IKEA stops chartering container vessels

IKEA will no longer lease space on board container ships to have its products brought to shelves across the world, the global furniture group confirms. But the company is trying to avoid congested ports.

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After having sold its containers, IKEA has now also ceased chartering space on board freight ships in order to secure its supply chains, the global furniture group confirms in a written response to ShippingWatch.

”We are no longer chartering space on ocean-going vessels. We see that the limitations in our global supply chain are starting to ease, and that we are slowly returning to normal collaboration with our partners,” IKEA writes.

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