In Canada, federal transport minister said the government plans to produce a suite of policy response to provide help to ease pandemic strained supply chains and stop from preventing future flare-ups.

The complication in supply chains that has inflated the cost of business, the prices of consumer goods, prompted a handful of cabinet ministers, labour groups and industry to meet by Monday.

 Omar Alghabra, Transport minister has said, Group agrees a series of follow-up meetings to at firm regional routes and building inessential delivery systems which showed shortcomings in the supply chain, by the pandemic. In Canada one of the issue which is being a concerning focus is the supply of food, it assure that Canadians citizens to have reliable access to the grocery products and goods.

Supply Chain

Commercial truck drivers in cannada, dropped by 2.8 per cent to 105,592 between the week of January 10-16.

Alghabra said, Canadian government planning to spend money on project for domestic supply-chain congestion, which include as moving goods to backlogged ports. There are signs that the issue is beginning to be at ease, and it suggests every step and policy the government does will depend on avoiding straining trade problems.

Alghabra added, “We should not just look the other way. We need to make sure that we tackle them. We need to add more redundancy and resilience. During the four-hour meeting in the industry they came with an observation that a shortage of truck drivers was becoming the main issue which disrupted the supply chain and made it difficult to move goods.

 Even CEO Angela splinter said government programs has provided the help but it is essential for the industry to get more drivers and fill other key positions and the HR of Canada mentioned the country is experiencing its increasing driver vacancy rate.

Supply Chain

During 2021 number of trucks crossed the border were fell by 1.1 per cent.

Canada commercial truck drivers is counted, which dropped by 2.8 per cent to 105,592 between the week of January 10-16 and January 21-27, as per the statics by public safety minister’s office and Canada Border Service Agency. During 2021 number of trucks crossed the border were fell by 1.1 per cent and in 2019, 7%.

Alghabra said, “The Major reason for mass supply-chain disruption is COVID-19 impact. The reason why all those factors got aggravated and exposed is because of COVID. Global supply chains have prevent blockage as  production tries to manage as increased demands for good, because of pandemic the shipping costs has risen by eight to nine times more.

Bank of Canada governor, Tiff Macklem said, shipping costs and port backlogs have peaked in some areas, which beginning to cool. Inflation is likely to stay around five percent in first half of this year. By the end of 2022 as bottlenecks break and central bank increased in rates, which should decrease the demand growth.

Supply Chain

Alghabra said, “The Major reason for mass supply-chain disruption is COVID-19 impact.

Government should speed up to spend on critical trade infrastructure and work closely with the Americans to improve the flow of goods, which is being considered.

This report was published on Jan 31, 2022 by the Canadian Press, Darby said in a statement. “It all starts with a firm commitment from government to work with industry to solve supply-chain challenges. One meeting is not enough.”

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