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Holiday Import Surge Cements Congestion at Ports on the U.S. East Coast

Persistent backlogs at the west coast port complex of Los Angeles and Long Beach and heightened consumer demand in recent months have spread port congestion to key ports on the U.S. east coast, namely the Port of Savannah in Georgia and the Ports of New York and New Jersey...

Growing Restrictions Put Sub-tier Sourcing from Xinjiang in Jeopardy

In mid-September, Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, announced the Commission’s intention to propose a ban on products made with forced labor, a plan seen by many as targeting China over its treatment of the Uyghurs in the Chinese region of Xinjiang.

Low vaccination rates in Southeast Asia to jeopardize manufacturing productivity well into 2022

October 18, 2021 Despite the continued high infection rates of the Delta variant, most Southeast Asian countries have in recent weeks been shifting away from their “Zero COVID” strategies in order to reignite their economies, as the variant continues to have ripple effects on supply chains. The Southeast Asian city-state...

Looming Energy Crisis Could Jeopardize Industrial Production This Winter

October 13, 2021 From China and India to Europe and North America, rising energy costs have been an increasingly common theme during the past month. Regional authorities in China, for example, have rationed power supply, requiring hundreds of chemical factories and electronics plants to halt operations. This evolving energy crisis...

Power shortages across China force dozens of suppliers to halt production

Dozens of energy-intensive industries were forced to either reduce or shut down plant operations in multiple provinces across China over the past few days. As authorities started to enforce dual-control policies to limit energy consumption in the country, many energy-intensive sectors began to feel the impacts. Among the affected...

Emerging Severe Wind Patterns on Transpacific Routes Highlight Shipping Risk

From October 2020 to April 2021, Everstream Analytics tracked seven incidents in which cargo ships lost containers overboard. Of those incidents, five occurred on transpacific routes during severe weather events and two occurred in the North Sea during inclement weather. The losses have brought to light emerging trends in...