What happens to freight and rail rates after coronavirus disappears? (with video)

 

News article: What happens to freight and rail rates after coronavirus disappears? (with video)

After a week in which there were hopeful signs that the spread of the coronavirus in China had slowed, it’s safe to say this past week was not a good one for companies with an exposure to supply chains that might be impacted by COVID-19, the other name the virus has been given.

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freight volumes in the USA have been falling for some time and i imagine imports from some parts of Asia (china) are reducing as people cannot work in the factories which make the goods.

It is very hard to understand what impact the virus has on australian imports from China but I imagine some imports must be falling through ports like Botany and Melbourne.

Where this will impact intermodal services on rail not sure anyone know?

What happens to freight and rail rates after coronavirus disappears? (with video)

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