“Not this!” It seems some in maritime and logistics are still playing the game.

We all know that the flow of trade is a series of pipes that depend on each other so that trade can proceed efficiently. Now the pipes are clogged and corroded, and it turns out that the “pipes” in this trading system are blaming others for the corrosive infection.

There is one reason for this trade roar. One. Can you guess? Bet that you can’t if you’re not an importer.


The fact is that some traders are not ready to accept any guilt. They blame other stakeholders. As children, we were taught that our actions have consequences, good or bad. How was this life lesson thrown out the window?

Pointing a finger in the supply chain is not new. In fact, it has become even hotter thanks to the transparency of CNBC’s supply chain heat map, which is based on analysis and data from 12 firms. Importers rejoice: true transparency of data. Yet in this world of free speech these companies, which are in the pipes of trade, are mad that questions about their service are raised on social media.

In my LinkedIn feed, a participant in the logistics industry expressed his disappointment with the performance of the Oakland SSA Terminal. It is his right to complain. So what’s going on? The SSA sends him an email asking him to find out what he is going to send me, what he sent me.

Really? It is his right to express his opinion in the news.

As a journalist, I never take anyone at their word. I want facts. I’m a data fanatic. Despite comments from a LinkedIn follower, CNBC’s supply chain heat map shows that the delay for imports and exports from Auckland is over. The LinkedIn commentator was right about his experience.

CNBC supply chain heat map using project44 residence time data

“I just want to know when the terminal will make the cargo available?” asked Peter Schneider, president of TGS Logistics Inc. “If a container indeed available? The BCO can track their cargo in another country, we can track the container on the ship, but as soon as that container arrives at the port, it hits a black hole. All large and small importers should get equal chances to get their containers fast. It’s really the BCO that pays for everything. “

The U.S. shipper reviewed emails between Schneider and the SSA, and his comments regarding the amount of time he had to face were literally verbatim from an SSA spokesman’s email. American Shipper did turn to the SSA for comment. There was no response at the time of publication.

So what are logistics executives like Schneider doing at this time? Waiting.

According to SONAR, the time of transit from China to Auckland is more like a hike.

Ocean TEU transit time to all ports to Auckland.
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Due to the fact that ocean carriers are skipping or excluding the port of Auckland from their schedules, it is not surprising that booking volumes are declining.

Ocean container booking volumes of all ports in Auckland.
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Shipments of ocean containers from all ports to Auckland.
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So if ships don’t arrive as often as they once did at the port of Auckland, why does it take time to import? There are many reasons – importers who use their free time, store products that they can no longer sell because they came late, warehouse capacity, freight, chassis availability, container restrictions, etc.

There are more reasons, but why clarify the points that have been made since the beginning of this pandemic? We all know the problems. So what needs to be done? Accountability. Stop pointing your finger. Someone will lose an eye.

CNBC’s Heat Map Chain Chain Chain data providers are Freightos ’global cargo booking platform, the creator of the Freightos Baltic Dry Index; logistics supplier OL USA; FreightWaves supply chain intelligence platform; the Blume Global supply chain platform; third-party logistics supplier Orient Star Group; marine analytical firm MarineTraffic; Marine Visibility Company project44; maritime transport company MDS Transmodal UK; analytical company Xeneta, which is engaged in analytical analysis of the ocean and air transport; research and analytical firm Sea-Intelligence ApS; Crane Worldwide Logistics; and supplier of air and freight logistics SEKO Logistics.

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