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Current market situation in the ocean freight sector
Cargo space shortages
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Current market situation in the ocean freight sector

Supply chains and processes in the global container shipping sector have been severely disrupted ever since the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of 2020. Due to other events around the globe as well, the overall situation has not improved to any noticeable extent since that time.

We would like to provide you here with an overview of current challenges in the ocean freight sector, how these challenges arose, and which measures are currently being taken in order to prevent the situation from deteriorating further as the market attempts to get things back onto a more normal course:

Please be sure to contact your regular customer service partner at DB Schenker if your consignment or consignments are affected by these circumstances. We have a global network with specialized employees, and we also work closely with the biggest carriers and service providers as partners. As a result, we can offer you alternative ports of departure, destination, or loading, as well as alternate routes or modes of transport for pre-carriage and on-carriage shipments. In this manner, we can offer you the best possible solution for your supply chain needs.

If you have any questions, your usual contact at your local DB Schenker facility or office will be happy to assist you at any time.

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