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Container Shortage And Freight Rises

Dec 08, 2020

Recently exporters have faced container shortage and freight rises.

Some container vessels have been sailing from Asia to Europe under-utilised in recent weeks due to an acute shortage of empty boxes.

All carriers report severe shortages of the popular 40ft high-cubes (HCs) at their depots, and there has also been a run on 40ft standard boxes – even 20ft containers are sometimes showing as unavailable.

We have to book space with several shipping company to see if we are lucky enough to get containers. Sometimes we can get containers ,while it takes long time, saying:  2-3 weeks later with freight about3 times higher than before

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