By Ryan Owens :: January 18, 2021
The CFI blog touched on the container issues and congestion problems on the West Coast during the tsunami of import containers currently hitting the ports. As many shippers are concerned about the ocean issues that have popped up, CFI is steadily moving cargo by air freight and domestic trucking to avoid ocean port delays and last-minute schedule changes. We can quickly transfer traditional ocean consignments to air freight for international destinations. Our nationwide distribution and global air cargo presence can save you time and stress while the ports work through their backlog.
At one point, more than forty-two container vessels sat at anchor just outside the Port of Los Angeles, waiting for the docks to open. Equipment is scarce, chassis are short, and some carriers are avoiding loading export containers with goods, instead of loading empty containers to speed them back to Asia for reloading. Airfreight is an option that allows shippers to avoid delays and congestion to get critical shipments to their destinations. While we understand the two are not equally priced, we think it’s essential that all transportation avenues be available during any crisis.
Domestic distribution is another option to avoid the clogged ports and move cargo by truck to ports more favorable for exports.. We detailed our nationwide cool chain and distribution options in earlier stories. Now we find ourselves able to utilize that service to keep ocean cargo moving across the country as we port shop for the best solution for our customers.
If you’re looking for options and solutions, CFI is driving domestic overland and airfreight to keep your cargo container moving worldwide. In times of market stress, you want the power of CFI in your corner to help you make sure the equipment you need is available, and your cargo doesn’t suffer from the delays that plague other shippers. In this regard, not all freight forwarders are alike. We’re here to help you bypass the drama and move swiftly into the second quarter when the disruption looks to be easing.