HIGH POINT, NC — Furniture Today reported that some U.S. importers of furniture are facing delivery delays and higher transportation charges because of reductions in shipping capacity from Chinese ports.

The publication quoted several furniture importers about the problems they are experiencing. Among those interviewed, Joseph Condra of Crescent Fine Furniture, told FT, "The carriers have pulled so many vessels out of service that they created a supply and demand issue that wasn't there before. What is always a critical time is even worse."

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