San Francisco FedEx Shipping Center Discusses the Effects of the Russia-Ukraine War on the Shipping Supply Chain

March 30, 2022 at 00:14

San Francisco, Calif. – PO Plus is a FedEx Shipping Center in San Francisco, so they always make sure to stay up to date on changes and trends in the shipping industry, passing on the important details to their community. Right now, they are taking a moment to inform their community about the effects that the Russia-Ukraine war is having on the shipping industry.

A lot of disruption to the shipping supply chain has occurred due to the war: Russian forces have cut off certain shipping routes, logistics firms have temporarily paused their services, and air freight rates have increased drastically.

Dylan Alperin, the head of professional services for a supply chain software platform called Keelvar, spoke to CNBC, explaining that the closure of a vital access point to ocean trade in Ukraine “has created a heavy buildup of vessels waiting to get through the Kerch strait. With 70% of Ukraine’s exports distributed via ship, the congestion is worsening by the hour.”

On top of that, according to Christian Roeloffs, CEO of ContainerxChange: “Parts of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov are now dangerous or unpassable. There have been missile attacks on vessels and ship arrests and lane closures for commercial shipping.”

It’s also important to note that the intense increase in oil prices coupled with the fact that Ukraine and Russian airspace has either been shut down or labeled as too dangerous to fly in has caused a spike in shipping rates.

While this news can be disheartening and discouraging to hear, PO Plus is doing everything they can to stay positive and alleviate stress from customers by making their pack and ship process as smooth as possible.

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