The New Economy Has Changed International Shipping
In this economy, shippers are generally trying to keep international shipping cheap. Unfortunately there are so many factors that determine container freight rates that it is hard to say that shipping costs will ever go down again. Not only are shipping companies trying to keep up with their own costs, but the industry itself is only now starting to recover from the recession. Every part of the supply chain has been affected including their customers. The economy has put a strain on everyone and no one has the wiggle room they once had that allowed for some of the biggest deals to happen. Even the companies with thousands of containers moving every year are not courted the way they used to be. Discretionary funds have been cut off and people are counting every penny. The economy has changed perceptions and moving cargo shipping containers is never going to be the same.