Congestion increases on route from Europe to US

To an increasing extent, ports on the route from Europe to the US east coast are having problems with congestion, writes Alphaliner, which once again highlights carriers’ benefits from having close ties to terminals.

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Ports around the world are still struggling with extensive congestion and delayed ships, but whereas delays have waned slightly on the container industry’s main artery from Asia to northern Europe, the development is going in the opposite direction on the route across the Atlantic Ocean.

From northern Europe to the US east coast, ships spend 52 days on average on a round trip, meaning they arrive 13 days late on average in Europe for their next voyage, according to Alphaliner.

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