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Everything you need to know about the current shipping container stock shortage

At Billie Box, we believe in being transparent above all else. This means that there are times when we have to report on situations that we realise aren’t ideal, but that our customers have a right to be fully informed on. It is for this reason that we wanted to put together a short piece to explain the current climate in the shipping container industry to provide the kind of clarity that customers need when making decisions. With factories in China reduced the rate of production on shipping containers there is currently a noticeable shortage of availability. As well…

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Coronavirus and the Container Industry

20ft new Shipping container

Corona virus is affecting the UK in many ways.  The market for shipping containers is not immune to the effect Corona is having on the country. If you have read our article about buying new containers, you will know that our new containers are manufactured in China. The Coronavirus was originally discovered in China in January 2020. In February 2020 there were around 800,000 shipping containers sitting on Shanghai quay waiting to be loaded onto the ships. Due to the lack of workforce in Shanghai the ship loading has been severely delayed.  This significant downturn has resulted a much…

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