Recently, the shortage of containers has been a headache for foreign trade enterprises and freight forwarders. These days, the situation is more serious, very hard to book the ship, but can not find the container. The main reason for the shortage of empty containers is the imbalance of the quantity of import and export containers.
Affected by the global epidemic, the number of containers exported from China is slowly increasing, while the number of containers imported from abroad to China is decreasing, leading to the occurrence of empty vessels and loss of load for overseas shipping companies. Several shipping companies have told customers it could take some time to regain balance. In addition, the container turnover is not smooth, the supply shortage, also directly pushes up the transportation cost. It’s not just shipping costs that are going up. Land transport will also be affected. It is understood that the Shanghai truck team is brewing in November to raise the freight rate. Air freight is skyrocketing every second! Sea freight doubled 23 times! Container shortage is serious!
Work resumed in March, no goods in April, ship reduction in May and June, price increase in July, shortage of boxes in August and September, no car in October… In 2020, China’s foreign trade industry once again out of a roller coaster market…
Although the current situation is very severe, it is difficult to find a container. But in order to ensure the delivery of goods on time, each company has put their minds to it and tried every means to find the container, which is a good news for customers and foreign trade companies. As a professional foreign trade person, although the container is difficult to find, the quality of loading can not be ignored. There are two pictures which are about unqualified containers. Hope everyone can pay attention to.