Bottlenecks in shipping space
As expected, the shipping situation did not improve over the turn of the year.
We continue to have to contend with pre-booking times of 4-6 weeks and considerable bottlenecks in equipment and shipping space at almost all ports in Asia.
According to current estimates, this development will continue at least until the Chinese New Year between 11.02. - 17.02.2021. As a result, freight costs have once again increased significantly.
Experience shows that there are always delays in ship arrivals during the winter months. From now on and in preparation for the holidays, various ports in southern China will no longer be served by feeder vessels, which act as suppliers and distributors for large ocean-going vessels and seaports.
We will coordinate as closely as possible with our carriers to notify you of any changes immediately.
For further information please contact your customer advisor.