Shipping analyst: Christmas is not canceled

The transport of goods to Europe and North America is higher than before the pandemic, so there is no reason to fear a disastrous holiday season, assures notable shipping analyst Lars Jensen. There will be plenty of products available to buy for Christmas, with only some shelves empty.


Although the current chaos in the container market is resulting in delayed goods and empty shelves in retail stores, there are no grounds for concern about this year's Christmas shopping, assures container analyst Lars Jensen.

Statistics show that the global transport of goods in August was higher than the pre-pandemic freight volumes in August 2019.

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