Scarcity of Export Containers

The Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA) predicts that the case of container scarcity for exports can at least be resolved in 2022. The Chairperson of the DPP INSA Carmelita Hartoto said that the scarcity of export containers at various ports in Indonesia had indeed occurred since the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. Such conditions are said to still be experienced today. "The scarcity of containers, which began in the second semester of 2020, hampered trade, locked ports and others as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic," he said to, Friday (24/9/2021). That's the way it is, Carmelita said, the businessmen have held several meetings with the government. They also provide input and suggestions to overcome the problem of container scarcity to the government. "Various steps have been taken to innovate. Moreover, the need for size 40 HDC is rarely marketed," said Carmelita. Through these mitigation efforts, he assessed that at least there would be improvements in terms of availability, especially for exports. While the availability of containers for shipping so far has not experienced a problem. "It looks like there will be an improvement in the availability of containers. We are still looking at the inventory every week and continuously monitoring in the field," he said. (source:

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