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COVID was a life-changing event for the world and it has yet to be solved or rectified. Its origin was somewhere in China, maybe Wuhan (we know that is the origin). We’ve been on high alert for so long, and I’m tired of it. The infection curve went up, came down, went up again, and now it’s leveling off. So can we calm down yet? No, because it seems the next crisis is unfolding and this is in our supply chain. Several have posted what they are seeing, shortages, longer wait times, costs going up. I am getting nervous again when I read sentences like this, from an article called “Inside America’s Broken Supply Chain”:
This month, the median cost of shipping a standard rectangular metal container from China to the West Coast of the United States hit a record $20,586, almost twice what it cost in July, which was twice what it cost in January, according to the Freightos index. Essential freight-handling equipment too often is not where it’s needed, and when it is, there aren’t enough truckers or warehouse workers to operate it.