Shipping container demand will bounce back relatively quickly as lockdowns are eased worldwide, believes leading digitally driven freight forwarder iContainers, bringing potential new challenges as well as opportunities.
“I’m cautiously optimistic that we will see a relatively quick recovery when it all opens up again,” Klaus Lysdal, vice president of operations at Barcelona-headquartered iContainers, told Lloyd’s Loading List.
“There’s certainly a hunger for product and to get things back moving. I don’t expect a big boom [as lockdowns are eased], but I think we’ll see a fairly quick build up when countries start to open up again and find ways to function while still having social distancing.
“2020 won’t be a ‘record numbers year’ for anyone, but we’ll have a decent bounce back for shipping as countries open.”
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