12 Apr 2021

Global supply chains 101 and the disruption of Covid

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:27 pm on 12 April 2021

The blocking of the Suez Canal, a crucial shipping link between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, made headlines recently.

The blockage caused chaos to supply chains and here in New Zealand we've also been feeling the pinch from the effect of Covid-19 on the supply chains that bring goods to us from overseas. 

Chris Edwards is the President of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation and joins Jesse in the Auckland studio to answer all your questions about the supply chain and how it all works!

Tug boats and dredgers on March 27, 2021, attempting to free the ship Ever Given, which was lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across Egypt's Suez Canal.

Tug boats and dredgers on March 27, 2021, attempting to free the ship Ever Given, which was lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across Egypt's Suez Canal. Photo: Satellite image 2021 Maxar Technologies / AFP

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