Turkish exporters are struggling to find shipping containers because of the fall in imports.
The decline in demand for imports which was caused caused by a slump in the value of the lira means fewer containers are arriving in the country. Exporters say the problem is increasing.
Companies are now being forced to store goods, awiating container capacity. The price of empty shipping containers has also tripled in dollar values, exporters said.
“Recently, imports have decreased due to exchange rates. Our exports started to increase. For this reason, we have difficulties in finding containers. Supply does not meet demand,” one exporter said.