Producers want to hold ocean carriers accountable for the chaos in the shipping container industry, but it’s not as simple as it sounds.  | File photo

Container crisis not just about ships

Recent Western Producer reporting about dysfunctional Pacific Northwest ports made clear an often overlooked fact: producers gain access to empty containers at the whim of ocean carriers, not railways. But before we can hold these behemoths to account, we have some homework to do. Three ongoing transformations in the shipping industry will affect producers’ access […] Read more