Early warning! Hard to find a box during the peak period before the holiday! Lack of boxes and trailers, congestion at ports! There will be a severe shortage of containers in the coming months!
Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the global demand for cargo transportation has decreased sharply due to blockade measures by countries around the world. For this reason, Chinese and foreign shipping companies have suspended routes one after another, reduced the number of voyages for export containers, and significantly dismantled idle container ships. The global distribution of containers has been severely uneven in the past six months. During the epidemic, ports all over the world could not operate normally, coupled with the stagnation of shipping and the suspension of ships further restricted the circulation of container equipment, resulting in a large accumulation of containers in ports. There is a backlog of containers in the United States, Europe and Australia, but there is a serious shortage of containers in Asia.
Western festivals such as Halloween and Christmas are approaching. Many businesses hope to boost sales through the festival and start placing orders early. Affected by the epidemic in the first half of the year, many shipping companies, especially long-distance routes, reduced their capacity to save costs. In order to ensure that the products arrive on time, the freight volume has gradually increased since the third quarter.
The export cargo volume has increased, but the existing capacity is tight, leading to the explosion of the space and frequent dumping of containers. The overseas epidemic is severe, the global shipping industry suspension has not yet lifted, and there is a shortage of shipping capacity and container equipment. To catch up with the peak shipment period before the holiday, it is even harder to find a box! As in previous years, lack of space, lack of trailers, lack of cabinets; price increases, warehouse explosions, dumping of cabinets, congestion, and delays are also coming...
The road to the pier has begun to be congested, and the long queue has reached seven or eight kilometers away: