Port Congestion Continues to Throttle the World’s Supply Chains (.PDF Download)

April 12, 2021
Port owners, carriers and individual shippers scramble to solve one of the most pressing pandemic-related supply chain issues of 2021: port congestion.

When things run smoothly at the world’s ocean ports, companies get their goods out the door on time, carriers adhere to their delivery commitments and buyers get their items in a predictable, reliable manner.

In most cases, a single supply chain disruption, weather event or geopolitical problem has minimal impact on these smooth-running transportation networks. However, when you add a global pandemic, mandatory business shutdowns and a labor shortage to the mix, a “perfect storm” takes over and throws the entire supply chain for a loop.

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