30 Apr 2023

Exploring the Promise and Pitfalls: ChatGPT’s Role in Supply Chain Applications

  Manhattan Associates, the leading supplier of supply chain management software solutions and renowned for their warehouse management systems (WMS), recently held their Momentum user conference. One of the key highlights from the event was the keynote speech by Sanjeev Siotta, Chief Technology Officer at Manhattan, where he discussed the potential of integrating ChatGPT into […]

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26 Apr 2023

Mixed signs for air cargo outlook for 2023

  The outlook for air cargo over the coming year remains mixed with several factors set to impact performance.Speaking at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium in Istanbul, IATA economist Bojun Wang predicted that air cargo demand was set to decline by 4% this year compared with 2022 levels. He said that this reflected the ongoing challenging […]

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25 Apr 2023

Top 10 sustainable consumer research findings

What retailers need to know about consumer interest in sustainability. Earth Day always brings additional attention to consumer interest in sustainability. Here are 10 consumer-focused sustainability research findings all retailers should know. Consumers care about sustainability Seventy-eight percent of consumers claim a sustainable lifestyle is important and 30% of consumers are more likely to purchase […]

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24 Apr 2023

ILWU and PMA Make Progress in Negotiations with a Tentative Agreement on Some Important Matters

A press release by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that a preliminary agreement had been reached with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) on some crucial matters. However, negotiations are still ongoing. In a brief statement, the ILWU said that talks would continue until a final agreement is reached. The PMA acknowledged the […]

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23 Apr 2023

Over the past five years, Vietnam has experienced a significant increase in container exports to the United States, with a growth rate of 156%

Xeneta’s data reveals that Vietnam is rapidly emerging as a source of manufactured goods for the United States, effectively challenging China’s stronghold in the Trans-Pacific container trade. A variety of factors, including geopolitical tensions, reshoring, and changes in foreign investment flows, are reshaping global trade patterns. Container imports from Asia to the U.S. have increased […]

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22 Apr 2023

Request for Enhanced Data Protection for Online Booking by Shippers and Forwarders

  The Global Shippers Forum and forwarder group Fiata have created a Charter for Protection and Governance of Data in International Trade as part of efforts to improve data protection for online booking and trading. The charter sets out the minimum arrangements for data security and confidentiality that providers and operators of digital booking and trading […]

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18 Apr 2023

Exporters at China’s Biggest Trade Fair Express Concerns about Weak Global Economy

Chinese exporters displaying their products at the largest trade fair in the country have expressed concern that their businesses are being impacted by the weak global economy. Some have even frozen investments and reduced labor costs in response. The subdued mood at the Canton Fair in Guangzhou suggests that China’s unexpected surge in exports in […]

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17 Apr 2023

China Supply Chain

Canton Fair: Exporters from China adopt a more assertive approach as they compete for foreign buyers.   China’s Canton Fair, also known as the China Import and Export Fair, the country’s largest and oldest trade fair, has resumed in-person exhibitions after three years of being held online due to the pandemic. The fair, which began […]

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