Happy New Year!
Welcome to the first monthly newsletter of 2021! We hope your 2021 is starting off well..and continues throughout the year.
Update on inbound shipments: It seems that the frustrations of 2020 are spilling over into 2021 in the area of shipping logistics. The "nationwide shortage of rail cars", as we've been told, is causing extreme delays at various ports of entry. Our pending arrival shipment, containing the DC Seagrave Pumpers and Mack B-81s, has been stalled in the Port of LA since December 15th and our forwarder is unable to give us a timeline on when it will transition to it's rail journey to Memphis. I would ask our customers to be patient during this time
In addition, it seems all of our US Postal Service shipments to Canada, dating back as early as December 5th, have been sitting in Miami with no movement. Unfortunately this time of the year is always frustrating when dealing with USPS, but the delay this particular year is off the charts. A special thank you to all of our Canadian customers for your patience as your packages eventually begin moving again.
Each year, our first quarter releases are scaled back as we enter into our slow time. We'll resume our pace of weekly new releases in April. However, this month we will be releasing our very first replicas for Baltimore-Washington International, 3 beautiful Oshkosh 6x6 Strikers. In addition, the next series of FDNY Tower Ladders will be available to order on January 29th.
Read on for updates on best sellers, low stocks, new and pending arrivals, new releases and more.
And as always, thank you for being part of the elite group of Fire Replicas collectors.