04.04.2022 Delivery bottlenecks and no end in sight >>> article

In February and March, the end of the energy shortage in China raised hopes of an improvement in the supply situation for raw materials. Now a new corona wave has hit parts of China, including the Shanghai region. China's total restriction course has led to a...

01.02.2022 Sea-freight cost stabilized on very high level >>> article

After nine months of steady price increases, sea freight now appears to be stabilizing at a high level. The sea freight costs are now approx. 12-15 times higher than the prices of Q1/2021. The shipping companies are building new capacities that will come into effect...

01.02.2022 Relieving on the raw material market >>> article

After the Chinese Spring Festival in February, the tense situation in raw materials could slowly improve from March. In February, production in China was shut down for four instead of the usual two weeks. After that, the Chinese economy should be well below the...