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Keep things fluid, says World Shipping Council

[ April 7, 2020   //   ]

The World Shipping Council says that one of the single most important things that national and local governments can do right now is to ensure that the flow of cargo through the world’s ports remains fluid.  In many parts of the world, back-ups at warehouses, shortages of truck drivers, and scheduled deliveries of goods that importers cannot sell are causing cargo owners to leave cargo at the ports, leading to bottlenecks, delays and disruption ,

WSC says that shipping companies are offering solutions including extended transit times, storage in transit, and other innovative approaches, but ultimately everyone in the supply chain must remain focused on keeping cargo moving through the ports. It said: “This issue cannot become someone else’s problem. It is everyone’s problem, and the pain and the solutions must be shared.”