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Ocean freight rates stable as container shipping embarks on slow recovery
Shipping lines have maintained high freight rates by controlling capacity as demand recovers with countries reopening.
Hokkaido scallop exports get a boost after pandemic-driven drop
New chartered flights by DHL Global Forwarding will ship Hokkaido’s scallops to Hong Kong from New Chitose Airport on a thrice-weekly basis.
Africa’s e-commerce scene opens new markets for global online retailers
DHL Africa eShop has expanded to serve 34 African countries in a bid to fulfill the continent’s growing demand for international consumer brands.
Batam’s technology and manufacturing strategy could draw $60b of investments
Tech manufacturing companies are being drawn to Batam, the largest city in the province of Riau Island, Indonesia, for its potential as an export hub.
Global supply chains rethink reliance on China, but what are the alternatives?
The Covid-19 pandemic is shaking up global supply chains, but one country will remain a force.
6 ways supply chains can prepare for the 2020 tropical storm season
With the tropical storm season fast approaching, companies need to minimize the potential disruptions to their supply chains.
A ‘new normal’ for container shipping and ocean freight rates
The container shipping market grapples with the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic and a looming global recession.
5 customs tips for cosmetics and personal care products
Confused about complex and changing national customs requirements? Here are 5 tips for importers and exporters of cosmetics and personal care products.
Uncertainty weighs on U.S.-China trade war due to Covid-19 spillover effects
United States President Donald Trump is back to threatening new tariffs on China, jeopardizing a hard-won trade deal.
In the era of digitalization, freight forwarders need to keep pace with the latest technologies that elevate the customer experience.
The digital revolution of freight forwarding: Not a matter of if, but when
In the era of digitalization, freight forwarders need to keep pace with the latest technologies that elevate the customer experience.
The digital revolution of freight forwarding: Not a matter of if, but when
In the era of digitalization, freight forwarders need to keep pace with the latest technologies that elevate the customer experience.
Freight capacity demand spurs China-Europe rail boom
China-Europe rail freight is experiencing a resurgence as shippers search for alternatives amid a cargo capacity crunch.
Global connectedness strengthens us — we need more of it, not less
John Pearson, CEO, DHL Express, shares how global connectedness makes the world stable and less vulnerable in the current crisis.
5 new e-commerce trends emerging amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Covid-19 is affecting shopping habits everywhere, but what does that mean for the future of e-commerce businesses?
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