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National railway strike in France is on…again

Workers of the French state railway utility SNCF are on strike. The strike started on Monday 30 January at 7 pm local time and runs until Wednesday, 1 February 6 am. It is expected to have a severe impact on rail operations, including rail freight.

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Another Covid surge in China is the global supply chain’s biggest fear, but it may be overstated

Another wave of Covid infections in China is the biggest fear for supply chain managers, but those whose companies were impacted by the first pandemic wave are optimistic the impact will be short-lived.

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Carriers cough up as complaints rain in at the FMC

The US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has received more than 200 charge complaints since the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (OSRA) was enacted in June 2022. More than 70 of those complaints met the FMC’s threshold requirements to be referred to investigators.

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Transforming global trade will drive supply chain changes

Trade patterns are expected to change, as recent economic and geo-political shocks have exposed weaknesses in supply chains.

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Freeport East signed off by UK government

Freeport East, the consortium including Felixstowe and Harwich, along with a host of other maritime assets, has received final Government approvals from Westminster, allowing it to move forward into the delivery phase.

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New cargo verification data rules costly and testing for UAE importers

Importers in the UAE – already squeezed by demand woes — face additional costs and more red tape with customs regulatory changes, which include cargo origin source and declared shipment verification data.

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EU relaxes state aid rules to drive ‘greener’ multimodal transport

A rapid turnaround for a new EU enabling law will see some elements of the state aid rules for rail, inland waterways and multimodal transport relaxed from 19 January.

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Climate disruption set to cost ports billions, says new study

An analysis of some 1,340 ports by researchers at the Environmental Change Institute (ECI) found 40% are exposed to ‘maritime’ hazards, including tropical storms and flooding.

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New ‘five-year plan’ to revive China as a modern logistics giant

China’s reopening to the world over the weekend is seeing considerably more jet fuel about to be consumed in the world’s most populous nation, while for crew managers there’s relief that the country has made crew changes far easier for the first time in nearly three years.

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China’s reopening seen as a positive for shipping

China’s reopening to the world over the weekend is seeing considerably more jet fuel about to be consumed in the world’s most populous nation, while for crew managers there’s relief that the country has made crew changes far easier for the first time in nearly three years.

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