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The World’s Shippers Are Earning the Most Money Since 2008

Supply Chain Brain

The global shipping industry is getting its biggest payday since 2008 as the combination of booming demand for goods and a global supply chain that’s collapsing under the weight of COVID-19 drives freight prices ever higher.

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Will We See a Similar Downturn in the Market as We Did During the 2008 Shipping Crisis?

MTS Logistics

Today, we take a comparative look between the 2008 Shipping Crisis and the Shipping Crisis of 2020-2022. When the 2008 crisis hit, one could argue that it was the result of China’s Open Door Policy initiated by Deng Xiaoping. The post Will We See a Similar Downturn in the Market as We Did During the 2008 Shipping Crisis?


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China Spent $240bn on Belt and Road Bailouts From 2008 To 2021, Study Finds

Supply Chain Brain

The share of Beijing’s overseas lending directed to borrowers in financial distress increased from 5% in 2010 to 60% in 2022, according to the study.

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Positive developments in container safety in liner shipping – World Shipping Council

Shipping and Freight Resource

The WSC Containers Lost at Sea Report – 2023 Update has highlighted positive developments in container safety in international liner shipping with only 661 containers lost at sea in 2022 out of 250 million transported which is the lowest losses in % (0.00026%) since 2008.

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No national shortage of diesel fuel

Commercial Carrier Journal

The Energy Information Administration announced last week that distillate levels are at their lowest point since 2008, but that was coming out of peak demand, and we're currently headed into increased demand.

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The State of Logistics Podcasting with Blythe Brumleve

The Logistics of Logistics

About Blythe Brumleve In 2008, Blythe Brumleve was working as a waitress and a blogger with a dream of owning her own company when she received an opportunity to work in the world of logistics. Blythe is the Founder of Digital Dispatch and the Host of Cyberly, an influential podcast on the Freightwaves platform.

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Toyota Kata: Coaching vs a Report Out

The Lean Thinker

I discussed this a little bit way back in 2008, before Toyota Kata was published. The next step being taken, what we expect (or expect to learn) It would be really simple, for example, to format PowerPoint slides in this sequence.

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