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According to a carrier, European container hub ports have used the extra week of delayed arrival of ships to prepare their onshore facilities to deal with the concentration of containers arriving at the port, but the above response does not seem to have worked.
The container shipping company has unloaded cargo imported from Asia wherever possible, so that the vessel can turn around from Northern Europe and return to Asia as soon as possible. In Asia, the high-priced space in a few weeks has been sold out.
Under the current circumstances, the carrier will notify the importer of good news that their delayed goods have been unloaded, but at the same time they will also tell them a bad news-the goods have been unloaded at other ports, and even worse, the carrier One cannot confirm when the goods will be transhipped.
A source from a shipping company told Loadstar that these cargoes are currently facing "a storm."
He said: "We don't have time or any spare capacity to transfer cargo, there are no idle ships in the market, and our feeder operators are also fully loaded."
At the same time, a related person from a feeder operator told Loadstar: "We are struggling with the already delayed turnaround time. It is far beyond compliance. This is a disaster," he said.
Since November last year, the feeder shipping company has charged a congestion surcharge for transshipment in the Port of Rotterdam, but the company claims that the carrier will not accept this surcharge.
He said: "It doesn't make sense to talk to them now, because they will not accept the surcharge, but if the situation cannot be improved quickly, we will go back to them."
Moreover, container ship owners are also increasing pressure on feeder ship operators. Traditionally, the charter period for feeder vessels is relatively short to provide maximum flexibility, but shipowners are now finalizing longer charter periods at much higher daily charter rates.
The congestion of the Benelux hub ports also delayed the operation of inland barges. According to data from the operator Contargo, the average waiting time for its barges in Rotterdam today is 34 hours, and the average waiting time in Antwerp is 41 hours.
The feeder operator said: "We do not expect any improvement in the situation in the next 4 to 6 weeks." The company added that even after 4-6 weeks, its resources will face "significant pressure."
Nonetheless, the strategy of air carriers in Northern Europe to take all necessary measures to make their ships return as soon as possible will resume shipping schedules sooner than ships berthed outside the originally designated ports, because these ports have since become overcrowded.
According to an analysis by seintelligence, the negative impact of the suspension of the Suez Canal on Asia-Europe trade capacity will end in the 22nd week after the 9-week suspension.Alan Murphy, chief executive officer of seintelligence, said: “In essence, all effects (of the Suez Canal interruption) will be eliminated by early June. This will be an inevitable trend in Asia-Europe trade.”