Empty freight containers stacked up at Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao port. A shortage of containers is posing problem for Chinese exporters. Photo: Daniel Ren Empty freight containers stacked up at Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao port. A shortage of containers is posing problem for Chinese exporters. Photo: Daniel Ren
Empty freight containers stacked up at Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao port. A shortage of containers is posing problem for Chinese exporters. Photo: Daniel Ren
China economy

Shortage of shipping containers at Shanghai port leaves exporters scrambling to meet delivery schedules

  • With exporters scrambling to meet delivery schedules and commitments, shipping freight rates from China have surged by more than 300 per cent since March
  • Uneven distribution of containers at major ports around the world is causing a major headache for Chinese exporters

Topic |   China economy
Empty freight containers stacked up at Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao port. A shortage of containers is posing problem for Chinese exporters. Photo: Daniel Ren Empty freight containers stacked up at Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao port. A shortage of containers is posing problem for Chinese exporters. Photo: Daniel Ren
Empty freight containers stacked up at Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao port. A shortage of containers is posing problem for Chinese exporters. Photo: Daniel Ren
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