The KN Eurasia Express – a rail freight transport service is expanding
On Tuesday, it was revealed that Kuehne + Nagel is operating tactically by further expanding its KN Eurasia Express network, after it was successfully launched only six months ago. The service will now extend to Asia. Shipments from commercial areas in northern China, Japan, South Korea and South-East Asian countries to Europe have been added to the service. To transport cargo shipments from some of the new additional locations, for example, Japan and South Korea, a combined rail and sea service will be used.
This expansion gives the company the status of being the first logistics provider to transport LCL (less than container load) shipments between China and Russia, with 50 Chinese collection points being linked to 20 collection points in Russia. The transit time takes a maximum of 24 days, which is faster in comparison to sea freight shipments. Another attractive benefit for customers is a lower cost in contrast to air freight. Customers also have access to the KN Login information platform to track all of their shipments. This extended service also provides the first direct link between Xian, China and Kouvola, Finland with a transportation time of around 14 days.
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Anheuser-Busch and Convoy are forming a partnership
This week, it was announced that Anheuser-Busch, a brewing company, and trucking technology startup Convoy have signed a multi-year partnership deal. Convoy provides companies with a large network of trucks with real-time GPS tracking and guaranteed capacity. Before this collaboration, Anheuser-Busch was already using Convoy’s trucking facilities and will continue to do so but the partnership now allows the brewing company to improve its logistics operations.
Furthermore, Convoy was selected as a partner to help Anheuser-Busch operate more efficiently and in a sustainable manner. As a result, the brewing company can use Convoy’s data management platform, which records every detail of the shipment process, to evaluate their operations and make necessary improvements to their supply chain. These improvements will include flexible-trucking capacity, different approaches to pricing and visibility-driven service developments. Moreover, Convoy will also help to find ways to increase truck drivers’ wages and reduce empty miles on the road.
Find out more about this partnership here.
Target to introduce new climate program
On Tuesday, discount store retailer Target announced its latest plans regarding sustainability and cleaner supply chain operations. The company has set goals to reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions it produces. The aim is to have decreased these emissions by 2025 to a figure that is 25% less than levels two years ago. This will be done by obtaining all energy from renewable sources for domestic operations over the next few years. For example, Target plans to increase the use of solar and wind power to counterbalance energy used at its facilities. In addition, the amount of energy-efficient heating and lighting in stores will be raised.
As part of the program, Target hopes to also decrease emissions produced from its indirect sources, such as manufacturing and distribution of products, by 2 million metric tons by 2022 through its participation in projects. These include being more involved in Clean by Design, a textile industry program, and the Vietnam improvement program to advance water and energy efficiency. To help with a quick transition process Target intends to work closely with its stakeholders, such as industry partners and policymakers.
To find out more about this policy, click here.
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