While morale was overall boosted as the city of Shanghai opened in early June, companies that rely on ocean shipping understand this will soon lead to a massive influx in ships leaving Shanghai and arriving at their intended destinations, including the U.S. West Coast. While we’ve seen a slight improvement over the last few weeks in alleviating stress at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, shippers are asking how long before this backlog of container ships slows down the supply chain to a near halt once again?  

In our podcast Eric R. Byer, CEO & President of the National Association of Chemical Distributors; Mark A. Cox, Director of Procurement & Supply Chain, Superior; and John L. Logue, Chief Executive Officer of Royale Pigments and Chemicals, Inc., discuss the above as well as the need for regulatory enforcement and infrastructure planning, and an immediate need to pass a contract with International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) before the contract lapses at the end of June 2022. 

The Global Supply Chain – Where do Things Stand?

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