Almost a year after Italy broke with its U.S. and European partners to sign up to China’s influence-extending Belt and Road initiative, relations between Rome and Beijing risk deteriorating rather than getting closer.
Forecasts indicate slower growth for global trade this year, but there are opportunities for shippers and providers of logistics and transportation services — especially in emerging countries such as Vietnam, India and the Philippines.
Unlike other big developing Asian nations such as Indonesia or India, which depend more on domestic demand to fuel their growth, Vietnam is particularly vulnerable to geopolitical risks because of its reliance on trade.
Home to some of the most polluted cities on the planet, the South Asian nation is pivoting toward new-energy vehicles to clean up its toxic air. But with meager resources of lithium, it's having to scour for resources overseas.
As unprecedented wildfires still threaten large parts of Australia, the nation’s agriculture industries are counting the cost of the blazes that have scorched pasture, destroyed livestock, and razed vineyards.
In naming new executive director Danny Wan, the Port of Oakland drew from among its ranks — Wan has served for 13 years in a variety of advisory and executive management roles, including port attorney. In this conversation with SupplyChainBrain, he outlines his vision of the port’s future.
A Vietnam-based hacking group is learning from China’s playbook — using increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks to spy on competitors and help Vietnam catch up to global competitors, according to cybersecurity experts.