The disruptions in global economy resulting from the Coronavirus are intensifying, and this is affecting us at TravelScoot, as well.
International supply chains are in disarray, and the global microchip shortage makes things even worse.
Shortages in production capacity in Asia, where 90% of the world’s bicycles, wheelchairs and mobility scooters are produced, are causing serious supply bottlenecks. The shortage of shipping containers as well as ships is driving up shipping costs to astronomical heights. Shipping companies are reaping huge profits, and are therefore not motivated to help remedy the situation, even though they are the only ones who could. None of these issues can be resolved quickly, even with the best intentions. Long wait times for ships at anchor outside ports lead to further delays in the transport chain. This can lead to repeated extended delivery times for TravelScoot world-wide.
Please stay healthy.