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--- Container availability
Let's have a look at the availability at the Port of Qingdao, we will see that the availability of 20DCs, 40DCs, and 40HCs has seen an abrupt drop since week 36. Going from a value of 0.7 to 0.35 5 weeks later in week 41 for 40 DCs, from 0.68 to 0.59 for 40HCs and from 0.66 to 0.44 for 20DCs.
Container shortage in Asia not disappearing any time soon
Strong demand in the US for e-commerce merchandise and medical supplies, such as personal protective equipment, will last into November, and probably beyond that. Carriers are now cutting back on additional free days of usually 20 days or more for large retailers while keeping the free storage time of 3 days.
This is one of the reasons why demand for containers across Asia increased to record levels. Finding containers for one-way use, if possible, helps increase flexibility, avoid demurrage & detention and remain under control in times of extensive surcharges.
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