Household Goods Shipping Delays
Globally, our industry is facing challenges with container shipment logistic issues which is having an impact on the timely delivery of household goods. Vessel sizes and cargo volumes are placing a strain on capacity at many locations and key ports, particularly in the United States. The challenges, which are complex and include limited space on trains, chassis equipment rental issues, and licensed driver shortages to haul containers, are creating a significant backlog in getting shipments out of ports.
This is resulting in prolonged delays, with unavoidable charges in both container demurrage and equipment rental fees. In some locations container haulers are booked weeks in advance, and numerous shipping lines have reduced the amount of free time available to unload and return their containers.
TheMIGroup continues to monitor the situation, and will provide further information as it becomes available. Should you have any questions, please reach out to your dedicated TheMIGroup contact.