Ocean Freight Rollovers Causing Supply Chaos for Shippers

With container vessels still full from Asia to the U.S. and Europe, shippers and forwarders are not only struggling to secure slots, they are also wrestling with supply chain disruptions caused by cargo rollovers.

Jordi Espin, Maritime Transport Council policy manager at the European Shippers’ Council, said the failure of container lines to notify shippers when cargo is delayed due to rollovers is continuing to cause chaos in ocean shipping supply chains.“This really affects transit time visibility and, therefore, the transparency of the whole maritime transport flow. The current opacity which exists in the maritime supply chain information flow needs to be erased.“Shipping lines have to shift to developing customer-oriented services instead of acting only as volume movers.”

Read more in an article from Lloyd’s Loading List

Source: CIFFA (23.10.2020)

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