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A critical shipping lane in Europe’s economic heart is drying up in the searing heat

The water levels in a crucial waterway in Europe’s economic heartland are running dangerously low in the searing heat the region has been experiencing, posing a big risk to the German economy and more disruption to supply chains which are already under stress.


Tesla rewrites software to get around chip shortages due to supply chain issues

Chip shortages have weighed heavily on Tesla’s production, with Musk saying in January that part constraints were one of the primary reasons the automaker would not release any new vehicles this year.


Boeing CEO says supply chain issues are hindering 737 Max production increase

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun on Monday said the manufacturer won’t ramp up production of its bestselling 737 Max yet because of supply chain constraints.


Volvo posts rise in profits despite supply chain woes

Volvo reported second-quarter earnings that came in ahead of analyst estimates as the Swedish truckmaker raised prices to pass on higher production costs.


Large trucker protests over California’s gig worker law AB5 shut down Port of Oakland terminals

The Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) management closed operations on Wednesday at the Port of Oakland due to the independent trucker protests over California’s gig worker law, known as AB5.


Mexico’s Beer Shortage Culprit Isn’t Just Supply — It’s Demand

Mexican beer sellers who’ve struggled through bottle and can shortages are facing a new challenge keeping their shelves stocked: robust demand.


California Throws 70,000 Truckers in Gig-Work Legal Limbo, Risking Supply Chains

About 70,000 truck owner-operators who form the bedrock of California’s transport industry are in limbo as state-level labor rules start applying to them, creating another choke point in stressed US supply chains.


There’s a massive pile-up of car, furniture exports bound for U.S. and it’s spreading across European ports

Labor slowdowns and strikes at the German and Netherland ports are creating a massive pile-up of export containers bound for the U.S. that will take months to clear out.