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Climate change is exacerbating fashion supply chain challenges

The disaster wiped out crops across Pakistan, dealing a critical economic blow to the world’s fifth-largest cotton producer and a major textile producer. Almost half of the country’s cotton fields have been washed away.

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Railway sector fears unstable energy supply, calls Brussels to act

With the increasing energy bills and insecurity about a steady supply, the European railway sector calls for action. Sector associations CER and ERFA asked the European Commission to ensure that the envisioned modal shift to rail is not derailed by increasing energy costs.

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What Europe’s Energy Crisis Means for Fashion?

Skyrocketing power prices are hurting consumers, threatening brands and retailers, and adding new pressures to the industry’s already fragile supply chains. For some, the result could be worse than Covid.

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Semiconductor equipment supplier expects shortages to continue

A supplier of equipment used in semiconductor manufacturing expects demand for parts will outstrip supply for the next several quarters despite declining sales of smartphones and other consumer devices.

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Rethinking the New Silk Road: should we still go to Duisburg?

For many years, Duisburg has been the main European hub on the New Silk Road. But it is time to rethink the western part of the Eurasian corridor, say industry experts, as the German network is not at its full capacity this decade. It is time for a redesign of the New Silk Road.

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US Retail Sales Little Changed Last Month as Fuel, Autos Drop

US retail sales stagnated last month on declines in auto purchases and gasoline prices, though gains in other categories suggested consumer spending remains resilient.

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Are shipping’s carbon regulations a problem or an opportunity in disguise?

While the challenges are considerable, decarbonisation might lay the groundwork for future competitive advantage argues.

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New US Demurrage and Detention rules – what you need to know

Demurrage and Detention charges have been a particular point of contention among US shippers in the ongoing supply chain disruption and have been acted on quickly with the introduction of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act 2022 (OSRA 2022).

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Why Europe is so important to the empty-container supply?

Blank sailings in Europe will add to capacity constriction.

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SMEs must go digital or they will lose the chance to access finance

With supply chain costs soaring, cash-strapped SMEs can gain easier access to trade finance and do more business “if they use digital forwarders”.

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