Coronavirus hits India’s shipping, while empty containers get scarcer

Coronavirus is beginning to impact shipping operations in the Indian subcontinent.
Blanked westbound Asia-North Europe sailings mean export containers out of India that tranship at Colombo are not being picked up.
In addition, the widespread closure of automotive component production facilities is having a severe impact on India’s burgeoning car manufacturing industry.
Sujan Roy, head of international business, passenger vehicles, at Tata Motors, told delegates at Air Cargo India today: “If you add …