10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

And with less manufacturing output there were fewer container ships leaving Asia full of goods meaning activity in ports in North America and Europe would slow down rather quickly. Iran and Spain were highly infected. Borders were closed, air travel curtailed if not suspended outright, cruise ships were quarantined, tourism plummeted, restaurants and theatres were closed, and entertainment and sporting events and leagues were cancelled. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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Freight Rates News December 2015

Freightos

Check out our roundup of nearly 100 digital logistics/supply chain sources. SPECIAL FEATURE: FIVE TRENDS TO SHAPE THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY. First up, no surprises, China slowdown and depressed commodity prices, then the lifting of sanctions on Iran. Shipping is a servant of trade, and trade is driven by consumer behaviour, so understanding how economies develop, evolve and plan for change brings valuable insight of what the maritime sector will look like over the coming decade.

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The need to know

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At this time of the year, Deng Jinling would normally be welcoming foreign buyers to her vacuum flask showroom or cramming her goods into containers to be shipped to customers in the United States. Sugar shipping rush in Brazil amid COVID surge causes huge vessel logjam. bln in Hong Kong secondary listing -sources. Germany’s cabinet passed a national hydrogen strategy on Wednesday as part of a wider push to decarbonise Europe’s largest economy, government sources said.

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). As a result, loading efficiencies are improved at both shipping origin and all destinations. My wife and I visited my fourth grade son’s class this morning to see the work they’ve done the past few weeks.

China Exports Rebound Even as Western Markets Face Lockdown

Logistics Bureau

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. To gain a better insight into the shipping imbalance and the extent of air freight disruption, we need first to look at the situation as it now exists in China and then refocus the telescope on markets in other parts of the world.

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Freight In The Year Of The Monkey

Freightos

Chinese carriers are increasingly using these platforms to consolidate LTL loads, driving more effective shipping. Given China’s fragmented trucking market and heavily tolled road infrastructure, platforms introducing more cost-effective shipping should become even more popular. On February 15th, 2016, the first freight train from China reached the capital of Iran, shaving 30 days off the standard port-to-port transport time. Image Source: Brics-Info.org.

China and the global textile machinery

Exapro Hub

Number of draw-texturing spindles and shuttle-less looms that were shipped increased by 23% and 13%. Most of the new short-staple spindles (95%) are shipped to Asia. Deliveries to Iran soars by 445% from 11,000 in 2016 to 59,000 in 2017. Other interesting fact 30% of long-staple spindles go to Europe while the majority are shipped to China (68%). Source of some data: just-style.com). With a population of over than 1.4