Battery swapping can propel India’s electric car revolution

Published on Monday, 23 October 2017

Motorists can charge their vehicles automatically in less than a minute with the battery-swapping system.
Motorists can charge their vehicles automatically in less than a minute with the battery-swapping system.

adb.org_Imagine you’re buying a car, and the manufacturer forces you to purchase not only the vehicle itself but also demanded you pay upfront for 10 years worth of fuel. About $25,000 for the car and another $50,000 for the gas. Would you still purchase the car? Absolutely not, unless the gasoline was given at a discount price, right?

Anyone shopping for an electric car could be forgiven for thinking that manufacturers are asking to pay upfront for future energy use. These vehicles are still on average about 35% more expensive than non-electric cars – despite gradually declining battery prices and the promise of practically zero maintenance fees. Continue reading “Battery swapping can propel India’s electric car revolution”

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Vietnam is gold mine for int’l express delivery firms

Last update 08:00 | 23/10/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – As Vietnamese favor foreign-made products and are willing to pay more for products they like, international express delivery firms see Vietnam as a fertile land for their business.


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The rapid increase in imports/exports has also helped the development of logistics companies. A GDC (General Department of Customs) report shows that import/export turnover in the first eight months of the year reached $270.91 billion, an increase of 20.9 percent over the same period last year. Continue reading “Vietnam is gold mine for int’l express delivery firms”

Qualified labour lacking in logistics

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The country needs roughly 20,000 high-quality workers meeting professional requirements. — Photo vneconomy.vn

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HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s logistics sector is facing a shortage of high-quality human resources and needs co-operation in training among the Government, universities, businesses and associations.

Speaking on Thursday at a workshop in Hà Nội on upgrading the logistics workforce, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Department of Export-Import, Trần Thanh Hải, said only 1,300–1,500 out of over 3,000 logistics suppliers work effectively in Việt Nam. Continue reading “Qualified labour lacking in logistics”

Logistics: Out to the world

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Despite being in its early stages of development, Vietnam’s logistics sector remains on the radar of foreign investors thanks to the country’s skilled workforce, relatively low costs, and rapid e-commerce development. 

Samsung signed an agreement to cooperate with the Minh Phuong Logistics Corporation, one of Vietnam’s leading logistics companies, in July, according to South Korean media, and this was not the first time it has announced an investment in Vietnam’s logistic market.

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Samsung said in a statement that it had closed a deal with Minh Phuong to establish a joint enterprise. This is the fourth time Samsung SDS has launched a joint enterprise in order to establish itself in an overseas market, and is the second time in Vietnam. Continue reading “Logistics: Out to the world”

Samsung sets up logistics company as market heats up

Last update 16:00 | 10/08/2017
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For the majority of Vietnamese, Samsung means smartphone, TV and washing machine. However, the South Korean investor has been taking steps towards the logistics markets.

Before joining hands with Minh Phuong, Samsung teamed up with ALS, also a logistics company, to manage the goods terminal at Noi Bai Airport, one of the two largest airports in Vietnam.

Samsung’s involvement in the management at the goods terminal at Noi Bai helps Samsung ensure delivery time and smooth operation of the supply chain. Noi Bai is the biggest export portal for Samsung’s electronic exports manufactured at its two factories in Bac Ninh and Thai Nguyen.

Samsung’s involvement in the management at the goods terminal at Noi Bai helps Samsung ensure delivery time and smooth operation of the supply chain. Noi Bai is the biggest export portal for Samsung’s electronic exports manufactured at its two factories in Bac Ninh and Thai Nguyen.

However, the cooperation with Minh Phuong is another story. The owner of the company was once praised by Bloomberg as the ‘logistics Queen’ of Vietnam. To take part in the domestic logistics market, where road transport makes up 65 percent of the market share, joining hands with Minh Phuong was the most efficient choice. Continue reading “Samsung sets up logistics company as market heats up”