People had stopped visiting theatres, stores, restaurants, and bars outside, which made them more goods from home
In March, we got to witness a global spectacle when the mammoth container ship Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal for six days. The ship was en route to Malaysia from Rotterdam, and it had stopped more than 150 ships in the process of getting stuck for six days causing more than $1 billion in damages. Ever Given was not the only fiasco that we had to witness this year cause in November, more than 77 ships were stranded off-coast in ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
It took around five days for the ships to unload, and Bloomberg had declared this incident as a global supply chain crisis. These events certainly push warehouses to their max capacity, and logistics managers are frantically looking for new ways to deal with the crisis. The main cause of the supply chain crisis was due to sharp rise in consumer spending on durable goods during the COVID 19 restriction. People had stopped visiting theatres, stores, restaurants, and bars outside, which made them more goods from home. Some sources report that the supply chain issues did not start just because of COVID 19 because, from 2018, rail carriers and trucks were facing immense difficulties in maintaining the demand.