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18 Oct 2021
7:46 am

Supply chain drama just adds to the ongoing Covid pain


Just what we didn’t need to hear – the global supply chain is under immense pressure, with most ports worldwide congested.

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The United States and Africa have been hit hardest, with delays of between three to five weeks the norm. Factories are not getting supplies, the number of containers has increased faster than the number of ships that can transport them and there is a shortage of fuel and gas. There is a serious lack of truck drivers and massive computer chip shortages as the world battles to deal with the high demand for deliveries following the reopening of economies after Covid lockdowns. With more and more people working from home, there has been an increase in shopping online, which in...