Since the start of the pandemic, Chinese exporters have had to contend with a shortage of containers and high freight costs. Photo: Martin Chan
Since the start of the pandemic, Chinese exporters have had to contend with a shortage of containers and high freight costs. Photo: Martin Chan
China trade

China shipping: container shortages leave exporters struggling to meet overseas orders ahead of Christmas shopping rush

  • Since the start of the pandemic, two big problems have faced Chinese exporters: a shortage of containers and high freight costs
  • Ahead of Christmas, it is a race against time for traders to get their goods to key export markets in the US and Europe

Since the start of the pandemic, Chinese exporters have had to contend with a shortage of containers and high freight costs. Photo: Martin Chan
Since the start of the pandemic, Chinese exporters have had to contend with a shortage of containers and high freight costs. Photo: Martin Chan
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