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24 Nov, 2020

We have now received the December rates from the shipping lines and all increase their rates in a way we have never seen before. It is a consistent picture where prices are at least more than doubled compared to the November rates, but where some shipping lines almost triple their prices. The shortage of containers and the blank sailings have emerged due to the economic situation following the Corona epidemic. It is difficult to book space, which in turn can create delays in the future and since we do not see an end date for the effects of the epidemic, it is possible that the tight situation and the rate levels will remain for a number of months.

Feel free to look at the link below for a quick account of the current situation:

Why container shortage

As always, we focus on creating the best solution for your transport.

Do you have questions about other options for your transport such as air or rail? Contact Us!

10 Nov, 2020

The past days we have received several indications that the shipping lines now are starting to act regarding the Far East. The shortage of containers is increasing in Asia and there is a great shortage of units in all base ports. This leads to difficulties to secure space on the available departures which can create delays in the future. We also notice that the shipping lines are starting to charge PSS - Peak Season Surcharge and EIS - Equipment Imbalance Surcharge, especially on 40 high cube.

We are therefore focusing extra on securing equipment and space, trying to creating the best solution for your transport.

Do you have questions about other options for your transport such as air or  rail? Contact Us!

05 Nov, 2020

We would like to draw your attention to the increasingly difficult situation regarding shipments from the Far East. The equipment shortage is increasing in Asia and the shipping lines are trying to allocate empty units as a large number of units are in Europe. Our agents in Asia report of equipment shortage in all base ports, especially 40 high cube where the shipping lines are starting to charge EIS - Equipment Imbalance Surcharge. The situation is becoming more difficult in several ports which probably may cause delays in the future.

This means that we focus extra on securing space and on creating the best solution for your transport.

Do you have questions? Contact Us!

02 Sep, 2020

We are gradually entering the autumn periode and hope for a more normal situation after the Corona crisis. In recent months, the pandemic has had a major impact on global trade. A record number of sailings have been canceled during the spring which causes significant service problems when demand now returns. The same applies to air transports. The instability leads us to focus extra on creating the best solution for your transport. We minimize your work effort so you can concentrate on your core business instead of your transports.

Chinese National Day is celebrated on Thursday, October 1st when the founding of the People's Republic of China is celebrated. This year, the Mid-Autumn Festival also falls into this period, which means that China is closing down much of its activities to celebrate the Golden Week 1-7 October. Make sure you book your transport well in advance - LCL / FCL / FLYG / RAIL / SEA & AIR.

Contact us on telephone 031-7333400 or email scanlink@scanlink.se.

18 Jun, 2020

The new Norvik Port in Stockholm has finally opened and the old Frihamnen has been closed for good. Scanlink has had some calls already and we hope that it will run smoothly in the future. At the moment however, Norvik Port has some start up problems and therefore containers could be changed to arrival Södertälje port, provided that it is suitable depending on the final destination etc. If this is the case, we will of course contact you.

Scanlink wishes you all a really nice midsummer!

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