January 7, 2022
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to rear its ugly head. FedEx announced the Omicron variant has caused a staffing shortage as infection rates climb among personnel in its air network.
FedEx isn’t alone, of course. Other major carriers, including the USPS, have faced recent staffing shortages due to the spread of Covid-19. Airlines have been hit hard as well, with both cargo and passenger flight cancelations and delays. As reported by FreightWaves:
“In the air cargo sector, for example, Cathay Pacific suspended most cargo flights for a week and will only operate at about 20% of pre-pandemic during the first quarter because of stricter quarantine provisions in Hong Kong that are removing pilots from duty.”
While we all hoped the pandemic and its associated effects would be in the rearview mirror by now, 2022 seems poised to encounter many of the same pandemic-affected shipping delays of the last two years. As the saying goes, shippers should “hope for the best, but plan for the worst.”
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