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China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

China says almost all of its major industrial companies have resumed production and that its ports are again running at near-full capacity after a two-month Coronavirus-linked shutdown. The huge build-up of containers at China’s docks has created a major ocean freight imbalance, with a shortage of cargo in US and European ports and a shortfall in boxes needed by Western exporters to ship products to other parts of the world.

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Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

Check out our roundup of nearly 100 digital logistics/supply chain sources. First up, no surprises, China slowdown and depressed commodity prices, then the lifting of sanctions on Iran. OUR TAKE A tonic for the (following) Carriers & Cargo section. CARRIER & CARGO: CHOPPY SEAS AHEAD FOR CARRIERS. Cutting capacity hasn’t worked. Freight Rates News. Freight and logistics trends that rate in the news. DECEMBER 2015.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 27 – May 1, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Ports See Costly Delays as Cargo Ships, Volumes Grow (WSJ – sub. US Navy to accompany US-flagged ships in Persian Gulf after Iran seizes vessel (Fox News). Load planners can maximize capacity based on the number of stops, loading type and item type — leading to more profitable, more executable loads. As I wrote in my post, the next port crisis is in the works, and it’s being caused not by labor disputes, but by capacity and productivity constraints.

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