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Empty shipping containers leave crops stranded


February 3, 2021
By Top Crop Manager

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Canadian field crop exports are among the many food products stranded by a global shipping container crisis.

As China has rebounded from the pandemic faster than other countries and exports increase, they’re paying a premium for the shipping containers. This has led to more shipping containers travelling empty, leaving exports from other countries stuck on the docks.

The short-term consequences mean food products not getting where they need to be when they need to be. The long-term consequences could be an overall increase in shipping costs, translating to greater costs at each step in the supply chain. |READ MORE

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