El costo del embarque de carga alcanza un máximo en 13 años
September 13, 2021 -
La industria de los embarques está registrando sus mayores gananciasdiarias desde 2008 – impulsada por la demanda creciente de artículos y
materias primas – la bonanza se centra en los embarques de contenedores.
Since 1956, containers have revolutionised global trade by packing goods into standard-sized steel boxes -- TEUs or Twenty-foot Equivalent Units -- and hoisted by cranes onto ships, rail cars, and trucks.
An economic reopening has boosted global seaborne trade after the Covid pandemic. At the same time, the spread of coronavirus has played havoc, choking up ports and delaying vessels. The delays mean that more ships are needed to maintain scheduled sailings, and freight rates are soaring.
The ClarkSea Index, which shows the average earnings in $/day of all sectors of the maritime fleet, showed a robust $37,426/day on Friday (September 10), up from $13,200 a year ago -- a hike of 283 per cent.
The index takes account of revenues of bulk ships that carry industrial commodities, container ships, specialised refrigerated reefer vessels, and loss-making oil tankers.
In July 2020, global container shipping capacity stood at 23.8m TEUs. By this July, capacity had increased to 24.77 million TEU.
However, soaring costs and disruption at ports have affected economies around the globe, with food prices surging. Food prices were up 31 per cent in July from the same month last year, according to an index compiled by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.