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Category: Supply Chain

Port congestion continues as peak season approaches

Container port congestion in Northern Europe is still a major issue, with continuing disruption impacting vessels schedules, increasing transit times and triggering more blank sailings. The recent RMT rail strike had minimal impact on freight train operations, but industrial action…

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Freight market report – June 2022

Our June freight market report provides multi-modal situation updates and insights, together with carrier updates, that will provide you with critical insights for the weeks ahead. (more…)

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Freight market report – May 2022

Our May freight market report provides international freight, carrier and situation updates, so that you have the intelligence and insights you need to make informed supply chain decisions in the coming weeks. (more…)

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Shanghai and China supply chain update

Even with tiered restarting of manufacturing and partial lifting of the lockdown in Shanghai, the situation across China remains challenging, with a total of 56 sailings blanked over the next four weeks. Despite press reports of a further COVID clampdown in…

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Freight market report – April 2022

Just when we thought we had turned a corner and the logistics environment might start easing, it has probably hit new heights of challenges, that will continue to be disruptive as the impact of China’s lockdowns and Russia’s war unfurls…

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China lockdowns and supply chain impact

On Sunday Shenzhen entered a seven day lockdown and earlier today authorities in Langfang, which borders Beijing and Dongguan in the southern province of Guangdong were locked down for a week, while the entire province of Jilin has been placed…

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Empty container threat to supply chains

When bottlenecks and disruption finally ease and global supply chains finally start to return to some form of normality, which many hope to see in the second half of the year, the transition may result in yet another problem –…

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Rising HGV driver numbers ease crisis

A recent surge in HGV tests by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and drivers re-entering the profession, has added over 50,000 to the number of qualified HGV drivers, raising hopes that the driver shortage crisis might be subsiding. While…

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