THE LEX COLUMN: Shipping containers will sail again
A temporary disruption should end by February as the pandemic subsides
The humble shipping container deserves its place in the list of inventions that changed the modern world. Its outsize role in enabling global trade is underlined by the chaos caused by a current shortage.
Pandemic-induced disruption has affected the speed and efficiency of seaborne traffic. The cost of shipping goods from China to Europe has more than quadrupled in the past eight weeks...