Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Performance of Maritime Logistics

Liner shipping and container ports have repeatedly made headline news since 2020 as companies across supply chains were hit with price hikes and shipment delays. Predictability became a thing of the past. This report assesses these disruptions to containerised maritime transport and analyses their causes and impacts.


Policy Insights

  • Improve competition monitoring in container shipping.
  • Reconsider the competition arrangements for liner shipping.
  • Focus regulatory attention on fair competition in door-to-door container transport.
  • Increase transparency of container shipping rates and charges.
  • Collect performance information on the containerised transport chain.
  • Secure the strategic value of container shipping.
  • Charge users of public maritime infrastructure more to increase cost coverage.

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