The terms “demurrage” and “detention” refer to mechanisms used by the container shipping industry to ensure goods move efficiently around the world. They encourage all parties to work in a smooth and timely manner, while punishing those who don’t with fines. But the supply chain snarls of the past few years have revealed some vulnerabilities in the system. 

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Sara Warden

Sara joined Czarnikow in 2021 as a commodity journalist after a brief period covering commodities and leveraged finance at several London-based new outlets. In the four years prior, Sara lived in Mexico City, where she worked as a bilingual journalist and editor across several key industries, including mining, oil and gas, and health. Since joining Czarnikow, she has led the creation of general interest content that uses data to present key trends, with a focus on attracting a new, broader audience base. She graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2014 with joint honours in Journalism and Spanish and is currently studying a Master’s in Food Policy.

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