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Doing Business in Belgium

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The Kingdom of Belgium achieved its independence from the Netherlands in 1830, and has become an admired modern country, well-known as the home of international organizations such as NATO and the EU. Since most Western European capitals are within 1,000 km of Brussels, Belgium’s capital, it is an ideal location for international groups.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 26 – December 2)

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Speaking of the strike, technology companies supplying critical semiconductor chips to the economy have started shifting cargo shipments from railroads to trucks with a national freight rail strike looming. The tech cargo being sent to trucks include semiconductor chips critical to the high-tech sector and auto industry.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 10 – 16)

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Amazon is acquiring Cloostermans, a company out of Belgium that is a specialist in mechatronics. A rise in cargo volumes and idling empty containers led the port to propose a dwell fee in August in hopes it would speed throughput.

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Doing Business in the Netherlands

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It is bordered by Belgium, Germany and the North Sea. The Netherlands has a total of 29 airports, five of which are considered major airports, and two of which have paved runways capable of handling cargo planes. Primary trading partners included Germany, Belgium, the U.K., With a total area of 41,543 sq. state of New Jersey.

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Supply Chain Experiencing High Rate of Terrorist Attacks

Material Handling & Logistics

The variety of attacks include targeting the oil infrastructure, hijacking and cargo theft through to contraband smuggling, extortion and kidnapping schemes. . Physical attacks against the supply chain, such as arsons, bombings, or armed assaults create direct disruption and often result in the destruction or loss of transported cargo.

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The Impact of SOLAS on Ocean Shipping and Data Management

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The revised Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight verification requirement is a significant change in the ocean cargo supply chain. In regard to rolling out the regulation in practice, multiple considerations remain depending on the type of cargo and other factors. The Regulation’s Impact on Ocean Shipping and Data Management.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 27 – April 3)

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Specifically, the top countries most impacted by the Suez Canal blockage include the UK, Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Turkey, and Austria. For example, asset-based carrier Cargo Transporters ran across-the-board pay raises but were still having trouble attracting drivers.