It’s been a rough couple of years for the global shipping industry, and ripple effects have disrupted supply chains around the world. Shippers are urged to “make peace with lines” to restore order to their supply chains and mitigate the impact of ongoing disruptions. But what does making peace with lines look like in today’s logistics industry?
The New Look of Supply Chain Disruptions
Supply chain disruptions are not a new phenomenon, but the pandemic has exacerbated the problem, leading to significant delays and increased costs for shippers. One major contributing factor has been the need for more shipping containers. These shortages cause a backlog of cargo at ports and lead to a surge in demand for air freight. To restore order to their supply chains, shippers are being encouraged to build better relationships with their shipping lines. By working more closely with their carriers and understanding their needs and constraints, shippers can help to optimize their shipping schedules and reduce the likelihood of delays and other disruptions.
Shippers Must be Flexible
The importance of flexibility in the face of ongoing disruptions cannot be understated. Shippers should be prepared to adapt their shipping strategies and make changes to address emerging challenges with supply chains. As shippers work to restore order to supply chains, it is essential to have a reliable logistics partner that can help them navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of global shipping.
At All Points, we offer a wide range of logistics solutions to meet the unique needs of our clients. Whether you are shipping domestically or internationally, we can help you to build strong relationships with your shipping lines and optimize your shipping schedules to reduce the likelihood of delays and other disruptions. Count on us for all your logistics needs!