International

The effects of Coronavirus on Shipping and the Global Supply Chain

The effects of Coronavirus on Shipping and the Global Supply Chain
Danielle Williams, February 28, 2020

I’m looking at a very current global issue regarding the 2019/20 outbreak of the Coronavirus (otherwise known as Covid-19) and the impact of this on shipping and the global supply chain – of course the spread of the virus is very much ongoing so I’m focused on the effects to date.

Originating in China, this virus has had a very significant impact on global trade which is problematic as we all share a very heavy reliance on Chinese manufacturing. This has led to many industry leaders trying to figure out how exactly trade products are still going to be reliably shipped to consumers, Coronavirus has caused the global shipping industry to veer off course!

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The Logistics of Christmas Charity

The Logistics of Christmas Charity
Emma Simpson, December 18, 2019

I’ve recently celebrated my 4th year working at Alchemy with my most recent role being that of a Recruitment Consultant. I specialise in the supply of talent to the Global Shipping and Logistics industries and as such for this festive month of December, I decided to put together a blog focused on ‘The Logistics of Christmas Charity’.

There are numerous charities internationally, that work hard to deliver donations all year round, however Christmas is a particularly important time of year, when universally, people tend to share a little more generously as part of the Yuletide tradition.

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Why is there a lack of new talent in shipping and logistics? How is the industry addressing this?

Why is there a lack of new talent in shipping and logistics? How is the industry addressing this?
David Cohen, November 29, 2019

A reduction in talent

As a Recruitment Consultant I am constantly speaking to both employers and potential candidates and as such I need to keep a close eye on industry talent trends to maintain relevancy, and I’ve noticed something. There is a problem globally for the Shipping and Logistics sector; there is not enough new talent entering the industry.

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How will the Port of Dover cope with Brexit?

How will the Port of Dover cope with Brexit?
Kerry-Ann Holleyman, January 25, 2019

Deal or no deal?

With the March deadline for the UK leaving the European Union looming, the government is now creating contingency plans in the event of a ‘no-deal Brexit’. A particular worry for Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is the traffic jams surrounding the Port of Dover, the UK’s closest port to Europe. An immediate departure from the single market and customs union will result in extra checks for freight vehicles before entering Calais, Coquelles and Dunkirk. 

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The World’s Biggest Exporters

The World’s Biggest Exporters
Emma Bray, November 2, 2018

Exporting is one of the most historic forms of logistics trade, taking place internationally between two countries or economies on a massive scale. It’s evident that certain economies have specific and specialised goods which they trade with others, having an advantage over resources and manufacturing methods allows them the opportunity to sell their particular goods at a better price; being able to provide a more attractive deal and often better-quality products than competitors.

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Project Shipping: Oil & Gas vs. Wind & Solar

Project Shipping: Oil & Gas vs. Wind & Solar
David Cohen, July 20, 2018

Over the past 10 years there has been a steady decline in oil and gas use due to rising concerns over global warming and diminishing resources. This has led to huge global research and investment into wind, solar and hydro energy. For many project shipping companies this is a concern as oil and gas companies are a huge staple for the majority of these organisations when dealing with the movement of equipment for oil rigs, fracking sites and oil fields.

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