2021 Shipping Advisory & Cargo Delays
Due to increased chance of delays for shipments, Caribbean Cargo DC is providing this alert to our valued customers. For the remainder of this year, delays should be expected due to several factors. These include congestion at transshipment points, adverse weather conditions wrought on by hurricanes and tropical storms, and an increase in cargo volume. We take this time to highlight our top vendors and note that they have been outstanding in providing prompt updates and customer support as we collaborate to overcome shipping delays and other matters outside of our control: Zim, Seaboard & CMA.
Cargo delays are also triggered by the current shortage of metal containers and delays with offloading/unstuffing of containers at the ports of delivery: a direct result of the continuing Coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, the port offices and customs at destination does not allow shippers to maintain a regular timetable and regulate the release of cargo.
We expect this hurricane season to be a challenge as these weather conditions present a combined challenge of operating during a pandemic while preparing for potential disruptions. If and when a serious storm happens year, it will further disrupt logistics as vessels are halted.
There continues to be considerable constraint on global shipping such as congestion, shortages, capacity restraints and other factors causing ongoing delays. Therefore, we encourage customers to plan ahead and ship at least 4 weeks early during this second year of pandemic-induced unpredictability. Please follow our Facebook page for urgent alerts as they become available and check our News page on CaribbeanCargoDC.com for more updates.
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