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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# supply chains

Last year
Ukraine grain harvest fell around 40% due to war
Ukraine is a major exporter but Russia’s invasion stopped shipments for months.
US and China discuss 'severe' economic challenges surrounding supply chains
The world’s two biggest economies are also grappling with Covid-affected supply chains.
War leaves crisp makers scrambling for sunflower oil alternatives as price hikes set to bite
Shortages and price spikes look set to impact many of the items on grocery store shelves.
Nervous times for Irish households and businesses as supply anxieties roll through markets
Market ructions, gas rationing and 1970s-style inflation fears hit the headlines.
Ireland 'engaging' with EU on proposal to ban Russian ships from docking at European ports
Russian trade is facing severe disruption as a consequence of sanctions announced this week.
All time
'Concertina effect': Supply chain and shipping disruption could last 'the entirety of 2022'
A report by
Ian Curran
Once goods arrive in Ireland, a shortage of truck drivers is causing delays to final deliveries.
Major congestion at European feeder ports serving Ireland continues to delay the flow of goods to and from Irish ports.
Once goods arrive in Ireland, a shortage of truck drivers is causing delays to final deliveries.
Businesses are being urged to afford struggling hauliers and drivers respect ahead of what could be a challenging Christmas.
Danger of Irish 'spillover' from UK truck driver crisis as skills shortage bites
But supply chain experts say the shortage is not likely to lead to empty shelves this Christmas.
Poll: Do you plan on starting your Christmas shopping early to avoid delivery delays?
Consumer growth is having a profound impact on global supply chains.
Around 10% of Ikea product lines 'unavailable' due to supply chain issues
IKEA said there are “too many product lines” affected in Ireland to list the items that are unavailable.
First it was chocolate flakes - now Irish mattresses are being impacted by global supply problems
Higher shipping costs and more expensive raw materials are pushing up costs for furniture and bedding-makers.
Morning Memo: Chocolate flakes, semiconductors and the global shortage of everything
Snowstorms, canal blockages and cyber-attacks have played all played a role but so is booming demand.
Simon Harris defends Irish-based American pharmaceuticals following Trump criticism
US President Donald Trump made a pledge to bring Irish-based US pharmaceutical companies back to the US.
Spiralling costs, scarce materials and penalties: How Brexit could impact the housing crisis
Increased costs and problems securing staff could hinder the industry’s response.