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Global supply chain update (week 10)

Supply chains continue to be challenged by the impacts of the COVID pandemic, which is why we have continued to focus on the provision of air, sea/air and sea freight services from Asia and the US for your time-sensitive and urgent shipments.

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Shipping Container Quick Facts

The modern-day container dates back to 1956, when American entrepreneur, Malcolm McLean, shipped the first containers from Newark to Houston, in an innovation that transformed international shipping. The container now underpins the global economy moving $4 trillion of goods every year.

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Loading cargo effectively

Loading a trailer, container or airline ULD is like completing a puzzle in three dimensions, with financial penalties if you get it wrong and rewards if you load effectively.

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International trade documentation

Shipping goods internationally requires the correct documentation, or you run the risk of delays and extra costs, or even prevent a shipment from being completed.

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National Day Golden Week 2020

The ‘National Day Golden Week (黄金周)’ in China, is a semi-annual 7-day or 8-day national holiday, implemented in 2000.

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Polish rail freight update

With Belt & Road initiative, rail freight from China to Europe has seen double-digit volume growth.

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LCL Services for SME Shippers

Small/midsize shippers are vital clients for Norman Global Logistics. LCL is a popular service option for many small and medium-sized enterprises, providing the benefit of Speed, high flexibility for Cost and Inventory control.

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Post-COVID visibility crucial

In a recent global survey, 60% of supply chain managers confirmed that they had been significantly impacted by the pandemic and 68% agreed that technology is critical in protecting their supply chains.

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Optimistic outlook for China and supply chains

The surprising conclusion of this week’s webinar – Post COVID-19 EFFECTS TO THE SUPPLY CHAIN – was how the resilience of China and global supply chains are being highlighted in the Post-COVID world.

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Slow Steaming

Slow steaming and the importance of visibility, with extended transit time, visibility is more critical than ever. Learn more about the slow steaming effects, actions and services to secure your supply chain performance.

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