2016 was a busy year in the world of shipping. The SOLAS VGM (Safety of Life at Sea Verified Gross Mass) mandate along with the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy were two of the most notable events. As we reflect on 2016, below is a list our top ten global logistics blog posts from this year.
To prevent the spread of the Zika virus, the Chinese General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has announced a new mandate for cargo originating in the United States.
Typhoon Nida is making its way across eastern Asia, impacting transportation and logistics operations throughout Hong Kong and China. Heavy rain, strong winds and flood risks have forced many business activities to halt while the storm passes.
According to Reuters, Chinese government officials have ordered at least 255 Shanghai-based industrial facilities to shut down for two weeks prior to the G20 Summit this September. How will the closures of these factories impact supply chain operations?
Global supply chains are vulnerable to a number of disruptions, severe weather being an unavoidable natural event. The summer months in south Asia typically experience extremely high levels of rainfall due to the monsoon season. Below are two proactive steps which can minimize the impact of monsoon season on freight shipments.
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This September, the G20 Leaders Summit will be held in Hangzhou, China, and the event is expected to begin causing supply chain disruptions as early as this summer. Factories within 150 kilometers (about 93 miles) of Hangzhou have been ordered to partially or completely close to improve air quality. So how will this impact global supply chains?
Marisol International, a Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS) company, is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in El Paso, Texas! The El Paso office was opened on March 1, 2016 in close partnership with Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution, LLC, another Roadrunner Transportation Systems company.
The annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has taken over Las Vegas, Nevada this week as tech enthusiasts congregate to see this year's newest products. The CES is the largest technology trade show and will attract close to 200,000 attendees from across the globe. Wearables, connected cars and homes, drones, 3D printing, robots, virtual reality and augmented reality are expected to create the most buzz this year. But will any of these products be used in the supply chain in the near future?
As 2015 comes to a close, we take a look back at the top 15 logistics and supply chain blog posts from this year. In case you missed these, below is a list of our top international transportation and trade posts.