June 8, 2020 – We have noticed a marked shift in the sourcing of PPE now that the most urgent needs have been met. Two trends continue to emerge; 1. A shift from air to sea mode for transportation and 2. A shift to other Asian countries other than China as a source. In the few weeks, we have noticed a large drop in air cargo demand due to the astronomical air freight rates from China to Canada and the USA. This has been replaced by a larger shift of increased demand for product to be moved at a fraction of the cost by ocean. More impactful is that many other countries are now emerging to fulfill the demand of Canada and USA markets for medical PPE. Vietnam, Thailand, and now Taiwan have all risen to the top in terms of countries that can provide sufficient volume of PPE. Canaan Transport continues to track these and other trends for our customers.