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Port Congestion Reviewed in Webcast

11/18/2021

According to the November 15th USAPEEC MondayLine, a webcast Cool Cargos: Global Trends, Risks, and Opportunities considered challenges in maintaining international trade in frozen foods.  The program was hosted by Greg Knowler of IHS Markit for the benefit of shippers, operators of ports, financial institutions, and food producers.  Speakers included Jim Sumner, President USAPEEC, and executives involved in international logistics.

 

The important topics reviewed storage capacity at ports, shortages and positioning of containers, shipping rates, availability of long haul drivers, a shortage of chassis to convey containers, and tracking of shipments.

 

An unfortunate take-away from the webinar was that congestion will continue through the first quarter of 2022.


 
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