Ina Opperman
Business Journalist
5 minute read
20 Oct 2021
3:31 pm

The broken links in the global supply chain

Ina Opperman

The South African supply chain has been damaged too, but is still delivering the goods, albeit slightly late, says Hein Jordt, managing director of Ctrack SA.

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The broken links in the global supply chain are primarily due to ships waiting for up to three weeks outside harbours on the west coast of the US, on the busiest shipping trade route in the world between China and the US. The busiest route is no longer across the Atlantic between the US and Europe, with this traditional route only in third place, with the route between Asia and Europe in second place. The same trend is now also showing for air freight, according to the Ctrack Freight Transport Index. “It is no secret that the global supply chain...