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.

Traditionally, July and August are the busiest months for container carriers due to the freighting of Christmas goods, among other things, and with the current chaotic state in many major ports, this year's high season looks set to last longer than usual.

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