By Birger Nicolai,
The port of Tanjung Pelepas, in Malaysia, holds the current record: it is already the 31st time this year that container ships have failed to call at this seaport, which nevertheless appears well on the roadmap of their Asia-Europe or Asia-United States route.
At Port Klang, Malaysia's largest port site, that number of missed stops has increased by nearly 1,000 percent since the start of the year.
In Europe, the situation is a little better.
This year, Rotterdam has only experienced this situation 16 times, ie “only” twice as many as last year.
An increase that places the largest port in the North Sea at the same level as Shanghai or Hong Kong.
These examples, highlighted by the world leader in transport visibility project44, clearly show why container ships are currently lagging behind - and why the German DIY and electronics markets, in particular, are
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