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Hapag-Lloyd expects container availability to remain a challenge for months

The issues with accessing enough vacant containers will continue for months, says Hapag-Lloyd in a response to ShippingWatch. Right now, more than 70 percent of the world's containers are underway with cargo on board.

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There are currently not enough vacant containers to service the increased freight need arisen on the heels of the corona-related dip in the global economy.

And according to Hapag-Lloyd, nothing seems to indicate that that situation will change just yet.

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