Tag: port disruptions

5 Best Practices for Preventing & Mitigating Port-related Supply Chain Disruptions

According to Reuters Events recent research, 40% of companies say their supply chains failed them at the height of the pandemic. Due to these failures, 80% of companies say they have accelerated their digital supply chain strategies. Furthermore, almost 50% of the companies surveyed are looking to overhaul procurement and risk management strategies within the next two years, and 42% of enterprises are now using automation to manage risks. In order to gain full transparency…
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New “Megamax” Container Ships Create New Risks for Global Supply Chains

When 20,000 shipping containers carried by one giant ship reach a port, it’s like a pig in a python   Alexandria, VA, April 14, 2017 — The size of newly commissioned and built container ships has been creeping steadily upwards for 20 years, as shipping companies and shippers pursue increasing economies of scale to lower the unit costs of ocean shipping.  Now that steady evolution has reached a new milestone with the hand-over this month…
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