China’s coronavirus outbreak threat to global antibiotics supply: EU Chamber of Commerce

On Tuesday, the head of a European business group in China warned that the world could face a shortage of antibiotics if the pharmaceutical industry’s supply problems posed by the outbreak of China’s coronavirus cannot soon be resolved. Joerg Wuttke, President of the EU Chamber of Commerce told a roundtable in Beijing that the synchronization…

Lessor BBAM adds 3 Boeing 737-800 freighters to service air cargo market

On Tuesday, Boeing Co stated, BBAM, a lessor, had ordered three 737-800 converted freighters to service the growing e-commerce market and the express sectors of the air cargo market. The planes, which will be converted, will come from BBAM’s existing fleet. “This agreement shows how we can serve our customers by delivering efficient and reliable…

Amazon’s in-house delivery on track to deliver 3.5 packages in 2019

In a development that marks Amazon’s growing in-house delivery business, the world’s largest online retailer stated, it was on track to deliver 3.5 billion customer packages globally this year. Amazon’s growing network of delivery trucks, planes, and vans, is considered as potentially a long-term threat to United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp. FedEx has…

Chicago’s city counsel approves tax surcharge on ride-hailing services

In a significant development, Chicago’s city counsel has approved a proposal which will see an imposition of increased taxes on certain ride-hailing trips. The move is aimed at combating traffic congestion in the city. Incidentally, the city counsel and ride providers have accused each other of penalizing low-income passengers. As per Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan,…

Harley-Davidson halts production of its electric motorcycle following discovery of a glitch

According to the U.S. motorcycle maker testing of LiveWire is going “well”. Following the discovery of a glitch during final quality checks, U.S. motorcycle giant Harley-Davidson Inc stated, it has stopped the production and deliveries of its first electric motorcycle. In a statement the motorcycle maker stated, it has discovered a “non-standard condition” with its…

U.S. tariffs on China provide an edge to Samsung Electronics’ products

Here is why relocating Apple’s supply chain from China makes business sense. U.S. President Donald Trump disclosed he has had a discussion with Apple Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook on the impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports as well as competition faced by Apple from South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Cook “made…