Container shortages in China and East Asia
With dozens of ships anchored off the coast of Southern California and boxes held up in bottlenecks going through the Suez Canal, containers in China and East Asia continue to be hard to come by. Shippers looking to move containerized goods are likely to run into equipment shortages trying to export from China and East Asia.
Check out the tables below for a breakdown of each port and the types of containers that you can expect to be in short supply. For an alternative, check out our container types and sizes guideline.
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