From Spring 2021, the sea freight rose sharply. More crazily, there was no space even with high freight.
In Sept. 2021, the products to San Juan had been finished for about 2 months but still stayed in our warehouse. The order was based on FOB Qingdao, but the customer’s agent couldn’t get the space whether in Qingdao or in Shanghai. The customer and we were incomparably anxious.
In this situation, we discussed with all the agents in Qingdao for the shipping space. At last, we succeeded in getting 2X20’GP. And finally, we beared 20% freight to help the customer.
The customer said to us: Over the last 15 years, we and Maxwill(Navigate) were business partners and friends. From now on, we will be brothers sharing weal and woe.
For another customer from Uruguay, we met the same shipping problem, too. After our joint efforts with customer, we shipped 3 times by LCL for the whole order chains. Although the cost was higher than FCL, but time was the money, too.