As a leading provider of multiple transportation modes and the R&R Family of Companies we wanted to keep our customers up to date on situations regarding the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal.
With the closure/boycott of the Suez Canal by most steamship lines due to security and also the major restrictions on passages through the Panama Canal due to low water levels in Lake Gatun International shipments can be impacted. These dual emergencies have the effect of forcing all steamship lines to transit via the Cape of Good Hope (South Africa) and will add 7-10 day transit times to all freight moving to the East and Gulf Coasts of the USA.
Below is a listing of resources and links to help you understand this current situation. We hope this information helps you and please know that we are there to assist with any international shipping need you may have. Please check with your sales representative for any support you may need from any of our companies.
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