As I look out my window, here in Seattle, I see a lot of container ships. Usually I will see a couple container ships along with ferries and sail boats. But with the labor slow down at the West Coast Ports, the ships are piling up (See LA Times: http://lat.ms/1ECZQRB).
This got me thinking about goods the US is trying to ship out, but more about goods that retailers are trying to ship in from China.
Ship to British Columbia, Manzillo, Mexico, Texas ports, East Coast and rail product back to the West? Go through the expense of air freight?
We all hope and pray that this will be resolved quickly, but in the meantime, WHAT DO YOU DO? Does your vendor in China have a contingency plan?
Well if they are making bubble mailers and flat poly mailers and don’t have a plan, and you are waiting on the mercy of the West Coast ports, you may want to look at PAC Worldwide and or manufacturing capabilities.
We manufacture in The States, Mexico and Malaysia. So yes, while we have some product coming out of Malaysia that may be affected by the labor slow down, our product made in Ohio and in Mexico will not be.
If you don’t have a contingency plan and are starting to get worried, give us a call, 1-800-535-0039 or send us and email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll help you out.