Container Shipping News for September 2022
For today’s blog, we thought it would be useful to do a recap of what is happening this fall as it relates to shipping and logistics—our business! So, here, below, is a summary of the high points.
As of this writing, Hurricane Ian is below Jamaica and barreling north for Florida. Although long-range weather predictions are not terribly precise, there is definitely risks ahead for all ports in Florida, as well as those in the Gulf of Mexico, and up the eastern United States along the Atlantic shore. We will have to stay tuned for more information.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Fiona has already started damaging Canada’s eastern coast with Newfoundland and Labrador bracing for the worst. Obviously, any ports there and in Nova Scotia and PEI are at risk.
There was not a big peak this summer, but since COVID-19, nothing has returned to normal. In North America, we still expect a peak season this fall as retailers prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
With the supply chain problems, some major players in ocean freight, like Maersk from Denmark, and CMA CGM from France are exploring ways to migrate to Air Freight. With all the blocked ports we have seen lately, this is one way for these companies to get an edge.
If you are shipping products this fall, Pacific Coast Distribution, based in Langley, BC, on the Lower Mainland can help you with your shipping and logistics and warehousing needs. Call us at (877) 999-8489 if you need help moving your goods quickly and efficiently. Let us help you navigate the ever-changing shipping landscape. We always work with each client individually to find the best and most efficient solution for their products.
Pacific Coast Distribution, LTD, is a family-owned transportation and logistics company, based in Langley, British Columbia, with 20 years of experience and a fleet of 50 trucks and a 60,000-square-foot warehouse.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your transportation and freight needs, give us a call at (877) 999-8489.