Container xChange warns of “spillover effects of confusion one after another”

Despite the fast turnaround of containers, the recent partial port blockade in China as a result of China’s zero COVID policy has raised concerns for supply chain operators.

Johannes Schlingmeier, co-founder and CEO of, said: Container xChange is an online marketplace for buying, selling, or leasing containers.

“This means that in the last 11 days of the New Year, exports have ultimately slowed compared to imports at Ningbo Port. These blockades in China have further strained the world’s supply chain and made it even more tense. As a result, there will be further gaps in global supply and demand, “Schlingmeier said.

China has significantly reduced container dwell time at ports from 61 days in 2020 to just 5 days in 2021.

The results of depot dwell time were taken up in the 2nd annual Container xChange/ Fraunhofer-CML “C-Timing” research. This was supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Europe and the United States were at the top of the list of poor port performances.

“Global consumer demand hasn’t dropped significantly since the beginning of the new year,” Schlingmeier said. “Congestion in LA, LB and other western ports has yet to show signs of mitigation, which could have a spillover effect of turmoil in the coming months.

“When containers arrive in Asia, they will be redeployed at record speeds,” Schlingmeier added. “but, [there is a] Supply and demand mismatch in many places of origin, including China. [This] This means that US and European importers must plan ahead or work closely with box suppliers, forwarders, or container lines to make both ship slots and containers available in advance. It is difficult to always secure a box. “

Christian Roeloffs, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of ContainerxChange, said: “ Container xChange warns of “spillover effects of confusion one after another”

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