Given the current challenges with global supply chains and their fragility being exposed by the pandemic, we want to ensure your business can front foot the conditions ahead.
In this update we cover off three key areas:
Tracking: Carrier Trends
Where there is demand, supply is sure to follow.
Tracking: Port Congestion
Both West and East Coast Ports of North America are facing significant congestion highlighting the strain the US supply chain is currently under. Terminals are overflowing with containers - which means they no longer have space to take in new containers either from ship or land.
A record high of 100 ships floating off the coast of Southern California are waiting to enter and unload cargo (40% of US imports are handled by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach).
An executive order overriding the zoning rules in Long Beach and Los Angeles is in place to allow truck yards to store empty containers up to six feet high instead of the current limit of two, and expand working hours as per below:
The port of Los Angeles and Long Beach will begin charging an Emergency Fee from 1st November on all long-dwelling cargo that remains at the terminal for 9 days or more and rail containers for 3 days or more.
Industrial action is still in place at Patrick terminals across Australia and delays are expected to increase. Please see the average days delayed at the terminals below:
Delays at ports continue across European ports, forcing vessels to anchor in clusters in the English Channel and the North Sea. Schedule reliability has remained low.
Year of the Tiger
We've been informed by our partners to expect a surge in production orders after the Chinese New Year, as has been the case in previous years.
The holiday will run from 23rd Jan 2022 to 10th Feb 2022.
Please note: This is where we expect to see a variance in actual delivery times.
The arrival date will vary depending on the actual production schedule as partners experience a wave of orders after the Chinese New Year.
Our advice is to place your next order with the least amount of possible delay.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Account Manager or contact our Operations team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or get ahead for the new year and place your sustainable packaging orders now