Major Ocean Transport and Domestic Logistics Disruptions Continue to Plague Supply Chains
Firsd Tea continues to remind our customers to prepare for delays and disruptions in the supply chain. The causes and effects are global and are creating challenges for all of us who rely on international and domestic logistics.
The best preparation to make is projection. Please speak with your Firsd Tea representative to increase the probability of timely availability of your tea supply.
Ocean freight and transport problems continue to ripple through the international supply chain, with acute effects on US logistics:
With rates at record highs for shipments out of the East, ocean carriers are responding by returning to Asia (China) as quickly as possible, often with empty holds to make as many trips possible on the most profitable direction of the round trip.
Events are coming together to make a bad situation worse: