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Hurricane Harvey: Immediate Impacts on Global Supply Chains

Executive Summary Since August 25, ports, airports, railways, roads and oil refineries along the Texas and Louisiana coast are experiencing significant operational disruptions due to Hurricane HarveyThe George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) may not open before August 31, causing backups and re-routing of flights throughout the US aviation systemThe Port...

G20 Summit in Hamburg: Supply Chain Impacts on Road, Rail, Air and Ocean Freight

Executive Summary The G20 summit in Hamburg on July 7 and 8 is expected to cause widespread traffic restrictions due to security measures and large-scale demonstrations against the meetingCargo handling will likely be impacted in the wider city area, with anticipated delays of 1-2 days for air freight and 2-3...

Petya Ransomware Attack: Implications for Global Supply Chains

Executive Summary A new ransomware that reportedly started in Ukraine on Tuesday, June 27 has caused network issues in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, and has disrupted numerous companies around the worldAmongtheimpacted,shippingcompanyMaerskhasexperienceddisruptionsonitsbooking portal and at some port terminals in Belgium, Netherlands, the United States and IndiaTrade impacts may remain...

Supply Chain Impacts of the Diplomatic Crisis in the Middle East

Executive Summary SevencountriesintheMiddleEasthavecutdiplomaticrelationsandsuspendedland, air, and sea travel to and from QatarWithphysicalbordersclosed,re-routingofairandoceantrafficisexpectedtocause shipment delays, increase costs and result in port congestion at major transshipment hubs in the region Low productivity and threat of strike have already led to cancellation and re-routing of vesselsPotentialcontingencyplanscouldincludeotherairlines,directvesselstoQataror diverting cargo to airports and ports in Oman,...

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Disruptive Impacts from Planned Port Strikes in Spain

Executive Summary Spanish dockworkers are set to stage a seven-day strike from March 10 to 24International Dockworkers Council has called on European ports to strike on March 10 in solidarityLow productivity and threat of strike have already led to cancellation and re-routing of vesselsCompanies at Port of Valencia have already...

Chennai Floods: Widespread Impact on Supply Chain

Widespread flooding, triggered by heavy rains that started in the second week of November, has caused significant disruption in the major Indian city of Chennai, the capital of the south-eastern state of Tamil Nadu. Chennai has been declared a Disaster Zone on December 3 and further heavy rain is...

Heightened Security Following Paris Attacks and its Implication on Supply Chain

Executive Summary Countries across the EU have adopted heightened security measures and updated their security advices.In the near term, controls across the European Union’s external borders are expected to remain reinforced.Delays at external border crossings along key transportation routes, particularly in Western Europe, are likely.Security threats at airports have also...

The Migrant Crisis and its Impact on Supply Chains

Executive Summary Supply chains are beginning to experience the consequences of the geopolitical crisis that has triggered an influx of unprecedented number of refugees to Europe.Most affected corridors are road traffic from Eastern Europe to Austria and in particular, the trade lanes Serbia-Hungary, Croatia-Hungary and Hungary- Slovenia. Certain crossings may...

Tianjin Port Situation Update

A devastating series of explosions at a Dangerous Goods warehouse occurred in Tianjin, China last week. The explosions, which occurred approximately 50 kilometers away from the city center, left more than a hundred people dead and hundreds injured. The cause of the explosions was not immediately known, but initial...

South Africa’s Road Freight in Jeopardy Amid Xenophobic Attacks on Foreign Drivers

Cargo trucks driven by foreign nationals in South Africa have faced violent attacks by local truck drivers and other unknown groups since the beginning of the year and the situation has worsened in recent months. The recent attacks escalated after truck drivers affiliated with the National Truck Drivers Founders...