By Alex Longley and Damian Shepherd (Bloomberg) —

The price of transferring vehicles throughout the ocean is surging.

Vessels that carry autos and industrial equipment fetched their highest charges since 2008 in August, in accordance with Clarksons Analysis Companies. Stretched world provide chains and a worldwide restoration in automotive gross sales throughout 2021 have contributed to a surge in charges, in accordance with Torbjorn Wist, chief monetary officer at Oslo-listed automotive service Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA. 

The crunch has echoes of the container transport market — the place hovering charges are elevating the price of hauling the whole lot from bicycles to kids’s toys to espresso. Not less than one car-carrying ship has been booked for 3 years at a value of $30,000 a day, in accordance with Pareto Securities AS. That stage is greater than triple the five-year common price for hiring a ship for 12 months, and may very well be an indication that the growth in earnings is ready to proceed.

“We imagine the capability pressure will proceed for now,” Wist stated.

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