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USA : Truck shortage & domestic transportation challenges

USA : Truck shortage & domestic transportation challenges

We draw your attention to the general and growing shortage of truck drivers and road haulers which is causing an increase in delivery times in some parts of the US and Canada that may cause extra demurrage, detention and storage costs (let’s remember these costs are the responsibility of the merchandise payable by the consignees or their custom brokers before moving the container out of the terminal or ramp).

The transport sector has been under pressure for many years and a peak is currently being reached due to the terrible weather events that have hit the USA in 2017 and early 2018 (hurricanes of category 4 & 5, severe wildfires and recent snow storms). 

Read more :

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-shortage-of-trucks-is-forcing-companies-to-cut-shipments-or-pay-up-1516789800

https://www.lloydsloadinglist.com/freight-directory/news/US-trucking-shortages-%E2%80%98likely-to-worsen%E2%80%99/71297.htm#.WoG98CXOXAU

Hapag-Lloyd general circular

 

BALGUERIE, new image

BALGUERIE, new image

Let’s just imagine the future. BALGUERIE is about to unfold its new corporate branding. A low-key design, but which has a lot to say. Deriving its inspiration from the various means of transport. A nod in the direction of our history. Aimed at making things simpler whilst maintaining our DNA. The needle of the compass which signifies control and traceability. The four cardinal points which recall our worldwide coverage. At a slant for speed and precision. Blue like the sky and the seas. A distinguishing mark which is recognised straight away and adaptable. An identity which is innovative, reassuring, easy to understand, modern, cohesive and arrayed with efficiency. And a signature which reveals our ambition.

Enjoy our new image:

BALGUERIE, new image

First day of Fall

First day of Fall

With that first day of Fall, let’s remember some changes in temperature can occur and be extremely sensitive or suddenly severe especially in some areas such as the Mid-West and/or when your wines are shipped from far away sailing with a long transit time making difficult the anticipation of temperature upon arrival.

Please note that the coverage of "alteration of temperature" with a container equipped with thermal blanket is suspended during the period from November 1 (date of arrival) through March 31rst for any shipment going to the Mid-West Area – Great Lakes area or any “remote” inland destinations.

So it is recommended to use reefer containers to prevent and protect your wines with that upmost solution.