The coronavirus crisis continues to push shipping lines to cancel sailings as major lines schedule void sailings in June, with Hapag-Lloyd announcing the latest cancellations.
The German firm has announced void sailing positions in the South East India – Europe Express Service (IEX), a joint service operated with COSCO, Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Yang Ming.
Eastbound IEX sailings will blank fortnightly as per below schedule:
The following service options can be offered as an alternative
For cargo destined to or via Jeddah (SAJED):
- North European main ports: covered by IOS and FE5 services
West Mediterranean ports & Egypt ( to & via): covered by IMX and MD1 services
Turkey ports: covered by MD3 service
For cargo destined to the Indian East Coast, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Hapag-Lloyd has recommended the use of subsequent IEX sailings.
In addition, due to the under-utilisation of capacity, Hapag-Lloyd has implemented one new blank sailing on AS2.
In the following schedule, Hapag has offered alternative sailings one week before and after the latest blank sailings:
The voyage will be performed by ONE Competence 073E/073W following the usual PS5 proforma rotation.
At the same time, the 5th largest container shipping company has announced a general rate increase (GRI) for US and Canadian cargo.
Hapag-Lloyd will implement the following rates increase in the eastbound trade from East Asia to all US and Canada destinations as of 1 July 2020 (date of cargo receipt at origin), for all dry, reefer, non-operating reefer, tank, flat rack and open-top containers as follows:
East Asia to North America (USA and Canada)
- US$1,200 per all 20′ container types
- US$1,500 per all 40′ container types
East Asia is defined as being the countries/districts of Japan, Republic of Korea, China/Taiwan, China/Hong Kong, China (PRC), China/Macau, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, The Philippines and Russian Pacific Coast Provinces.
Furthermore, the German shipping line will apply a GRI from the US and Canada to Australia and New Zealand. The amount is as follows:
- US$200/20‘ all equipment types
- US$400/40’ all equipment types.