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Critical China ports and airports closed by Typhoon Chanthu

Already struggling to deal with heavy congestion, ports in Shanghai and Ningbo, closed for the second time due to the impact of a typhoon this summer. Typhoon Chanthu made landfall in Zhejiang province on Monday with strong gales and heavy rainfall, forcing the closure of…

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Seeking supply chain excellence

What do the UK Government, the NHS, Microsoft and Noatum Logistics have in common? Answer; they have all been shortlisted for a Supply Chain Excellence Award. With Noatum shortlisted twice, alongside customers GANT and Tom Dixon. Publisher and events organiser, Akabo Media, is one of…

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The HGV driver shortage is a systemic issue

The transport sector’s HGV driver crisis has developed over many years as multinationals applied downward pressure on costs throughout the supply chain. As pay and conditions deteriorated, younger workers stayed away and the UK because increasingly reliant on cohorts of foreign drivers. Brexit and tax…

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What Price Sea freight after 2021?

Noatum Logistics’ experts, join the The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport for a unique sea freight event, on the 9th September, which will consider the most perplexing issue facing UK importers of all sizes: What Price Sea freight after 2021? (more…)

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Online sales drives available warehouse space to record low

The record take-up of warehousing space in the UK during 2021 has seen the market for available space contracting at its fastest ever rate, as supply chain focus moves from operating “just in time” to “just in case”. Global supply chain pressures, congestion and disruption,…

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Intermodal rail services suspended from US West Coast

Union Pacific Railroad will halt all international intermodal service from the West Coast to its Global IV terminal in Joliet, Illinois, for up to seven days beginning today, 19th July, in an emergency measure designed to get thousands of containers out of stacks and to…

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