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Issue 6 2018 - FBJNA CMA CGM’S Ze BOX,

PSA unboXed sign MOU to drive digitalization, innovation


PSA unboXed have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive digitalization and innovation in the shipping and supply chain ecosystem. Ze Box is CMA CGM’s

corporate venture capital arm that invests in start-ups with


strategic value to the CMA CGM Group, while PSA unboXed is PSA International’s external innovation and corporate venture capital arm. The collaboration builds on

the commercial partnership between CMA CGM Group and PSA International, such as the CMA CGM-PSA Lion Terminal in Singapore. Under the MoU, both

companies will support the growth of each other’s ecosystem through the collaboration of resources and collaborate through their corporate innovation programs to address industry problems. They will leverage on each other’s industry knowledge and experience in shipping and supply chain management to

provide problem statements as well as real life solution capabilities, to test-bed ideas and to achieve better customer experience and operational efficiency. The companies will also support each other’s mentorship program through the provision of experienced mentors to catalyze the growth of start-ups in the programs. Ze Box will set up a satellite office within PSA unboXed premises in Singapore. “Through this collaboration,

we will mentor start-ups and offer them access to key

knowledge and expertise, so that they are well-placed to succeed,” said Rodolphe Saade, CMA CGM Group chairman and CEO. “This partnership will accelerate our digital strategy to achieve better customer experience and operational efficiency.” Tan Chong Meng, group

CEO form PSA International, added: “Logistics is a team sport, and PSA and CMA CGM have different and yet complementary strengths in the global supply chain. This technological collaboration will add depth and diversity to our respective innovation efforts, as we seek to co-create meaningful and

impactful solutions in

the face of technological disruptions and changing customer needs.”

AA becomes 1st US carrier to begin Cuba cargo service

American Airlines (AA) has become the first US passenger carrier to offer cargo service in Cuba. The airline now offers mail service, including correspondence, parcels and express mail, into and out of

José Martí International

Airport (HAV) in Havana. AA offers one daily fight

from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and four daily flights from Miami International Airport (MIA). Flights from MIA are scheduled to increase to five daily in October. The MIA flights are operated with B737- 800 aircraft and the CLT flight is operated with the Airbus

CR Express connects with “Belt and Road” Logistics Networks

China is actively promoting economic

and routes. trade This co-

operation with countries and regions along the Belt and Road


expansion of the China-Europe Railway Express (CR Express) network running between the Chinese mainland and Europe, providing express rail freight as an alternative to sea and air transport. Since the 2011 launch of

the CR Express service from Chongqing in western China to

Duisburg in Germany, freight volume has risen considerably. Not only are western region Chinese manufacturers making greater use of CR Expresstrains to replace Europe-bound sea freight, coastal cities in the eastern region

are also launching

railway services, one aſter another. Against this backdrop,

logistics companies have begun to integrate rail freight services with sea and air

networks in order to provide a more comprehensive international logistics service to clients. For example, Nippon Express (Shanghai) Co Ltd, a Japanese-funded company located in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, plans to provide rail freight services to Europe through the CR Express lines running from China’s coastal and inland cities. This is intended to support Nippon

Express clients in capturing trade development

A319. American is the leading US

airline in Cuba, with nine daily flights

to five destinations

in the country, including flights between MIA and HAV, Holguin (HOG), Santa Clara (SNU), Varadero (VRA) and Camagüey (CMW), and between CLT and HAV. American has served Cuba

since 1991 – with charter service for more than 25 years and with scheduled service since

September 2016. The

addition of mail service will further strengthen American’s commitment

to serving the

needs of customers in the U.S.- Cuba market.

opportunities between China and Europe, as well as the BRI.


CN to invest C$30m in New Brunswick rail infrastructure

CN plans 2018 to invest C $30

million in New Brunswick in

to strengthen the

company’s rail network across the province,


safety and supporting efficient service. The investments are

part of CN’s overall capital program in 2018 and will focus on the replacement, upgrade and


of key track infrastructure. Planned capital work in New Brunswick involves installing about 20 miles of new rail, including more than 50,000 railroad ties; rebuilding road crossing surfaces and maintenance work on bridges, culverts, signal systems; and other track infrastructure.

“We are again investing

across New Brunswick to support a safe and fluid railway network,” said Michael Farkouh, vice-president of CN’s Eastern Region. CN remains committed to investing for the long haul to raise the bar on service for our customers in New Brunswick and North America, while continuing to strengthen our infrastructure in support of our unwavering commitment to railway safety.” CN’s New Brunswick rail

network spans the province transporting consumer goods and other intermodal traffic to Moncton and reaches the ports of Saint John and Belledune.

DT World to create

logistics community system in DR

A new electronic trade portal that will enable trade and make life easier for business has been launched in the Dominican Republic by Dubai Trade World (DT World). As a subsidiary of DP World, DT

World will provide its ‘Mawani’ system that connects logistics services onto one platform, as well as management and consultancy services to DR Trade – a new joint venture company formed by DP World Caucedo and the Haina International

Terminal. A recent signing ceremony in

Caucedo to mark the agreement was attended by representatives of the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Finance, General Directorate of Customs, National Council of Competitiveness, National Free Zones Council, National Council of Private Enterprise, Association of Industries of the Dominican Republic, the Dominican Association of Exporters and senior DT World officials.

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