Carriers set to benefit well into next year

Depleted inventories and ecommerce demand will continue to support containerised freight demand. Box shipping is benefiting from high demand and constrained supply. But even if consumer spending patterns revert to type, the sector can expect the new normal of higher rates to remain in place. “We expect healthy trade volumes to persist over the rest of the year. Overall, we’re expecting containerised trade to grow by around 7% this year and that growth story will continue in to 2022.” says MSI Read more in Lloyd’s List

Exporters Take Unusual Steps to Ease Container Shortage

“Exporters and their industry groups are noisier and more active lobbyists on these types of issues,” said Daniel Richards, a senior analyst at Maritime Strategies International Ltd., a shipping consultancy. “When you add to that the importance of the export sector to most Asian economies you can see why these governments have at least made efforts to be seen to be proactive. Read more in Bloomberg