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Carriers suspend inland freight movement during the Tokyo Summer Olympics

After a year of postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tokyo will finally host the Olympics. But fans will have to watch from afar as local authorities declared a state of emergency from July 8 until August 22 and imposed increased traffic restrictions around competition venues which may affect...

COVID-19 Weekly Update, July 20th 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.   Vietnamese authorities imposed a two-week COVID-19 related lockdown in Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City metropolis, with restrictions to be in effect from July 18.Myanmar announced a...

Severe Floods Across Western Europe Disrupt Manufacturing Operations in Key Industrial Areas

Severe flooding caused by violent storms have resulted in widespread disruption to logistics and manufacturing operations over the past few days in Western Europe, including in Belgium, Luxembourg, parts of the Netherlands, and western Germany. The flooding in the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia, the country’s richest state by...

Severe Floods Across Western Europe Disrupt Manufacturing Operations in Key Industrial Areas

Figure 1: Districts (red) and cities (black) with most severe impact on industrial areas and manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany. Source: Everstream Analytics Severe flooding caused by violent storms have resulted in widespread disruption to logistics and manufacturing operations over the past few days in Western Europe, including in Belgium, Luxembourg, parts of...

Civil Unrest Causes Widespread Disruptions to the Movement of Goods and Business Operations in South Africa

Executive Summary Protests broke out in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, South Africa’s economic power houses, shortly after the country’s former President Jacob Zuma was taken into custody on July 7.The unrest quickly escalated into the worst violence since the end of Apartheid in the early 1990s, and severely...