Freight volumes drop "significantly" to pre-pandemic levels

Freight volumes have returned to pre-pandemic levels at six out of seven carriers, according to a survey from Alphaliner. Delays and bottlenecks in container traffic are ongoing due to problems related to Covid-19.

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Shipping lines continue to benefit from sky-high rates, while the freight volumes have nonetheless returned to pre-pandemic levels, shows a survey carried out by Alphaliner at seven leading carriers.

According to the survey, freight volumes dropped "significantly" in the first quarter of 2021 and put a halt to the growth in freight volumes that persisted throughout the two previous quarters.

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