Delays and bottlenecks paralyze 10% of container market capacity

Bottlenecks, delays and queued-up container ships mean that almost one in ten box vessels has been removed from the overall capacity on the container market, writes Sea-Intelligence. It has, however, improved, but it may get worse again.

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A tenth of container ships were non-operational on the container market in May due to delays and bottlenecks in supply chains and ports, according to Sea-Intelligence.

In May, 9.8% of the container fleet were ”unavailable” because of delays. This is an improvement compared to January this year, when 13.8% of ships were taken out due to bottleneck issues.

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