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Cause and Effect: Container Turmoil and Its Toll on the Breakbulk Sector

Tuesday, 26 April

10:00 am - 10:15 am (CST) / 26/apr/2022 03:00 pm - 26/apr/2022 03:15 pm

Congestion, high rates, supply chain bottlenecks, and unprecedented demand for multipurpose tonnage from containerized shippers are taking a heavy toll on the project and breakbulk shippers. These shippers move containers only in relatively small volumes and have long been able to rely on a ready supply of breakbulk tonnage to move their cargo. The disrupted container market is pushing atypical cargo to breakbulk ships, driving up rates, and making it nearly impossible for project shippers to find container slots within reasonable time frames at reasonable or even reliable prices. While we don't know what the scenario will be by late April, the turmoil is unlikely to be over at the time Breakbulk22 takes place. This briefing from JOC Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi will provide much-needed context for the project and breakbulk shippers and logistics service providers navigating key pain points in a disrupted market. 

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