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Securing space on containerships is viewed as the biggest challenge for the logistics sector going into 2022, according to an industry survey.

A poll of 800 logistics companies by online equipment trading platform Container xChange reveals that for 53% of respondents, finding slots on vessels is by far the biggest concern for businesses, followed by carrier surcharges, at 22%, and labour shortages, 19%.

“The survey results indicate that the industry is expecting gloomy times for container logistics,” says the report.

Container xChange said the industry was “downbeat” on the expected performance of the supply chain next year, with 54% of respondents expecting it to remain as bad, and 11% suggesting it will deteriorate further.

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