Container rates finally return to normal after Chinese Spring Festival

Containers at Hamburg port. Source: Port of Hamburg

After continued price increases of rail freight between China and Europe, rates are finally returning back to normal levels. In some cases, the freight rates of some routes were even comparable to those of ocean freight. The turning point was the Chinese Spring Festival, which comes with a 3-4 week shut down of production in China. This restored the container availability to some extent, and consequently the container rates.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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