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Value chain disruptions are increasingly blamed for inflationary tendencies, although there are multiple other factors that can drive consumer prices up.

Since the summer of 2020, constant challenges caused by tighter capacity of boxes, ships, port infrastructure and hinterland transport have caused far reaching impacts on supply chains and national economies.

Continuous disruptions are increasing transport and logistics costs along chains with record high ocean freight rates as one of the results. Reports indicate that value chain actors tend to “optimise” for ...

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