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The changing nature of the Logistics & Shipping Industry – Asia’s @ the Centre

Logistics & shipping, one of the world’s most turbulent and fast-changing industries, highly dependent on global economic situations and international relationships.

Many of you might (maybe nostalgically) remember how Rotterdam, once unarguably the world’s largest port, in just a few years (2004-2007) was overtaken by Shanghai, Ningbo, Singapore and Shenzhen while closely followed by Qingdao, Guangzhou and Tianjin. With Asia as the rising star, the sky was the limit for the global logistics industry. Nothing but a major economic disaster could stop an ongoing exponential growth. And guess what happened…

After 2008, the industry became less optimistic. Third party logistics, from origin a European and American invention, is now witnessing a diminishing world demand, while competition remains stiff and heavily price-oriented. With a double digit growth in ocean freight forwarding in 2012, things might not be as hopeless as many industrial professionals claim it to be. However, it is clear that market conditions have changed and it is now up to the industry to show her flexibility.

The major challenge for the Logistics&shipping industry during this economic downturn is not so much surviving but rather adapting to changing global circumstances. The future remains uncertain, but current trends start to unveil the new global 3PL platform e.g.:

  • The rise of Intra-Asia as a major trade area.
  • The emergence of China as a mature consumer market with domestic production and sales.
  • The transfer of production sites to West China and other countries in SE Asia.
  • The remarkable growth of trade amongst developing countries.
  • China’s proactive overseas investment strategy including large-scale infrastructure projects in Africa, South America and Asia..
  • The increasing global popularity of Chinese brands such as COFCO, Huawei and Lenovo.

Many industrial players already started to adapt; investing in new trade lanes, project services and warehousing&transportation within Asia. These new trends by no means indicate that Western-based companies should abandon their home-advantage and go all-in for Asia. However, China already has become the second market for most forwarders and carriers, while for many it will be hard to deny that China has become their single largest cash cow.

Ruben van den BoerLogistics Recruitment Specialist, RMG Selection   ruben.boer@rmgselection.com or beijing@rmgselection.com or call +86 10 5896 2288.

The changing nature of the Logistics & Shipping Industry – Asia's @ the Centre

Logistics & shipping, one of the world’s most turbulent and fast-changing industries, highly dependent on global economic situations and international relationships.

Many of you might (maybe nostalgically) remember how Rotterdam, once unarguably the world’s largest port, in just a few years (2004-2007) was overtaken by Shanghai, Ningbo, Singapore and Shenzhen while closely followed by Qingdao, Guangzhou and Tianjin. With Asia as the rising star, the sky was the limit for the global logistics industry. Nothing but a major economic disaster could stop an ongoing exponential growth. And guess what happened…

After 2008, the industry became less optimistic. Third party logistics, from origin a European and American invention, is now witnessing a diminishing world demand, while competition remains stiff and heavily price-oriented. With a double digit growth in ocean freight forwarding in 2012, things might not be as hopeless as many industrial professionals claim it to be. However, it is clear that market conditions have changed and it is now up to the industry to show her flexibility.

The major challenge for the Logistics&shipping industry during this economic downturn is not so much surviving but rather adapting to changing global circumstances. The future remains uncertain, but current trends start to unveil the new global 3PL platform e.g.:

  • The rise of Intra-Asia as a major trade area.
  • The emergence of China as a mature consumer market with domestic production and sales.
  • The transfer of production sites to West China and other countries in SE Asia.
  • The remarkable growth of trade amongst developing countries.
  • China’s proactive overseas investment strategy including large-scale infrastructure projects in Africa, South America and Asia..
  • The increasing global popularity of Chinese brands such as COFCO, Huawei and Lenovo.

Many industrial players already started to adapt; investing in new trade lanes, project services and warehousing&transportation within Asia. These new trends by no means indicate that Western-based companies should abandon their home-advantage and go all-in for Asia. However, China already has become the second market for most forwarders and carriers, while for many it will be hard to deny that China has become their single largest cash cow.

Ruben van den BoerLogistics Recruitment Specialist, RMG Selection   ruben.boer@rmgselection.com or beijing@rmgselection.com or call +86 10 5896 2288.

Get your Summer Neatly Packed!– CRI

It is already the mid of July. Get a productive summer by having a smart plan. CEO of RMG Selection is invited to talk about tips in planning a resourceful summer vacation on CRI. Come ! Listen! And find out more!

7月中旬,所有的学生都开始他们盼望已久的暑假。如何让你的暑假充实而精彩?罗迈国际CEO潘瑞宝(Robert Parkinson)在CRI,以职场规划的角度,教您度过完美的暑假时光。 可以通过以下链接在线收听: Listen to the radio online: http://english.cri.cn/8706/2013/07/19/2861s776775.htm                                                        

The Trend of Chinese Job Market–Global Recruiters

RMG Selection conducted the China Talent Flow Survey and generated insights about trend of Chinese job market. Why your employees leave? Are talents willing to relocate? Which cities are their top choices? What is the most attractive industry in China? Find our analysis and perpectives below (Click the picture to view a larger image)

为什么员工离职? 员工们愿意被调遣到其他城市工作吗?他们最想到哪些城市?为什么换工作? 什么是中国最热门的就职行业?罗迈国际通过中国人才流动调查了解到中国人才市场的最新动向。更多人才市场分析和见解请看下图:(点击可以浏览清晰大图) Global Recruiter- May

The Era of Blue Collar–CBN Weekly

Blue collar used to be perceived as low salary and low skill occupations. In reality, there is a huge job market shortage of blue collar level positions especially high skilled technicians. Companies are willing to pay high salary for these rare talents.  Is it time to give your college degree a rest and consider learning a technical skill and become a blue collar? Where can you obtain these skills? Jenny, one of the senior consultants of RMG Selection, was invited to interview with CBN Weekly about the salary and career development of blue collar professionals. Find out more here:

在大学毕业生面临就业难的工作形势的同时,技术领域的人才市场缺口却十分大。例如,技工的人才市场缺口高达1000万人,而IT类人才缺口也达到100万。各个公司愿意出高薪聘请这些稀缺的技术人才。中国是否迎来了蓝领高薪的新时代?技术蓝领是否可以成为人们就业的新方向?在哪里可以学到这些技术?罗迈国际高级顾问Jenny(孙慧娟)接受了第一财经杂志的采访,分享了根据她对中国人才市场的了解,提供了关于蓝领的就业形势的见解。   Final PS

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