Disrupted Supply Chain the “New Normal”

With dock strikes, port congestion, Covid lockdowns, labor shortages, and the impact of climate change, the logistics industry is facing many obstacles these days. As per Eleanor Hadland, senior analyst at Drewry’s for ports and terminals, ports and shippers need to be flexible to meet today’s ongoing supply chain disruptions.

With the pandemic behind us, ports are facing both ongoing and new challenges, as the shipping world pushes for decarbonization and copes with the impact of the war in Ukraine and changes in consumers’ purchasing of goods.

Santiago Garcia Milà, sub-director general at the Port of Barcelona, said, “The logistics chain is not feeling very well. Supply and demand are not fitting as they were ten years ago. We will need to find new solutions for that. But in disruptions you can find opportunities.”