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Temper expectations of quick recovery after end of China lockdowns
Freight rates are expected to normalize in 2023, but unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels.
How did Neelofa build her fashion empire?
In the world of young female entrepreneurs, Neelofa stands out with her charm, success and strong business acumen. Here's why.
Awaiting the “bull-whip”: all eyes are on post-lockdown demand
A rebound is expected, but uncertainty about the scale of pent-up export demand from China could be crucial for global supply chains in the coming weeks.
Volatile air freight rates a reality as fuel prices go sky high
Other factors such as ongoing Covid-19 restrictions place a huge question mark over freight recovery and fears of yet another ‘false dawn’ for Asia.
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.
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.
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.