null Нехватка контейнеров
Вы столкнулись с проблемой при бронировании грузов? Вы озабочены недостаточным количеством грузовых мест и высокими ценами на доставку? Почти все отрасли промышленности по всему миру имеют схожие проблемы. Все ссылаются на COVID-19, но какова же реальная причина? Что послужило толчком для развития такой ситуации и что вы можете сделать, чтобы справиться с ней?
Early in 2020, lockdown first started in China, then in Europe, the US, and then in almost all countries. Travel and transportation restrictions came into effect. Sales dropped drastically, and so did global trade. In June, global cargo volumes began to sharply increase; firstly between Asia-USA, followed by Asia-South America and Asia-Oceania. In response, carriers quickly reinstated capacity in some trades, supporting the large increase in demand. However, as more trade lanes started to recover, the situation became difficult to handle.
The main causes are:
- Cause 1: Reduced number of available containers
- Cause 2: Congested ports
- Cause 3: Reduced number of operational vessels
- Cause 4: A changed flow of goods
Your solution to the current container shortage: What can you do about it?
- Use Premium Products
In order to provide a more stable level of service, some carriers have implemented premium products, which offer certain advantages, such as priority for equipment availability and space availability. Whilst these services come at a higher price, they are particularly suited for important and more time sensitive shipments. If timely delivery is essential, consider using premium products, which Kuehne+Nagel can arrange for you. Whilst this may not guarantee something, it will definitely increase chances of securing equipment when it is needed.
- Optimise your bookings
Having a lean booking process will help you and the related parties reduce the workload during these times. A lean process allows experts to dedicate more time to your shipments. This can be made possible by booking your shipments at least four weeks before departure; by minimising cancellations or no-shows; by fully utilising Kuehne+Nagel’s digital platforms throughout the process; and by advising changes as early as possible.
- Focus on your forecasts
Having robust forecasts and plans is helpful, especially in such volatile situations. Find sources for reliable forecasts for significant events, develop alternative routes, and the types of containers to use. Try to be as flexible as possible to increase your options. Check the latest schedules, events and routing options using Kuehne+Nagel’s seaexplorer portal.
- Make use of the Kuehne+Nagel network and expertise
The Kuehne+Nagel network would have the right solutions to diversify your portfolio and reduce risk. By utilising our products such as myKN, Sea+Air, and many more, we are ready to provide you with the right choices.
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