With the recent COVID related disruptions easing, the Logistics Challenge 2021, one of the biggest threats to the global economic recovery, comes back into everybody’s focus.
Freight rates are setting new records every week, ports are shut by virus cases, containers are in substantial shortage, incoming shipments are stuck on vessels that cannot be unloaded and the upcoming Christmas season has finished products, ready for export, sitting in warehouses and ports.
Commodity product distributors for products such as tires, babystroller or electronic goods cannot pass logistic cost hikes on to the end-users and are loosing business share in overseas markets.
For our upcoming event, WuxiCham has teamed up with a globally leading logistics firm, Duisport and Kunyue Logistics to shed more light on the current logistics situation.
Our three industry experts will update us on the global logistics situation, on the status of local logistics and on the rail connection to Europe as an alternative channel for customers.
Lance Lu of OOCL China will kick off the evening with a presentation on the “Current Status and Outlook for Regional and Global Logistic Markets”.
Lance has more than 20 years experience in logistics, covering Ocean Freight, NVOCC, Contract Logistics & International Supply Chain end to end solutions. He specialized in chemical, retails, FMCG industry and is familiar with the recent digitalization development.
Following the Keynote presentation, Cloud Jiang, Vice GM and Manager of overseas business department of Kunyue Logistics will update us on the local logistic markets.
In his presentation, Cloud will give us more insights on current challenges for domestic transport such as changing COVID regulations, environmental measures, shortage of containers, growing need for special transport, aging truck drivers and growing labor cost.
To round off the presentations, we will look at rail logistic, that has become an alternative on the new silk route and for deliveries to and from Europe.
Daniel Conrad, Sales Director and Guanzhe Cao of Duisport, the operator of rail logistics between Europe and China, will give us further insights into this alternative transport channel to/from Europe. What is the current status, what are the capacities and possibilities, what are constraints and options for using the rail channel, what are the difficulties openly. They will give us advice on necessary packaging, container stowage, customs matters, the delivery to end-users and other aspects to take into consideration and answer related questions.
Following the presentations, we will round off our events with discussions over a drinks and a joint dinner.
Our event will take place at the Ascott in Central Wuxi where we will organize a set meal during the event and the first drink included in the entry price.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 23rd, 2021
Time: 18:15 Registration, 18:30 Start of the Event, Closing around 20:30
Cost: 120 RMB Members, 200 RMB Guest
Location: Ascott Central Wuxi,
290 Zhongshan Road, Liangxi District, Wuxi City, Jiangsu Province / 江苏省无锡市梁溪区中山路290号
Please scan the following QR code to register to our event. Registration will close 24 hours before the event or when capacity is reached.
We are looking forward to see you there.
The WuxiCham Committee.