The increasing surge in shipping prices and bottlenecking at ports worldwide have only worsened the situation within the supply chain industry. Importers and exporters are attempting to regain the cost spiked by shipping costs that's at a massive increase, nearly up by half of last month.
Kuehne+Nagel reported 353 container ships stuck outside ports around the world in early August, these doubled numbers previously recorded in the year. US ports such as L.A. and Long Beach had up to 22 ships waiting for up to 12 days before they could drop anchor to unload their contents. As of the 24th of August, more than 362 vessels of the major carriers are anchored off ports, as many ports on every continent are facing disruptions in their operations (seen below)