Q: We are having delivery problems this year and shipping has gotten much more expensive. Can you suggest how we can improve the situation?
A: Geosynthetics are generally installed in the early stages of the project. If they are delayed, it can have a domino effect on the project’s timeline. Therefore, work in advance and pick a financially secure supplier with a good reputation and plenty of space to hold stock to satisfy your needs promptly. Worst-case scenario, warehouse product yourself in advance of large projects. The major causes for higher shipping costs are industry consolidation, inefficiencies, shipping container shortage globally, limited supply of commodities and increased consumer demand. Each of these factors adds pressure on shipping rates. In addition, thanks to rising inflation, carriers have seen their operating costs increase significantly over the past several years. This, combined with efforts by carriers to reduce losses, has led