Chain Reaction Podcast News Roundup: The Baltimore Bridge Collapse and the Battle for Oceanic Resources

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Witness the ripple effects of a maritime catastrophe as we unpack the collision that brought the Port of Baltimore—and its web of global supply chains—to a sudden halt. The recent disaster involving the motor vessel Dali has shaken the very foundations of international trade, with far-reaching consequences for major companies like General Motors, Ford, and beyond. This episode promises a thorough exploration into the aftermath of the bridge collapse that has both businesses and government officials scrambling for solutions, ensuring you understand the full scope of this logistical nightmare.

Join us as we also chart a course through the murky waters of deep-sea mineral mining, where the treasure trove of resources vital for the electric vehicle revolution lies hidden. As nations and environmental groups like Greenpeace clash over the future of our oceans, we analyze the delicate balance of industry growth and ecological preservation.  Bindiya Vakil, CEO of Resilinc, lends her expertise on the subject, offering invaluable insights into the potential shifts in shipping dynamics and the road to recovery from this unprecedented supply chain disruption. Tune in for an enlightening discussion on how the fate of our seas is intertwined with the wheels of industry and the charge towards sustainable technology.

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About Tony Hines and the Chain Reaction Podcast – All About Supply Chain Advantage

I have been researching and writing about supply chains for over 25 years. I wrote my first book on supply chain strategies in the early 2000s. The latest edition is published in 2024 available from Routledge, Amazon and all good book stores. Each week we have special episodes on particular topics relating to supply chains. We have a weekly news round up every Saturday at 12 noon. All things impacting global supply chains in that week, so come and join us on the Chain Reaction podcast. I look forward to seeing you there.

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