The port of Rotterdam continues to be congested

The Port Of Rotterdam Continues To Be Congested

And Freight Charges Start To Hit $20,000! !

This Year The Black Swan Events In The International Logistics Industry Have Been One After Another, Making The Industry “Surprise” Constantly!

Just When Everyone Cheered For The Full Recovery Of Yantian Port In Shenzhen After Being Affected By The Epidemic For More Than A Month, The European Market Began To Break Out Under The Combined Influence Of Multiple Factors Such As The Suez Canal Stranding Before And The Suspension Of Yantian Port Later!

It Is Reported That Europe’s Largest Container Port, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, And The Second Largest Port, Hamburg, Germany, Have Been “Abandoned” By The Two Major Shipping Alliances 2M And THE Because Of Congestion.
And The Freight Rate Of Ouzhou Line Has Also Begun To Show An Accelerated Upward Trend!

European Freight Rates Have Recorded A Tenth Consecutive Increase!

Based On The Shanghai Shipping Exchange And The Two Authoritative Freight Rates Of The Baltic Sea, We Can See That The Freight Rates From Shanghai, China To Europe Have Risen Continuously In The Past 10 Weeks!
And The Freight To The Mediterranean Region Has Recorded An Increase For 11 Consecutive Weeks

Rotterdam/Hamburg Port Continues To Be Congested, Shipping Companies Start To Avoid These Two Ports

Under The Superimposed Impact Of The Previous Suez Canal Stranding Accident And The Latest Shenzhen Yantian Port Epidemic, The Congestion Problems In Rotterdam, The Largest Container Port In Europe, And Hamburg, The Second Largest Port In Europe, Are Very Serious, Forcing Shipping Companies To Change Their Ships. Voyage Route, Suspended Call Or Jumped To Port

The World’s Third-Largest Shipping Alliance, THE, Recently Announced That In View Of The Congestion Faced By The Port Of Rotterdam, Its North Europe-Asia Far East Loop 4 (FE4) Route Will Cancel Its Eastbound Call At Europe’s Largest Port.

The Suspension Plan Will Start From The 25th Week And Last Until The 31st Week, With A Time Span Of Up To 7 Weeks! !

And Just Last Week, 2M, The World’s Largest Shipping Alliance, Decided To Extend Its AE7/Condor Loop 4 Loop To Hamburg For Another Four Weeks, Instead Of Unloading In Bremerhaven!


Maersk Said, “Due To The High Density Of The Storage Yard, Our Ships Have A Particularly Long Waiting Time.” The Company Initially Decided To Cancel The Docking At The Eurogate Terminal In Hamburg, But Because The Situation Did Not Improve, It Decided To Continue For Another Four Weeks.

As Europe’s Largest Container Port Of Rotterdam (Rotterdam) And The Second Largest Port Of Hamburg (Hamburg) Continue To Be Congested, A New Round Of Skyrocketing Freight Rates Has Begun To Envelope The European Mediterranean Routes!

Since June, As Major Shipping Companies Have Frequently Increased GRI And PSS, The Freight Rate For 40-Foot Containers From Asia To Northern Europe Has Approached The Astronomical US$20,000 Mark!

Compared With The Same Period Last Year, This Freight Has Almost Skyrocketed By 1000%, Which Is Unbelievable.

Although This Week’s FBX Freight Index From Asia To Northern Europe Climbed Further By 5% To US$10,998 Per 40 Feet, The Actual Freight Paid By Cargo Owners In The Market Has Reached As High As US$16,000 Per 40 Feet.

Andy Cliff Of Straightforward Consultancy, Based In Warrington, Warned That Some Importers May Run Into Trouble If They Fall Into The Trap Between Fixed Prices And High Shipping Rates Negotiated With Major Retailers.

“Many British Importers Will Find Themselves In Trouble, With Shipping Charges Eight Times Higher Than Last Year; Therefore, Bankruptcy Is Expected In 2022,” He Warned.

Another British Freight Forwarder Also Told The Media: The Market Is “A Mess.” He Added: “Our Import Customers Are At A Standstill, And Some Small Importers Will Be Forced To Choose Bankruptcy!

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