Thursday, September 30, 2021

Supply Chain Disruption Update for September 28, 2021

Supply Chain Disruption Update for September 28, 2021  Lawrence Person's BattleSwarm Blog

"I didn’t expect to do another supply chain disruption update just two days after the last one, but there’s a lot more news popping up:

  • An energy shortage is plaguing China:

    Residents in three north-east Chinese provinces experienced unannounced power cuts as the electricity shortage which initially hit factories spreads to homes.

    People living in Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces complained on social media about the lack of heating, and lifts and traffic lights not working...

  • More than two hundred container ships are waiting to load up outside Chinese ports:

    ...The number of container ships anchored off Shanghai and Ningbo has surged over recent weeks. There are now 242 container ships waiting for berths countrywide...

  • Despite shortages, L.A. and Long Beach still don’t operate 24/7.

    Despite the backlog, the busiest U.S. port still shuts down for hours on most days and is closed on Sundays, the Wall Street Journal reports...

  • More data points:

  • In Europe, a natural gas shortage has sent price soaring because surprise, surprise, Russia has cut supplies by 57%...Read all!!!
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