Major delays at global ports as a result of pandemic’s disruption of supply chains will persist

Predictions

  • Major delays at global ports as a result of pandemic’s disruption of supply chains will persist over coming months
  • Inflexibility in availability of shipping containers and docking space to meet demand will remain major source of shipping delays
  • Disruption will further incentivise governments and businesses to shorten and diversify supply chains over longer term

Event

Media reports on 20 April said Danish shipping major Maersk had advised clients that container shortages represented an “industry wide challenge” across Asia, contributing to major delays in cargo transit, with the Chinese ports of Shanghai and Ningbo particularly affected. 

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