Three is currently a serious shortage of empty containers throughout all ports in China.

This shortage covers all destination Countries, including Australia and New Zealand.

In order to optimise empty container use, all shipping lines will now only release empty containers within a maximum of 7 days before to the estimated time of departure.

Shipping lines have therefore cancelled all agreements for additional free time past 7 days.

This equipment shortage has added further difficulties to a trade lane already heavily impacted by a shortage of vessel space.

VGL’s China team will do everything possible to minimise the impact of these equipment shortages, however, please be mindful of the above when discussing your shipments with your goods suppliers.

Should you have any questions relating to the above or require further information, please contact your local VGL representative.

Thank you for your continued support.