Why Do Shipment Delays Occur?

Due to the fact that some ports receive a lot of traffic and are important transit points in maritime transport, the duration of the ship’s stay in the port is limited. In some cases, these times are disrupted and unexpected shipment delays occur.

About the Shipment Delays

“Back in the 1990s when carriers had the on-time performance at the 90-plus percent levels, we could carry smaller amounts of inventory,” a Hong Kong-based logistics manager for a global sporting brand told Journal of Commerce Magazine in late October 2018. “Right now, we must hold up to 28 days stock. Another shipper told JOC; “The information chain is carrier-freight forwarder-us, so it takes time,” he said. “We prefer to have it much more quickly, but we buffer stock for unexpected delays. When it happens, we check if we have enough buffer, if customers will accept the delay, or if we should deploy airfreight.”

What is the Solution to Unexpected Shipment Delays?

Use the “ShipsGo Service Finder tool; Check the ShipsGo’s estimated transit time and the last three performances of your carrier. Also, check the transit time suggestions of ShipsGo from/to nearby alternative ports. As soon as you start your container tracking with ShipsGo, you always receive the delays/updates notifications just on time.


Port to the port transit time from Rotterdam to Port Said.

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