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Stressed Supply Chains Globally Become the ‘New Normal’

6th November 2021
Stressed Supply Chains: Fear of shortages, both real and rumoured, is driving consumers to over-buy once again, new report highlights, with an average 70 days currently required to book a container, have it shipped overseas and received by ground transport for final delivery. Above Felixstowe port with containers stacked on board Mette Maersk, operated by Danish shipping giant Maersk whose CEO commented that the UK port was among those globally encountering congestion due to lack of truckers to remove containers away and the inability to also discharge as many containers as we would like, as fast as we would like. Stressed Supply Chains: Fear of shortages, both real and rumoured, is driving consumers to over-buy once again, new report highlights, with an average 70 days currently required to book a container, have it shipped overseas and received by ground transport for final delivery. Above Felixstowe port with containers stacked on board Mette Maersk, operated by Danish shipping giant Maersk whose CEO commented that the UK port was among those globally encountering congestion due to lack of truckers to remove containers away and the inability to also discharge as many containers as we would like, as fast as we would like. Credit: Jehan Ashmore

The continued high consumer demand is among the main drivers of congestion along international supply chains, as a “new normal” for logistics settles in for the long term, a report claims.

“Fear of shortages, both real and rumoured, is driving consumers to over-buy once again,” the inaugural issue of the E2open Ocean Shipping Index said, adding that the “strain” to clear US east and west coast ports will be a key initiative to help inbound and outbound port dwell times “slowly decline” in the coming months.

The quarterly publication reports the number of days needed from the moment a container is booked to when a consignee takes delivery at the destination port.

As of October 21, an average of 70 days is needed to book a container, have it shipped overseas and received by ground transport for final delivery, of which 43% is attributed to the time “from booking to gate-in at the port, while another 36% of the increase comes from “ocean transit and awaiting entry time”.

That compares with 13 days or 23% longer than the previous year.

More from LloydsLoadingList. In addition to separate reports on the world's biggest box-boat carrier Maersk which reported post-record quarterly results and also that freight demand is to continue into Q1 of 2022. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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