Chinese New Year Shutdown 2020: How to Prepare

ShipBob

In mainland China (and even in other countries that celebrate the holiday such as Indonesia, Malaysia, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, and Brunei), the Chinese New Year holiday is a very big deal. For those of us who rely on shipping and manufacturing businesses, the Chinese New Year shutdown is an event that we need to be aware of (and prepared for) in advance to avoid delays that could be catastrophic to our businesses. Shipping delays.

What Supply Chain Risks Must Supply Chain Execs Keep Top of Mind?

Cerasis

Failure to do so would result in extreme inaccuracies in inventory management and additional delays throughout shipping processes. As seen recently with additional sanctions levied against North Korea and other countries, a change in politics may result in the cutoff of critical supply chain functions. Risk permeates supply chains.

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Forced Labor in Seafood Supply Chains

EcoVadis

State Department responded to the media reports by blacklisting Thailand – essentially placing constraints on Thai trade similar to those placed on North Korea. This agreement, which is designed to end illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), mandates requirements and interventions that vessels have to comply with in order to enter signatory ports, and ultimately barring ships suspected of participating in IUU fishing. Introduction. Shrimp tacos.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

Russia, Iran, North Korea, and ISIS : Call them “The Unpredictables” (you can probably add China to the mix too). planes and ships ); Iran and North Korea and their nuclear ambitions; ISIS exporting its brand of terrorism around the world; and China building islands in the South China Sea (and reportedly putting weapons on them ). Cyber risk and security is getting more attention from the ocean shipping community too.

This Week in Logistics News (September 5-9, 2016)

Talking Logistics

The kids are back at school, we have air conditioning again, and North Korea tested a nuclear bomb yesterday. “If According to the press release, clients using MercuryGate can now access ShipCSX, CSX’s online booking tool, via their transportation management system to plan, ship and pay for intermodal shipments. Everything is back to normal. If it’s not love, then it’s the bomb that will bring us together,” Morrissey sings in this week’s Song of the Week.