The fall and winter holidays bring excitement, cheer, and lots of gifts! It’s a busy time for families big and small, which means it’s also peak season for retailers, shipping companies, and warehouse operators. Unfortunately, ongoing supply chain disruptions have created a warehouse space shortage in the US, which means there’s limited space to accommodate the increased demand associated with the peak season.
Businesses that plan ahead this year will have a major advantage over those who respond to the shortage after they encounter issues. Bridgetown is getting ahead of the game by substantially expanding our warehousing capacity and cross-docking services to ensure our valued partners not only survive but thrive this season!
Here’s Why There Is Limited Space This Year
The current warehouse storage crisis is just one of many problems facing the logistics industry. It’s a symptom of a much larger and more complicated issue. The Covid-19 pandemic and the associated government lockdowns sent ripples through the entire global economy. This led to a widespread supply-chain crisis characterized by labor and equipment shortages and shipping delays.
But with production slowly getting back on track, goods are starting to roll into warehouses once again from all corners of the US and overseas, especially from the Pacific. But with surging inflation and a somewhat-precarious job market, consumer spending is down. This threatens to swamp warehouses across the country, especially storage warehouses at the major ports.
The holiday season always puts additional pressure on shipping and logistics companies, but this year is likely to be especially demanding. With limited warehouse space, widespread inflation, and difficult-to-predict holiday sales, businesses are looking for innovative logistics and warehouse storage solutions to make sure the holiday season is a success.