Record-low retail inventories keep US container import under pressure

The overloaded US container market is not enough to fill up domestic retailers' inventories, writes Sea-Intelligence. Demand will remain high, sustaining the pressure on supply chains into the US.

Photo: Port of Philadelphia

Inventories in the US retail market are at "record-low" levels even though containers full of goods are being imported like never before, writes Sea-Intelligence in an analysis.

As a result, the analyst firm writes, the extraordinary strain on container traffic along key routes from Asia across the Pacific to the US will persist.

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

DB Schenker defends carriers in red-hot container market

One of the major global customers, German DB Schenker, defends the quality offered by container lines in the exceedingly feverish market, which other freight forwards have criticized in strong terms. Even the high rates are in order, says the COO of Air & Ocean in an interview with ShippingWatch.

Azane Fuel Solutions was created during the pandemic using Teams

Azane Fuel Solutions was established in the middle of the pandemic. Digital meetings and planning over the phone proved no obstacles for top execs at Amon Maritime and Econnect Energy during the start-up. Now they have to set up bunkering terminals for ammonia in two and a half years.

Further reading

Related articles

Trial banner

Latest news

See all jobs