Marcelo (ForAction General Manager) sent us the following message yesterday afternoon:
“…we have all containers on Sitrans ready to send to Puerto Coronel but the government stopped the truck traffic on the bridge Bio Bio for the risk of falling (this is the only way to reach port.) . We hope that this restriction be lifted as soon as possible. We are looking for alternatives to ship all our containers…”
Approximately half of our containers were going to ship through Coronel; pending shipment/vessel alternatives, we’ll report back as soon as possible on consequences to WindsorONE CA/VA shipments.
I did make note Wednesday that I would report back on possible impacts to our cost structure come this Monday; however, efforts now are focused on finding alternative routes to ship all containers.
At this point though, it is clear that the cost to procure raw material and to manufacture WindsorONE will increase; we’ll need a few more days to better understand by how much, and by what date a price increase will take effect. Please note: we will only change the price of our products by the actual and realized incremental increases to our cost structure.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me directly should you have any questions; my contact information can be found at the bottom of this post.