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Alliances announce more blank sailings

Alliances announce more blank sailings

22/04/20

Ocean carriers have announced more blank sailings from Asia to Europe and the US, as they struggle to match capacity with falling demand.

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Idle containership fleet set to hit record high of three million teu

Idle containership fleet set to hit record high of three million teu

15/04/20

Idled containership capacity is expected to reach a record high of 3m teu within weeks, in the “worst capacity crisis the industry has ever seen”, according to new data from Alphaliner.

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India's main ports at a standstill as imports clog storage and exports dry up

India's main ports at a standstill as imports clog storage and exports dry up

08/04/20

India’s 21-day coronavirus lockdown has caused severe cargo congestion at key ports and container freight stations.

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COVID-19 pandemic prompts carriers to make additional capacity cuts

COVID-19 pandemic prompts carriers to make additional capacity cuts

08/04/20

In addition to capacity reductions planned earlier this year, both the 2M and THE Alliance have announced major capacity cuts in the Asia - Europe trade. These will be implemented with almost immediate effect, as carriers are confronted with a sharp decline in westbound volumes.

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Carriers eye huge savings by giving Suez a miss and going the long way round

Carriers eye huge savings by giving Suez a miss and going the long way round

08/04/20

With shippers seeking longer transit times during coronavirus lockdowns, carriers could consider routing some Asia-North Europe headhaul voyages via the Cape of Good Hope.

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World’s Largest Containership to Start Sailing at the End of April

World’s Largest Containership to Start Sailing at the End of April

08/04/20

The delivery of 24,000 TEU containerships to South Korean shipping company HMM will not be delayed by the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the shipbuilding industry.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Sets Off a New Wave of Blank Sailings

Coronavirus Pandemic Sets Off a New Wave of Blank Sailings

01/04/20

Just as the number of blank sailings out of China by container carriers started to subside, the industry is bracing for another surge on the Asia-Europe trade as the coronavirus pandemic spreads to Europe.

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Chinese ports lose 10.1% of their volumes in last two months

Chinese ports lose 10.1% of their volumes in last two months

01/04/20

Total container volumes handled at Chinese coastal ports dropped by 10.1% in the first two months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, with full year volumes expected to register negative growth rates for only the second time since 1970.

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