The situation in the sea freight market


The situation in the sea freight market is extraordinary these days. Due to the Covid-19 situation, purchase and consumption of goods have grown significantly, which causes a great demand for transportation throughout the world.

The given situation and the effects after the container ship, EVER GIVEN, blocked the Suez Canal for six days, hasn’t eased the situation. The ship blocked about 360 other ships going through the Suez Canal. The full extent of this is still uncertain. However, there is no doubt that this will cause further delays, and impact the situation in all main ports in Europe, since ships will arrive at the same time after queuing in the Suez Canal,  hence challenges with the handling is to be expected.

There are already delays from before. We experience a lack of equipment, the normal flow for containers has been put out of play, and tight resources mean that ships are waiting for more than a week outside ports to be loaded and unloaded. This happens even though all ships that can sail have been taken into use.

Due to less productivity and rotation, the industry suffers cancellation and blank sailings, and an increase in the imbalance issues. We therefore expect a continued challenging situation for both imports and exports to/from Northern Europe.

We aim to do our utmost for you as our partner to solve the challenges in the best possible way. We will be in close contact with you and keep you updated regarding the development and possibilities. Even though we face a difficult situation, and costs will remain high, we fight for getting space on the vessels, and to help you move your goods.

Don’t hesitate to contact us and ask how we can help each other.

Despite all challenges, we will do everything we can to find solutions for your needs!

Please contact us for more information.

Torben Stenshøj

Head of Department Air Freight Denmark
+45 5234 5250
+45 9670 5250
tos@freja.com

Hongyi Niu

Director Global Forwarding Denmark
+45 5234 5252
+45 9670 5252
hnu@freja.com

Jan Bjørndal

Region Director South Norway
+47 918 58034
+47 38 90 94 04
jbd@freja.com

Jorma Kivistö

Commercial Director
Finland
+358 400 813826
jorma.kivisto@freja.fi

Jarkko Lamminpää

Overseas Director
Finland
+358400 134 540
jarkko.lamminpaa@freja.fi

Suzanne Nilsson

Team Leader Air & Sea Sweden
+46 72 540 63 48
+46 42 495 00 62
sni@freja.com

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