Coronavirus – Import Delays, Export Boom and Capacity Crunch

March 8, 2020 | Posted in Company News & Updates

The timing of the coronavirus virus, that has shutdown factories after the Chinese New year, has greatly exacerbated the annual delay in imports from China. From a warehouse capacity standpoint in the United States this is going to cause problems in the late Spring/early Summer.

The Chinese coronavirus outbreak will also dent a surge in exports that was expected to flow from the first “phase” of the U.S.-China trade deal signed in January 2020. However, this export boom is expected to hit the U.S. Supply Chain in April/May and will add to an already developing warehousing capacity crunch.

Additional, ongoing contributing factors such as driver shortage and new government regulations such as CSA are also affecting capacity.

At AW2 Logistics we understand that these factors will make it hard for businesses to run efficiently and get their products to customers on time and on budget. As experienced capacity management specialists, our veteran team can help customers manage fluctuations in their business supply chain by locating and securing transportation & warehouse resources throughout North America.

AW2 Logistics provides the expertise you need to improve service delivery infrastructure, strategy and operations. For more information about AW2’s Capacity Management Service please contact Kim McCloud, Director of Business Development – Healthcare & Warehouse Solutions, at 414.870.2727 or email

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