Since the outbreak of the global pandemic, the container imbalance and the reduction of capacity in liner shipping has seriously impacted on the shippers and freight forwarders who have been seeking to ensure the fluidity of their global supply chains, which remains crucial during the ongoing crisis. Since these problems perpetuate, European Shippers’ Council (ESC) and European Association for Forwarding, Transport, Logistics and Customs Services (CLECAT) urge carriers to review their operational and business practices to ensure a regular flow of cargo and containers, whilst respecting schedule reliability and service quality in accordance with contractual terms.

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