Maersk’s first block train for Amica Group from China to Poland. Fast, efficient, and transparent, reducing the transit time by 33 days. “Rail increases supply chain flexibility for our customers, offering a reliable and scalable mode of transportation.

This first block train for Amica shows that it does not only achieves reliable lead times, but also provides customers with improved cargo visibility through GPS tracking,” shared Justyna Barycza, Customer Experience Manager and Poland Country Representative at Maersk.

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There is a new paradigm of prosperity zones connected to trade superhighways in the post-pandemic future.

The World Customs Journal

Don’t miss the latest issue of the leading academic publication, The World Customs Journal, Volume 15, Number 1, March 2021 with our article ’The global zone network, a safe pathway to prosperity in the post-Coronavirus era?’ – written by Lars Karlsson, Shanker A Singham & Daniel A. Gottschald

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According to WTOs latest estimate, the volume of world merchandise trade is expected to increase by 8.0% in 2021 according to remarks made by DG Okonjo-Iweala at a press conference.

Prospects for a quick recovery in world trade have improved as merchandise trade expanded more rapidly than expected in the second half of last year. According to new estimates from the WTO, the volume of world merchandise trade is expected to increase by 8.0% in 2021 after having fallen 5.3% in 2020, continuing its rebound from the pandemic-induced collapse that bottomed out in the second quarter of last year.

Source: WTO