Special Reports

Everstream Analytics Special Reports

Below are the top Everstream Analytics incidents published by our in-house Intelligence Solutions team. As incidents develop in real time, these are subject to changes in status/scope after our publication. For real-time updates, contact us to learn how to access reports for your specific network. You can also subscribe to receive the reports via email as they are published.

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Agriculture Monthly Overview Report – Preparing for the 2021 Growing Season

Agricultural markets across the globe are in rare territory. With substantially higher prices for virtually all agricultural commodities rising to the highest levels seen in nearly a decade and the potential for adverse weather events (heat, dryness, extreme events), the settings are right for a potential threat to permeate the industry and beyond.

Suez Canal / Ever Given Update

The Ever Given has finally been freed in the Suez Canal, but the recovery has only just begun; the downstream effects are and will be far reaching.

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Plastics Shortages Amid Slow Restart of Petrochemical Plants

Extremely low temperatures in the southern U.S. and northern Mexico in mid-February caused widespread power outages and equipment failures that disrupted operations across a variety of industries ranging from semiconductors to automotive and petrochemicals.

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BCI Supply Chain Resilience Report 2021

Everstream Analytics is proud to have partnered with the Business Continuity Institute on the latest edition of the BCI Supply Chain Resilience Report 2021.

Winter Outlook Update: Mid-January

The second half of winter looks colder and more disruptive than the first. As forecasted, long-lasting Arctic air will spread throughout the Northern Hemisphere, increasing the need for protection from extreme cold (Protect From Freeze – PFF) of temperature-sensitive products. Learn more…

COVID-19 Survey: Supply Chain Impacts and Post-Pandemic Adjustment Strategies

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to profoundly impact complex, global manufacturing networks, forcing constant adaptations to keep the supply chain running. To understand how companies are mitigating operational disruptions amid uncertainty, Everstream Analytics initiated a customer survey. Learn more…

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Brexit Customs System Rollout:
Potential Delays and Impacts on Trade

On December 31, the United Kingdom (UK) will formalize its break from the European Union (EU). To facilitate trade and to avoid the required storage of up to 90 days pre-declaration, the UK is planning to implement the Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) for trade by truck in both directions. Learn more…

Winter Outlook 2020-21

This report explores temperature and winter storm expectations during the upcoming winter for the main population/business zones in the Northern Hemisphere. Last winter was one of the warmest. This season will be quite different. Learn more…

COVID-19 Exposes Vulnerabilities in the Global Food Supply Chain

COVID-19 has impacted the entire food and beverage (F&B) supply chain, from farm field to consumer. It has upended the sector’s operational capacity in its entirety, including production to distribution. How can companies meet the growing demand? Learn more…

2020 Tropical Storm Season Outlook Mid-August Update

This report provides an update on the tropical storm season in the key basins — Atlantic, East Pacific, West Pacific, and Indian Ocean. The theme of this update is consistent with the initial forecast in mid-May and the last July update. Learn more…

COVID-19 Pandemic Creates Opportunity for Innovative Cyber Threat Campaigns

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, commercial IT vulnerabilities that were created, exposed, or accentuated by new global health circumstances have also crystallized rather than subsided. Attacks on maritime and offshore energy enterprises have increased four-fold, compounding damage to businesses that were already confronting market shocks. Learn more…

COVID-19: The Future of Supply Chain

To measure the impact of COVID-19 on businesses, the Business Continuity Institute, in partnership with Everstream Analytics, conducted a survey with hundreds of supply chain professionals to produce the BCI Supply Chain Resilience Report 2020. This report provides a detailed analysis of the actions taken by organizations to address the challenges from COVID-19. Learn more…

India-China Border Conflict:
Implications for Global Supply Chains

Bilateral tensions have escalated between China and India following a deadly border clash in the Himalayan Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on June 15. The border standoff has occurred at various points along the 3,500 kilometers (2,200-miles) stretch of the India-China border, most of which remain demarcated. Learn more…

Supply Chain Impacts of COVID-19 in Latin America

Latin America is emerging as the new epicenter of the COVID-19 virus. Regional disparities in preparedness have halted critical links in industry supply chains, which have obstructed entire end-to-end (E2E) operational capacities. Learn more…

COVID-19: Challenges in the Automotive Industry Amid Factory Restarts in Europe

In early April, more than 1 million of Europe’s auto workers had been furloughed, according to data released by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association. Making up 11 percent of all manufacturing jobs in the European Union, the sector carries heavy economic importance for the entire continent. Learn more…

The COVID-19 Pandemic Disrupts
Food and Beverage Supply Chains in the U.S.

The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the U.S. food and beverage supply chains. COVID-19 related restrictions and measures have prevented facilities from operating at full capacity, causing halted operations, bottlenecks in processing and packaging, short-term shortages, and price increases. Learn more…

COVID-19 Outbreak in Brazil:
Effect of Lockdown Measures on Supply Chains

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to nationwide supply chain and logistics disruptions in Brazil, which has the potential to adversely impact operations across South America. State restrictions on movement have adversely impacted staff attendance, leading to decreased capacity in component production and cargo delivery. Learn more…

U.S. Begins Process to Revoke Special Status For Hong Kong

On May 29, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that Washington would begin the process of revoking preferential treatment for Hong Kong as a separate customs and travel territory from Mainland China, export controls, extradition, and immigration with few exceptions. Learn more…

U.S. And China Export Control Regulations:
Implications For Global Tech Supply Chains

Export control regulatory trends from the U.S. and China could accelerate a trend of ‘decoupling’: the disintegration of high-tech components and reduced reliance on foreign suppliers by localizing assembly and production within global supply chains. These protectionist measures could have a more profound impact on global tech supply chains over the long-term. Learn more… 

2020 Tropical Storm Season Outlook

This report explores what the upcoming tropical storm season will bring, and how storm activities may impact supply chains, especially in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our experts forecast that companies should expect above normal activity in the Atlantic. Learn more…

Production Halts and Industrial Action
in Mexico Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has severely impacted manufacturing operations in Mexico, forcing hundreds of manufacturing plants to close. Those which remain open are facing industry-wide protests as workers demand factory closures over fears of infection. Industry-wide strikes have taken place at plants in multiple cities. Learn more…

National Lockdown Severely Disrupts Logistics Operations in South Africa

South Africa implemented a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 permitting only goods and services related to sustenance and public health are considered essential, halting virtually all other production. South Africa’s position as a critical supplier of raw materials, manufactured goods, and agricultural products is likely to impact supply chains across the world. Learn more…

COVID-19: Impact on API Production
and Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Widespread city lockdowns and transport restrictions in China during the initial COVID-19 outbreak caused production shutdowns in China’s pharmaceutical industry, affecting Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) suppliers. The scarcity of raw materials due to production stoppages and labor shortages has exposed the weight of the world’s pharma industry on China. Learn more…

Impact of The COVID-19 Border Closures on Global Freight Movement

COVID-19 has forced governments around the world to enact border closures that threaten to pose serious disruptions to ground, air, and ocean logistics. Border closures often result in severe delays, elevated waiting/delivery shipment times, limited international air freight capacity, cancellations, and airport closures. Learn more… 

U.S. Travel Ban to Curb Transatlantic Air Cargo Capacity

A 30-day travel ban on passengers from dozens of European countries issued by the U.S. government came into effect on March 14. The move is likely to have a significant impact on the movement of trans-Atlantic cargo, most of which is transported in the bellies of passenger planes. Learn more…

COVID-19 Outbreak in Italy:
Quarantine Measures to Disrupt Business Operations

Italian authorities announced further containment measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Despite the severity of the quarantine, operational activities may face disruption in the coming weeks due to labor shortages, obstacles to cargo movements, higher transportation costs, and a shortage of masks for workers. Learn more…

Annual Risk Report 2020

2019 was a tumultuous year and the supply chain risk landscape over the past 12 months has been dominated by widespread civil unrest and geopolitical tensions in the form of trade restrictions, economic sanctions, and export controls. This year’s Annual Risk Report identifies the risks we foresee gaining greater prominence in 2020. Learn more…

COVID-19 Outbreak: Global Ripple Effects

At a global level, the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in South Korea, Italy, and Iran has triggered government-mandated lockdowns and transport restrictions, prompting fears that temporary border closures could be enforced, which would severely impact rail operations and cross-border roadway transport routes. The crippling effect on the economy may take months to recover. Learn more…

Railway Blockades Paralyze Supply Chains and Threaten Canadian Economy

On February 6, protesters started blocking railways at crucial points across British Columbia (BC), Canada to oppose the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline. The protests paralyzed tightly-linked rail and sea traffic and severely impacted manufacturing supply chains, compromising the supply of propane, chlorine, lumber, and wheat for the entire country. Learn more…

Force Majeure: A New Dimension to the Coronavirus Outbreak

With production and logistics operations across China gradually resuming, supply chain managers across industries like automotive, machinery, and chemicals may soon face a new risk dimension pertaining to the coronavirus outbreak: suppliers or buyers invoking force majeure. Learn more…

10 Top Supply Chain Risks Stemming From the Coronavirus Outbreak

Global manufacturing and supply chains are continuing to feel the effect of the novel coronavirus epidemic as factories and logistics providers seeking to resume operations now face labor shortages and regulatory uncertainty. While companies draw up contingency plans to cope with this fast-changing situation, the crisis now looks to disrupt global supply chains until April and potentially beyond. Learn more…

Update on the Novel Coronavirus:
Latest Developments on Supply Chain Impacts

The unpredictability surrounding the extent to which the COVID-19 virus will spread, coupled with government-mandated production delays in select provinces and cities, has led to uncertainty about how this will impact global manufacturing across various sectors ranging from technology and automotive to energy, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Learn more…

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 the delayed restart of manufacturing activities in the affected areas and beyond. Learn more…

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, production stoppage, power outages as well as flight cancellations and delays. Learn more…

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