Container shortage in China disrupting global shipping

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Thursday, 12 March 2020

Global trade is being slowed down by the sluggish recovery of China’s logistics sector, with a build-up of containers at the country’s ports creating problems around the world.

Subsequent to the outbreak of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus that began in China’s Wuhan province, not all of the country’s workers have returned to their jobs after the extended break for the lunar new year holiday. This has slowed the rate at which the logistics sector is able to operate....

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