The log jam of containers waiting to be unloaded on the US West coast has caused an unexpected bidding war for empty containers to ship new goods from the Far East.
I have attached a promo video from Toshiba for a new service management system. It shows what a copier warehouse can look like.
At the :50 mark it shows a warehouse stocked with copiers stacked six high. Copiers are usually shipped in containers across the Pacific.
The double whammy of a global microchip shortage combined with a deep backlog of ships waiting to unload containers full of copiers is not good news for the industry.
Ocean freight rates from China are currently considered sky high and those increases will have to be eventually passed on to the end user.