07/04/2022 / Air, Coronavirus, Sea, Supply Chain

April global logistics update; Five key supply chain disruptors

Since the early days of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global supply chains, creating shortages of goods, even though...
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The air cargo industry’s response to Ukraine war

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has added another obstacle for air cargo-reliant supply chains, already pressured by climbing rates and limited...
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06/04/2022 / Chemical, Customs, EU

July UK border changes from the EU

On the 1st July 2022, previously deferred UK border controls on the importing of animal health products and Safety and...
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28/03/2022 / China, Coronavirus

28th March: Shanghai lockdown in two waves

After recording its highest daily number of cases on Saturday, with Omicron leading a spike, Shanghai, China’s most populous city...
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24/03/2022 / Air, Logistics, Road, Sea, Supply Chain

Bracing for continued fuel surcharge increases – if it moves it needs an engine

Fuel prices were already on the way up before Russia decided to invade its neighbour and the additional volatility and uncertainty created...
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24/03/2022 / China, Coronavirus, Supply Chain

China lockdowns impact on logistics

Following their seven-day lockdown, Shenzhen has reopened for business, but it could take weeks for cargo flows to recover, with vessels queuing...
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24/03/2022 / China, Sea, Supply Chain

China ship queues growing with further disruption to schedules

Despite key Chinese ports, including Shenzhen and Shanghai, operating normally, land-side logistics disruption, in the wake of the latest Covid-related...
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24/03/2022 / Sea, Supply Chain

Lines grow capacity and now cancel sailings

The container shipping lines have been increasing their capacity out of Asia, based on strong demand expectations through 2021 and...
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24/03/2022 / EU, France, Road

P&O inadvertently slash European Channel capacity

Freight services between the UK and Europe continue to face suspension after P&O Ferries’ Dubai-based owner, DP World laid off...
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24/03/2022 / Air, China, Sea, Sea/Air, Supply Chain

The sea and air alternative from China

China to Europe rail freight services have grown massively since the advent of the COVID pandemic, with volumes surging 29%...
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