West Coast ports are dropping signals about a slowdown in U.S. demand, with the number of inbound containers falling in July.
Northeast’s Critical Fuel Shortage
The region’s oil and fuel stockpile are low, and the White House believes this could lead to disruptions if New England experiences an exceptionally cold winter.
The container shipping market is in the process of reverting to normality. Depending on how the data are viewed, this process may have begun as early as September 2021 but will likely not reach its endpoint until mid-2023.
Solution: Using our access to multiple data points, we at Dunavant are monitoring the ocean market and updating our prices every two weeks to take advantage of any drops.
Ad Hoc Warehousing
Companies flush with inventories and straining for warehouse space are increasingly turning to ad hoc arrangements that include storing goods in parking lots and truck trailers as they cope with an ongoing disconnect between supply and demand.
Solution: Contact Dunavant Distribution about warehouse space or storage at our container yard and allow us to provide a solution to a surplus of inventory.
Dry van loadings are forecast to rise 3.5% y/y in 2022, up from 2.7% previously. The most significant change was more robust growth in automotive-related loadings.
Solution: Dunavant has brought on new resources to increase the number of drivers in our fleet in anticipation of the hot driver market and a rise in van loadings.
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience