Because the shipping container caused by shortage of shipping prices skyrocketing, many import and export enterprises affected since 2010, import and export trade gradually improve, the shortage of global container shipping, shipping prices to the highest point in recent years. The general manager of Qingdao Ruijin Aike Trading Co., Zhang Zhenqiang has been for the export shipping space for things to worry about, he found a number of shipping companies all the warehouse explosion October 12th morning. Sales staff in Qingdao Yucheng International Logistics Co., Ltd. Chen Ming said, due to shortage of shipping containers, to freight prices, he in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and other Middle East Line for example, shipping containers offer up to the top, the standard 20 foot container at a price of $1600, while the standard 40 foot container price 2800 dollars, than the offer at the beginning of the year have doubled.
"Import and export trade picked up, and increased demand for shipping containers." City Transportation Commission official said, during the financial crisis, the shipping company to reduce operating costs, in advance to remove some of the old shipping containers, and cut the purchase of new shipping containers expenses. From the second half of last year the economy pick up, shipping container tight better. At the same time, the imbalance of trade also resulted in the shortage of shipping containers.
City Transportation Commission official said, the logistics company should take measures to avoid the risk of the box, according to their own characteristics and turnover of liner companies of different routes and flow characteristics; encourage customers as soon as possible also remove the empty box, speed up the turnover box; the systematic management of the box, according to the need in empty containers, avoid ship two times box.