In recent years, container transportation in order to adapt to some special specifications of goods, container specifications become larger and larger, and the cost of single container transportation also decreases. But from the overall transportation situation, has the cost of container transportation really decreased?
1. Large ships have increased investment in transportation
Due to the large-scale container specifications, the container ships are becoming larger and larger, and the ships are enlarged and widened. On the one hand, the bridge height, waterway width, wharf berth and other infrastructure need to be improved. On the other hand, large ships are easy to cause the problem of port blockage, which greatly reduces the efficiency of container transportation. Due to the problem of shipbuilding, 400 million US dollars are needed to be invested in equipment, dredging and infrastructure improvement every year.
2. Logistics risk rising caused by large container ships
Large container ships, once there is a logistics risk, the attendant rescue costs are considerable.
How big does container ship need to be? Is this really what we want? In fact, for the carrier, the cost saved by doing so is meager, or even the cost increases instead of decreasing.
We can not blindly pursue the large-scale container ship, we need to consider from a long-term perspective, and public policies also need to pay more attention to the cost of container transportation, so that the interests of all parties can be combined with each other.