At this point, the TP trade lane is progressively becoming more challenging for importers. Ships are full, containers are scarce, and ports are suffering with train/rail car shortages. In addition to this, the trucking industry is unable to keep up.

Best approach is to pre-book as much as possible to minimize these issues, however, as many in the shipping industry have by now experienced, there is a heavy volume of imports moving right now.

Word on the street is many SS lines/forwarders are not taking bookings. We always try to help our customers manage the expectation so you can prepare accordingly.

We would expect a little breather around mid-December but please take into account Chinees New Year is Feb 12th, therefore, there will be a push to move containers prior.

Daniel Szwed

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