Container ships filled to the brim are queuing up off US ports, but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and red-hot container market may not be the only - or even real - factor to blame, if you ask some of the most prominent senior executives of the container industry.
At the moment, the US ports are simply not able to keep up with their Asian counterparts, who currently load ships much faster than the Americans are able to unload them, says Hapag-Lloyd's CEO, Rolf Habben Jansen, during a panel discussion at the conference International Shipping Forum, held virtually by Capital Link this week.
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