Warning: Book now or ‘Christmas may be canceled’

Containers don’t lie — and currently they tell the unvarnished ugly story of the supply chain bottleneck facing importers. U.S. shippers this holiday season will need more than Rudolph’s red nose to guide them through the whiteout of congestion.

“Obviously, there are options for shippers [transload/ocean charter and airfreight] but the real message is book now or Christmas may be canceled,” said Brian Bourke, chief growth officer of SEKO Logistics.

To illustrate the impact of congestion issues,...


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