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02/08/2022 / Sea, Supply Chain

92% of Felixstowe port workers vote for August strike

The vote in favour of strike action in August, in a dispute over pay, would bring Felixstowe to a standstill...
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02/08/2022 / Automotive

Europe’s vehicle ports still striving for sustainability

Europe’s primary automotive ports have been investing in ‘cleaner’ operations, alternative fuels and better port operation strategies, but their main...
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02/08/2022 / Hong Kong, Sea, Supply Chain

China/Hong Kong update; cross-border trucking capacity cut

Increasing COVID case numbers in China are cutting cross-border trucking capacity, prompting carriers to drop calls at Hong Kong, raising...
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02/08/2022 / Sea, Supply Chain

The world’s largest container shipping lines – and there are not that many!

With around 80% of global trade transported by sea and three major shipping alliances controlling 95% of the critical trade...
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02/08/2022 / Economics

Tough times for the UK and world economy predicted

KPMG the respected business global consultancy and one of the Big Four accounting firms is expecting GDP growth to more...
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02/08/2022 / Sea, Supply Chain, United States

Supply chain disruption may soak up sea freight capacity on major Asian container trades

Capacity from Asia to the West Coast will be 20% higher through September, than last year, but inland supply chain...
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21/07/2022 / Air, China, Sea, Supply Chain

China Update; Testing prompts Shanghai lockdown scare

With individual district lockdowns and mass testing again underway, the trade press have been reporting that Shanghai could go back...
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21/07/2022 / Air

No ground handling staff at airports, but cost keeps increasing

The state of the sea freight market has been a major contributory factor in air freight market demand, since the...
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21/07/2022 / Sea, Technology

Shipping line profits just keep growing

The operational efficiency of shipping lines are reaching dizzying levels, with the leading carriers generating an average operating margin of...
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21/07/2022 / Supply Chain

Protecting supply chains from extreme weather events

With wildfires across southern Europe and the UK experiencing it’s hottest ever heatwave - with freight trains cancelled and the...
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