If you're currently getting quotes from International Removal Companies you may be starting to hear that the household goods shipping industry is currently seeing increased freight rates from shipping lines. These are a result of the global shipping industry challenges that have arisen since the start of the pandemic.
As a member of the British Association of Removers Bournes uses the Movers Trading Club (MTC) to provide ocean freight services to secure the most competitive freight rates for our customers.
The MTC has provided the following update on the current shipping market which we wanted to share as it provides a useful understanding of:
- Why we are seeing ocean freight rate increases and differentials
- The scale of rate increases with examples
- Current capacity position
- Shipping line service challenges
- UK haulage challenges
If you have any questions about the update or how you can plan for and minimise the impact of these shipping challenges on your move please don't hesitate to contact us.