I agree wholeheartedly. None of this is coincidence. We have posted so much here explaining the blockades, blockages, closing down ports, delays in shipments from overseas, shortages in supplies to make products. It is all orchestrated.
Looking into buying another solar generator. We have one, but I think we need a second. And we have solar panels but I'm sure the battery is dead. I've had it at least 10 years. We need another of that.
I also ran across a water turbine. Thinking of that, as the property in my husband's family has a reliable creek that runs through it.
Order your Christmas presents now! Brace for continued shortages and price hikes in 2022
The president of UPS, Scott Price, said on Sunday that low global vaccination rates, especially in developing countries, is likely to contribute to increased shortages in the coming year.
“The logistics industry does not see 2022 as having any less disruption in supply chains than in 2021,” Price told AFP, an international news agency located in Paris, France.
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, a boom in demand has overwhelmed the supply chain. Transportation has struggled to keep up as rising demand met COVID-19 shutdowns, labor shortages, as well as historic weather occurrences, causing a lack of shipping containers and supplies, alongside major price hikes.
Price’s comment comes at the same time as overseas shipping rates between Asia and the US have hit an all-time high. Judah Levine, the Head of Research at Freightos, told Insider shipping prices between the two regions have jumped 500% from this time last year.
While the UPS executive said he expects transportation costs to stabilize in the coming year, several companies have already boosted consumer prices due to elevated shipping costs. link
VP Kamala Harris: If You Want To Have Christmas Gifts For Your Children Now Is The Time To Start Buying
Kamala Harris in Singapore delivered what was billed as a major foreign policy speech, but failed to mention Afghanistan. Instead, while holding a roundtable with business leaders, she mentioned climate change and the threat to on-time delivery of Christmas presents due to the pandemic. She did take questions on Afghanistan following her speech, but her skirting of the major issue of the moment was noted. Harris's team said the trip was designed to emphasize the importance that the Biden administration places on the region.
"The stories that we are now hearing about the caution that if you want to have Christmas toys for your children it might be the time to start buying them because the delay may be many, many months," the Vice President of the United States advised. link
Supply chain experts: Order your Christmas presents now
Across the world, shipping delays are hitting record levels and a record number of container ships are waiting to unload off the southern California coast.
“[It’s] total chaos,” Hiram Hartnett, the vice president of sales at Pegasus Logistics said. “Business for us is booming.”
Pegasus Logistics is a global freight forwarder that helps move heavy and high-tech equipment.
“One little hiccup here or there can absolutely domino effect the entire supply chain,” Harnett said. “If you go back, 2019, you might have paid $2,000 for an ocean can. Right now, people are paying an upwards of $20,000.”
Shipping across the Pacific Ocean used to take 10 days in a fast ship, but it’s now up to two months.
“What we’ve seen in the United States the last few years, there have been more disruptions than I’ve seen in a very, very long time,” Dave Malefant, the director of outreach and partnerships at TCU’s Center for Supply Chain Innovation said. “The links in the supply chain are just broken.”
There are many causes. Severe weather across the United States, COVID-19 shutdowns both in the US and especially abroad, labor shortages and high consumer demand are all to blame.
“You’re already behind in getting your cargo to the states,” Harnett explained. “It comes into your [distribution center] or your warehouse location where you’re already short people. Demand is through the roof. It’s just every perfect storm that’s out there.”
Food and retail are being impacted the most, according to Malefant, and costs are skyrocketing with supply going to the highest bidder and the issue started even before the pandemic.
“Budgets for everybody have been blown out of the water,” Harnett said. “I mean if you were a supply chain manager with now, it’s like at this point I think they’re just forgiven for the inflation in the market.”
“If one of those links breaks, then the whole supply chain falls apart and we’re constantly seeing something break in the supply chain,” Malefant said.
UPS international president Scott Price told AFP in an interview, he’s also concerned about shortages and shipping prices.
“I half-jokingly tell people, ‘Order your Christmas presents now because otherwise on Christmas day, there may just be a picture of something that’s not coming until February or March,'” Price said.
“It’s paradise for the logistic companies right now because there’s more demand but our customers are suffering big time from it,” Hartnett said.
The best guess is it’ll take to the middle of 2022 to be sorted out. Hartnett says right now logistics companies are just making guesses to prepare for the demand and supply issues.
“It takes a long time to try to rebuild the links in the supply chain,” link
International shipping group issues red alert letter warning of imminent global supply chain collapse… widespread famine, power grid failures and economic ruin are right around the corner
Governments of the world are holding transportation workers hostage
At the peak of the crew change crisis 400,000 seafarers were unable to leave their ships, with some seafarers working for as long as 18 months over their initial contracts. Flights have been restricted and aviation workers have faced the inconsistency of border, travel, restrictions, and vaccine restrictions/requirements. Additional and systemic stopping at road borders has meant truck drivers have been forced to wait, sometimes weeks, before being able to complete their journeys and return home.
...We could have beaten covid on a global scale with nothing more than ivermectin, vitamin D and zinc. No lockdowns, no masks, no vaccines, no worker shortages. But that outcome isn’t what the globalists wanted. They planned from the very start to use covid to achieve a “global reset” which involves destroying the world’s economies, crashing the global financial system and achieving a mass die-off (which is already under way).
We could have beaten covid on a global scale with nothing more than ivermectin, vitamin D and zinc. No lockdowns, no masks, no vaccines, no worker shortages. But that outcome isn’t what the globalists wanted. They planned from the very start to use covid to achieve a “global reset” which involves destroying the world’s economies, crashing the global financial system and achieving a mass die-off (which is already under way). link
An all-time high of 56 cargo ships are stuck waiting off the California coast, as shipping ports hit their 4th record backup in three weeks
Key ports in Southern California have hit a fourth record in less than three weeks, as shipping delays surge past early pandemic levels.
On Monday, 56 cargo ships were stuck at anchor or in drift areas off of Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. The ports are currently dealing with 140 total ship in the ports, including 87 freighters, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California.
In late August, the ports hit an all-time high not seen since February, when the onset of the pandemic and panic-buying wreaked havoc on global supply chains.
The queue is a result of COVID-19-related disruptions, and holiday-buying surges, paired with a national labor shortage. Port of Los Angeles data indicates that ships' average wait times have increased to 8.5 days. link
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