The CHPTA has been conducting online information sessions with our valuable member program partners over recent months to highlight key issues impacting companies in the industry and offer insights and solutions to help members better understand and deal with these every day business factors.

The last session took place on December 2nd with an excellent presentation by Daniele Ponzi, Founder & VP, Business Development of Hyperlink Logistics and Illuminex Technologies Inc., who discussed the state of the supply chain and his views on the future world of logistics. 

Daniele has been kind enough to provide some further information on developments and likely additional pressures coming (as well as price increases) in the Supply Chain due to outbreaks in China. As you know anything supply chain related that hits China will have a ripple effect everywhere globally.

Ocean Updates: Shenzhen on Alert as More COVID-19 Cases Crop Up
China’s whack-a-mole approach to containing COVID-19 is seeing restrictions rushed in at many more important hubs across the country as the nation struggles to contain more contagious variants spreading.

Two COVID-19 cases in Shenzhen have seen local authorities usher in travel bans, making it difficult to leave the city, with more mass testing underway in the city’s Longgang district. Trucker availability at the key southern Chinese box port is likely to be hit by this latest outbreak.

Read more in an article from Splash.

Trucker Snarl in East China Hits Ningbo’s Container Shipping
A suspension of trucking services in several parts of East China’s Zhejiang province has slowed the transportation of manufactured goods and commodities through one of the world’s most important ports.

There are strict controls on trucks moving goods to or from the Beilun district in Ningbo after the discovery of several cases of COVID-19 in the area, shipping line A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S said in a recent customer advisory. This suspension, along with restrictions on truckers in some areas in and around Zhejiang, has halted operations at some yards and warehouses at Ningbo port.

Read more in an article from the American Journal of Transportation.

New Year Brings New All-Time High for Shipping’s Epic Traffic Jam
The holiday rush may be over, but the offshore traffic jam of container ships is still getting worse, and the volume of inventory on the water is still increasing.

As 2022 begins, import volumes remain very strong ahead of China’s Lunar New Year holiday, concerns are mounting about omicron-induced dockworker shortages at U.S. terminals, and the number of container ships waiting for berths in Southern California has – yet again – hit a new high.

Read more in an article from American Shipper.


Hyperlink Logistics is a full service, Omni Channel third-party logistics company helping businesses with customized supply chain and business shipping solutions and services. Hyperlink leverages state of the art technology and processes to manage and scale storage, transportation and order fulfillment rapidly, cost effectively and with extreme accuracy. Tangible discounts are available for CHPTA members!

Hyperlink Logistics services include:

  • Transportation & distribution
  • Warehousing
  • Order fulfillment
  • Ecommerce integration and fulfillment
  • Freight Consolidation
  • Real Time visibility
  • Cross Docking
  • Kitting and Repacking
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Final mile delivery

Daniele Ponzi
VP, Business Development |Managing Partner

864884 Ont. Inc. |Illuminex | Hyperlink Logistics
1 Keyes Court, Vaughan, ON, L4H 4V6
T:   905-265-4721
LD: 844-985-1592 x 235