Due to the anticipated slowdown in demand during and after the Golden Week holiday, MSC plans to exclude sailings during this period, followed by a temporary structural adjustment to its East-West network.
“The change will help us to match capacity with the expected weaker market demand for shipping services,” the shipping giant says in its announcement.
MSC plans to suspend the Swan service as from week 40 with a view to restoring the service mid-November, provided that market demand recovers.
“However, you may continue to place bookings as usual as we are arranging alternate routings,” MSC says.
MSC’s blank sailing programme will start as from week 40 as per the below tables: