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Container routes between Asia and Europe hard hit by port delays

With delays averaging 18 days, container vessels on the routes between Asia and Europe are also heavily affected by bottlenecks in major ports, writes Alphaliner.

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The delays in container freight is not only affecting the ports in Asia and on the US west coast – European ports are also hit hard, shows a survey from analyst firm Alphaliner.

On average, container vessels are 18 days behind schedule when arriving in China following a return trip to Europe, according to Alphaliner, which has examined sailing durations across three major container alliances on 17 different routes with arrival in Asia in week 41.

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