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Category: Supply Chain

Carriers fear delays and equipment shortages

Congestion in North Europe’s major ports will reach “critical” levels over the next four weeks as container terminals work through the backlog of ships delayed by the six-day Suez Canal closure, shipping lines have warned. (more…)

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Market report (wk 8)

Managing supply chains is always challenging and over the last year you have been challenged more than ever, which is why we have simplified compliance solutions for deliveries into the EU and continue to provide air freight services from Asia…

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Hope for Asia rates, space and equipment

The announced Chinese New Year blank sailings are noticeably lower than in previous years, raising hopes that the lines are concentrating on repositioning empty equipment, which will increase capacity and may lead to some rate reductions. (more…)

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Tax traps threaten European supply chains

While Dover may remain quiet, the delays are taking place at loading points and the half-dozen inland border facilities that are discharging and issuing transit documents for drivers arriving and departing for mainland Europe. (more…)

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Supply chain challenges; 2020 into 2021

The supply chain impact of the COVID pandemic continues to be felt globally, with profound impacts on UK freight operations and infrastructure, that are likely to be exacerbated further when the Brexit transition period ends. (more…)

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Asia supply chain update

The peak season look set to continue to Chinese New Year in February, with more price rises and blanked sailings are on the way. (more…)

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Container shortages increasing in China

Equipment shortages are spreading to China, as the lines fail to reposition sufficient empty containers, with some lines diverting available empty equipment to more profitable trans-pacific trade lanes. (more…)

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Felixstowe acts as congestion spreads

Nearly three weeks after their apology for service issues, Felixstowe have announced vehicle booking changes, but performance is now deteriorating at other key container ports. (more…)

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