Hapag-Lloyd has published an additional void sailing due to the low demand caused by the Covid-19 downturn, with THE Alliance’s transatlantic AL1 cancelling the following service:
YM Essence 062W
Rotterdam ETS 28 May 2020
Hamburg ETS 1 June 2020
Antwerp ETS 4 June 2020
London ETS 5 June 2020
YM Essence 062E
Norfolk ETS 16 June 2020
THE Alliance offers the following alternative routes:
to/ from New York: AL2 and ATA service
to/ from Halifax: ATA service
Due to market demand reductions in Far East Asia and Middle East caused by the global pandemic, Maersk has also introduced a blank sailing in June.
Impacted Trade: Far East Asia to/ from Middle East
|Service||Vessel||Voyage (Westbound)||First Port / ETD||Voyage (Eastbound)||First Port / ETD|
MDV 1 CMB DOH JAL FEEDER
Colombo / 5 June 2020
Jebel Ali / 10 June 2020
Moreover, in the Far East Asia region, the Danish line has implemented, from 19 May 2020 a peak season surcharge (PSS) for all reefer container cargo from Visakhapatnam and Krishnapatnam in India.
|Origin||Destination||Container Size Type||Charge Basis*||New Level|
Far East Asia
Far East Asia
At the same time, the French containership owner CMA CGM has applied a new overweight surcharge (OWS) from Asia to North Europe, Mediterranean and Black Sea, effective from 1 June 2020, as follows:
Meanwhile, the Marseille-based liner company will cancel its PSS of €100 (US$110) per TEU dry and €200 (US$220) per TEU reefer from West Mediterranean, North Europe, Scandinavia, Poland, Baltic, Italy Adriatic and Black Sea to Mayotte, Seychelles, Comoros and Madagascar outports (i.e. Tamatave excepted) from 31 May.