West Coast Port Slowdown Gives Glimpse Into Future Shipping Rates; What To Do About It

BY JOHN WESTWOOD ON MAR 19, 2015  |  As West Coast workers return to loading and unloading cargo, shippers are finally breathing a sigh of...

BY JOHN WESTWOOD ON MAR 19, 2015  |  As West Coast workers return to loading and unloading cargo, shippers are finally breathing a sigh of relief. But they aren’t in the clear just yet and can expect to feel the lasting impact of the port shutdowns for several months. John Westwood, senior manager for transportation at Chainalytics, a global supply chain consultancy, offers some lessons for shippers when encountering future port slowdowns. Westwood specializes in strategic sourcing and running large scale procurement events for Fortune 500 companies across all major transportation modes. 

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