China sea-freight costs still high as minerals, metals sellers struggle to find vessel space

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Logistics for shipping material out of China continues to be a major concern for sellers of minerals and metals, with container freight rates firm at high levels and carriers giving priority to lighter cargoes.

Sources told Fastmarkets that the shipping hurdles of recent months have not eased and remained a source of constant problems for the movement of material.

Freight rates for container shipments from China to the rest of the world remained in mid-March just as high as before.

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