00:29 The chaos of the Longsong Wheel is still burning!Port container traffic jam, global supply chain card

The stranding of the

The stranding of the “Long Reward” was resolved, and the Suez Canal was resumed. However, some important ports are still full of containers, and global trade continues to be troubled. (Reuters)

2021/04/09 00:29

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report]Evergreen’s “Ever Given” accidentally ran aground on the Suez Canal on March 23, paralyzing the waterway, and indirectly affecting the global economy. Although the long-satisfied ship re-floated after 7 days and the Suez Canal also resumed traffic, some important ports are still full of containers, and the global trade supply chain continues to be tense.

According to a Reuters report, ships and shipping companies that were unable to pass through the Suez Canal because of the long-term ship stranded cost an additional millions of dollars, but these costs are not included in the insurance. Reiner Heiken, Chief Executive Officer of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics’ U.S. headquarters, pointed out that “The negative impact of the blockage of Suez on the global supply chain will continue to increase in the coming weeks, especially in Asia and Europe.”

According to reports, container shipping companies have been facing a tight supply situation in recent months because the products transported by these containers, from mobile phones to brand-name goods, have been affected by the Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) epidemic and the surge in demand for retail products. influences. Approximately 90% of the world’s trade is carried by ships. The long-term ship stranded has left retailers in Europe and the United States still in a potential out-of-stock crisis, and it has also increased the tension in the supply chain.

According to Leon Willems of the Port of Rotterdam, daily container traffic is expected to be 10% higher than usual in the coming weeks. He added, “All ports and container terminals are doing their best to help clear congested containers and minimize congestion.”

The analysis of the supply chain logistics solution company “project44” shows that “compared with other ports in the world, container ships in the west coast of the United States face longer waiting and unloading times.” said Eugene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles. , They are trying to clean the container, which may be completed by the end of May or early June.

According to reports, at present, some local transport companies have begun to turn to land, transporting goods through the railway between China and Europe. It is reported that it usually takes 16 to 18 days to travel from China via Kazakhstan or Mongolia to Russia and finally to a European freight center. In contrast, sea voyage takes 4 weeks, while air transportation takes less than a week.

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