Special Reports

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...

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...

Assassination of President Escalates Instability in Haiti and Disrupts Logistics Operations

On the morning July 7, Haitian authorities declared a two-week state of siege after a squad of masked gunmen assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and wounded his wife at their private residence. Police have so far detained 17 suspects in connection to the fatal shooting and a nationwide manhunt...

Congestion issues grow at Australian container gateways amid labor dispute

In early June, several major Taiwanese tech firms serving the automotive, electronics, medical device, and other industries were forced to halt or reduce production at their sites following a cluster of COVID-19 infections. In response to the outbreak, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) ordered emergency measures to contain...