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Remember seafarers this International Labour Day

As the world continues to come to terms with Covid-19, seafarers across the globe continue to transport food, medicines and other essential goods.  In an open letter ahead of this year’s International Labour Day on 1 May, INTERCARGO Chairman, Dimitris Fafalios reminded the industry that “Seafarers must not be forgotten[…]

From phones to ports

It’s now over twenty years since Nokia released its model 3210 mobile phone (feel old?). The Finnish company’s phones still comfortably top the all-time charts on overall units sold. However, Nokia has been less prominent to the smartphone generation, with the likes of Apple and Samsung leading the way. Whilst[…]

Six ways supply chain professionals can address coronavirus today

Create transparency Creating a transparent view of a multitier supply chain begins with determining the critical components for your operations. Working with operations and production teams to review your bills of materials (BOMs) and catalogue components will identify the ones that are sourced from high-risk areas and lack ready substitutes. […]

Supply chain trends to look out for in 2020

PwC’s 2016 report ‘Industry 4.0: How digitisation makes the supply chain more efficient, agile, and customer-focussed’ stressed that for the vision of industry 4.0 to be realised most enterprises must become more digitalised. A vital element of that would be the evolution of supply chains toward a connected, smart, and[…]

Shipping CBD – a growing pain in the supply chain

CBD seems to be an ingredient in almost every product right now, from face cream to the morning latte. A chemical compound extracted from cannabis plants, CBD, or, Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring substance used in products such as edibles and oils to impart a feeling of calm and relaxation.[…]