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Strike Negotiations in Colombia Creates Uncertainty for Supply Chain Operations

Executive Summary Since April 28, Colombia’s nationwide protests have paralyzed the country’s supply chain networks by disrupting port operations at the ports of Cartagena and Buenaventura, blocking major thoroughfares, impacting air freight shipments, and significantly interrupting Colombia’s oil industry. On June 15, the National Strike Committee announced that worker’s unions,...

Strike Negotiations in Colombia Creates Uncertainty for Supply Chain Operations

Colombia’s nationwide protests have paralyzed the country’s supply chain networks by disrupting port operations, blocking major thoroughfares, impacting air freight shipments, and significantly interrupting Colombia’s oil industry. On June 15, the National Strike Committee announced that worker’s unions, student organizations, and other groups have decided to suspend protests, yet...

COVID-19 Weekly Update, June 15th 2021

Everstream Analytics monitors and produces a weekly summary of supply chain impacts due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The update is provided free-of-charge to the industry.   The nationwide lockdown in Malaysia will remain in place until June 28. Electronics, semiconductor and automotive manufacturers, including Seiko Epson Corporation, Taiyo Yuden, Infineon Technologies, have announced production...

Outbreak of COVID-19 Impedes Taiwanese Tech Manufacturing

In early June, several major Taiwanese tech firms serving the automotive, electronics, medical device, and other industries were forced to halt or reduce production at their sites following a cluster of COVID-19 infections. In response to the outbreak, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) ordered emergency measures to contain...

Another Shipping Crisis Looms on COVID-19 Fears in Southern China

First, it was a critical shortage of shipping containers due to the pandemic. Then came a massive blockage in the Suez Canal. Now, businesses and consumers are bracing for yet another shipping crisis, as a virus outbreak in southern China disrupts port services and delays deliveries, driving up costs again. The Chinese province...