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The Chain Newsletter | January 20, 2022
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🚨 Everyone's talking about...
By definition, a supply chain disruption is any event that causes a disruption in the production, sale, or distribution of products.
📰 Other News
Vietnam has the second-lowest operating costs in Asia and is a market with great potential for logistics development.
Coupang's delivery trucks South Korea’s e-commerce giant Coupang Inc. is looking to tap into the country’s logistics industry.
JP Rakuten Logistics aims to implement drone-based deliveries in metropolitan areas.
Toll Group projects double-digit growth in its Philippine market for the next five years, with focus on the industrial, retail, technology, and automotive sectors.
Shanghai Port Congestion Worsens as Covid Omicron Hits China — www.bloomberg.com Ships looking to avoid Covid-induced delays in China are making a beeline for Shanghai, causing growing congestion at the world’s biggest container port.
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Supply chain issues will continue well into 2022 - with a twist — www.fastcompany.com Shortages will continue, but for some sellers, the problem will be too much stock.
Read more relevant news and updates on the Supply Chain Asia blog.
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🧰 Startups & Innovation
Haulio raises $9.43m Series A led by Temasek’s Heliconia Capital — sbr.com.sg Haulio, a digital container haulage platform, secured $9.43m (US$7m) in investment funding led by Temasek’s Heliconia Capital.
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