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Olli-Pekka Hilmola
Lappeenranta University of Technology
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#1Yulia PanovaH-Index: 2
Last.Weidong Li (Beijing Jiaotong University)H-Index: 1
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E-commerce is experiencing strong global growth, and leading market is nowadays that of China, whether it is evaluated from the perspective of domestic market size or cross-border volumes. In this research work further understanding and knowledge is built from Chinese market using general choice algorithm (GCA) and two real-life case studies. The outcome of GCA model shows the list of the most preferable locations for e-commerce enterprise development. Findings of this study are also compared to...
In recent years, there has been a lot of attention paid to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which aims to invest in better connecting China, South-East Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe. As countries that share the same continent, and are in many cases without proper sea connection (landlocked), the key mode of long-distance transportation is railways. However, numerous countries have different levels of past investments, labor productivity, transportation profile, and cultur...
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#2Olli-Pekka HilmolaH-Index: 17
Last.Yulia PanovaH-Index: 2
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Nowadays, China dominates logistics volumes, and its container logistics is associated with the largest sea ports, such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Ningbo. However, China’s coastal line is long and contains numerous million-container-handling sea ports. Current leading sea ports are located mostly in the south or at the middle point of the coastal line. Volumes are rather concentrated in these few areas. Despite the fact that China’s vast population is well-spread throughout the coastal line, maj...
Earlier in Europe, there existed many local textile brands and manufacturers. However, these have experienced significant pressure from the rapid expansion, and success of the European based global textile industry corporations, such as H&M and Inditex (Zara). Their further advancement is supported by the expansion into the new locations and application of nearshoring strategies to the favourable markets, such as Russian, which have attracted to some extent previously entirely offshored European...
#1Olli-Pekka Hilmola (Lappeenranta University of Technology)H-Index: 17
The change in regulation in the Baltic Sea concerning sulphur emissions from shipping was a demanding change. Finnish and Estonian companies took a ‘wait and see’ strategy approach, where only one major shipping company invested in scrubbers on a large-scale. Many shipping companies have made initial investments in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) ships, which are serving, or are going to serve in the near future, RoPax, container and bulk customers. Despite these investments, in the previous decade,...
#1Olli-Pekka Hilmola (Lappeenranta University of Technology)H-Index: 17
Different future scenarios can be evaluated using computer simulation. This chapter illustrates that changes in the northern Baltic Sea region due to sulphur regulation were driven by speed and other cost items rather than purely freight cost. If the cargo has some value, price erosion and cost of inventory holding represent significant financial burdens in supply chains. These short lead time smart solutions do not experience significant problems if CO2 emissions are put under some payment sche...
#1Olli-Pekka Hilmola (Lappeenranta University of Technology)H-Index: 17
Within the European map, Finland is a little like an island; the country is in peninsula position within the northern Baltic Sea. Therefore, foreign transportation flows are tied to the sea. In the Baltic Sea region, Finland’s most important foreign destinations of unitized cargo (containers, semi-trailers and trucks) are the sea ports of Germany, Sweden and Estonia. Previously, Germany and Sweden were clearly dominating in terms of cargo flows. However, Estonia has continuously grown (and conti...
#1Olli-Pekka Hilmola (Lappeenranta University of Technology)H-Index: 17
Numerous logistics flow direction and warehousing surveys have been completed in Finland and Sweden during the period of 2010–2015. Surveys have been conducted with the largest companies in these countries (excluding banking, finance and the service sector). In 2015, Estonia’s largest companies were also included in these surveys. Based on these surveys, it could be concluded that the most typical transportation unit in companies is semi-trailer/trailer, followed by container, and other units. C...
#1Olli-Pekka Hilmola (Lappeenranta University of Technology)H-Index: 17
Using trucks in hinterland transportation has a long tradition in Europe. Typically, in a cross-border context, trucks accompanied by a semi-trailer unit are the most commonly used. All northern Baltic Sea countries, such as Finland, Sweden and the three Baltic States rely on these as part of large-scale in European supply chains (after sea port handling volumes): (in tons) or international railway volumes hardly grew. However, trucks accompanied by semi-trailer units have continued to grow. Thi...
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