Ukraine Claims Grain Stolen By Russians Taken to Syria

Fourth EstateWheat fields in Ukraine, Oblast Lviv - Raimond Spekking

Ukraine’s defense ministry has claimed that Russian cargo ships have transported grain stolen from Ukraine, most likely to Syria. According to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, dry cargo ships under the Russian flag have reached the Mediterranean. The cargo …

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Uber Halts Operations in Tanzania

Uber, the ride-hailing service, ceased their operations in Tanzania after six years. Uber’s announcement came in the form of a statement addressed to customers across the country, revealing that it will not resume its operations in Tanzania until an agreement …

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P&O Ferries Temporarily Suspends Services, Fires 800 Seafarers

P&O Ferries said it had suspended all operations and fired 800 staff across its entire fleet on March 17, sparking outrage. “Our services are cancelled. Where possible we are organizing travel via an alternative operator,” said P&O in a tweet.  …

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U.S. Government Extends Travel Mask Mandate Until April 18

The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on March 10 that the federal public transportation mask mandate will be extended for another 30 days. Citing recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TSA extended the …

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Japan Extends Entry Ban Until End of February

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday announced an extension of an entry ban on non-resident foreigners until the end of February, as the government tries to stop the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. “The infection situations regarding …

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Spike in Freight Rates to Cause Prices to Soar in 2022 — UNCTAD

The UN warned on Thursday that a surge in container freight rates could increase consumer prices next year if problems in the global supply chain are not addressed soon. The UN’s trade and development agency (UNCTAD) said that if the …

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Diesel Crisis Threatens to Crash Australia’s Supply Chains

Australia’s supply chain is at risk of collapsing next month over a shortage in an anti-pollution ­chemical for diesel vehicles that could stop the nation’s trucks from running. The chemical urea that goes into making the diesel exhaust fluid AdBlue …

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Uber and Meta to Launch Whatsapp Based Ride-Booking in India

Uber announced that it hoped to make reserving a trip as simple as sending a WhatsApp message in India. Uber has teamed up with Meta to offer ride booking through its WhatsApp service in India.  The integration, Uber’s first of …

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Uber Ventures into Cannabis Delivery

Uber has ventured into cannabis delivery through their Uber Eats service in Ontario. Uber Eats has collaborated with cannabis retailer Tokyo Smoke to allow online cannabis orders after offering liquor deliveries earlier. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said last April that …

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