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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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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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Western supply chains buckle as coronavirus lockdowns spread

White cargo truck stopped by police who are wearing protective surgical masks

REUTERS, March 23, 2020 LONDON/MADRID/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Freight carriers are struggling to deliver goods by land, sea or air as the coronavirus pandemic forces Western governments to impose lockdowns, threatening supplies of vital products including medicines into the most affected areas, such as Italy. While China’s draconian steps to stop the spread of the virus are now allowing its …

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Shipping containers in short supply. China quarantining incoming ships 14 days

Crane lifting container

BLOOMBERG, March 19, 2020 By Jen Skerritt (Bloomberg) — A shipping container shortage that’s left everything from Thai curry to Canadian peas idling in ports may be about to get a whole lot worse as China steps up its coronavirus precautions on incoming vessels. Unloading holdups in China and delays on the return of vessels when the outbreak was largely limited …

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Coronavirus explodes in Italy. Europe threatened. Markets spooked

Nightime photo of Italian police offier standing in middle of road waving baton. Behind him are the lights of police vehicles.

PortandTerminal.com, February 24, 2020 An outbreak this extensive and virulent is likely to impact all of Western Europe very quickly, if not with the disease itself, then with precautions taken to try to stop it. ROME, ITALY – A sudden outbreak of the coronavirus, or COVID19, in Italy forced authorities there to lockdown several towns. Confirmed cases of the virus …

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