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Outlook cools for global shipping demand
Softening demand and high inventories are to blame.
Having soared throughout the pandemic, the cost of shipping declined in March
From the shipping slowdown in China to the excess of inventory on hand, there are a number of likely reasons for the drop.
How the shipping container revolutionized freight and trade
Before the shipping container, goods were manually loaded into barrels and wooden creates.
How a container storage yard fits into our global shipping crunch
Some containers have been sitting in storage for years. Experts say the problem has more to do with moving them to the right places than increasing the number in circulation.
Why everything is “out of stock” right now
Four charts and a new series to help you understand ongoing product shortages.
The container price surge is weighing on the customs business
Tariffs used to be the main concern for customs broker Gretchen Blough's clients. Now, it's all about the shipping containers.
Congestion at U.S. ports means there's now a shortage of shipping containers
The lack of available space means that if you can get a container, you'll pay more for shipping what's in it.
On the intersection of shipping containers, food halls and economic development
Barney Santos, founder of BLVD MRKT in Montebello, California, hopes to help revitalize the local economy with a food hall made out of repurposed shipping containers.
From semiconductors to containers, “every day, it’s a different problem” on the supply chain
A conversation with the CEO of an importer caught in the crosshairs of global business disruption.
More and more shipping containers are falling into the sea
Increased demand for imported goods — and more treacherous weather — are among the reasons.