Global demand for shipping containers has left some African countries facing delays in receiving goods from China. Photo: Xinhua Global demand for shipping containers has left some African countries facing delays in receiving goods from China. Photo: Xinhua
Global demand for shipping containers has left some African countries facing delays in receiving goods from China. Photo: Xinhua

Africa-China trade slowed by container shortage as Covid-19 hits shipping

  • As economies reopen, demand from China-Europe and trans-Pacific trade routes drives up shipping costs, making them more lucrative
  • Routes to Africa have been affected by the resulting delays and further rising costs

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Global demand for shipping containers has left some African countries facing delays in receiving goods from China. Photo: Xinhua Global demand for shipping containers has left some African countries facing delays in receiving goods from China. Photo: Xinhua
Global demand for shipping containers has left some African countries facing delays in receiving goods from China. Photo: Xinhua
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