Recently, the reporter found when visiting multiple ports that due to the continuous spread of foreign epidemics, a large number of containers were stranded in foreign ports and could not return.

Chinese companies received a large number of foreign trade orders, but could not find containers to load the goods, causing a large backlog of warehouses and rising costs.

How to crack "a box is hard to find"?

Look at the reporter's report.

  In the past few days, the smart workshop of this home appliance company is rushing to make a wholesale TV set to Europe and the United States.

Now the company's orders have been arranged two months later, but the company is worried.

Long Hui, deputy director of the material management department of a company in Guangdong:

At present, domestic container resources are very tight, and it is also very difficult for us to book warehouses, which will reduce my logistics turnover efficiency, which will affect my normal production operation.

  This company's worries are exactly the dilemma faced by many foreign trade companies in Guangdong under the epidemic.

After finally getting the order, "a box is hard to find" has prevented foreign trade companies from sending their goods.

  In order to alleviate the "difficult to find one container" dilemma, the local customs speeded up the inspection and release of empty imported containers and optimized the supervision model.

He Zhifeng, manager of the import and export department of a container company in Guangdong: In terms of

time, each container can


at least two days. In terms of cost, we can reduce at least 2 million yuan per year.

  Also troubled is the large import and export logistics company located in Meishan, Ningbo.

Since December last year, the company's logistics warehouse has been in a state of liquidation.

Because "a box is hard to find", the goods could not be shipped out in time as scheduled, and it once reached more than 90% of the inventory, which seriously affected the normal operation of the enterprise.

  Beginning in January this year, the Ningbo Municipal Government has launched ten measures to increase shipping capacity, ensure the supply of empty containers, and stabilize the freight rate. It encourages and guides shipping companies to increase the supply of routes and capacity at Ningbo port, and do a good job in the return of empty containers. .

Geng Jing, manager of a logistics warehouse in Ningbo:

At present, the batch of goods we are loading is a batch of goods that the company urgently needs to export and deliver.

Among the incoming boxes of Meishan Wharf, we carried more than 30 empty boxes, which greatly relieved the pressure on the storage capacity of the warehouse.

  Nowadays, in Ningbo Zhoushan Port, more and more voyages are mainly carried by empty containers.

The staff of Ningbo Zhoushan Port told reporters that during this period of time, an average of more than 20,000 empty containers came in every day, which to a certain extent alleviated the urgent needs of foreign trade enterprises.

  At the same time, my country's container manufacturers are also stepping up production to catch up with orders.

At 7:30 in the morning, the welding worker Zheng Guoqiang put on his work clothes and started the day's work.

Here, one container is assembled and rolled off the assembly line every three minutes.

In the past month, Zheng Guoqiang handled more than 4,000 40-foot containers.

Zheng Guoqiang, a welding worker at a container manufacturing company in Xiamen, Fujian:

My job is to assemble and weld forming boxes here.

Then one day, like this, we have to do 160 to 170.

  The reporter learned from the industry that since July last year, the output of standard dry cargo containers has continuously set new historical records.

The monthly output in January 2021 reached 410,000 TEUs, more than double the normal level.

The relevant person in charge of the Ministry of Commerce also said recently that they are currently working with the Ministry of Transport, the Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the General Administration of Customs and other departments to increase shipping capacity, improve the efficiency of China-Europe express trains, increase container supply, and improve trade convenience. To promote the smooth operation of international logistics.

(CCTV reporter Liu Ying and Xu Ningning)