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Shipping Crisis Response

With the ripple effect of COVID-19, freight shipping has found itself in a unique situation where unforeseen events have left a global shortage of containers, which has had a domino effect down the supply chain, disrupting Global trade.

Described as the perfect storm, the range of factors contributing to the global shipping crisis has led to stock shortages in every industry.

Current predictions are that it will continue for the foreseeable future, further impacted by the severe lorry driver shortage in the UK.

Our response.

We are working hard to help reduce the impact on your supply of products by;

• Increasing our production and stock order levels to help limit the impact of further supply chain issues throughout the next 6-12 months.
• Investing in additional warehousing space to allow us to hold increased stock levels
• Investing in alternative logistic solutions where feasible. In August alone, we committed to airfreight stock with a cost of £50k to help alleviate the pressure our customers are facing.
• Maintaining close contact with our shipping agents and providing regular updates to our retailers.

It is a challenging time for our industry with no quick fix, but we are doing what we can to limit the long-term impact on our customers.

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you have any queries.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

More about the pressures on global supply chains can be found here:

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/23/business/global-supply-chains-christmas-shipping/index.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58479148

Supply chain ‘on brink of collapse’

Last updated 20.09.21

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