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The Loadstar Podcast adds nuance and depth to The Loadstar's coverage of the global supply chain. Each episode we interview the world’s leading freight executives and analysts about the forces making the freight and logistics markets tick and the challenges that lie ahead. Host, Mike King also discusses the stories that matter with The Loadstar’s global team of journalists. To receive this podcast straight into your inbox sign-up at: https://theloadstar.com/registration/ The Loadstar Podcast ...
 
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2022 is already shaping to be a year of daunting challenges for freight and shipping. Carriers by sea, air, ocean and rail can expect healthy profits. But for buyers, managing procurement and inventories has never been more important. The lead-in to Chinese New Year factory closures at the start of February is the focus of this episode. Are we seei…
 
Our end-of-year special examines the biggest stories of 2021 and the narratives that have found traction in media far beyond the confines of logistics and shipping. We pick out the winners and losers of pandemic supply chains. We analyse labour shortages, industry consolidation, the latest acquisitions, who has money to burn, and the biggest challe…
 
EP9 sweeps the length of global supply chains. From power cuts and factory shutdowns in China we swing across the Transpacific to the US where logistics networks are straining with final holiday season deliveries and pressure is mounting on the last mile. Then we jump to Europe where we’ll hear how terminal operators are coping with liner schedulin…
 
EP8 of The Loadstar Podcast reports direct from Glasgow where world leaders are congregating for COP26, a meeting many believe is the last chance saloon for meaningful progress on climate change and one that could shape supply chain planning and investment for years to come. EP8 also examines: How IKEA is coping with logistics and supplier bottlene…
 
As the holiday season closes in, Episode 7 of The Loadstar Podcast looks at what one of our guests believes will be the “the mother of all peak seasons”. We also examine: What next for air and ocean freight rates? What options are still available to shippers looking to restock inventories before the holiday season finishes? Why freight rates from S…
 
Episode 6 of The Loadstar Podcast turns its focus on the chaos currently affecting global container trades. Mike King is joined by a ‘who’s who’ of shipping and forwarding CEOs and analysts as they explore: When the container shipping pricing madness might end? What needs to change to unblock global trade? And, with regulators now turning their gaz…
 
In Episode 5 of The Loadstar Podcast, Mike King is joined by Loadstar shipping reporter Mike Wackett, Eric Reuter, Forto’s Vice President for Asia, and Happy Chau, a fashion logistics expert and Director of Sales with Transpacific specialist OEC Group. They examine how shipping and logistics have become mainstream news, what impact Covid outbreaks …
 
Mike discusses container freight rates and supply-demand with BIMCO’s Peter Sand Stifel’s Bruce Chan explains why he thinks structurally higher air freight rates are here to stay And a leading US SME shipper explains how his company is coping with lengthy shipment delays. In the fourth Episode of The Loadstar Podcast, Mike King is jointed by The Lo…
 
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