Johnathan is a professional logistics, transportation, sourcing, and indirect procurement leader with proven ability in improving performance and reducing costs. He has over 17 years of unique experience as a shipper, broker, and carrier with the ability to work with cross-functional teams and all levels of management. Johnathan is consistently successful in introducing strategic plans and management practices. He has strong ability to motivate employees to achieve excellence, and to represent an organization to external constituents and communicate effectively with clients to enlist support.
For the most part, consumers can find options. And so, retailers that aren't adjusting, they're losing out, and it'll be really hard for them to capture that sale again.
It’s not just the ships that travel through areas like the Suez Canal, it is the availability of containers. At the onset of the pandemic, essential medical supplies went into South America and Africa and containers got stuck there. Ships have become so full that they are not able to send feeder vessels to go pick those up. As a result, there was a shortage of 40-foot containers in Asia and they started using 20 foot containers in place. This had a cascading impact as what normally takes one box now takes two.