Container ships arriving on time is a far-off prospect, say analyst firms

Shippers' patience is going to be tested throughout 2022. Neither Sea-Intelligence nor Xeneta predict a significant improvement of container carriers' ability to arrive on time in the new year, they inform ShippingWatch.

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Shippers around most of the world must prepare for 2022 to pick up where 2021 seems to leave off, with ultra-low reliability rates as a result of bottlenecks and long delays.

Although many had hoped for the Chinese New Year to bring improvement for the chaotic market, this expectation is presumably too optimistic, according to analyst firms Sea-Intelligence and Xeneta.

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