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.
“There’s nothing I can do,” said India Hynes, CEO of appliance importer Vinotemp.
New fuels, new policies would be needed soon to meet the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by that date.
Shortages happen when demand is greater than supply. When it comes to computer chips, there are problems on both sides of that equation.
These prices may be a bellwether of where domestic or worldwide inflation are headed, says Cornell economist Eswar Prasad.
The Baltic Dry Index tracks how much it costs to ship materials long distances.
Danish company Maersk said it has ordered eight vessels that run on green methanol, a carbon-neutral fuel.
Trains are delivering shipping containers brimming with the imported products consumers are demanding. Rail can tell us about U.S. exports, too.
An executive order could spur government regulators to address patterns of consolidation and high pricing.
For DS Smith, higher demand from individual customers wasn't enough to offset a drop in corporate clients.