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Port bottlenecks worsen as pandemic reaches its grimmest phase

Containers. Container cranes.

BLOOMBERG, DECEMBER 22, 2020 “Just 50.1% of container vessels arrived on time in November, down from 80% a year earlier and the lowest level in records dating back to 2011“ By Brendan Murray for Bloomberg – Container shipping, the backbone of the global trading system, is showing signs of fatigue as the pandemic descends into its darkest days. Carriers reaping the …

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VIDEO: Panic Buying Hits LA Again Amid Fear Of COVID Resurgence

Screen grab of people panic buying toilet paper

PortandTerminal.com, November 22, 2020 LOS ANGELES – Another wave of panic buying has come to supermarkets across Los Angeles, amid COVID-19 cases increasing across North America. The video filmed by @dorisxox shows long queues at the Costco Wholesale in Marina del Rey on November 19, and people panic buying supplies, such as toilet paper. Click here for a redirect if …

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Toilet Paper Crisis 2.0: Work From Home hurts office supply companies

Row of sinks at office bathroom

BLOOMBERG, OCTOBER 24, 2020 Gerald Porter Jr. for Bloomberg – Kimberly-Clark Corp.’s business that supplies office buildings looks a lot like corporate America’s prospects of going back to the office: not great. Sales of commercial tissue-paper rolls and toilet-seat covers for the workplace, which makes up about 15 per cent of the company’s sales, plunged last quarter, the company reported on …

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What Do Consumers Buy During The Age Of COVID-19?

REUTERS, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 What’s in the containers these days? What are consumers buying? Lots of coffee, ketchup and Nike Air Max. Expensive raincoats? Not so much. (Reuters) – Instant coffee, ketchup, Lululemon yoga pants and Nike Air Max sneakers are all in. Bottled water, pricey diapers and Burberry luxury trench coats are out. Welcome to America’s pandemic consumer economy. …

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SUPPLY CHAIN: Europe Finds It’s Not So Easy to Say Goodbye to Low-Cost China

Container ship

BLOOMBERG, JUNE 30, 2020 EU seeks ‘strategic autonomy’ after pandemic exposed risks | Germany is also working on its own supply-chain strategy By Flavia Rotondi, Piotr Skolimowski, Jeannette Neumann, and Joao Lima for Bloomberg European leaders talk of shortening supply chains and curbing China’s “Belt and Road” plan. But on the ground in Italy, Gimmi Baldinini says his designer footwear company is in no …

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40% of Americans now won’t buy Made-in-China products – FTI Consulting Poll

Fabric. Bar code. Chinese flag. Made in China text

BLOOMBERG, MAY 20, 2020 FTI’s survey from last week showed 86% of respondents say the U.S. relies too heavily on foreign supply chains. By Brendan Murray for Bloomberg – It’s not quite a new Cold War yet. Just the cold shoulder. Some 40% of Americans said they won’t buy products from China, according to a survey of 1,012 adults conducted May 12-14 by Washington-based FTI …

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Future of Factories Is More Robots and More Mexico – Bloomberg

Automotive factory robots building car. Sparks.

BLOOMBERG, MAY 16, 2020 Whatever supply-chain upheaval comes from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s unlikely to lead to more U.S. manufacturing jobs.  By Brooke Sutherland for Bloomberg – The coronavirus pandemic is likely to spur a bigger revival of manufacturing in North America than the multiyear U.S.-China trade war ever would have on its own. Unfortunately, that’s unlikely to translate into much in the …

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Supply: Why Chicken Is Plentiful During the Pandemic and Beef Is Not

Cow and a chicken in a boxing ring

BLOOMBERG, MAY 11, 2020 Poultry production has long been the most industrialized of U.S. agricultural operations. By Justin Fox for Bloomberg – Beef and pork have been pricey and, at times, scarce in the U.S. this spring amid outbreaks of the corona­virus at slaughterhouses around the country. Chicken has remained widely available and cheap. Why the difference? One reason is that most slaughtering of chickens, unlike …

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SUPPLY: American Meat Workers Are Starting to Quit With Plants Reopening

Meat packing line. Hardhats. Beef.

BLOOMBERG, MAY 6, 2020 Unions say employees are scared, more protective gear needed | Companies restart operations following wave of shutdowns | Absenteeism running as high as 30% By Jen Skerritt and Lydia Mulvany for Bloomberg – America’s meat-processing plants are starting to reopen, but not all workers are showing up. Some still fear they’ll get sick after coronavirus outbreaks shut more than …

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SUPPLY: 18% of Wendy’s now out of beef. McD’s talks smack but where’s the beef from?


PortandTerminal.com, May 5, 2020 Burger chains are supposed to have burgers, but that’s no longer a guarantee as coronavirus infections shut-down meat processing factories across North America. DUBLIN, OH – CNN is reporting that around 1,000, or 18%, of Wendy’s 5,500 US restaurants are not serving any hamburgers or other meat-based items, according to an analysis of online menus at every …

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