Stuck in the Desert: Suez Shipping Crisis Stifles Ocean Traffic

The container ship Ever Given remains stuck in the Suez Canal, blocking ocean traffic.

Photo courtesy Bloomberg Markets and Finance/via YouTube

In recent weeks we’ve written about the supply chain crises of container ships backed up outside West Coast ports, waiting to be unloaded, and the consequent logistics challenges of getting products to the U.S. The situation is causing massive delays for goods from furniture to electronics to Pelotons.

As you certainly have noticed if you’ve looked at cable TV or internet news in the last few days, things just got a whole lot worse.

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AMMEX Disposable Gloves Have a Sharp New Look for 2021

AMMEX's new packaging will begin to make its debut in February 2021.

 

AMMEX disposable gloves will come in a different wrapper starting this month, but don’t fret: They will still be the same great gloves.

Those who purchase disposable gloves from AMMEX in the coming weeks may notice a new look and feel for all of our packaging. The reason for this redesign is three-fold: We are aligning our brands, simplifying packaging layouts, and making them more presentable.

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Shipping Crisis Causing Backups in Disposable Glove Arrivals, Inventories

 

Imports of disposable gloves are currently being impacted by major backups in Asia-U.S. trans-Pacific trade.

Shipping container volumes along these routes have reached their limit. Massive congestion in the California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is forcing ocean carriers to cancel sailings—not because of lack of demand, but because ships are stuck awaiting berths.

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New Disposable Gloves Are Reasons to Cheer the New Year

New disposable gloves are good news for the start of 2021. AMMEX is offering four new gloves—two made of nitrile, one of vinyl, and one of synthetic hybrid vinyl—that fit a variety of applications.

We are almost a month into the new year. Gloves are still in short supply, especially nitrile and latex. We do expect nitrile availability to improve a bit by spring, but the market will be touch and go for a while.

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If You Work With Food, You Need Synthetic Hybrid Poly Gloves

Food workers need a lightweight, value-oriented disposable glove that protects against cross-contamination. Synthetic hybrid poly gloves are the right choice.

From food truck burrito makers to those who toil away on food processing assembly lines, basic glove needs are similar. Users need dependable barrier protection that is cost-efficient enough to support frequent glove changes.

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Synthetic Vinyl Blends Open a World of Possibilities for Disposable Gloves

Gloveworks Industrial Blue Synthetic Vinyl Gloves from AMMEX are a great bridge between vinyl and nitrile gloves.

Synthetic hybrid technology combines vinyl with elastomers to produce a disposable glove that is both versatile and value-oriented.

With COVID-19 stretching on for nearly a year and no relief in sight, the disposable glove market faces what may be its greatest challenges ever.

Nitrile and latex products are expensive and hard to come by, largely because of raw material shortages. And the end of 2020—a year many of us will be only too happy to see in the rear-view mirror—is not likely to bring much improvement.

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