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New China medical export controls

Effective from the 26th April new China medical export controls have been implemented. New measures that enhance quality oversight and step up export regulation for epidemic prevention and control supplies.

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PPE crackdown pushing up China air freight rates

Norman Global Logistics has highlighted how a crackdown on shoddy medical exports has led to surging air cargo costs and congestion in South China.

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Holiday notice

Office holiday announcement for Norman Global Logistics office closures in UK and Asia:

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Carriers fear Coronavirus port congestion

Lockdown, falling demand, store closures and limited warehousing operations, are forcing some shippers to leave their cargo uncollected at the port, raising concerns that supply chains could break down if ports become too congested.

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Lines now blank the Suez Canal

The price of very low Sulphur fuel oil’s (VLSFO) is expected to remain under pressure until the COVID-19 pandemic is contained and the Saudi Arabia-Russia price war subsides tempting more carriers to join CMA CGM and avoid the Suez Canal, cutting millions from their operating costs.

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Global trade braces for ‘tidal wave’

The South China Morning Post reported on Friday on the challenges ahead for global trade and the outlook for air and sea freight, in the wake of Coronavirus. Expert opinion was provided by our very own Stefan Holmqvist.

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China supply chain risks: Webinar slides

Stefan Holmqvist, managing director of Norman Global Logistics Asia joined with Bjorn Wahlstrom, Managing Director at Current Consulting Group in Hong Kong, in last week’s webinar, to share supply chain experiences, understanding and expectations.

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ALL supply chain workers ‘essential’

The government has confirmed that the work of the freight sector is “essential” and that ALL supply chain workers need to continue to go about their business to keep ALL supply chains running.

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China impose medical export controls

With countries around the world in the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, demand for test kits and protective clothing and equipment has soared, leading to a rush of Chinese medical supply exports, by firms not licensed to sell them on their domestic market.

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NGL make The Loadstar’s front page

Leading supply chain news portal, The Loadstar, interviewed our Asian managing director, Stefan Holmqvist to produce their latest front page story; New supply chain risks emerge as production lines restart in China’s factories

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