A year ago, as the pandemic ravaged country after country, consumers were the ones panic-buying. Today, on the rebound, it’s companies furiously stocking up.
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Food is piling up in all the wrong places, thanks to carriers hauling empty shipping containers.
Some factories complain they can’t consider new orders until the clogged pipeline clears.
The industries that shepherd goods around the world on ships, planes and trucks acknowledge they aren’t ready to handle the epic challenges of shipping an eventual COVID-19 vaccine from drugmakers to billions of people. Already stretched thin by the pandemic, freight companies face problems ranging ...