Today’s challenges to maritime transport

The pandemic which, since 2020, we have been living on a global scale is reflected in the various industries and has conditioned the way markets move. With regard to transport, maritime services suffered in a notorious way – with increasing space difficulties.

The availability of space in the maritime service has been a true challenge for freight forwarders. The imbalance in trade that has been going on since the beginning of COVID 19 has led to severe difficulties in the availability of containers and the consequent lack of space on ships.

This situation is widespread across all world routes and is reflected in both omissions of scale and overbooking. Even with advance planning, we are witnessing recurrent situations of new schedules for the movement of goods, which causes delays in their arrival at the destination.

The delay in the arrival of the containers at their places of origin is also causing many constraints. On high flow routes, such as routes starting in China, this situation has been recurrent. Even with the goods ready for shipment, the lack of transport equipment is delaying the departure at the origin.

How to try and minimize this impact?
A careful monitoring of the various maritime services and the strategy of anticipating the schedule of shipments seems to us the most favourable way to overcome the current context experienced in maritime freight. At Extra Transportes, our team specialized in this segment has been accompanying and advising customers in this regard, so that they do not suffer any damage.

Another possible alternative is the option of air transport. However, this type of service entails higher costs and greater constraints in terms of space – since this sector has also undergone adjustments. With fewer commercial flights, prices rose sharply, creating instability in these types of fares.

If you need to send your goods, ask Extra Transportes’ specialized technicians who will help you find the best service for your company! You can count on us.