The world's largest container shipping line Maersk acknowledges that there has been a shortage of equipment and, in particular, large forty-foot containers in the market for months due to the red-hot market on the Pacific.
The statement from Maersk comes a day after one of the sector's biggest customers globally, DHL, criticized shipping lines for sending so many containers to the Pacific to benefit from the record-high rates on the US west coast. Because this creates a shortage of containers and other equipment elsewhere in the world, for instance on the main Asia-Europe tradelane.
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