Habben Jansen hopes for quick solution in coming US labor negotiations: "In everyone's best interest"

Hapag-Lloyd is short on neither containers nor vessels, however, labor shortages in ports are a key issue, says Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen. US wage negotiations could pose a threat to market normalization.

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Labor shortages in container ports constitute one of the most serious issues still plaguing global container traffic, according to chief executive officer of Hapag-Lloyd, Rolf Habben Jansen.

While the German container line now has plenty of containers and vessels at its disposal, bottlenecks in major container terminals are the main cause of delays, while labor shortages pose a serious threat to a return to a slightly more normal situation, says the CEO.

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