Logistics Solutions Examples

Clean Air Asia's report provides a background to freight logistics; issues faces in China; a summary of the third-party logistics (3PL) and the fourth-party logistics (4PL) market in China and development barriers; and best practices for logistics solutions worldwide.

In this report, five logistics solutions that are more relevant to China to address logistics issues are discussed:

Drop-and-Hook, which is a method to organize transport to eliminate empty miles and optimize performance, where “drop” refers to delivering a trailer and dropping at the customer site (or a distribution center), and “hook” refers to immediately hooking up a loaded trailer and moving it to the destination.

Logistics Information Platform (also Freight Exchange) matches freight with available vehicle space. Haulers and truck drivers can search online for available freight – or post their available transport capacity. Similarly freight forwarders can offer freight for transportation, or search for suitable vehicles.

Multimodal Transport, which refers to the carriage of goods by at least two different modes of transport on the basis of a multimodal transport contract from a place at which the goods are taken in charge by the multimodal transport operator to a place designated for delivery.

Fleet and Fuel Management, which refers to systems used to maintain, control, monitor and a vehicle fleet and fuel consumption and stock in any type of industry that uses transport as a means of business, including rail, road, water and air.

Freight Company Consortium, which is an association between usually small and medium carriers or distributors to pool their resources and strengths in order to win and manage larger and more lucrative logistics contracts.

For more information on these logistics solutions, read the full report:

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