Coronavirus, Brexit and Suez Canal cause five-year 'perfect storm' in shipping

Coronavirus, Brexit and Suez Canal cause five-year 'perfect storm' in shipping

Wholesalers and shipping companies are facing delays and increased costs owing to coronavirus outbreaks, Brexit and the continued disruption after the blockage of the Suez Canal, with warnings we could be seeing the effects for the next five years. 

Charles Hogg, commercial director at the global freight and supply chain management company Unsworth, told The Bookseller the issues had combined to create “a perfect storm” and said: “We’re now living in this new world where there’s a lot of unpredictability.” 

He explained that the coronavirus pandemic is causing more long-term problems beca...

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