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20210705-outlook-seaborne-seasonal

Q3’21 Outlook: The fallout from underinvestment in logistics

The outlook for the logistics sector in the rest of 2021 will be defined by the reduced rate of investment of the past three years. Many ports are still operating at close to peak-season levels, reducing their ability to debottleneck before the forthcoming peak in early Q4’21. U.S. seaborne im... Read more →

202104-outlook-demand-boom-global-1

Q2 2021 Outlook: Words become actions, threats going nowhere

The seeds of the challenges faced by global supply chains in Q1’21 were sown in the second half of 2020 and are unlikely to unwind before the end of Q2’21. Global trade activity remains robust, with exports from 17 countries that have reported data for February showing growth of 6.2% excluding... Read more →

20210330-ahead-eureka

Maersk considers the canal ahead for just-in-time supply chains

Disruptions caused to shipping operations through the Suez Canal as a result of the grounding of the Ever Given could take weeks to resolve and propagate through supply chains for months. Maersk’s CEO, Soren Skou, has stated the “incident will make people think more about their supply chains” ... Read more →

20210325-suez-vessel-size

Ground, wind and fire – the perils of global supply chains

Evergreen Marine’s container vessel Ever Given has run aground in the Suez Canal, blocking the flow of around 50 vessels per day through the canal. Around half the tonnage crossing the Suez Canal in 2019 was container shipping. One challenge is that container vessels have become steadily large... Read more →

20201015-canal-panama

Panama Canal misses out on Asia-U.S. trade recovery bonanza

The Panama Canal has seen a continued downturn in traffic in the wake of COVID-19 disruptions to global shipping. Total transits fell by 16.5% year over year in September despite a marked surge in global trade volumes. While the Canal offers a faster route to the U.S. east coast from Asia in n... Read more →

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