In this conversation with SupplyChainBrain Editor-in-Chief Bob Bowman, Jason Totah, president of Odyssey International Services, Inc., discusses alternatives to bringing cargo through overtaxed West Coast ports.
Today’s end customer demands a level of service that can only be achieved through deep collaboration among partners. And the role of the marine terminal — with its reliance on state-of-the-art technology, innovative cargo-handling methods, and deep expertise in optimal routing — is more critical than ever before.
Trade disruptions that have sent freight rates soaring and overwhelmed major ports may start to ease after the first quarter, Maersk said — disappointing investors but signaling eventual relief for cargo shippers.
Peter Friedmann, executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition, describes the “transportation crisis” that exporters are facing today, as they struggle to secure containers for their shipments to Asia.
These are tumultuous times for the ocean container trades between Asia and the U.S. Freight rates are persistently high, port congestion is slowing the movement of goods, and shippers are complaining about cancelled sailings and a shortage of equipment.
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