SHIPPING CONTAINER TRANSPORT PRICES PERTH WA
As you’ll read from the ABC article below, Covid and other factors have pushed up the price of shipping containers in Perth WA and the cost of container transport WA wide. Transport WA are keeping container transportation prices as low as possible for WA clients.
A perfect storm of events is causing big delays to international shipping and pushing up the costs to transport goods in and out of Western Australia.
2021 CONTAINER TRANSPORTATION PRICING FACTOR SUMMARY:
- COVID, industrial action weather are all causing shipping container delays at WA ports
- Companies are paying more to import and export containerised goods
- The delays are causing container shortages across the transport industry internationally
China’s lopsided trade balance – exporting three containers for every one imported, and delays in containers returning to China due to the pandemic overseas, a severe shipping container shortage is now starting to pinch China’s export flows. Roughly 60% of global goods move by container, and according to United Nations trade data, there are close to 180 million containers worldwide. Many are piling up at or near WA container ports.
The pandemic caused havoc to the flow of containerised goods across the globe, with shutdowns, booming e-commerce, the collapse of air travel, industrial action and a shipping container shortage leading to higher freight prices and delays.
Importers are struggling to get shipping containers transported amid the “constant and increasing challenge” of international shipping problems.
Timeliness and the cost of inbound freight have become difficult.
For WA business that relies on logistics, both in and out, transport/logistics difficulties have added an extra layer of complexity and cost WA businesses.
Container ports in WA have become more congested, as the lockdowns have hit and the biosecurity officers have been really pushed hard, we see delays not just in shipping itself but in the receival of goods and the clearance of goods produced in WA.
TRANSPORT SUPPLY CHAIN WA 2021
WA companies had responded to transport/supply chain uncertainty with a combination of physical, financial and operational changes, including rejigging production, changing schedules, and holding greater quantities of stock to act as a “buffer” against transport delays.
WA companies are adapting to supply shortage circumstances, however, it had been tough to find additional storage in Perth to cope with rapid changes in the delivery schedules for some transported materials.
This transport WA pricing article has been adapted from https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-18/port-holdups-cause-container-chaos/13162716 for SEO reasons to help more Western Australians understand transport problems and price rises. Here at Transport WA. we’ve kept container transport prices to the lowest in Western Australia. Phone Richard our WA transport manager for more information about the changing WA transport news and for a quote on the cheapest transport WA prices.