Supply Chain Issues Impacting the International Moving Industry
There is currently a shipping and supply chain crisis directly affecting every facet of international commerce; its impact is far-reaching enough to touch the lives of consumers and businesses around the world. Simple solutions are not available in our interconnected global economy. While significant industry efforts are underway to highlight the issues and draw attention to them, the international moving industry and its customers struggle to be heard by government regulators.
Significant delays and container shortages are occurring with all shipping lines. While we do our due diligence and always have confirmed container reservations in hand, oftentimes containers are unavailable and reserved vessels do not sail at all or are very delayed.
Unfortunately, these situations cause unexpected and unavoidable expenses charged to the owner of the goods. When this happens, or when the shipping lines add new charges with little or no notice, these charges will be added to your invoice with proper backup.
We do our best to prevent and avoid these charges, if possible.