Veteran logistics expert Sonia Clarke Bowen says that customers’ failure to collect their barrels at the ports on a timely basis is causing a cargo logjam in the lead-up to Christmas.
Clarke Bowen, managing director of the newly formed RSD Shipping Agency Jamaica Limited, said there is limited storage capacity at the Montego Bay port and at the Seaboard warehouse.
“So what I would encourage customers to do is order early, so that you can clear early; and when you ship and the cargo is ready, clear it,” she told The Gleaner.
“Our people need to stop the practice of waiting until the week before Christmas to collect their shipment, because it is hampering the stripping of the other containers for other people who may have shipped after you.”
Clarke Bowen, who has more than three decades of experience in the logistics business, refused to be drawn into specifics, but Viviene Frankson, vice-president of the Custom Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica, said that importers were having serious challenges.
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