Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Japan’s economy starts to show signs of growth after being slow to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic, shipping bottlenecks set to prolong supply chain turmoil, economies in Latin America and the Caribbean are urged to boost resilience in the face of commodity price hikes, HSBC is the first bank to join Walmart’s inclusive financing initiative and the UK signs historic partnership with CABEI.
The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating trends and technologies that came online before January 2020 and were just getting traction.
We dive deeper into how Covid-19 impacted the shipping industry. Will the cruise liners be able to financially recover from this outbreak?
TFG spoke to Emmanuelle Ganne, Senior Analyst and Blockchain Lead at the World Trade Organization on the state of digitisation within trade and trade finance. With the rise of numerous DLT and non-DLT consortia, what role should multilateral bodies play, and how can we create paperless trade together? The interview was held at ExCred Commodities in London.
A judgment handed down by the English Commercial Court in 2018 illustrates how trade finance banks can find themselves facing unexpected risks when things go wrong in their customers’ trading… read more →
Robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have radically transformed the productivity of emerging economies around the world. AI is improving efficiencies in industries from transportation and finance through to… read more →
Whether you are an owner of a large factory, an eBay or ecommerce seller or a farmer, logistics will be the backbone of your business. It doesn’t matter how good… read more →
Silicon Valley-based Trucker Path released a crowd-sourced navigation app for truck drivers in late 2013. The crowd-sourced Trucker Path application has grown to become America’s largest community of truck drivers… read more →
The logistics of international trade can be defined by three key processes: the movement of goods or services, the measurement of this movement, and the processing of what is being… read more →
What is freight forwarding and how do items get shipped around the world? Freight forwarding and international logistics are often overlooked as important industries, in part because all the work… read more →