Transporeon’s Market Intelligence experts conducted a quarterly survey asking ocean shipping experts about their Top Issues for Global Ocean Freight 2022. We received 55 responses.
The answers show that major topics for shippers right now are capacity challenges, equipment availability and oil price developments. Meanwhile, shippers are feeling confident about the quality of carriers’ customer service, and increasingly optimistic about lockdown easing in China.
Survey results confirm a significant long-term impact of oil price development connected to the war in Ukraine is anticipated. Other areas of concern include enforceability of freight contracts and ongoing congestion and strikes impacting global ports, with slightly more emphasis on the former.
The level of uncertainty* regarding the impact of COVID-19 remains the same in comparison to the results from Q1, with a slight increase in optimism recorded when looking at about long-term impact**.