2021 Global Supply Chain Crisis News Feed

The global supply chain has been impacted tremendously by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to inform our customers of the latest news surrounding the global supply chain crisis, we are collecting the top news reports and industry information that we can find and aggregating it into one place.

Check back for updates and new information from those in the know on this critical topic.


How The Backlog At Ports Could Impact The Holiday Shopping Season

Date: October 5, 2021 Source: NBC

8 graphics that highlight just how bad the record backlog of container ships in Southern California really is

Date: September 23, 2021 Source: Business Insider

A near-record backlog of cargo ships in Southern California could have serious ramifications for the US economy.

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By the Numbers: The Supply Chain Disaster

Date: September 22, 2021 Source: Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI)

From shipping to labor to manufacturing, here’s a numerical look at the issues that are making business such a headache for the promo industry.

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Take a look at the record-breaking port congestion from 10,000 feet above, as 70 hulking cargo ships park off the LA coast

Date: September 21, 2021 Source: Business Insider

From above they might look like colorful specks in the distance, but the cargo ships floating off the coast of Southern California represent a massive bottleneck for the global supply chain.

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Suppliers Coping As Supply Chain Delays Continue

Date: September 21, 2021 Source: PPAI

Getting back to business after the pandemic created the perfect storm that continues to plague companies around the globe, including promo companies on both sides of the industry.

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Ocean Shipping Woes Continue On a Major Chinese Port Closure

Date: August 17, 2021 Source: Supply Chain Digest

The troubles for ocean container shippers are rising again, as the Delta variant of the coronavirus shutters portions of a major Chinese port – the result of a single case of an infected worker there.

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COVID Impact Overseas Could Further Hamper Promo Supply Chains

Date: August 10, 2021 Source: Advertising Speciality Insitute (ASI)

Factory shutdowns, port disruption, and transport delays in China and other foreign production hubs are a reality of the spreading delta variant. Meanwhile, domestic transport challenges are intensifying.

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Retail Cargo Expected To Set Record In August

Date: August 6, 2021 Source: SGB Media

Imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports should hit another record in August as consumer demand continues to stretch supply chains and retailers shift from the back-to-school season to the peak shipping season for winter holiday merchandise.

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Port Backlog in China Could Take Weeks to Clear

Date: June 24, 2021 Source: Advertising Speciality Insitute (ASI)

A major port in China is reportedly resuming normal operations following a COVID-19 outbreak that had crippled the bustling hub. But a backlog of shipping containers could still take weeks to clear, spelling more supply chain disruption for western importers, including those in the promotional products industry.

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