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Extended Shanghai Lockdown Increases Supply Chain Strains

The Chinese city of Shanghai has been put on an extended lockdown, which is causing further uncertainty over Chinese supply chains. The Chinese government has placed severe restrictions on the eastern half of the city that were supposed to be lifted as of April 1st, however the easing of restrictions didn’t happen and nearly all of Shanghai remains on l ...

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A “Bump” In The Silk Road

China has expended a lot of financial and political capital in the ambitious development of its belt and road project to connect its manufacturing hubs to Western European markets. The project employs all modes of transportation, sea, road, and rail. However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has severed connections between Asia and Europe.Over the past t ...

Major Container Lines Suspend Russia Shipping Traffic

Major Container Lines Suspend Russia Shipping Traffic

MSC, Maersk, and CMA CGM, the world’s three largest shipping lines have all suspended shipments to and from Russia as a response to sanctions placed on Moscow in response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces.MSC is the world’s largest shipping company by capacity. In a March 1 customer advisory, the company announced, “a temporary stoppage on al ...