feckwanker wrote: ↑Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:26 ambimboman wrote: ↑Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:42 pmSawtooth the Beaver wrote: ↑Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:32 pm The average cost of transporting a lorryload of goods to the UK from Germany was 26 per cent higher in the first week of 2021 compared with the average for the third quarter of last year, according to figures from Transporeon, which tracks freight flows.
Bad luck on the Germans hey.
Where do you think those price increases will be paid for? Out of the pockets of the manufacturers/hauliers or by the consumer downstream?
If this stuff is going to supermarkets then the contracts very firmly make the selling party deliver within a time slot or the seller pays damages etc.
Eventually if they’re the only goods the buyer pays more, however the exporter is at risk to a cheaper supplier or one that can manage his logistics costs better.