IS IT POSSIBLE TO SEND LARGE SCALE CONSIGNMENT FROM THE USA TO CANADA OR CANADA TO THE USA IN COVID-19 ERA?
The entire COVID-19 pandemic has forced the nations to take safety measures such as the lockdown of the borders of respective countries. It means restricting the movement of the residents and even shipments to control the spread of the virus. This move has undoubtedly had a significant impact on the entire supply chain and global trade, which has now come to a standstill. The majority of the countries have had to stop international flights. It has eventually caused a deferred lockdown and a restriction to transportations and logistics of all the goods across the world.
The shipping and logistic industry has been majorly impacted as the majority of the vessels and cargos are under mandatory quarantine. These vessels will only be allowed to enter the port once the lockdown is over. Many of the shipping containers also have been stuck at the state borders or ports across the world. The manufacture's goods or raw materials are also unable to reach the desired ports hampering manufacturing industry and domestic productions.
Even during the whole curfew and pandemic, a few shipping industries have been doing a great job, and it is possible by being committed to their jobs. These companies have provided some useful ways to promote the logistic movements of at least the essential products.
EFFECTIVE WAYS OF ACTUALLY HOW THE LARGE-SCALE SHIPMENTS CAN BE ACHIEVED DURING THE ENTIRE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Since the start of this pandemic, people's focus is to stock up all the essential items such as medicines, hand gels, toilet paper, medicines, etc. People who are majorly involved in the global supply chain in the USA and Canada have been continuously making sure that these essential supply chains do remain intact under difficult and challenging situations as well. These companies and individuals are making sure that they are not only essential goods but also health care supplements transported from the USA to Canada or vice-versa.
To allow the large-scale shipments to run smoothly throughout, the companies and relevant individuals attached to the supply chain lay fundamental importance on delivering these products at the 'Right Place' and at the ‘right time’. In the current tough times, there is no room for error. Hence, after many challenges, the consignments are to be shipped globally. Therefore, they make sure that the shipment reaches the desired location, saving costs, times, and efforts.
In this situation, moving shipment and large batches via air is next to impossible and dangerous. Hence, companies should opt for transporting goods via sea, which is a safer option. Moreover, the USA and Canada are neighbouring countries. Therefore, the sea seems to be the best fit currently used for transporting goods from one country to the other. The focus right now should be to ship the majority of the essential items so that everyone gets the necessary vegetables, pulses, or medicines to consume
Each shipment company must invest in a global management team that consists of experts in the supply chain industry, logistics and cargo delivery processes. These experts will eventually need to forecast, make planning strategies, prioritize all the critical essentials, find alternative routes to keep the supply chain from going. A team helps in streamlining and smoothly structuring the entire process.