More than 1,000 containers of freight dropped into the sea last year. In fact, the World Shipping Council found that in the last two years, more than 3,100 containers have fallen overboard, four times the amount from the previous two-year period.
Big, newsworthy disasters like cargo ship fires and Suez Canal blockages are one thing, but even run-of-the mill mechanical d
elays, extreme weather events, labor and supply shortages, and geopolitical events are leading to record disruptions. In fact, in 2021, Resilinc reported an 88% increase in supply chain disruptions over 2020.
Everyone involved in the global supply chain has learned that significant disruptions are the new normal.