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After show report Medica 2022

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After show report Medica  2022

Medica, Duesseldorf-14th - 17th November 2022 “Welcome home“ was the motto of the Medica 2022, and it DID feel like coming home. After the Corona related interruption, Hangzhou Medasia were curious to get a taste of Duesseldorf again. When the opening of the fair was announced on Nov 14th at 10:00 am, the booth was ready.  Madasia is located in Hangzhou, China, and specialized in the development and distribution of home Medical devices and Wellness Appliances. With 10years of healthcare industry experience, we are familiar with international medical market demands and enrich our supply chains. We are aim to be your with the one...

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Japanese media: Without China, the cost of all goods in the world will rise significantly →

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  On October 18, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun published an article entitled "Japan will lose 53 trillion Yen by separating from China", which criticized the so-called "decoupling from China" argument. Without China, it warned, the cost of all the world's goods would rise sharply.   "Against the backdrop of global supply chain disruptions exacerbated by the Ukraine crisis, European and American countries are still trying to isolate China from the global economic system," the article said. However, the world cannot "de-Sinicize", and if China is lost, the global market will pay a huge price.   The article argues that expanding...

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Shipping disruptions! Six major ports in this country are on strike again as road, rail and shipping suffer setbacks and delays intensify

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Shipping disruptions! Six major ports in this country are on strike again as road, rail and shipping suffer setbacks and delays intensify

According to foreign media reports, with the British railroad workers strike, German ports also began to take a new round of strike action.

Maersk said that, the strike affects the ports of Bremerhaven, Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven, including road, rail and sea transport.

She explained, "This strike could have been avoided if the employer had offered better pay increases."

Maersk said, "In order to minimize further disruptions to the supply chain from strike action, we will be closely monitoring developments in the ver.di union and ZDS before and during the next round of meetings, where further strike action may occur."

Ulrike Riedel, chief negotiator for ZDS, said ver.di had shown no willingness to compromise during the four rounds of negotiations and announced further strike action.



The strike comes at a critical time for Europe's port industry, where a backlog of cargoes caused under China's anti-epidemic control policy is expected to lead to a surge in European imports in the coming weeks.

At last week's TOC conference in Rotterdam, LamiaKerdjoudj Belkaid, secretary general of the Federation of European Private Port Operators (Feport), told delegates that her members do not expect congestion to ease until 2023.

The port is concerned that a return to normalcy will occur at the same time as the third quarter peak season, before the current port congestion and lack of drivers are resolved.

A lot of ships are coming into Europe, but the docks are already fully utilized," she said. We don't see congestion going away until 2023 because they are very concerned about absorbing the large number of ships coming in from Shanghai. This leads to port congestion, ships being diverted to other ports to load and unload cargo, and ultimately impedes the normal flow of cargo."

The current situation will be further exacerbated by the fact that all major European ports are currently over 90% occupied by yards and a large number of containers are now being shipped from Asia to Europe.

Delays have also continued to intensify since the 13th of this month, with more ships being stacked in front of German ports, and the number of ships waiting to berth at the ports has increased to around 60 on the 15th of this month, and will only increase now.



German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd suspended barge services at the Port of Antwerp this month due to increased congestion at the terminals. Barge operator Contargo warned a week ago that waiting times for ships in the Port of Antwerp had increased from 33 hours at the end of May to 46 hours on June 9.

In addition, Rotterdam and Antwerp are already heavily congested. If the conflict in German ports escalates further, they will refuse to transfer any cargo for them. Germany already has 12% of its shipments trapped, and this is expected to increase in the coming days.

Mike foreign trade said to remind all foreign trade people, shipments, please pay attention to the logistics delay, forward to know ~

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How to choose a better digital thermometer

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How to choose a better digital thermometer

Digital Thermometer : Digital thermometer is a temperature sensing instrument which is easy to carry, with a permanent probe and a convenient digital display(LCD). How a digital thermometer works depends on its sensor type. Sensor types include resistance temperature detectors (RTD), thermocouple, and thermistors. A thermometer is a device that measures a thermometer or temperature gradient. Thermometers have two important elements: a temperature sensor (such as a mercury bulb in a glass thermometer) or the pyrometric sensor in an infrared thermometer, where some change occurs as the temperature changes; and some method of converting this change into a numerical value (such as , visible...

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223 additional warehousing facilities worldwide! Maersk buys Li & Fung Logistics in Hong Kong for US$3.6 billion →

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223 additional warehousing facilities worldwide! Maersk buys Li & Fung Logistics in Hong Kong for US$3.6 billion →

Maersk to enhance logistics capabilities in Asia Pacific through acquisition.On December 22, A.P. Muller Maersk (MAERSKa) ("Maersk") announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire LF Logistics, a contract logistics company headquartered in Hong Kong, China, in a transaction valued at US$3.6 billion, subject to regulatory approval, according to Maersk Group WeChat. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to be completed in 2022. According to the introduction, Li & Fung Logistics is a private company jointly owned by Li & Fung Limited and Temasek Holdings, with Li & Fung and Temasek holding 78.3% and 21.7%...

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