GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

ROTTERDAM, Mar 23 (FAM) – European exporters are facing “a huge booking crunch” to secure eastbound ocean freight capacity that is disrupting their supply chains, with their representatives calling for constructive dialogue with shipping lines and other stakeholders in order to improve the situation.

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) said its members report that many shippers who regularly export goods to Asia have been facing a large drop of available slots for containers on almost every shipping line. It said the main reason given by carriers of the two new alliances,