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The Supply Chain Challenges during COVID-19 Crisis

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Hardly any industry is spared from COVID-19 impact which has
spread its claws on the entire planet. Stakeholders of the shipping, maritime,
logistics and related sectors are working day in and day out to ensure that the
supply chain remains intact during this global crisis.

Here is a look at
what the experts have to say on the challenges which the supply chain sector

Especially during times of crisis, we all turn to the media
for updates and relevant information. As you continue to develop stories around
COVID-19 and its impact on the supply chain, I want to remind you that we work
with seasoned leadership that can provide unique points of view and relevant
insight for your stories.

Consolidated Chassis
Management (CCM)

Mike Wilson, CEO, CCM: With a 30-plus-year career in the industry, primarily with ocean carriers, Mike now leads CCM — the leading neutral cooperative chassis pool manager. With the current supply chain strain and the surge on the horizon, properly managing chassis inventory will be critical to supply chain efficiency. CCM believes interoperability is the key to smooth, seamless, efficient supply fluidity.

SeaCube Containers

Bob Sappio, CEO, SeaCube Containers & Greg Tuthill, CCO, SeaCube Containers: Leading SeaCube, a global leader in refrigerated equipment, both Bob Sappio and Greg Tuthill are industry veterans with decades of working with ocean carriers. The tariffs combined with the work stoppage in China related to COVID-19 has resulted in container dislocation that is and will continue to have implications on the supply chain. SeaCube can speak to specific issues and how to mitigate the risks and financial implications. Again, the surge is coming and senior leaders at SeaCube have strong and important perspectives.


Guido Gries, Managing Director, DACHSER Americas: is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of logistics and management experience. He brings a global perspective to the position of overseeing USA and Latin America. Of particular interest right now is the air freight capacity and DACHSER can speak to the challenges and solutions.

& Intermodal Institute

Steve Blust, President of CII and President of IICL (International Institute of Container Lessors) as well as former Federal Maritime Commissioner: CII is comprised of senior level executives throughout the industry, specifically focusing on topics related to the movement of cargo via container as well as the equipment that is necessary to make that happen. Steve, who is no stranger to navigating crises, is available to provide insight on this crisis as it relates to the supply chain.

Sea News, March 26

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