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The Chain Newsletter | January 7, 2022
Welcome to a new year issue of The Chain, an easy way to stay updated on supply chain, procurement and logistics news in Asia in one quick digest.
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🚨 Everyone's talking about...
Ikea will hike its prices by an average of nine percent next year due to ongoing supply and transportation disruptions.
📰 Other News
Despite supply chain chaos, geopolitical tensions and rising competition, Hong Kong can still thrive in an evolving regional economy.
One of the world’s largest port operators is looking to expand that its billionaire owner calls a “war against an invisible enemy.”
Indonesia is launching a program to make ports more environmentally friendly to reduce its carbon emissions and protect the ecosystem.
Seafarers have faced endless challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Government protocols have resulted in complicating seafarers’ repatriation.
Khmer Cold Chain and Phnom Penh Autonomous Port announced a partnership to build a cross-docking facility with controlled temperature conditions.
Supply Chain Woes Prompt a New Push to Revive U.S. Factories — www.nytimes.com Companies are testing whether the United States can regain some of the manufacturing output it ceded in recent decades to China and other countries.
Businesses will shift their suppliers and come out stronger — www.marketwatch.com Businesses will shift their suppliers and come out stronger. Consumers, too, will change.
Read more relevant news and updates on the Supply Chain Asia blog.
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Zeek has expanded its footprint in Vietnam with its launch in Hanoi in November 2021.
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