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    Dash Freight
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    If you thought shipping had been disrupted enough during the pandemic, here is the next shock​.

    The recent blockage in the Suez Canal has a knock on effect which will be felt in many major ports

    Ports like Shanghai, Rotterdam and Singapore are already experiencing delays. Now they have an extra weeks work sailing towards them, or anchored offshore. Other ports over capacity include Shenzhen, Hamburg, Long Beach, Port Kelang Houston and New York.

    That’s the bad news for deliveries.

    We still have problems with loading. The shortage of empty containers is still critical in some areas.
    China, Indonesia and some parts of Europe have acute container shortages
    Australia, USA, Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, UK and Brazil, have moderate shortages

    ​So we have
    port delays due to shipping schedules being disrupted
    loading delays due to equipment shortages
    Delivery delays due to the Suez closure for one week

    What does this mean for you?
    You will see delays in loading , shipping, and arrival dates
    You will not see any relief in shipping costs​ in the immediate future, as shipping lines struggle to relocate equipment, to keep up with demand.

    ​How do you respond?
    Plan for longer transit times.
    If you have alternate suppliers we can quote on the freight, but most countries are affected by these delays.

    I am happy to answer any questions on this forum

    Rob Dash E: rob@dashfreight.com.au M: 61 423 136 053 Quotes: https://tinyurl.com/yae7tbj6 S: live:rd2221
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