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AI ECTA

23 Jun 2022

Australia and India make history as they signed the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI-ECTA) on 2 April 2022

What is an FTA? A free trade agreement (FTA) is an international treaty between two or more economies that reduces or eliminates certain barriers to trade in goods and services, as well as investment. Australia negotiates FTAs to benefit Australian exporters, importers, producers and investors by removing certain barriers to international trade and investment. Australia […]

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10 Jun 2022

Understanding Incoterms

What are “Incoterms”? Incoterms, or International Commercial Terms, are a set of globally-recognised rules of international trade for the sale of goods. They serve as a way for buyers and sellers to communicate on terms and obligations of the trade.  The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Incoterms outline the roles and responsibilities of the seller […]

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Ocean Freight or Air Freight

26 May 2022

Ocean Freight or Air Freight Shipping

What’s the difference? At first glance, the difference between freight methods seems to be straightforward. Oceanfreighting transports your goods via a cargo ship. Air freighting transports your goods by aircraft. Determining which is better depends on several considerations. What are the considerations? Cost and Transit Time If shipping cost is a huge factor, oceanfreighting may […]

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21 Apr 2022

Green supply chain management is the way of the future.

Green supply chains are not a new concept.. Although the concept dates all the way back to the 1960s, it wasn’t until the last decade that a formalised approach to sustainability called green supply chain management emerged (GSCM). Businesses across all industries are now utilising GSCM to reduce costs, improve quality, and increase profits.  Businesses […]

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China's lockdown effect

6 Apr 2022

China’s Lockdown Effect on Global Supply Chain

It’s been two years since China first imposed its lockdown. Since then the country has been fighting the battle against COVID19.  As the world starts to open up again, China again is imposing another lockdown.  The emergence of the highly transmissible omicron variant has complicated outbreak control and increased operational uncertainty. Local governments throughout China […]

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Unexpected Routing Changes of Cargo

1 Apr 2022

Unexpected Routing Changes of Cargo

Why do routing changes occur unexpectedly? Let’s face it, even when they are planned, changes are rarely welcomed. And how will these changes influence the supply chain and logistics industries and ultimately the businesses that rely on cargo shipping? Here are some reasons why routing changes may occur: Hazards in navigation They may consist of […]

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11 Mar 2022

Drivers: The Unsung Heroes of the Supply Chain

Truck drivers are the unsung heroes of Covid-19. Trucks continue to operate when airlines cancel flights. Throughout the cycle of lockdowns and reopenings, the public should view drivers as critical employees and frontline responders, transporting medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and replenishing retail shelves with food and necessary commodities. One of the most important […]

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Muka Sahingoz

4 Mar 2022

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Muka Sahingoz

Q&A with McHugh & Eastwood’s Muka Sahingoz: Muka has been greatly contributing to the company’s leadership in technological advances by building systems that make processes more efficient. We are truly lucky to have a well-rounded person like Muka as part of our Operations and I.T. Development team. Get to know Muka more from our Q&A: […]

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Collaboration at the forefront

25 Feb 2022

Collaboration At The Forefront: Improving Supplier Relationships

A Symbiotic Partnership: Improving Supplier Relationships These ideas assume, of course, that you are a customer that somebody out there wants. In order to be a valued customer to your suppliers, here are a few things you should do: Make sure you provide adequate lead time.  When ordering products from suppliers, try to give them […]

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