DHL Ocean Freight Market Update – January 2021

Find out the latest developments of the global ocean freight market in this monthly analysis by DHL Global Forwarding.
  • Due to the persistent strong cargo demand, most carriers have deployed additional capacity leading to infrastructure challenges in many ports, especially in the U.S.
  • The port congestion, combined with Covid-19 related workforce constraints, has led to massive delays with a high number of vessels waiting at anchorage to berth. As a result, the much-needed empty equipment is not returning to origin fast enough and the vessel schedule reliability is suffering.
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