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Continued Shanghai lockdown poses a huge question for cargo backlog
The supply chain challenge lies in whether it is ready to cope with the likely upswing.
Dual disruptions put a damper on air freight movement
More uncertainties abound due to war in Ukraine and lockdowns in China.
Ukraine war impacts ocean freight, but limited to European region
Global factors, including further Covid-19 restrictions in China, will continue to put a damper on the supply chain.
Alleviating Africa’s food crisis through modern agriculture
The growth of agriculture technology start-ups is offering opportunities to leapfrog the current agricultural constraints on the continent.
Early positives give way to uncertainties for air freight
Further disruptions and increased air freight rates are expected as the Ukraine situation evolves.
Island hopping: How couriers cope on Hong Kong’s ever-changing archipelago
Ferries, dogs, bicycles and a shifting landscape are all in a day’s work for a “walker” courier.
Scheduling difficulties abound for ocean freight
Ongoing port congestions and an evolving situation in Ukraine are contributing to further uncertainties.
How entrepreneurship can secure the future of Africa’s youth
Today, the continent boasts the highest percentage of entrepreneurs among working-age adults in the world.
Anothersole: Helping customers put their best foot forward
Anothersole now has six stores throughout the world, and its biggest markets include the United States, Hong Kong, and Australia.
Positive signals for air freight capacity
A relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions leads to more air travel, but China remains a concern.
With home gardening surging in popularity during lockdowns, Thai cactus nursery Cactus Inter is laying the groundwork to sustain interest beyond Covid-19.
Business is spiking for this Thai cactus seller amid a Covid-19 gardening boom
With home gardening surging in popularity during lockdowns, Thai cactus nursery Cactus Inter is laying the groundwork to sustain interest beyond Covid-19.
Business is spiking for this Thai cactus seller amid a Covid-19 gardening boom
With home gardening surging in popularity during lockdowns, Thai cactus nursery Cactus Inter is laying the groundwork to sustain interest beyond Covid-19.
Can Vietnam ease the semiconductor chip shortage?
Vietnam, previously the site of key supply chain bottlenecks, might offer hope to end the chip shortage in the long run.
Intra-Asian lanes affected by ongoing capacity shift from Asia to U.S.
Ongoing container fleet growth is slow and will require more time to balance out capacity versus demand.
China casts a pall over air cargo capacity
Flight cancellations due to Covid-19 outbreaks across various Chinese airports will further impact operations in 2022.