50% of large shippers in supply chain stone-age

Within five years 95% expect more processes with suppliers to be automated, yet most still manage their supply chains by phone, fax and email

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Hurricane Matthew: Strongest storm since 2004 nears Florida

Hurricane Matthew, now a Category 3 hurricane, is nearing the Florida Space Coast with dangerous storm surge, destructive winds and flooding rainfall stretching into Georgia and South Carolina by the weekend.

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Retail Week Supply Chain Awards 2016

The Retail Week Supply Chain Awards 2016 recognise those retailers, suppliers and service providers who are re-inventing the modern retail supply chain.

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Economist says China slowdown is global economy’s biggest threat

China is going through a big political revolution and the economy is slowing down much more than official figures show

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Asia – Europe shipping capacity

With 530,000 containers under their control globally the failure of Hanjin Shipping has inevitably had a negative impact on the available capacity in the the Asia/North Europe trade, which had already been reduced by almost 10% in the last 15 months.

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Hanjin’s fleet location revealed

Hanjin Shipping have provided an update on its vessels locations, with the vast majority still “waiting in open sea” for instructions from headquarters.

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NL and US Hanjin court rulings have limited impact

Despite a US court ruling that Hanin’s ships could dock under provisional bankruptcy protection and a Rotterdam court setting ceilings for release charges, most global shippers are struggling to retrieve their consignments.

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Calais protest disrupts overland services

Cross-channel road services are being severely disrupted with Calais effectively on lockdown as hundreds of lorries form running blockades, to protest against the Jungle migrant camp.

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Freight rate turmoil after Hanjin collapse

Within a day of Hanjin Shipping filing for bankruptcy protection spot rates were soaring by 39%, as shippers rushed to find alternative space.

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Hanjin ships seized and blocked by ports

The South Korean shipping line files for receivership amid fears of potential delays and frozen assets

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