Cargo Conclusions

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic

Cargo Shipping is in the news, too much in the news.

As of late, I have come to the conclusion that conclusions are not always conclusive. Take for instance, shipping by cargo ship.

There are all sorts of theories being produced to explain shipping port back-ups, some even blaming conspiracies within governments, yes I said "Governments", Plural, because cargo ships are international travelers and are affected by more than just one (Sinister) government's rules.

Yes, there are all sorts of theories being floated around, no pun intended, and some of them may be part of the actual truth, part, but not the whole truth. And here is why; it's all about conclusions.

The logistics of moving goods in a timely manner is a joke, a crap-shoot at best, and no one company knows when another company is going to be shipping their stuff, so everything hits the shipping docks within the same month or two.

Ships don't always go from point "A" to point "Z", no they may stop at "B", "G", "W", and "Y" on the way. Or maybe any other number of ports. So a ship that was supposed to be in Los Angeles, or Portland, or Houston, or New York, may be days or weeks late due to weather. It could even be due to other port back-ups, or they suddenly had engine problems. Who knows and who really cares as long as our store have the right perfume, deodorant, toilet paper, etc., when we want to buy them?

But there are fear-mongers out there, some are News People, some are Bloggers, and they see this as an opportunity to instill a sense of panic in your well being; it's called Dramatizing a news item.

Unfortunately this causes panic buying, or impulse buying, and when people buy like that shortages occur on the store shelves.

We live in a JIT world; JIT meaning goods delivered Just-In-Time for purchase by the customers that buy them.

And don't think that they don't know what you buy, and when you buy it; manufacturers and distributors, and hundreds of other information gathering parasites have computer-spies everywhere, and they are constantly taking notes when you do anything on your phone or online.

Anyway, like I said, I'm not going to conclude from "So-Called" Conclusive Reports about shipping problems, anything other than, that the world's economy is on it's way out of a stall.

However, I would start to wonder about supplies if I looked out onto the Long Beach Harbor Skyline and saw no ships at all for several days; now that would be cause for concern, so I have concluded.

 

JE Falcon

09-27-2021


Submitted: September 27, 2021

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Serge Wlodarski

It wasn't that long ago you had to wait 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.

Tue, September 28th, 2021 12:42pm

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Yep. ...

Tue, September 28th, 2021 5:12pm

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