North European shippers of heavylift and out-of-gauge cargo to the Middle East and Asia are being told by container lines there is no hope of shipment before June.
Over the past two years, container carriers have aggressively targeted the sector in an endeavour to fill empty slots on previously under-utilised ultra-large container vessels sailing back to Asia.
But now, with a backlog of containers and sky-high rates, box carriers have lost interest. In fact, one project forwarder …
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