Congestion & its impact on supply chain resilience
Session 4
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Congestion & its impact on supply chain resilience

Cargo at rest is generally deemed to be cargo at risk. In the last two years, there seems to have been a causal link between longer cargo dwell times and a change in cargo crime.

Jason Breakwell, Commercial Director of Wallenborn Transports, and a former Vice Chair of TAPA EMEA, will give an operator’s perspective of the consequences of delays on road transport and discuss how to manage disruptions and the potential impact of delays. Facility delays, he says, impact the resilience and security of supply chains and, in the post pandemic operating environment, even highly vulnerable cargo on trucks with pre-agreed delivery slots can be rejected because ‘the warehouse is full’.

From 2020 through 2022, his own company has experienced an increase in loading/unloading delays of between 25% and well over 100%, with average truck processing times exceeding three hours at major hubs. In this presentation, Jason will give his insight into Route Risk Assessments and the need for built-in contingencies to contend with a growing list of potential delays and disruptions.

Jason Breakwell

Jason Breakwell

Commercial Director, Wallenborn Transports