US and Chinese Port Congestion

Date posted: 14th January 2021

REMET ships globally thousands of tonnes of containerised  materials. REMET currently notes delays  and increased shipping rates as a result of port congestion at US and China ports of departure.  Details and discussions of effects of ongoing congestion can be found on industry specific websites such as “loadstar”.

Ongoing delays are currently adding up to two weeks to shipping cycle, and customers are urged to consider increased lead times when ordering goods originating in Americas or South-East Asia.

Current industry opinion is that root causes are local equipment shortages, and that congestion will continue for a number of months.

Bob Brown

REMET UK

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