While larger ships will be cascaded to replace smaller units on the remaining strings, carriers will be forced to idle a large part of their operated tonnage. This will affect all size segments in the coming weeks. In addition to the main Asia-Europe and transpacific trades, carriers have also reduced capacity on the Transatlantic, Latin America, Middle-East, Indian sub-continent, Africa and Oceania routes, as up to a quarter of the world’s population is in lockdown and non-essential retailers shuttered.
THE Alliance recently published details of more blank Asia-North Europe, Asia-Mediterranean and transpacific sailings for May and June, in response to lower market demand, including merging loops on the North Europe and Middle East trade lanes and the suspension of a transpacific string.
Mallory Trans-Pacific Eastbound Blank Sailing Tracker
As carriers continue to make Trans-Pacific capacity reductions, for your reference Mallory Alexander has developed a procedure to track blank sailings and provide its customers with a tool to review and measure voided sailings by the various Alliances. This tracker will be updated on a routine basis.
See the tracker here.
Source: The Loadstar, Mallory Asia-Pacific, Mallory Alexander Global Transport, Alphaliner