Busiest season for container lines approaches – but ships are already overflowing

Container carriers' high season, July and August, in which Christmas goods, among other things, are freighted, is set to be extended due to a chaotic market, estimates Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen. Empty inventories can further worsen bottlenecks.

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Bottlenecks, delays and sky-high freight rates will only get worse as container carriers enter the busiest period of the year in just a few weeks, predicts Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen.

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