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Congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is easing, but cargo operations will remain impacted through at least the spring due to strong imports and a recovering U.S. economy. Imports and exports of time- and temperature-sensitive perishables, including wine, are among the hardest hit.
Overseas markets, DTC expansion and rethinking business models are bright spots for the global wine industry as it moves into 2021, emphasized panelists during the recent Unified Grape Symposium conference.
The wine and food industries share many attributes, with the exception of their adoption of technology. It’s time for the wine industry to use the disruptions of 2020 as a catalyst for change, including investments in technology solutions that will improve the wine supply chain.
Wine must remain within a narrow temperature envelope to avoid damage as it journeys from the winery to the end consumer. New solutions are helping monitor wine conditions and improve visibility throughout the supply chain to the end consumer.
The appointment of Katherine Tai as U.S. Trade Representative is encouraging to the wine industry, which hopes for a resolution in retaliatory tariffs on wine as a result of the U.S. and EU dispute over aircraft subsidies.
The combined impact of Brexit and the global pandemic are contributing to serious congestion at the Port of Southampton in the UK, the top destination for containerized exports of U.S. wine.
Ocean freight rates are hitting record highs and driving up prices for a range of commodities, including wine. It’s not clear when shippers will see any relief.
Diversification is key for a nimble, resilient supply chain and organization.
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