Global warming is no longer the future – it affects us already today: floods in Germany, intense heat waves in Italy, a snowstorm in Poland. These and other natural disasters can directly affect cargo deliveries from one point to another, so the question arises – could the climate become the weak link in a supply chain?
Since early 2020, the agenda of global economy is dictated by Covid-19 pandemic. Initially the impact of virus on the global processes was hard to predict, because due to Ebola virus that was discovered some years ago everybody hoped it to be a short-lived impediment. Initially economy followed its normal path, however, as the virus kept on spreading, many businesses worldwide pushed the stop button. It happened very quickly, therefore many companies and employers were subject to risk.
SIA Vervo received from the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs an explanatory material on crossing the border of the United Kingdom after the accession of Brexit, from 1 January 2021. This time, the Dutch ports and the digital system Portbase (https://www.portbase.com/en/) are involved. Like the French Smart Border, this solution for faster traffic flow is based on electronic, predictable, completed and submitted customs formalities.
The GEFCO Group, a global player in industrial logistics and the European leader in automotive logistics, welcomes its full container loaded train to France coming from China after a 11,000-km journey. The train transported 40ft containers from Wuhan, China, to Dourges, North of France, for its client PSA, in less than 3 weeks.
British Freight Transport Association (FTA) says that truck platooning could save cost, congestion and carbon says the Freight Transport Association, members of which operate more than 200,000 trucks on Britain’s roads. The announcement of £8.1 million to fund a trial of platooning will do what is needed to test if such a system is ready for use and can deliver the benefits it promises.
Munich hosted the largest logistics fair in the world with new record values from June 4 to 7, 2019. The top topics were the trade war between the USA and China and the shortage of drivers, but the New Silk Road was clearly noticeable at the same time and great hopes were pinned on artificial intelligence in many areas.