Container shortages due to corona virus
With the increase in the wide spread of the corona virus and the continued living under restrictions have made many industries have expressed concern about whether there will be sufficient containers to ship produce to various export destinations around the world, due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Some of the containers used for shipping some products are imports and are from far away countries and its impossible for them to get to where they are needed due to the restrictions imposed in the nation s due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These containers are now stuck at the terminals in supplying countries as a result of lock-down protocols being imposed to prevent the spread of the virus.
As the virus gets worse in Europe and the equipment turnaround speed puts even more stress on shipping lines. As most countries in Europe have shut down operations, container inspections, handling or stuffing are heavily delayed.
Nevertheless, the whole world currently finds itself in the same position battling Covid-19 and trying to predict what its impact will be. What we do know is that it is now business unusual. And, the truth is, no one knows how this will play out and most of the time spent on trying to control the spread and improve the health facilities in nations.
Some industries have pointed out that a shortage of containers could result in freight costs eventually being increased, or that additional such charges would be introduced by container shipping lines and all this is due to the corona virus precautions and restrictions.