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Maersk unveils first Golden Week blank sailings

Maersk has announced its first blank sailings during the Chinese Golden Week period in October. The Danish carrier aims to manage the reduced demand...

THE Alliance announces September void sailings amid Covid-19 pandemic

THE Alliance has announced its updated service adjustments in September in order to manage demand in the shipping market amid the coronavirus pandemic. The alliance...

Pandemic effects force lines into continuous schedule adjustments

In terms of blanked sailings and capacity management, there are no signs of recovery going forward into the third quarter, according to a Braemar...

Challenging Asian market sees additional service cancellations

Maersk has decided to implement new blank sailings due to market demand reductions in Far East Asia, Indian Subcontinent and Pakistan caused by the...

Major lines continue service cancellation programmes

In connection with the upcoming summer slack season, Maersk has decided to make two suspensions of the ME1 service in weeks 30 and 32...

Erratic rate discipline undermined the lines in 2011, can they hold their nerve in 2020?

A senior analyst believes that the crucial test for the carriers will come when the battle against the Covid-19 virus has turned in the...

European lines serve up more Q3 service cancellations

Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd have announced additional void sailings in the third quarter as the disruption caused by the Covid-19 crisis continues into the second...

Alliances’ blank sailings continue in the third quarter

Shipping alliances have announced third quarter void sailings due as the repercussions of the global pandemic continues to affect the trades and in spite...

Rate levels not costs key to mitigating carrier 2020 losses as lines cancel more services

Maintaining freight rate levels is key to maintaining carrier profits in this crisis hit year that has seen shipping lines slash services, managing capacity...

Demand plunge forces industry leaders to prolong service suspensions

German carrier Hapag-Lloyd and the 2M Alliance of Maersk and MSC have decided to prolong temporary suspensions of some of their services as demand...

Major lines continue to update schedules and surcharges

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...

Hapag-Lloyd keeps changing schedule and rates amid pandemic

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...
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