Shipping market expectations 2022

8th June, 2022

If you’re moving overseas in 2022, it is worth noting that freight costs increased substantially in March. This is a result of the continued difficulties being experienced with shipping freight around the world, port congestion, lack of hauliers and irregular sailings.

The increased cost does not automatically mean that reliability offered by shipping lines is going to improve. There are many different eventualities that can cause delays and subsequent additional charges, ranging from the shipping line rejecting a booking because they no longer offer the required port, to the vessel being unable to discharge due to congestion. It is understandable for clients to blame this on the moving company, however, in nearly all of the different scenarios which involve increased delays and costs, it is the shipping line or their appointed agents that are at fault.

Overall, an honest outlook for the remainder of 2022 is that the difficulties experienced throughout 2021 and the first half of 2022, are with us for a little while longer. Having said all of this, GB Liners will alleviate as much stress as possible through open and honest communication and the provision of storage facilities.

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