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Hapag-Lloyd halts pick-ups of empty forty-foot reefer containers

Container shortages are now so prevalent that Hapag-Lloyd has decided to introduce a booking stop of empty forty-foot reefer containers from depots in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

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Large corporations and logistics companies in need of global sea freight of refrigerated goods must be prepared for it to become even more difficult to secure container capacity.

Container capacity shortages have been prevalent this year, but it now looks as though it might be a while before supply turns for the better.

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