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Shanghai planning June reopening

The severe lockdown, which has been in place for more than two months may finally be coming to a gradual end, with some public transport and other services already resuming and the 1st June the target date for lifting lockdown.

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May freight market update @ 9th May

All China ports are operating, while facing a variety of local COVID control measures and the prospect of lockdown with short notice. Some critical road infrastructure is not available and strict rules for the testing of drivers is limiting transport capacity in many areas, impacting operations and adding to costs in many regions.

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Achievements, joy, and visions of the future

Over the last week we handled: big numbers of containers; small shipments by parcel; interesting shipments with unusual content; special shipments that challenged our knowledge and new clients’ shipments, which get us to learn new requirements.

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January freight market update

The first freight market update of the year and 2022 is starting very much as last year finished, with freight operations challenges and continuing demand for capacity.

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Ningbo port braces after COVID-19 outbreak

Ningbo container port, the world’s largest, has maintained steady operations during the latest COVID-19 outbreak, with ten cases reported over the weekend, at a clothing factory in the district of Beilun, which homes several of the port’s busiest terminals.

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2021; a year of supply chain challenges, set to continue

The pandemic driven supply chain disruption, that began last year, looks set to continue into 2022. Our teams across the UK and Asia will continue to help our customers overcome these challenges and share critical information, so that they are always informed and prepared for whatever may come.

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December market report and Omicron threat to supply chains

Global supply chains have been under intense and sustained pressure for close on two years, with every likelihood of no let up, until well into 2022….and now the Omicron variant may pose even more challenges.

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MARKET REPORT NOVEMBER : Supply chains continue to struggle with impact of pandemic

The impact of the COVID pandemic has shone a spotlight on the global supply chain and the challenges in keeping goods moving efficiently along it, with disruption likely to continue well into 2022 and some expectation that its impact may be felt into 2023.

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Good things take time; so also building a great company

Building a reputable, strong, and profitable company requires time. Therefore, I believe in a long-term approach to building strength in: Culture; Finance; Ethics; Knowledge; and Relations. All vital to good service. 

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Southern China ports congested

Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) handles 13 million TEU which is why its partial closure is having a greater impact on Asia supply chains than March’s Suez blockage.

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