Under unalleviated pressure – April 2021 in 10 reports

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Over one year on from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic the disruptions to global supply chains show little sign of abating. The topic that was top-of-mind for our readers in April was congestion in global logistics networks, and the related surge in international shipping rates. The ongoing surge in demand for consumer and industrial goods pushed U.S. seaborne imports through three million TEUs in a month for the first time. The major container lines and freight forwarders warned that the system is unlikely to return to normal at least until the end of Q2’21. The increase in logistics ...

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