In April, the logistics and transportation of imported rubber wood and the trading situation in the producing area market are worrying. Following the exchange between the chamber of Commerce and Penang terminal shipping company of Malaysia on March 8, the Hong Kong shipping information has recently sent an "emergency alarm" of more serious shipping companies in the world that are short of containers and bursting in large areas. Problems such as poor logistics and transportation, shortage of rubber wood, confusion of origin trade and soaring price have covered the rubber wood industry.
1¡¢ Reasons for lack of container and hold
According to the analysis of industry insiders, the lack of containers and space before was caused by the restructuring of the major shipping companies in the world. In addition to the merger and reorganization of shipping companies, the main reasons for the shortage of container space are as follows: first, some of the containers in use are periodically scrapped, and the renewal of containers is not continuous, resulting in shortage; Second, some container leasing companies have been closed down due to the lack of competitive business in recent years. New leasing companies have not been put into operation normally, and some ship owner companies are in short supply of their own containers; Third, the United States recently issued a new standard for the color of containers. Containers that do not meet the original standards need to be repainted, and there are not enough containers put into use. It is also difficult to predict when the phenomenon of shortage of hold and container will ease.
2¡¢ Trading situation of origin market
Due to the shortage of rubber wood (or a certain specification) in China, some purchasers panic and scramble, so that the price remains high and the relationship between supply and demand is unbalanced. The more serious consequences are as follows: first, when the shipping space container is not implemented and the payment has been made, some suppliers who lack credit will "sell the same batch of goods for many times and receive the order repeatedly"; Second, the price of timber in short supply has soared, and the price of rubber wood of other specifications has been driven up. It disturbs the trading order and rules of the whole industry and destroys the normal supply-demand relationship of the market.
In order to reach a consensus and achieve rational trading, the following suggestions are put forward:
1. Don't pay in advance if the cargo falls into the hold without loading;
2. L / C should be opened as far as possible. Payment after receipt of bill of lading;
3. Lock in price risk. When the container and shipping space have not been determined, no matter how high the price is, the goods will not be delivered and the business purpose will not be achieved.
4. Don't be afraid of being out of stock. The annual holiday of songgan festival in Thailand has passed and the rainy season has passed. According to the normal market rules, logs will gradually increase and the price is likely to drop.