Transportation Delays Persist In Healthcare Supply Chain

March 2022

Despite a modest drop in delay times since December 2021, transportation times are still 440% longer than they were before the pandemic, and the volume of medical supply containers awaiting delivery has increased 13% in the last three months.

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December 2021 March 2022 3-Month Change
Medical Containers
8,000 - 12,000
9,000 - 14,000
Average Delay 37 Days 27 Days -27%

East Coast Ports See Surge In Medical Cargo

As suppliers redirect medical supplies away from congested West Coast ports, the volume of medical supply containers at East Coast ports has skyrocketed (percentage increase from December 2021 to March 2022).

61% of Medical Distributors Say Status Unchanged

When surveyed about the trend in transportation delays over the last 3 months, three-fifths of medical distributors have seen no appreciable improvement.

Staying The Same