Is the Suez Canal backlog causing further supply chain disruptions?

Posted by The FTR Experts on Apr 1, 2021 3:22:41 PM

Don Ake and Eric Starks were posed with the question, "Will the Suez Canal cause further disruptions?"

This Q&A response from the FTR experts came from our April Commercial Vehicle Update webinar. View the video and the key takeaways below. 


Key Takeaways:
  • There has been an increase in East Coast ports coming from Asia, so some impact is inevitable. However, it's very hard to know the impact until we can review the data, after the fact. 
  • The supply chain for commercial vehicle is so full of challenges right now, that this is just another, much smaller, part of the bigger problem.
  • The polar vortex is still having a lingering impact on supply chains, especially plastics and chemicals coming out of the Houston area.


Tags: imports, supply chain, commercial vehicle


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