The global supply chain continues to face disruptions. CMA CGM’s EUROSAL service, which connects North Europe, the Caribbean, and the west coast of South America, is changing its route. Suspension of two ports with a March 2022 deadline has been pushed out to September.
Congestion is affecting productivity at the ports of Le Havre in France and Angamos in Chile. Each has its own set of issues and circumstances.
Puerto Angamos is located in Mejillones, Chile, in the heart of the mining sector. This location is important for copper extraction. Chile was the world’s greatest copper producer in 2019, producing 5.6 million tonnes. In France, the port of Le Havre is now recovering from the difficult year of 2020 while battling a dispute with its Belgian neighbor, the port of Antwerp.
CMA CGM has decided to extend the suspensions of these ports from the EUROSAL route; Antwerp will replace Le Havre, while Angamos has no successor. The path is now as follows:
Rotterdam, London Gateway, Hamburg, Antwerp, Caucedo, Cartagena, Manzanillo, Buenaventura, Posorja; Callao and San Antonio are all possible destinations.
Another corner of the world, other disruptions in the supply chain
Security in the Singapore Straits is another major supply chain disruption. It is an appealing target for criminals because it serves as a transit hub for 2,000 vessels per day. However, the government has not addressed the security adequately, therefore the route is becoming so dangerous.
The security has made significant progress throughout Asia, but the Singapore Straits region does not appear to be following suit. Between 2020 and 2021, the number of armed robberies aboard ships in Asia decreased by 15%. The Singapore straits, on the other hand, are going against the grain, with 41 armed robbery occurrences recorded last year, compared to 34 in 2020.
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