Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group, Claremont, CA comments on why the supply chain is wrong whether we are talking about West Coast or East Coast.
“A strike at Britain’s biggest container port threatens to disrupt supply chains and economic activity across the country.
This comes as the nation reels from pandemic supply chain issues, and the West Coast harbors are plagued by bottlenecked traffic, the ripple effect now slowing down shipments into the East Coast and Gulf Coast ports.
‘The supply chain is misaligned whether we are talking West Coast or East Coast. it’s gotten more attention historically on the West Coast with last year’s drama, but it’s getting increasingly congested on the East Coast lately,’ said Lisa Anderson, president of LMA Consulting Group.
Almost 2,000 workers at the Port of Felixstowe, located about 93 miles northeast of London, walked off the jobs Sunday over pay, raising fears of severe supply chain problems. The port handles around 4 million containers a year from 2,000 ships – almost half of the country’s incoming shipping freight.
During the first five months of this year, the volume of loaded containers reaching the port of New York and New Jersey rose 12 percent from the same period a year ago.”