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Blanked sailings gain pace following China’s Golden Week holiday

Vespucci Maritime's Lars Jensen wrote in the Baltic Exchange's latest commentary that the number of sailings being blanked in the wake of Golden Week...

Container lines add blank sailings to match supply with lower demand in Golden Week

With the upcoming Golden Week holiday in Asia in early October, as factories close, and container demand to and from Asia declines, shipping lines...

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...

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