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China, COVID, and Civil Unrest
Under China’s zero-Covid policy, strict lockdowns are being blamed for an apartment fire that killed ten people when emergency services were delayed due to restrictions. The pushback has led to civil unrest in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Wuhan, and Chengdu, further complicating the cargo situation that’s facing delays from Covid outbreaks impacting labor and transportation.   ...
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Chinese Tariffs & Supply Chain Disruptions
Supply chain disruptions not only from the overwhelming increase in demands for goods, but equipment and staff shortages, and the “zero-Covid” protocol lockdowns in China have created not only logistics challenges but have raised PPI (Producer Price Index) across industries. From raw goods to finished products, to transport, costs are skyrocketing. Proctor and Gamble said,...
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A Year In Review with Zarach
We started the year with the crux of how to deal with the ongoing pandemic that increased online ordering from all over the world. Then in March, the Ever Given decided it would be fun to take on things at a new angle, blocking up the Suez Canal for 6 days and 7 hours. This...
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