It is particularly noted at China’s Xiamen, Ningbo and Shanghai ports that the shortage of containers here is so severe that many ships have accepted to leave Asia and still have insufficient capacity due to insufficient equipment. said by sea carriers (NVOs). US imports from China to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have rebounded strongly since late June when the economy reopened after the first COVID-19 blockade.

“There really aren’t enough containers to fill the ships,” said Jon Monroe, a consultant for NVOs.

During this period of strong cargo volume growth, a number of carriers, including APL / CMA CGM, Matson Navigation Co., Zim Integrated Shipping Services, and more recently Maersk Line, provided them to customers. service, to ensure that customers’ equipment and goods have priority at Asian ports, shorter transit times, and priority unloading at US ports. According to NVOs, premium services charge more than $ 4,000 per FEU for the West Bank, higher than the average spot rate of $ 3,849 per FEU listed on the Shanghai Container Shipping Index. Shanghai Containerized Freight Index is announced on JOC Shipping & Logistics Pricing Hub.