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February 2022

Global Trade Disruption About To Get Worse

28 February 2022 – Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine early on Thursday, energy costs are soaring, stocks are plunging, Western sanctions are being sharpened, and central bankers, already worried about inflation, face additional problems, from weaker consumer confidence and bigger potential shocks to fragile European economies. This will not be good for energy prices, production, […]

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Forwarders Turn To Air Cargo

21 February 2022 – Global forwarders turned to air cargo in 2021 to overcome delays in sea freight. This has brought challenges and opportunities. According to the International Air Transport Association (Iata) report on global demand in 2021, measured in cargo ton-kilometres (CTKs), it was up 6.9% compared to 2019 (7.4% for international operations). This

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‘Mandatory EU Alcohol Labelling Unlikely To Impact SA Wine Exports’

18 February 2022 – Although the adoption of recommendations to make health warnings mandatory on all alcoholic drinks in Europe could initially result in additional costs, it is not expected to have a major impact on South African wine producers. This despite the EU being South Africa’s second largest export destination, according to Siobhan Thompson,

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