How Changes to Earliest Return Date Are Affecting Exporters: Research Findings

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As part of our regular research series, TradeLanes partnered with AgTC (Agricultural Transport Coalition) to survey U.S. exporters to better understand the scope, character, and cost of the ERD problem.

  • Over 75% of respondents report that their carrier bookings do not even have an ERD listed every time. 
  • Our research found that ERD is problematic enough that 92% of respondents want to pursue industry action (enter the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022).