As shippers seek China alternatives to overcome production delays, blank sailings and other bottlenecks, Mexico and Central America are solid choices due to extensive apparel exports, rapid U.S. trade partner growth, and easy intermodal transportation access.
The U.S.-China trade war and ongoing disruption from the novel coronavirus pandemic present significant challenges to shipping, freight forwarding, and the apparel industry overall. Experts from across the sector weigh in on these challenges and potential solutions.
Despite the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and devastating economic fallout, international trade will eventually bounce back, with alternative countries of production and free trade agreements contributing to optimism for the apparel industry.
A freight forwarder can help shippers remedy the current economic downturn through creative contingency planning, supply chain transitions, and cultivating relationships with alternative production nations.
Ocean carrier consolidation is leading to increased costs for shippers to transport goods, a burden overcome by working with a freight forwarder well versed in carrier rate negotiations, transportation audits, and tariffs, such as CAF Worldwide.
CAF was founded in 1982 with a vision to be an industry leading, full-service logistics provider.
Over the years we have weathered changes in the global distribution landscape by focusing on exemplary customer service and retention that is unparalleled in the freight forwarding industry.
Through the use of technology, experience, and highly trained personnel we provide our customers with the highest level of service and supply chain solutions. Our complete dedication to excellence has remained constant ensuring that our focus on providing the absolute highest quality service to our clients is never diminished.
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