The situation and overview of shipment bookings are still tight in all regions of export, especially in North America, Europe, South Asia, the Middle East, and even the Intra-Asia region. Many people seem unable to try to squeeze in a new booking or even ask to increase the number of containers. In which case, booking a new shipment or urgent booking at the moment is almost hopeless or impossible at all due to almost all being rejected or declined.
Some shipping lines do not accept any amendments to bookings or reservations in any case. If the customers would like to extend the booking, change the type of container, they must cancel and book a new vessel only.
The density of vessels is at a critical point due to the high demand in the world market. Moreover, the fasting festival of Muslim people arrived quite early this year, including the impact of the war on the Black Sea route region, causing some cargo to move to other European ports instead.
In the overview of the shipment schedule, it is still a major problem for importers or exporters around the world, including Thailand. We still have to face conditions of instability, delays, or crossing some ports. Moreover, the Long Haul to America, Europe, Oceania, as well as the short in-line routes nearby, are still facing this problem.
It can be said that it is quite unstable for the shipping schedule, and it does not seem likely to get any better. Although many people who have been working in this industry for a long time can remember the shipping schedule and the time of cutting almost every shipping line, it cannot be used at all in its present condition due to the current schedule of vessels that must be checked every day. The big problem is that many shipping lines do not issue letters of accompaniment either.
At this moment, you do not have to talk or expect to negotiate for a price reduction, but you must keep an eye on whether the price will go up and how much it will be charged at the port of origin or destination. It is really expensive all over the world.
This is because many ports still face problems with labor shortages and transport sectors. Many shipping lines that operate the American and European routes, began to choose or look to skip in some ports to maintain the sailing schedule. Various countries have begun to signal container delays at ports in order to check the correlation and origin of the cargo, whether it is from Russia or not. Thus, it appears that the regulation will further aggravate the existing port density problem.