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Global supply chain issues cement the need for shipping industry’s digitalisation

25 October 2021

The container shipping market is currently making many headlines world-wide as freight rates and port congestion continue to reach new record highs. At the end of September, more than 50 container ships were waiting to berth outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach alone and 90% of those arriving at a port had to wait at anchor before a berth became available. COVID-19 disruption at major Chinese and Vietnamese ports has also added to the long queues of ships, and certain ports are now being deliberately avoided by liners.