The Global Shipping Crisis Resource Center


Descartes' Global Trade Intelligence Solutions Equip Customers With Up-to-Date Insights Needed to Respond to the Challenges of the Global Shipping Crisis

Record High U.S. Container Imports Throughout 2021

Updated monthly, this Resource Center provides the latest trade data and insights from Descartes Datamyne™

The Best Explanation for the Supply Chain Crisis Yet 

Descartes' CEO Ed Ryan shares insights into the global shipping crisis with Forbes


How Top-Performing Companies are Addressing the Global Shipping Crisis

Descartes recently conducted a benchmark survey and uncovered the resiliency strategies of top performing companies and how they are handling supply chain disruptions.

Get your copy of the survey results and find out key steps you can take to reduce risk and create a more resilient supply chain.

Thought Leadership Resources


View the resources below to learn how Descartes Thought Leaders are providing operational strategies to help mitigate the impact of supply chain disruptions.

JANUARY 2022

The new year sees continued port delays as U.S. import volumes remain at record highs.

DECEMBER 2021

November import volumes remain at records highs and port delays continue. Are new and even greater disruptions on the horizon?

NOVEMBER 2021

Through October, U.S. import volumes remain at record highs - forcing importers to take steps to mitigate the impact of international shipping delays

OCTOBER 2021

As we enter the peak shipping season, the Global Shipping Crisis is preventing retailers from having adequate inventory and forcing shoppers to face empty shelves.

SEPTEMBER 2021

A shift in how American's are spending their disposable income is having a major impact on import volumes and prolonging the Global Shipping Crisis

AUGUST 2021

Descartes' Chris Jones shares insights into the origins of the Global Shipping Crisis and offers strategies on how to handle supply chain disruptions

Descartes Can Help Solve Operational Challenges Impacting Your Supply Chain


Additional Resources


Get the Essential Guide to Supply Chain Resiliency
As carriers and ports work through the global shipping crisis and the subsequent backlog, now is the time for you to invest in your supply chain resiliency.

Our essential guide has been developed to help you mitigate risks and protect your business from costly disruptions.
U.S. Supply Chain Vulnerability Analysis
U.S. Supply Chain Vulnerability Analysis
This white paper analyzes the current situation to offer a perspective into what the Biden Administration’s review could reveal, as well as provides insights to all companies – not just U.S. businesses – on how to mitigate supply chain risk.

Media Alerts


AJOT: Descartes releases December report on global shipping crisis
Supply Chain Quarterly: Descartes Releases December Report on Global Shipping Crisis
FreightComms: Descartes releases November report on Global Shipping Crisis

Supply Chain Risk Analysis

Talking Logistics: Descartes Risk Analysis of Critical Supply Chains in Biden Executive Order 

Talking Logistics host Adrian Gonzalez speaks to Descartes’ Chris Jones on supply chain resiliency trends in key U.S. industries recently referenced by the Biden Administration as being critical to the U.S. economy. 

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