Logistics operators look into an industry that "has gone upside down"

The pressure on the global supply chains means that logistics companies need to run faster and think outside the box. Not only have the same tasks become more difficult, wholly new solutions need to be devised, explains Hellmann's head of Asia-Pacific trade management.

Ignacio Barrenengoa, Head of Trade Management, Sea Freight Region Asia Pacific, at German logistics major Hellmann. | Photo: Hellmann

The global container market has been dogged by bottlenecks, delays and record-high freight rates since the summer of 2020 when demand for goods, especially from Asia to the US, shot up.

This has resulted in piles of money for container lines and logistics companies, while trade managers, the people on the ground responsible for finding room on ships, have been busier than ever.

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