In recent months, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the major port operators in Australia, including DP World, Patricks and Hutchinson, have been locked in a dispute over pay rises and working conditions.
Following a strike by dockworkers that lasted for one month and paralyzed operations at the Port of Montreal in August and September of this year, Resilience360 research indicates that major ports both on the west and east coast of Canada continue to
Supply chains in East Asia are still facing impacts ranging from congested ports to closed production plants after two powerful typhoons developed in the Western Pacific and caused widespread disruption in the region in early September.
As the COVID-19 pandemic shows little sign of wavering, commercial IT vulnerabilities that were created, exposed, or accentuated by new global health circumstances have also crystallized rather than subsided.
The latest BCI report, COVID19: The Future of Supply Chain, shows the devastating impact the pandemic has had on supply chains, with 73% of organizations encountering ‘some’ or ‘significant’ detrimental effect on the supply side.