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Powerful tornadoes destroy dozens of factories and warehouses across five U.S. states

Dozens of powerful tornadoes have touched down in multiple areas across five midwestern and southern U.S. states on late December 10 and early December 11, causing more than 50 fatalities and damaging scores of businesses, including a General Motors assembly plant in Kentucky and an Amazon Fulfillment Center in...

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...