Businessmen dead as ship sinks in violent weather

Logistics Middle East

At least five people have been confirmed dead after a ship sailing between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea sank in violent weather

This Week in Logistics News (February 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Our guinea pig Cow died this morning. What do you do with a deceased guinea pig? Shipping with Amazon. Here are some more details from the article: Dubbed “Shipping with Amazon,” or SWA, the new service will entail the tech giant picking up packages from businesses and shipping them to consumers, according to people familiar with the matter. The kids named him Cow when he was born. He was a tiny little thing when he was born, smaller than the palm of your hand.

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Strategic moves among logistics providers

Supply Chain Movement

Equatorial Guinea. Guinea. Guinea-bissau. Papua New Guinea. Eyefortransport is currently seeing major consolidation occurring in the shipping industry and expects to see further moves as logistics providers look to take advantage of e-commerce, cross-border trade and shifting global demand. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry.

Download now: 3PL Subway Map Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Equatorial Guinea. Guinea. Guinea-bissau. Papua New Guinea. Eyefortransport is currently seeing major consolidation occurring in the shipping industry and expects to see further moves as logistics providers look to take advantage of e-commerce, cross-border trade and shifting global demand. Fourth release of 3PL Subway Map Europe. Manufacturers and retailers welcome the ongoing consolidation in the fragmented logistics industry.

Freight Rate News November 2015

Freightos

The ramifications of the restructuring of China’s economy, freight innovation, re-shoring, widening the Panama Canal, and the new super-size ships are all covered. Last month’s carrier story was somewhat cynical: global box ship fleets topping 20 million TEUs, driven by carriers trying to escape ramifications of UN emissions regulations. A Fijian canoe paddled 1 tonne cargo of cocoa beans all the way from Papua New Guinea to New Zealand. Sustainable shipping!

“Too Big to Fail”: 10 Things you Need to Know About El Niño

Elementum

This should keep prices low and shipping lanes open. Copper, however, is set to slow in availability as Papua New Guinea’s extreme droughts have already closed mines. Typhoons can disrupt air and ship travel in Southeast Asia. El Niño is officially set to wreak havoc around the world—starting now. Deemed “too big to fail” by NASA , the weather event will impact supply chains at every stage.

Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals

EFT

Not only is the DRC difficult from a labor-rights perspective, the country also has a long history of violence and an inconsistent record of shipping mineral resources. The mine operates in the remote highlands of the Sudirman Mountain Range in the Papua province, located on the western half of New Guinea.

The need to know

EFT

Container ships sent to Tripoli to keep Lebanon supply lines running. Leading container lines are diverting ships to Lebanon’s smaller terminal of Tripoli after the devastating explosion at Beirut’s port that killed 145 people also paralysed vital trade.

20 Ways to Build a Successful Relationship with Your Warehouse

FLEXE

Don’t be the Guinea pig. The last thing you want to hear is that orders cannot be shipped because a payment is past due. to be shipped by 4 p.m. If you have a list of specific shipping needs that have to be met for each individual retailer you ship to, make sure all those requirements are outlined and written down in a SOP.