Marine Operations and Supply Side Challenges: The Carrier View From ONE’s Jeremy Nixon
The marine container network faced exceptional challenges in 2020, and recovering will last well into 2021. From a carrier perspective, there was no downtime in the second half of 2020 to recover as operations, berth occupancy, and terminal utilization in Asia and North America reached record levels. The introduction of extra loaders exacerbated the situation. Weather, including elevated wave heights and numerous storm systems created further delays, as did COVID-related diversions to crew change locations and COVID testing of crews. Ocean Network Express CEO Jeremy Nixon will explain why carriers expect the industry's marine network to face continuing challenges in the first quarter of 2021, and potentially beyond.