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DP-DHL, Amazon gain from forwarder boom as demand, congestion trends continue

Corp - Forwarders 310 Mode - Containerized 1382 Mode - Seaborne 1719 Theme - Employment 52 U.S. 5046

The freight forwarding sector continues to face a variety of challenges in what is normally the off-peak shipping season. U.S. seaborne imports surged 26.1% higher year over year and by 19.8% compared to the same period of 2019 in April. While the demand for shipping services is up, employment in the waterborne shipping sector is still 3.1% lower than a year earlier in April, underscoring the congestion challenges. There’s also still a shortage of equipment according to S&P Global Platts, potentially leading shippers to prefer larger freight forwarders. U.S. seaborne imports handled by D...

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