RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Shortages of ships and containers, high import and export freight rates, and canceled services are the main problems companies face in international trade, according to a survey by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI).
128 institutions and industry associations participated in the survey designed to map the problems companies face in foreign trade.
Of these, 70% said they suffered from a shortage of containers or ships, more than half observed the cancellation of liner services, 96% observed an increase in the cost of import cargo, and 76% in exports . . .