News / Industry News

American shippers facing massive disruption

North American supply chains are experiencing massive disruption as bad weather continues to impact operations and port delays are exacerbated by a shortage of haulage capacity that is so bad, shippers are snooping to find potential hauliers.

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Bangladesh air cargo ban lifted

In good news for apparel importers, the suspension on direct air cargo between Bangladesh and the UK has been lifted.

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Rising wages pressure Cambodia’s garment industry

Garment workers in Cambodia will see their wages increase 11% this year, but this will put further financial pressure on the country’s export sector.

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United Nations fear liner oligopoly

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published a review detailing its concerns that consolidation by the global shipping lines poses a threat to competition.

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China’s pollution crackdown impacts textiles

The Chinese government’s push to clean up the environment by inspecting and closing non-compliant factories across the country has had minimal impact on apparel and textile imports…….so far

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The New Carrier Alliances AND your free infographic

No shipping line- not even Maersk! – can afford to buy and operate all the vessels they would need to offer weekly sailings to every port they serve – Hence the New Shipping Alliances.

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Asia air rates start to rise

Lufthansa is the first airline to increase their rate, lifting them between 5% and 10%, with even higher increases expected.

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MSC and Hapag-Lloyd shake up South American trade

Carriers to launch a new loop between Europe and the East Coast of South America in a month

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Chittagong congestion surcharges

Bangladesh shippers are protesting after feeder vessel operators imposed surcharges to recover increasing costs due to delays.

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Asia peak shipping season imminent

School holidays and vacations are top of mind for many of us in July, but for those working in the supply chain (and particularly retail) this month marks the beginning of the manic time that is peak season.

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