month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated large swathes of the Philippines the relief effort is still struggling to meet the needs of the millions affected. Logistics capacity is proving a key choke point despite many of the world’s leading transport companies offering support.
News & Analysis
05 Dec 2013
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorized $105 million for design, construction and realignment of parts of five main access roads to marine terminals in the Newark-Elizabeth port complex.
02 Dec 2013
State investment in infrastructure will be critical if Southeast Asia is to realize its full economic potential, according to leading analysts.
20 Nov 2013
The rapid growth of e-commerce in China is a facet of the robust domestic consumption fueling demand for modern logistics facilities, according to Jeffrey H. Schwartz of Global Logistics Properties.
11 Nov 2013
More than 10,000 people are feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) caused widespread devastation in the central Philippines on Friday and Saturday.
08 Nov 2013
The Philippines faced yet more loss of life and economic destruction today as Typhoon Yolanda (known internationally as Typhoon Hainan) made landfall at 4 a.m. local time, bringing with it wind gusts of more than 200 miles per hour and a storm front of over 370 miles.
31 Oct 2013
Trade growth to and from the Philippines is being held back by poor gateway performance and a lack of hinterland infrastructure, claim lines and forwarders.
24 Oct 2013
West Coast ports today are capable of handling the water and landside demands that the current generation of big ships are making on their infrastructure, but they must spend billions of additional dollars to accommodate even bigger container ships that will call there in the next few years.
18 Oct 2013
As Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Indonesia is one of the rising stars on a continent full of them. An archipelago consisting of more than 17,000 islands, it’s also one of Asia’s biggest logistics challenges. Now it’s facing another challenge, a slowing economy marked by rising inflation colliding with an urgent need of a transportation infrastructure upgrade.
16 Oct 2013
China and India are tipped to overtake the U.S. as the lead importers of goods tied to infrastructure projects by the end of this decade, according to a new forecast by analysts at HSBC.