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Maritime mania challenges supply chains — Great Quarter, Guys

Is there a pressure relief valve on the Pacific Ocean freight bottlenecks?

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With the news of Home Depot chartering its own ship and the COVID-19 problems persisting at ports across Asia, the pressure on Pacific maritime freight is still at an all-time high. On this episode of Great Quarter, Guys, Andrew Cox tries to bring clarity to some of the biggest problems still hindering ocean shipping. 

Cox brings on FreightWaves Lead Economist Anthony Smith as co-host, and they welcome FreightWaves Maritime Expert Henry Byers. Together the three break down everything from Yantian and the virus outbreak to the impact of inflationary pressures on high maritime rates.  

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Kaylee Nix

Kaylee Nix is a meteorologist and reporter for FreightWaves. She joined the company in November of 2020 after spending two years as a broadcast meteorologist for a local television channel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kaylee graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and immediately made the Tennessee Valley her home. Kaylee creates written summaries of FreightWaves live podcasts and cultivates the social media for FreightWaves TV.