“Thousands” of small freight forwarders fear for their survival following Maersk’s decision to offer them only its Maersk Spot product.
The loss of the vast majority of Maersk’s capacity has led to some “4m teu looking for a new home”, according to one major forwarder.
Larger forwarders have secured long-term contracts with other lines, but smaller forwarders are unable to follow suit.
“The common problems for forwarders are space and rates,” said one European company. …
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