In June 2020 a client called me and said, “We’d like to pay our employees a work from home allowance to help cover the cost of faster internet, new home office furniture, and increased coffee purchases.” As a remote worker for the past 4 years, I can attest to the need for greatly increased coffee purchases!
The landscape for shipping was already bad when the Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal. The pandemic had already caused a shipping container shortage, driving up the cost of shipments worldwide. The recent Suez Canal blockage will presumably only add to the misery of expensive and delayed shipments. The timing for the mobility industry could not be worse.