As the United States grappled with the longest partial government shutdown on record, manufacturers and commodity shippers across North America faced the grim reality of delays, transit backups and supply chain disruption.
Anton Posner, CEO of Mercury Resources LLC, a supply-chain management and consulting firm, told Bloomberg at an aluminum-industry conference in San Diego: “You’re already seeing TSA shutting down lanes in certain sections of airports: What’s going to happen at the border crossings? The Canadian producers are already dealing with the tariff, now add on truck misery at the border because of the government shutdown.”
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