2018 PEAK SEASON is well underway, presenting several major challenges:
Congestion at China Ports: Space at ALL China ports is fully booked in the coming 4 weeks, and carriers will only take new bookings place at least 14 days before ETD. Plan ahead!
- Temporary shortage of empty containers
- There are three major storms right now; there have been twelve named storms in the Pacific so far this season, and more are possible
- Schedules are in flux, as lines are pulling vessels out of rotation
- Rising oil costs pushing lines to raise rates and peak surcharges
- Threat of tariffs causing shippers to ship now, ahead of potential future tariffs.
- GOOD NEWS! APL's new EXX service offers an 11-day transit from Shanghai to LA. Ask your JMC Rep for this option if you need to make up for lost time!
JMC's recommendation: Call your JMC representative today. We'll help you plan ahead and book your cargo ASAP, to help you maintain your schedule.
At JMC Global, we deliver on YOUR promise!