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Nov

Discover How a DC Bypass Solution Can Benefit Your Business

Your Distribution Centers (DCs) are critical supply chain management assets. However, they can also become inefficient when holding too much inventory, or also a costly and time-consuming touchpoint in your supply chain. This becomes a particular issue for goods with short lifecycles such as seasonal, fashion, fragile, and promotional products. At Century, we strive to provide our customers with greater
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31
Oct

Market Update – October 2022

MARKET UPDATE – October 2022 As mounting inflation and rising energy costs continue to weigh on consumer appetite for spending, the uncertain economic outlook is leading to further downward pressure in the ocean freight market. The widened imbalance between low consumer demand and surplus carrier capacity has led to the steepest decline in ocean freight rates since the start of
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29
Sep

Market Update – September 2022

MARKET UPDATE – September 2022 As the China Golden Week holiday nears, the traditional peak shipping period, where many importers rush to ensure adequate inventory ahead of the year-end holiday season, does not seem to have made its arrival this year. With the uncertainty around the global economy continuing to dampen consumers’ appetite for spending, many fear the weakened demands
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31
Aug

Market Update – August 2022

MARKET UPDATE – August 2022 At this time of the year, the shipping industry would typically be seeing a surge in orders as importers worldwide stock up and prepare for the year-end holiday sales. However, as shoppers grapple with inflationary pressures, the uncertainties around rising retail prices are clouding the outlook of a buoyant consumer spending ahead of Thanksgiving and
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27
Jul

Market Update – July 2022

MARKET UPDATE – July 2022 As the shipping industry enters the busiest time of the year, the sharp decline in ocean freight rates in recent months coupled with multiple reports on the high level of inventory in retailers’ warehouses, are signaling a peak season that may not be as strong as many expect. While the talks around the unsustainable consumer
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30
Jun

Market Update – Jun 2022

MARKET UPDATE – June 2022 The global economy is fluctuating rapidly in response to the government regulations influencing the financial market. Much of the world is back to normal after more than two years of a pandemic. The global effect on the world economy, especially in commodity markets, manufacturing industries and supply chain have contributed to perceptions of a slowdown
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31
May

Market Update – May 2022

MARKET UPDATE – May 2022 On a path towards economic recovery, businesses and exporters in Shanghai are now eagerly awaiting return to normalcy after daily life and commercial activities were brought to a halt two months ago. With China’s financial capital set to gradually reopen from June, the attention of many supply chain professionals now turns to the aftermath of
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19
May

China COVID-19 Updates

China COVID-19 Updates: November 28, 2022 The National Health Commission (NHC) of China reported a total of 3,822 new confirmed cases on Sunday (November 27th, 2022), including 3,748 which were locally transmitted. There are currently 33,129 active cases reported across all provinces, the highest daily case numbers since the pandemic began. China currently has 29,497 areas of the country designated
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29
Apr

Market Update – April 2022

MARKET UPDATE – April 2022 As destination ports in North America and Europe recover from last year’s historic congestion and delays that are still fresh in the mind of many logistics professionals, the prolonged COVID lockdown in Shanghai and the Russia-Ukraine conflict are spelling more trouble for the already strained supply chain and raising fears of another cargo logjam in
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26
Apr

Century named a 2022 Top Workplaces in Richmond Times-Dispatch Top Workplaces

Century named a 2022 Top Workplaces in Richmond Times-Dispatch Top Workplaces Century Distribution Systems, Inc., a global trusted logistics and supply chain service provider, has been named a 2022 Top Workplaces in the Richmond region, Virginia, USA, in the midsize companies (125-399) category. The award is based solely on employee feedback which measures people-centered culture such as employee engagement, their

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