Simple economics focuses on supply and demand. But what happens when supply is nonexistent, and demand is high. That is what is taking place with container volumes in the Asia-U.S. trans-Pacific trade. Due to large amounts of congestion in California ports, sailings are being cancelled causing the transportation time for goods to increase drastically. What once was a 30-day sailing is now upwards of 90 days. Not to mention the upcoming Lunar New Year is going to increase the current congestion of sailings. However, the container manufactures are seeing the need for additional containers and factories in China are responding to the demand by manufacturing new containers which will assist in getting all the vessels and shipments back on schedule. https://www.freightwaves.com/news/trans-pacific-trade-crashes-into-max-capacity-ceiling