Delayed container vessels are first on the agenda in DHL's talks with carriers

Large container vessels arrive late far too often, which creates challenges for both freight forwarders, shippers and carriers. "What irritates us all is that freight rates have gone through the roof, while service levels have deteriorated," says Dominique von Orelli, CEO of sea freight at DHL Global Forwarding.

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The largest challenge for the container industry and freight forwarders right now is the lack of schedule reliability, which results in container ships arriving late far too often, reports Dominique von Orelli, Global Head of Ocean Freight at DHL Global Forwarding.

Schedule reliability is challenged by bottlenecks, which have been causing problems on the west coast of the US in particular in recent months, slowly spreading to other major ports throughout the world.

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