Logistics bottlenecks pose major problems for clothing supply chains

For just-style.com

By Jens Kastner | 2 February 2021

Severe and unprecedented bottlenecks in the availability of shipping containers between Asia and the rest of the world are continuing to frustrate apparel retailers in Europe and the US with logistics delays and soaring costs.

High levels of demand, port congestion and container shortages have been pushing up logistics costs – with shipping rates for the Shanghai- Rotterdam and Shanghai-Los Angeles routes in January up 296% and 153% year-on-year respectively, according to UK-based maritime consultancy Drewry.

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