Shipping chaos is escalating with empty shipping containers piling up at depots and “ghost ships” being sent in to fetch them, Stuff reports. CMA CGM, the fourth-largest container shipping line in the world, has refused to take any more empty containers at its Auckland depot, while another company is charging a hefty fee to return empty containers to the Auckland depots they were originally destined for. Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders federation president, ​Chris Edwards, says relationships between shipping companies and other supply chain players are breaking down as the former start laying on fees.

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