Are you waiting for your SUP?
We are expecting orders that should have been here 2 months ago sometime mid July to end and the rest in August.
Unprecedented shipping delays and container shortages around the world. We are all on one big waiting list along with every other sup shop. From bike, kayak, appliances, hot-tubs, plumbing fixtures etc., etc., the backlogs are not getting better they are getting worse. The supply chain is completely messed up. The Suez Canal fiasco, strikes in Montreal to all the containers are on sitting empty on the wrong side of the world and need to get back to Asia.
Here is a a quote from an article on Bloomberg.com
Transporting a 40-foot steel container of cargo by sea from Shanghai to Rotterdam now costs a record $10,522, a whopping 547% higher than the seasonal average over the last five years, according to Drewry Shipping. With upwards of 80% of all goods trade transported by sea, freight-cost surges are threatening to boost the price of everything from toys, sports equipment, furniture and car parts to coffee, sugar and anchovies, compounding concerns in global markets already bracing for accelerating inflation.
A confluence of factors — soaring demand, a shortage of containers, saturated ports and too few ships and dock workers — have contributed to the squeeze on transportation capacity on every freight path. Recent Covid outbreaks in Asian export hubs like China have made matters worse. The pain is most acutely felt on longer-distance routes, making shipping from Shanghai to Rotterdam 67% more expensive than to the U.S. West Coast, for instance.
Here is the link to the article.
We are coming into August which is usually the busiest shipping month in the world. We are supposedly not going to see any back to normal for a couple of years. Next year we will see the same kind of shortages and most likely into 2023.
We have sold out of our first orders of paddleboards and the rest are waiting in line to leave port or sitting on a container ship waiting to unload. It has been frustrating to say the least.
No pressure but don’t wait too long if you are thinking about getting something new.
See you hopefully on the water.