2018 has continued to be challenging for our valued clients and partners alike. Importer’s volumes have surged as they try to get the cargo into the US
prior to tariff increases going into effect. In addition, significant reductions in West Coast service loops have resulted in rolled cargo not seen in years in the Transpacific Eastbound trade lane. Airfreight demands remain high as well.
Add to all of this, the recent flooding and resultant infrastructure damage, as well as mandatory port closures and evacuation orders brought on by Super Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence, will likely cause disruptions for the near future.
It’s not all doom and gloom though as carriers are bringing in some higher capacity vessels to help ease the current backlog prior to the Golden Week crunch. We anticipate that this situation should normalize after the October 2nd through October 7th holiday.