With the considerable supply chain disruptions that have taken place in the container industry over the past couple of years, it has become increasingly apparent that shippers and forwarders need to understand the “black hole” that is container terminals.

In this week’s Loadstar Podcast, we talk to Paul Avery, managing editor of WorldCargo News, a leading commentator on the causes of and solutions to port congestion. Mr Avery explains how terminals arrange their stacks and why it can be so difficult to find particular boxes; and argues that a new commercial arrangement directly between terminals and forwarders and shippers might be to the benefit of everyone.

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