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July 4th, 2024

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Trends and News for SMBs | July

Vessel Congestion Eases at Singapore, But Long-Term Relief is Not in Sight Congestion and delays at Singapore eased slightly last week but remain significant...
June 24th, 2024

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Trends and News for SMBs | Mid-June

Ocean shipping prices continue to rise   Ocean shipping prices are nearing pandemic-era highs due to congestion caused by vessel diversions around the Red...
June 5th, 2024

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Trends and News for SMBs | June

Container shipping rates rise again, reaching pandemic-era levels   Shipping prices have risen sharply across the board, leading to speculation that the...
May 9th, 2024

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Trends and News for SMBs | May

Vietnamese furniture fills a gap in Canadian market Wooden furniture imports from Vietnam or to Canada have surged as Canadian buyers look for lower prices...
April 16th, 2024

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Trends and News for SMBs | April

China readies for massive Canton Fair's spring edition  Guangzhou is preparing to host the most important event in China's trade fair calendar as it gears up...
April 1st, 2024

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Trends and News for SMBs | March

Thailand seeks funds for "land bridge" alternative to Malacca Strait  Thailand appears to be betting big on its new mega project, a land bridge that would...
February 29th, 2024

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Trends and News for SMBs | February

West Coast ports prepare for rising import volumes  West Coast ports are seeing a surge in volumes, mainly due to rising import volumes from Asia to the U.S....
January 31st, 2024

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Trends and News for SMBs | January

Vietnam’s manufacturing power attracts increased container vessel connections Vietnam's increasing importance on the global manufacturing stage is ensuring...
Trends and News for SMBs December 2023 January 4th, 2024

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Trends and News for SMBs | December

Panama Canal prepares for surprise easing of restrictions Better-than-expected November rainfalls will allow the Panama Canal Authority to ease transit...
August 31st, 2023

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Trends and News for SMBs | August

Why Vietnam's furniture industry is looking towards traceable timber   As global demand for furniture picks up, Vietnamese furniture producers have been...
August 1st, 2023

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Trends and News for SMBs | July

How Vietnam plans to revamp its logistics infrastructure  Vietnam seeks to revitalize its logistics infrastructure as it becomes an increasingly important...
July 3rd, 2023

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Trends and News for SMBs | June 15-30

Vietnam scales the top of the furniture exports ladder   Vietnam has regained its pole position as the top furniture exporter to the United States for...
June 16th, 2023

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Trends and News for SMBs | June 1-15

Tentative West Coast deal brings relief to US supply chains   Shippers have breathed a sigh of relief as the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the...
May 29th, 2023

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Trends and News for SMBs | May 15-31

Port of Houston shakes up storage fee structure  The Port of Houston will no longer charge storage fees on import containers left at its marine...
May 15th, 2023

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Unlocking Growth Potential with Disaster Preparation [Op-ed]

As a business owner following the last turbulent years, you have probably asked yourself, "Is my business prepared when disaster strikes?" Disasters and other...
May 9th, 2023

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Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions: How will it look? [Op-ed]

While the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have subsided, businesses recognize the need to take proactive measures to prepare for future...
May 4th, 2023

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Trends and News for SMBs | April 15-30

The US replaces China as India's main trading partner  The US has replaced China as India's biggest trading partner in 2022-23, The Hindu...
April 17th, 2023

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Trends and News for SMBs | April 1-15

Labor tension at West Coast ports comes to a head  Tension building for months in West Coast ports over labor talks finally came to a head when dock...
April 3rd, 2023

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Trends and News for SMBs | March 15-31

Economist urges Vietnam to clear trade bottlenecks   Vietnamese experts are calling for more infrastructure funding in the Southeastern region – an area...
March 17th, 2023

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Mid-March Highlights

How SMBs can benefit from the US CHIPS act On the face of it, President Joe Biden's CHIPS act looks like a feast for big business, ready salted with large...
March 9th, 2023

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Is India the next supply chain leader? [Op-ed]

As the world grapples with a turbulent global economy and disruptions to China’s supply chain, India stands to emerge as a potential winner in the new global...