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The U.S.-China Conflict Over Chips Is About to…

Semiconductors made from silicon wafers mounted with billions of microscopic transistors are the basic component…

Oct 23, 2020

Union Pacific intermodal service level suffers after sharp…

Union Pacific continued to build longer trains to deal with the resurgence of intermodal freight.…

Oct 23, 2020

NWSA warns of continued supply chain disruption

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) has announced September was its busiest month for almost a…

Oct 23, 2020

Cathay Pacific joins global jobs cull, retires Dragon…

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. will slash more than 5,000 jobs and close a…

Oct 23, 2020

The Megaships That Broke Global Trade

Oct 23, 2020
Container ships are the workhorses of globalization. Operating on regular schedules—such that an identical vessel departs Shanghai every Wednesday, stops in Singapore nine days later and arrives in Antwerp five weeks hence, with tight connections to barges and freight trains—intermodal container transport gave manufacturers and retailers the confidence to plan tightly organized long-distance supply chains.
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Apple’s shifting supply chain creates boomtowns in rural Vietnam

Oct 22, 2020
Not long ago Vietnam’s Bac Giang province was one of the nation’s poorest regions, known for producing rice, lychees and poultry dubbed “running chicken.” That was before the global tech supply chain shifted its way.
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