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More blanked sailings expected in October

Vespucci Maritime CEO Jars Jensen predicts that a wave of blank sailings could be announced in October, as China’s exports are set to fall...

Sea-Intelligence analysis: Shortage of blanks in Golden week

Sea-Intelligence reports that we are currently 5 weeks away from the Chinese National Holiday known as Golden Week, and carriers may turn to blank...

Blanked sailings now the norm

Blanked Asia-Europe sailings have become expected in liner operators' routines, according to Alphaliner's latest report today (16 August). Record newbuilding deliveries have made operators reduce...

Sea-Intelligence analysis: Clear ramp-up in Transpacific blank sailings

Sea Intelligence said the main challenge with measuring the market’s supply/demand strength is that demand data is "notoriously lagged". Hence, in terms of the market...

Maersk vessel to omit Napier due to weather conditions

Maersk announced that due to the ongoing impact of current weather conditions and high swells on shipping movements at Napier port in Australia, the...

Maersk vessel omits Auckland due to weather conditions

Maersk announced that due to adverse weather conditions which are expected to delay Polaris service vessel Nicolai Maersk en route to Melbourne, the vessel...

Focus on blank sailings: Sea-Intelligence sees post-pandemic low levels

Danish maritime data analysis firm Sea-Intelligence announced that the global container shipping markets are continuing on their path to normalisation. However, a normal container shipping...

THE Alliance leads blank sailing race

Drewry has published the weekly Cancelled Sailings Tracker service which provides a snapshot of cancelled sailings announced by each container shipping alliance against the...

Deployed capacity drops sharply in CNY 2023

Five weeks ago, Sea-Intelligence analysed the scheduled East/West capacity for the four-week 2023 Chinese New Year (CNY) period. The results have shown that the 2023...

Mainline operators cut 27% of Europe and Mediterranean sailings

The first seven weeks of 2023 have seen 27% of Asia-Europe sailings axed as carriers respond to collapsed demand, according to Alphaliner's report. Alphaliner's calculations...

Sea-Intelligence sees deployed capacity remain high during CNY 2023

Chinese New Year (CNY) sees a production slowdown in Asia while the major shipping lines announce blank sailings in order to bring supply in...

Sea-Intelligence reports rapid ramp-up in Transpacific blank sailings

Sea Intelligence, with the help of the Blank Sailings Tracker, looked at how carriers are reacting to the collapse of demand, particularly for imports...

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WEC Lines enhances its reefer container fleet

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Crew from sunken cargo ship saved as South Korean president steps in

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Red Sea Crisis: Spiralling ocean freight rates from Far East to US may have peaked

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Wan Hai and ONE launch joint service to link Asia with US West Coast

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