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Empty containers piling up at US and European ports

The container market’s high season is causing problems for major ports as carriers and container owners have difficulties getting boxes returned to China, according to trading platform xChange.

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It’s the high season on the container market, with heavy goods traffic coming from China, meaning empty containers are piling up at major ports in the US and Europe. Container vessels are full, and so the empty boxes are stranding at ports instead of being transported back to China, writes xChange in a comment on the current situation.

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