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2021 Outlook: Past tense, future imperfect

Global supply chains faced a traumatic start to the 2020s as a result of the pandemic. This report summarizes the six research reports that make up Panjiva’s 2021 Outlook series. The recovery in 2021 will be far from smooth. Global trade policy has been a malign influence for much of the past ... Read more →


2021 Outlook: Altogether, apart – Global trade policy issues

A change in U.S. presidency and the fallout from Brexit aren’t the only trade policy issues facing global supply chains in 2021. Reform of the WTO will likely have to wait until 2022 with the next ministerial having been delayed until Dec. 2021. In the meantime the WTO will need to manage down... Read more →


2021 Outlook: Time to pay the pipers – Logistics issues

The logistics industry enters 2021 in a state of imbalance that has led global benchmark container rates to reach $3,561 per FEU on Dec. 18 from $1,660 per FEU on Sept. 30. Existing system congestion could take months to clear while the specter of regulatory intervention hangs over the sector ... Read more →


Q4 2020 Outlook: Endings and beginnings

2020 has been a tough year for global supply chain operators ranging from manufacturers and logistics firms to retailers and consumers. This report outlines four major topics to watch during Q4’20. First, COVID-19 has been the defining feature of global supply chain developments in 2020. There... Read more →

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