Demand boom drives box spot rates to yet new highs

Disruption from the Suez blockage has done little to aid supply chain bottlenecks in Europe, while transpacific trade marches on abundantly amid the ‘greatest re-stocking cycle on US record’. Market fundamentals continue to drive freight rates to unprecedented levels, with a return to so-called ‘trade normalisation’ taking longer than anticipated. Analysts do not expect rate relief to come any sooner than the third quarter in light of sustained supply-demand tightness Read more in Lloyd’s List

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