In an American Shipper article published at the beginning of September, author Lori Ann LaRocco discussed the potential impact of delayed imports on the coming Halloween season. As the Delta variant continues to sweep through another high-risk round of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chains have suffered heavy hits worldwide. The article references ImportGenius' trade data to examine voyages to major U.S. ports for Spirit Halloween store imports. Massive shipments have been severely delayed as vessels arriving from exporters in Asia have been on hold due to virus concerns. For a business like Spirit Halloween, the timing of these deliveries is imperative to their success as a strictly seasonal retailer. The consequences of longer delays will be scarier than the contents of the vessels anchored in wait.
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