In a year as challenging as 2020, Europe's three busiest ports also experienced a "corona shock" at the beginning of the year. Nevertheless, they were still able to make up a lot of ground in the second half of the year.
Almost two months have passed since the end of the Brexit transition period. A brief review: On 24th December, the EU and the United Kingdom agreed on a trade and cooperation agreement after months of negotiations.
The Corona pandemic has brought the topic of supply chain resilience back into sharp focus. Border closures, missing employees and disrupted supply chains are just a few of the examples that led to massive disruptions in logistics. In addition, hoarding, purchasing restrictions and closures in some areas repeatedly led to severe disruptions in demand.
When buying stuff online, we are pretty used to receiving an instant order confirmation and a neat little track & trace link. Unfortunately, things run quite differently when it comes to handling global logistics processes across many players and company boundaries. B2B shipping remains a black box for most of those involved.
Widely used, practical and easy to manufacture: The Euro pallet. This year, the Europool pallet (or Euro-pallet for short) celebrates its 60th birthday. To mark the occasion, we would like to take a closer look at what at first appears to be an inconspicuous wooden construction. The idea was born 60 years ago when the demands for a uniform shape became louder and louder.
Track & Trace is no longer a foreign word to us all. But what exactly is it all about? What requirements should a good track & trace system meet? With a Track & Trace or Tracking and Tracing system, the status of a shipment can be tracked and monitored both before and after delivery. If, for example, a shipment has not reached the consignee, it is easy to check what its last location was.
In one week, on 12th February the Chinese New Year will begin. This not only means holidays in China, but also impacts on logistics worldwide. Below we have compiled a few interesting facts about China's traditional holidays.
Freight rates have been rising steadily for months. This is mainly due to the current container shortages. But back to the beginning, how did the container shortages actually come about? There are several factors that have contributed to the container shortages. The main reason is COVID-19.
Containers have been jammed at British ports for weeks. In Shanghai, every fourth container is stuck due to a lack of capacity and container freight rates are rising immensely. What are the reasons for the chaos in container shipping and what impact does it have on goods from China? Let me give you a brief overview of the current situation.
The transport of goods involves a great deal of documentation. In addition to the customs declaration, there are several documents that need to be provided. As a multifunctional document, the bill of lading is one of the most important documents in sea freight.