Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) shortages pose threat to logistics industry across Europe and South Korea

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) shortages pose threat to logistics industry across Europe and South Korea

December 8, 2021

In recent months, South Korea and several countries in the European Union (EU) have been experiencing either acute shortages or a record price surge of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which is an important additive required for diesel-powered vehicles to neutralize harmful emissions. In mid-October, Chinese customs officials passed a series of legislations that significantly curbed its urea exports, affecting local DEF manufacturers in South Korea. Similarly, skyrocketing prices of natural gas have forced several DEF manufacturers in Europe to reduce or halt production, resulting in significant price increments and a potential shortage of DEF in several European Union countries. 

Read the latest special report to learn more about the challenges posed to logistics companies and freight industries by the shortage of DEF, and what companies can do to mitigate the risks in the short and long term. 

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Key Insights

  • Overview of the causes of DEF shortages in South Korea and the EU. 
  • Impact on freight movements in South Korea and the EU. 
  • Recommendations for companies to mitigate the impact of DEF shortages. 

Get in Front of What’s Ahead.

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As the situation unfolds, customers are advised to monitor developments through Everstream Analytics’ Intelligence Monitoring. 

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