Update on the 2020 Shipageddon situation
Firsd Tea has reported recently here and here on delays and rising costs of ocean freight and other transport. This deterioration of timely logistics service has been dubbed "Shipageddon" by the media.
Since the publishing of our 27 October post, further developments have occurred:
Firsd Tea is responding to the potential disruptions in supply. Containers on both the East and West coasts have recently arrived in warehouse, with further supply already ordered.
As in the past, we do encourage our customers to provide the most timely and reasonable order projections to better assure a steady flow of tea supply at the most secured rate possible.
New areas of tea production are increasing their yields while more familiar tea provinces experience flatter growth or declines
The US tea market has plenty of room for further growth, but won't be more of the same