search

Impact On Shipping: Congestion And Capacity Issues

17/09/2021

Pinch points in supply chains have led to a surge in sea-air movements – but with the Chinese October holiday and Covid still looming, there is mounting concern that the spike will bring further congestion. Terminal utilisation rates are also set to increase over the next few years, putting further pressure on the global port congestion crisis. As a result, average utilisation rates will increase from 67% to over 75%. One forwarder said that, with the traditional holiday peak approaching, the impact of congestion in Bangladesh and Shanghai had been more acutely felt, leading to “urgent” efforts to source alternative modes and routes to market. But with the rise in sea-air and the general supply chain disruption, the forwarder warned that “new pinch-points” were looming in the run-up to China’s Golden Week holiday. Due to increasing difficulties, shipment arrival/departure ports are subject to change. Shipments will also be subject to space and availability where roll overs may apply, this situation is out of F.S. Mackenzie’s control although we will do our best to secure space for our customers where we can. F.S. Mackenzie also will advise where possible UK Port Congestion fees where applicable for both FCL and LCL Import shipments.

More News

Impact On Shipping: China Typhoon Chaos

Impact On Shipping: China Typhoon Chaos

More freight delays are expected in China this week, after typhoon forced the closure of Shanghai’s container port and airport over the weekend. Typho...

Read More
Impact On Shipping: Congestion And Capacity Issues

Impact On Shipping: Congestion And Capacity Issues

Pinch points in supply chains have led to a surge in sea-air movements – but with the Chinese October holiday and Covid still looming, there is mounti...

Read More
Impact On Shipping: China Covid-19 Update

Impact On Shipping: China Covid-19 Update

Operations at Ningbo were suspended this week following a single case of Covid-19 being detected on a 34-year-old worker. Analysts say China’s “zero t...

Read More

Read More

Read More

List your business

Would you like to register your company on one of the UK's largest and most effective Trade websites?

Are you looking for a reliable and consistent source of enquiries from your industry sector? Would you like to see why Find the Needle clients come back year after year to use our service? If so then feel free to register using the link 'here'.

Register
Office Address: