Red alert in global trade
Containers are lacking and prices on international routes have soared.
The industry resents it. Consumers too
International shipping companies are already talking about a perfect global logistics storm that threatens to affect the entire
economy and leave consumers looking at half-empty shelves. The biggest pressure is on the cargo that goes by sea,
where prices have quintupled in recent months: in the Asia-Europe corridor, a 40-foot container, which cost 2,000 dollars (€1,600),
it costs at least $10,000 today, say freight forwarders and entrepreneurs from different sectors repeat. In the connection between China and the
US, the scenario is identical and points to chaos.
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