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Backlog, Congestion, & Chaos in Freight Worldwide

on March 11, 2021
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The pandemic has caused excessive delays, historically high shipping rates, and chaos at ports of entry. Here are a couple of recent articles to help you catch up on what’s happening with freight around the world.

California port pileup leaves old records in the dust

American Shipper, March 8, 2021
https://www.freightwaves.com/news/california-port-pileup-leaves-old-records-in-the-dust

Latest crisis both lengthier and more extreme than prior congestion.

‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chaos Strikes Global Shipping

The New York Times, March 6, 2021
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/06/business/global-shipping.html

The pandemic has disrupted international trade, driving up the cost of shipping goods and adding a fresh challenge to the global economic recovery.

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