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27.10.2021 - 11:28 [ gCaptain.com ]

Port Operator DP World Sees Lasting Supply Chain Disruptions: ‘Maybe in 2023’

(October 1, 2021)

DP World is one of the world’s largest operators of marine ports and inland cargo terminals, stretching from gateways in London and Antwerp to hubs in Africa, Russia, India and the Americas. It recently announced a string of deals as it attempts to become a more diversified, integrated logistics company.

Meanwhile, it continues to look for ways to cut debt. DP World is considering offering international investors a chance to buy into the Jebel Ali Free Zone, a prized asset that helped transform Dubai into a hub of global trade, people familiar with the matter have said.

27.10.2021 - 10:42 [ ModernFarmer.com ]

Why Global Food Prices Continue to Climb

(Oct 19, 2021)

Global food prices shot up nearly 33 percent in September compared with the same period the year before. That’s according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)‘s monthly Food Price Index, which also found that global prices have risen by more than three percent since July, reaching levels not seen since 2011.

27.10.2021 - 10:35 [ Independent.co.uk ]

UK facing ‘terrifying’ food and drink price rises, industry warns MPs

(20.10.2021)

Mr Wright said that while there are some shortages on shelves, the UK does have sufficient food.

He added: „We are not going to run out of food but there are some shortages, we have seen some problems with pigs and poultry, with some of these being solved.“

27.10.2021 - 10:30 [ Xahoo.com ]

UK food prices likely to rise as Christmas approaches

(October 26, 2021)

„It is now clear that the increased costs from labour shortages, supply chain issues and rising commodity prices have started filtering through to the consumer.“

27.10.2021 - 10:24 [ CBS News ]

On the table for Thanksgiving this year? Higher food prices

(October 26, 2021)

This year is a different story. Several factors are combining to drive up food prices, including labor shortages, higher transportation costs and supply-chain disruptions.

26.10.2021 - 07:55 [ International Chamber of Shipping ]

Joint open letter – Transport heads call on world leaders to secure global supply chains

29 September 2021

Since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the maritime, road and aviation industries have called loudly and clearly on governments to ensure the free movement of transport workers and to end travel bans and other restrictions that have had an enormously detrimental impact on their wellbeing and safety. Transport workers keep the world running and are vital for the free movement of products, including vaccines and PPE, but have been continually failed by governments and taken for granted by their officials.

Our calls have been consistent and clear: freedom of movement for transport workers, for governments to use protocols that have been endorsed by international bodies for each sector and to prioritise transport workers for vaccinations as called for in the World Health Organization’s SAGE Roadmap for Prioritizing Uses of COVID-19 Vaccines in the Context of Limited Supply.

Heads of government have failed to listen, to end the blame-shifting within and between governments and take the decisive and coordinated action needed to resolve this crisis.

26.10.2021 - 07:51 [ CNN ]

The workers who keep global supply chains moving are warning of a ’system collapse‘

(29.09.2021)

Seafarers, truck drivers and airline workers have endured quarantines, travel restrictions and complex Covid-19 vaccination and testing requirements to keep stretched supply chains moving during the pandemic.
But many are now reaching their breaking point, posing yet another threat to the badly tangled network of ports, container vessels and trucking companies that moves goods around the world.

02.10.2021 - 16:20 [ theGuardian.com ]

‘A perfect storm’: supply chain crisis could blow world economy off course

Along with ongoing Covid-related restrictions in some large manufacturing countries such as Vietnam, and a well-documented shortage of components such as computer chips, factories are simply not producing enough.

British car production dropped by 27% year on year in August as a lack of semiconductors and led to a big drop in the number of vehicles exported to Australia, the US and China. On Thursday, Volkswagen, Ford and Opel maker Stellantis announced fresh temporary closures in Germany because of the chip problem.

27.07.2021 - 07:04 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

Let’s give pingdemic the boot: Boss of High Street chemist Boots calls for scheme to be scrapped as he reveals one in five stores now have half the usual staff

Sebastian James is one of the most prominent business leaders so far to speak out in support of the Daily Mail campaign to stop vital workers being compelled to isolate unnecessarily.

In an interview with the Mail, he revealed that staff absence rates have increased by 50 per cent throughout his chain’s 2,330 stores, which offer important pharmacy services to the public.

04.11.2019 - 10:45 [ CNN ]

Microsoft tried a 4-day workweek in Japan. Productivity jumped 40%

While the amount of time spent at work was cut dramatically, productivity — measured by sales per employee — went up by almost 40% compared to the same period the previous year, the company said in a statement last week.

In addition to reducing working hours, managers urged staff to cut down on the time they spent in meetings and responding to emails.