The cost of shipping a container from China to the U.S. West Coast has reached record highs in 2021 and global supply chain conditions are causing predictions for more increases. Container carrier contracts being signed by major U.S. importers suggests that these increased rates are going to be around for a while. Rates in recent contracts have been ranging between 25% and 50% higher than a year ago while spot freight rates are coming in at as much as 300% higher.
Factors Contributing to Rising Ocean Freight Rates
Ship Overweight Containers to Mitigate Rising Costs
Move Overweight Containers to Beyond Warehousing with No Additional Fees
Beyond Warehousing is a 3PL warehouse partner located in Logistics Park Kansas City. Our warehouse is less than a mile from the BNSF Intermodal and within a heavy haul corridor. Our proximity to the rail and access to the heavy haul corridor provide significant cost savings for our clients shipping heavy, dense cargo. Containers up to 58,000 lbs. can be moved over the road to Beyond Warehousing with no additional fees over a standard weight container. Our team can inspect your inventory, palletize, and deconsolidate onto trucks to be delivered to their final destination or provide storage services. Partnering with Beyond Warehousing for storage, distribution, and fulfillment eliminates the need and costs for transloading and transporting to another warehouse or distribution/fulfillment center. To learn more about shipping overweight containers to Beyond Warehousing or our other 3PL services, contact the Beyond team.