Two charts plucked from many others at THE GEEK IN PICTURES: THE USUAL SUSPECTS. These should be self-explanatory, but if not, given the way things are going, their relevance will soon be widely appreciated.
Also, this from the comments.
I run a business that requires me to order material from China about twice a year. For fifteen years the shipping costs have been about $4,500 for me to get a container from my factory to my business. I just wrote a check last week for $23,500 for freight for a single container.