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Alarming developments in the Red Sea might cause further supply chain constraints. – Photo Logistiek.nl

Container shipping rates spike amidst Red Sea crisis

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands - The unrest in the Red Sea is causing container prices to rise rapidly. Attacks by Houthi rebels have made shipping...

Paul Lange Group is fit for the future with investments in IT and logistics

Paul Lange Group is fit for the future with investments in IT and...

Despite the obvious market cool-down, Paul Lange Group (PLG) continues to invest heavily in IT and logistics in order to further improve its...

Kim Madsen of Akku Vision: 'Think global, source local'

Kim Madsen of Akku Vision: 'Think global, source local'

While the global economy continues to be in turmoil and uncertainty, more and more bicycle brands put their supply chains to the test. With its...

The lower container shipping prices will have a positive impact costs of importing bicycles and components from Asia. – Photo Shutterstock

Container rates drop to close to pre-COVID levels

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands - After the price records of recent years during the pandemic, container rates are now dropping rapidly. The price decline...

“The market has to show first that current supply chain delays are really demand driven and not only the result of the setbacks in deliveries,” says Accell Western Europe’s regional director Epco Vlugt. – Photos Bike Europe

Accell Western Europe adopts flexible approach to steer through...

EDE, The Netherlands - "The problems in the supply chain are still very present," tells Accell Western Europe's regional director Epco Vlugt to Bike...

Online Magazine: Supply chain grips the bicycle industry

Online Magazine: Supply chain grips the bicycle industry

Following the initial cancellation of orders and period of uncertainty at the beginning of the corona pandemic in 2020, it soon became clear that the...

Vredestein Cargo: new tyres for last-mile delivery

Vredestein Cargo: new tyres for last-mile delivery

Apollo Tyres is to launch its first dedicated micro-mobility tyre, the Vredestein Cargo. Developed specifically for electrically assisted cargo bikes...

SSU says the new warehouse solution will drive its growth strategy and create synergies across the company. – Photo Signa Sports United

Signa Sports opens large-scale European bike parts hub

BERLIN, Germany - E-commerce giant, Signa Sports United (SSU) has opened a new state-of-the-art warehouse facility in Hockenheim, Germany. The...

Bosch was already prepared for the expected disruptions at the start of the corona crisis. – Photo Bosch

Semi-conductor shortage brings further delays in Bosch e-bike battery...

REUTLINGEN, Germany - E-bikes with a Bosch drive that are delivered without battery. It is the talk of the town in the Netherlands, but also applies...

The warehouse in Nunspeet, the Netherlands, will be outsourced in summer 2023 at the earliest. - Photo Bike Europe

Shimano outgrows Dutch distribution centre and opts for outsourcing

NUNSPEET, the Netherlands - Shimano Europe has announced that it intends to completely outsource its warehouse activities which are now based in...