DB Schenker defends carriers in red-hot container market

One of the major global customers, German DB Schenker, defends the quality offered by container lines in the exceedingly feverish market, which other freight forwards have criticized in strong terms. Even the high rates are in order, says the COO of Air & Ocean in an interview with ShippingWatch.

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A trend towards more manageable conditions on the extreme container market will emerge after the Chinese New Year in February 2022 at the earliest, and container carriers appear to be doing everything in their power to ride out the storm and transport goods for their customers.

This is the succint answer from Thorsten Meincke, COO of DB Schenker Air and Ocean, when asked about his take on the current container market, characterized by capacity shortage and long delays, which have pushed freight rates to unprecedented heights.

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