Since the middle of last year we have been preparing for a major disruption in the coffee supply chain.
It all started with the large number of Covid cases in Brazil, leaving the ports lacking employees, operating with reduced capacity and causing delays in shipments. The situation worsened when the lack of empty containers interrupted various shipments, causing some of our suppliers to keep coffee stocked on their own farms. After that, shipping companies reduced or cancelled several shipments to Australia, leaving the offer of services highly impaired, with few alternatives for lines that came to Australia, using Singapore as a transshipment port.
Finally, the port of Singapore itself is working above its capacity, with a reduced volume of cargo, causing the transshipment to take longer than usual. When the coffee finally arrives in Australia, our ports are being hampered by staff shortages due to staff shortages, further delaying the delivery time of our precious cargo.
We will work closely with our customers, suppliers and carriers in order to minimize any inconvenience this may be causing your business, and most importantly, inform our valued customers of any and all changes to their schedules. Should you have any further questions related to this matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us.