But a few unique factors are driving up prices in the United States.
Before the shipping container, goods were manually loaded into barrels and wooden creates.
For some businesses, the answer is no, but it depends on the value of the product in question.
Energy problems, supply chain woes and a shaky real estate sector are slowing down Chinese GDP growth.
Increased demand for imported goods — and more treacherous weather — are among the reasons.
Globally, grain and meat prices continue to rise, just as more and more people can’t afford them because of widespread job losses.