Container trades out of India are faced with increasing congestion, due to a combination of blanked sailings, equipment shortages and carriers unable to clear a backlog of bookings. According to forwarding sources in the country, every carrier is facing a “space crunch across India on all tradelanes and services.” Sources added that this was largely due to blanked sailings on almost every tradelane, container shut-outs and rollovers “on every vessel,” an ever-lengthening list of bookings due to cancelled sailings, growing congestion at transshipment facilities due to shortage of manpower and voided vessels and limited vessel berthing windows, also due to manpower shortage and other operational issues.

Source: Mallory Alexander