These ports are vulnerable to congestion

Waiting periods and congestion in numerous container ports are typically short-term phenomena, but some regions in the world will be particularly vulnerable in the years to come, according to Drewry.

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Short-term strain and waiting periods in a long list of container ports in various regions will become the norm, but it is not a general market problem even though certain regions around the world are vulnerable to congestion, says Drewry in a brief on the basis of reports in recent months pointing to difficulties in areas such as Northern Europe and several places in Asia.

But the reasons behind the congestion in numerous regions differ widely, and in many cases the issues are short-term phenomena that are not tied to specific regions, says Drewry. The recent cases have been reported in areas such as North Africa, Northern Europe and the US.

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