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22/04/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

Conflicting UK and European port performance reports this week

While many ports are currently experiencing no issue, or are even quiet, the fallout of the week-long Suez Canal closure...
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22/04/2021 / Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain, United States

Record Asia imports driving US supply chain disruption

Nine consecutive months of record breaking imports from Asia together with global supply chain volatility and uncertainty, is congesting US...
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22/04/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

With the shipping lines current performance, consignment level visibility has never been more important

The ability to track shipments in transit enables shippers to manage inventory in motion, limit disruptions and mitigate risk. But...
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22/04/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

Montreal Port strike threatens more North America disruption

The ongoing labour dispute, which resulted in 19 days of strikes last summer, has escalated sharply in recent days, with shippers diverting...
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22/04/2021 / Metro, Supply Chain

The challenges facing freight and logistics procurement

Achieving cost-savings is always primary buying objective, but procurement’s true value is realised by delivering benefits beyond monetary savings. We...
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15/04/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

Ever Given, General Average declared, and vessel arrested by the Suez Canal Authority to recover $1 billion compensation

The 400m long vessel blocked the canal for six days and more than a dozen tug boats, multiple dredgers and 800...
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15/04/2021 / Air, Coronavirus, Sea/Air, Supply Chain

Air freight demand returns but space remains an issue

The latest air cargo figures from the International Air Transport Association, the trade association of the world's airlines, shows that...
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15/04/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

Global ports likely to face weeks of ‘critical’ delays

Terminal operations and supporting infrastructure at the most important mainland European and UK ports will be put under immense pressure...
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15/04/2021 / Brexit, Customs, EU

Many UK exporters continuing to struggle with European trade post Brexit

Despite the UK economy edging 0.4% higher in February, helped by a partial rebound in trade with the EU as...
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15/04/2021 / Sea, Supply Chain

View from the coast – I see no ships!

Last weekend may be the first one our Transport Manager, Simon Balfe, hasn’t seen a Ultra Large Container Vessel (ULCV) on a...
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