Is Christmas coming early as China air cargo disruptions advance ‘super peak’? A cargo terminal at Shanghai Pudong International Airport was closed earlier this month after seven coronavirus cases were detected, heaping pressure on the cost of sending goods from China. Record shipping-container prices to keep rising in coming weeks, analysts sayPort and terminal closures, coronavirus outbreaks and reduced container availability look to affect the global shipping industry into next year, but industry insiders warn of a looming glut in container supply. From a factory in China to a supplier in ChicagoA stuck box of fertiliser captures the global supply chain crisis, which is preventing economic activity, hiking costs. The World Is Still Short of Everything. Get Used to It.Pandemic-related product shortages — from computer chips to construction materials — were supposed to be resolved by now. Instead, the world has gained a lesson in the ripple effects of disruption. Top toymakers say their products will be harder to find and more expensive this holiday seasonThe makers of some of the most popular toys in the United States sounded the alarm this week about the global shipping crisis and labor shortages limiting their ability to keep stores stocked throughout the fall holiday shopping season. Bottlenecks at an adult tricycle company illustrate continuing economic challenges. Cost of family Christmas to soar as delays and shortages push up price of toysThe price of toys is set to skyrocket amid a global shortage of shipping containers compounded by a shortage of lorry drivers in the UK Toys will be more expensive this Christmas, warns boss of The London Toy CompanyA shortage of shipping containers and congestion at UK ports are pushing up prices that will be passed on to shoppers, The London Toy Company has warned.