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FIATA issues multimodal electronic bill of lading for all members

FIATA has released a paperless bill of lading (B/L), which can be accessed with existing technology, for the use of its members.

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Transit times reveal true state of reliability, not queueing ships

As global schedule reliability hits rock bottom, new research highlights lockdowns in China are to blame for the increased container shipping transit times.

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As Shanghai reopens, intermodal operators will be in ‘unchartered waters’

As Shanghai prepares to fully reopen next week, the attention of supply chain stakeholders turns to the potential manufacturing and congestion aftershocks from the two-month Covid lockdown.

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Uncertainty and volatility return to air cargo market as new trends emerge

The air cargo market is beset by “a great deal of uncertainty and volatility”, with two distinct trends emerging in recent months.

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Shippers set to benefit from Nhava Sheva dedicated freight corridors

Shippers and supply chain stakeholders at India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA)/Nhava Sheva Port could soon see their cargo move faster, thanks to significant rail improvements.

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How can a new Polish airport become a rail freight hub?

Have you ever heard of the Solidarity Transport Hub under development in Poland? This new airport location is more than it sounds since it will bundle air, rail and road activities in one hub. How could rail freight benefit from it?

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Pent-up Shanghai cargo exports will swamp Europe’s inland services

Europe’s inland barge terminals may find themselves overrun by an “avalanche” of containers as Shanghai’s lockdown ends, which could be by the end of the month, said one source today.

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Congestion and rates drove huge modal shift to air freight last year

Cargo owners increasingly switched from sea to air in 2021, with port congestion and a narrowing price gap helping the airfreight market grow twice as fast as sea cargo.

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Faster cargo clearance at Tuas Port as ICA taps technology to handle higher shipment volumes

Mobile technology is enabling Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) officers to clear cargo on the fly and drivers no longer have to wait in a holding area to receive the image scan results of their cargo.

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Growth in US manufacturing slows as economy loses momentum

The US economy is losing momentum as it struggles against headwinds.

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