July 5, 2021
There are significant delays in the United States right now with an extraordinary surge of imported cargo into the main air freight gateways.
It’s a troublesome time for shippers with supply chain disruption out of Asia causing havoc due to a capacity crunch. Port congestion, backlogs from the Suez Canal blockage, container shortages and ongoing COVID outbreaks have brought about restrictions on transportation. Ocean freight container yards in China are filling up due to vessel schedule delays and terminals are implementing precautionary measures to restrict the entry of outbound cargo to prevent overflow.
In the U.S., a surge in consumer demand is outstripping supply with manufacturing ramping up to compensate for COVID downtime. Inventories stored in U.S. warehouses are rapidly depleting. As the world awakens from a year of the pandemic, consumer demand is at an all-time high. It is not expected to reduce any time soon and with preparations for the festive season ahead and the inevitable peak season.
Increasingly, supply chains are under pressure to provide an efficient flow of goods from China into the U.S., but with origin delays and un-forecasted demand, U.S. ports and airports are under pressure to clear inbound goods.
From Los Angeles to Chicago, congestion is arising, creating bottlenecks for inland transportation to final destinations.
Frequently referred to as ‘the perfect storm,’ multiple variables are impacting the regular flow of goods into the United States. Now, more than ever, logistics partnerships are vital at every stage of the supply chain process to combat the challenges ahead.
At Crane Worldwide, our team is committed to providing the absolute best support and service to our clients to limit delays and also to prevent ongoing difficulties for cargo entry into the United States.
Our regular air charter service from Shanghai, China into Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) is an option for you to consider for your inbound U.S. cargo. Rickenbacker Airport, a cargo dedicated airport, is situated close to our Columbus warehouse facility and freight hub. In Columbus, we offer full 3PL services and can tailor make our services to meet your individual needs. Crane Worldwide has 700,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space in CMH with full trucking service, value added services and a range of logistics services to support your business in the United States.
Our domestic trucking capability allows for delivery to major hubs in the nearby radius such as Chicago, Washington, Atlanta, and New York as well as throughout the United States and onforwarding into Canada.
Providing flexibility to our clients at this challenging time is a priority for our team, reach out for more information about our air charter service and secure your charter space.
Rickenbacker International airport (LCK) is situated in Franklin County, Ohio and is a cargo only airport that has been developing since 2012. It is an advantageous location for our charter flights due to the close proximity to our Columbus warehouse and operations as well as being a one day truck drive to major cities such as Chicago, New York and Washington.
Given the location of Rickenbacker airport, multiple destinations are attainable with our trucking service. With delays of inbound shipments at major airports at the traditional air freight gateways in the United States, Rickenbacker airport serves as an alternative U.S. freight hub for your incoming cargo.
Our logistics team in the United States are ready to support your full 3PL requirements, reach out, we are here to help!
Source: Columbus Regional Airport Authority - https://rickenbackeradvantage.com/