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When China’s economy liberalised, it opened opportunities for private companies to venture into the global sphere of logistics. At the time TIJ Freight Services Limited saw the booming potential of the logistics industry in China and cemented their foundations. TIJ Freight Services, a founding member of New Silk Road Network could forecast the future of logistics and be prepared to leverage the incoming opportunities that the market presented.

(TIJ Freight Services Team. Center: Even Bao; Ext. Right: Jay Yu)

(Pic Credit:Langowski Logistics)

There is a growing expectation in the market to have robust digital systems that assist logistics companies in their daily task, making it organised and thoroughly efficient. With that in mind, New Silk Road Network’s (NSRN) founding member Langowski Logistics has completed the implementation of the Warehouse Management System (WMS) in their warehouse unit in the Gdansk.

While speaking of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the central focus for logistics tends to be on rail freight as the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (MSR) is kept in the backdrop. However, the MSR is equally integral to the BRI, as it strives to include many nations under this cooperative endeavour.

(COSCO Vessel. Pic Credit: Jacob Meissner)

The year 2020 has not been a smooth sail for many in the logistics business. The avalanche of lockdowns and the slowing of trade has caused heavy losses, pushing many companies to make difficult decisions. Before the coronavirus pandemic, sea-freight was a mainly cheap and stable way of transporting cargo. However, since the multiple lockdowns in different parts of the world, the system became haywire, cropping up many unforeseeable issues. Shipping companies were affected by the pandemic, and many began to install austerity measures. When the lockdowns started to relax, and trade picked up, another concern awaited.

(COSCO Vessel. Pic Credit:Wikipedia, by Fletcher6)

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