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‘Slidings’ Replacing Blank Voyages as Ocean Carriers Stretch Transit Times

Even as the holiday shipping rush comes to an end, most North America ports, particularly on the West Coast, are still reporting long delays related to the unloading of cargo ships. Vessels are frequently spending several days anchored just off the coast, awaiting a berthing spot. At the same time, warehouses near the ports, which …

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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality:  How Avnan’s Electronics Help Everyone Breathe Easier

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has been a hot topic this year as homeowners, businesses, health care providers, and educators pay particular attention to making their buildings as clean as possible. COVID-19 has certainly raised the public’s level of awareness that HVAC systems should be configured to maximize air quality. However, the pandemic is not the …

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Coronavirus Update: Supply Chain in Asia, Components Shortage

As the COVID 19 outbreak begins to stabilize, 97 percent of large companies in China have restarted their business operations. Many reached an average of 81.8 percent of normal activity level as of last month. We are proud to announce that all of Avnan’s supply chain partners in China have already reached their normal production …

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Coronavirus Update: Components and Transportation

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, some factory operations in the supply chain have been suspended as their employees have been found to be infected by COVID-19. For example, last week, Japanese MLCC manufacturer Murata suspended its operations for seven days after one employee tested positive. Similar situations have arisen at TDK and Nichicon. Other manufacturers, such as Panasonic …

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