The shipping and logistics challenges that have plagued the global seafood sector are continuing, with container ship congestion reaching a new monthly high.

The research arm of UK shipbroker Clarksons said its container ship port congestion index showed 37.9 percent of capacity was in port on July 20, according to IntraFish sister publication TradeWinds.

That exceeds the previous peak level recorded in late October 2021 and stands well above the pre-COVID average of 31.5