FOCUS: Container shortage straining freight supply chains

By Sofia Okun
Published: Tuesday, 10 August 2021

The persistent logistics disruptions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic have forced traders and buyers to rearrange their supply chains, and to change packaging and delivery destinations, while the continuing container crisis has pushed the US freight regulator to investigate the situation.

The commodity world is facing logistics problems arising from the global container shortage. Additional problems have appeared in China, which is dealing with power shortages, flooding in Henan province, and Covid-19-related quarantines, while in South Africa there were outbursts of civil unrest in July.

The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI),...

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