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Yesterday I got notice that the container got "Rolled" on to later vessel, departing July 16th, just a 3 day delay. The good news is the port congestion is clearing up a bit and port delays are lighting up. We now have a port arrival at (8/8 + 1 week port delays) = mid August, 10 days later it should arrive at our warehouse in late August. That is what we are planning for. It's like watching grass grow.

@sdmann posted:

Yesterday I got notice that the container got "Rolled" on to later vessel, departing July 16th, just a 3 day delay. The good news is the port congestion is clearing up a bit and port delays are lighting up. We now have a port arrival at (8/8 + 1 week port delays) = mid August, 10 days later it should arrive at our warehouse in late August. That is what we are planning for. It's like watching grass grow.

Gee. Looking at earlier posts about run 1, if we get run 2 delivery to our house by say early September, it looks like that will be Only fifteen months or so between run 1 and run 2 delivery. That’s Really Pretty Good Product Delivery IMO !!!

@sdmann posted:

Hi Folks,

The F3s and Amtrak cars are in a container waiting for the vessel to pick them up, on or about July 17th. We've been ready since June, but you can't get a schedule even when you agree to pay an extra $6000 for the container. That's right, $6000 more, on top of the regular $3500 costs.  For us, this hits in my pocket, because when there are unexpected expenses they come out of the bottom line, ME. . . This situation is due to shortages of container and ships, record levels of  importing due to the shift in buying patterns in the US, slow downs at the ports due to COVID. Greed, posturing by bigger corporations buying futures in containers, leaving less for the smaller shipper to fight over. It's market forces that will eventually work themselves out.

Thanks, Scott.  You have always been willing to take an occasional beating for your customers, and that is one of the reasons that you are held in such high regard by many of us.  If anyone asked me to give an example of an honest, customer-driven businessman, your name would be the first to come to mind.

Thank you for your years of excellent product offerings, as well as for your efforts to keep the products better with each succeeding offering, and for your dedication to doing the right thing for the right reason.  Few others have been so willing to focus on satisfying their customers.

I read an article about container losses and can't find it now. It was sparked by a loss of 1,700 containers last fall. There are about 6 million containers in existence. Around 2 million are on the water at any given time. They lose about 1,000 a year into the ocean. That number has been falling from a high of about 3,000 per year.

They must not be waterproof or they could find them floating where the went in.

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