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Hapag-Lloyd cancels sailings due to East Asia typhoons

Hapag-Lloyd has announced that as a consequence of the weather conditions, such as typhoons and related heavy port congestion in East Asia, both AN1...

Shipper anger as THE Alliance adjusts November schedules on higher rates

Confidence is being "eroded" and the relationship between the shipping lines and their customers is becoming increasingly strained according to the European Shippers' Council...

Golden Week transpacific blankings reach Covid-19 peak levels

The capacity reductions which have been already decided by the shipping lines amidst the upcoming Chinese Golden Week are at similar levels to the...

Pacific boom reaches Golden Week zenith as 2M Alliance trims services

MSC and Maersk's 2M Alliance has followed THE Alliance's lead and has withdrawn several scheduled sailings due to the upcoming Chinese Golden Week and...

Covid and Golden Week force THE Alliance to cancel October sailings

The members of THE Alliance, Hapag-Llloyd, Yang Ming, ONE and HMM, have updated the latest service adjustments in October. This is a result of the...

Ocean and 2M Alliances post Golden Week blank sailings

Maersk and MSC's 2M Alliance and Ocean Alliance, which is comprised of CMA CGM, COSCO, Evergreen and OOCL, have announced void sailings due to...

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...

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