Healing the Supply Chain – we are all facing extreme challenges (From NCBFAA)
We realize that persistent port and rail ramp congestion, container chassis shortages, excessive detention and demurrage fees from carriers, and upheaval among air cargo service providers, are all causing significant harm to your supply chains. Shippers of all sizes are facing multi-week delays and higher costs of routing shipments through the nation’s congested seaports, airports, and rail ramps.
The frustration of these delays is compounded by the imposition of excessive detention and demurrage fees by ocean carriers. The same types of delays are experienced at the nation’s airports. Truckers hired to retrieve or deliver freight, are encountering inefficiencies at ports and airports that severely disrupt and add significant cost to what should be an efficient activity. In many areas, there is a severe shortage of available truckers to move your cargo domestically. These unprecedented challenges are all encompassing, affecting ports, carriers, railroads, and truckers throughout the United States.
Please know that we are doing our utmost to overcome these hurdles for your shipments as they arise during this difficult time. Please also know we, through NCBFAA, are communicating our collective frustrations to the nation’s container ports and carriers, as well as to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission which has taken great interest in this matter. Collectively our goal, like yours, is to find a quick and sensible resolution to our nation’s troubled supply chain.
Please bear with us as we contend with untangling these persistent logistics challenges the best we can. Thank you for your support!
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