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The Novel Coronavirus:
Impact on Supply Chain Operations Amid The Lunar New Year

The deadly novel coronavirus outbreak is causing severe disruptions to inbound and outbound air cargo shipments, trucking and rail cargo services, as well as heavy port congestion for vessels. Supply chain managers will need to cope with the propagation of new or the extension of existing city lockdowns and...

Unprecedented Bushfires in Australia Impact
Infrastructure and Local Supply Chains

Over 6.3 million hectares across Australia has burnt, facing one of its worst bushfire seasons on record since it started in September 2019. The total damages and economic losses from the wildfires are estimated to be around USD 110 billion (EUR 98.6 billion) due to losses incurred from highway closures,...

Resilience360 and Riskpulse Combine to Create Leading Supply Chain Risk Management Solution

Columbia Capital, Greenspring Associates and DHL recently announced to jointly acquire Riskpulse to scale the business in combination with Resilience360.  Incubated in DHL’s global Innovation Center, Resilience360 provides an end-to-end supply chain risk assessment and monitoring solution. It has become an independently operated company under the management of Rising Tide...

Geopolitical Unrest in South America
and its Impacts on Supply Chains

Executive Summary Over the past two months, a wave of massive protests has severely impacted South American nations and caused substantial supply chain disruptions across Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia. Protesters across the region have targeted major highways, production facilities (mainly copper and oil refineries), ports, and airports to disrupt cargo...

On and Off Shore Hacking:
Supply Chain Cyber Developments in 2019

Executive Summary Cyber security incidents continue to pose an ever increasing menace to secure and efficient supply chains, with 263% more incidents recorded in 2019 compared to 2018, both in familiar categories such as ransomware, vulnerabilities, data breaches, denial-of-service, and phishing, as well as new ones, such as Advanced Persistent...

Impact of the U.S.-China Trade War on Global Supply Chains

Executive Summary The volatility of the US-China trade war has brought about considerable uncertainty for companies with global manufacturing networks. Successive tariff escalations, regulatory burdens, and other non-tariff barriers have raised serious questions about how companies can adapt their supply chains to prepare for commercial risks amid escalating trade tensions. Everstream Analytics is...

CN Rail Strike Halts Canadian Supply Chains

Executive Summary  The Canadian National Railway Company (CN Rail) strike proceeded from November 19 to 27 when an in-principle agreement was reached. Effects from the strike continue to disrupt supply chains in rail-dependent industries across Canada.  Assuming that the in-principle agreement holds, operations will resume at 06:00 local time on November...

Argentine Elections: Industrial Strike
and Trade Challenges Up Ahead

Executive Summary Argentina’s Peronists swept back into power on October 27, 2019, as Alberto Fernandez and his running mate, former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, defeated incumbent president Mauricio Macri.  The Peronist victory marks a shift away from austerity measures implemented by Macri which failed to reduce unemployment and stabilize inflation...

How Warming Climate Affects Maritime and Barge Transportations

Executive Summary A shift in weather patterns, driven by climate change, such as delayed annual rainfalls and rising temperatures have caused water shortages and prolonged droughts at key rivers and waterways around the world used by shipping vessels.  Due to a drop in water level, a series of draft restrictions were...