Since the coronavirus outbreak in China has spread to other countries, we’ve heard a lot of rumors and fears worldwide. Although the World Health Organization has said there is no reason to slow down international travel and trade, we’re starting to see an impact on supply chains.
Along with all the festive happiness that comes with the Chinese New Year on January 25, the holiday also brings about a shortage of labor as most people go home or on vacation, causing a ripple effect throughout the global supply chain.
This year alone, the number of containers we've tracked through our platform has grown more by 485%. Nearly every week we're breaking new records for container volume and users, which has meant we've needed to do some work behind the scenes to manage the growth.
Come meet us at the TPM conference March 3-6 in Long Beach, California. On day three of the conference, Sentury Tire will present their case study about how they integrated their supply chain visibility data with Salesforce to provide better service to their customers. We'd love to see...
With an increase in container volume at West Coast ports at the end of the year, we saw a corresponding increase in dwell times and demurrage fees for the containers we're tracking on our platform.
We consistently hear from our customers about the importance of knowing what's happening with their cargo so they can do better planning. That starts with getting accurate ETAs for vessel arrivals, and better information around the status of their containers at the terminals.