Blank sailings tally on major tradelanes for next month tops 300 – so far

04.23.2020

Covid-19 lockdown restrictions on consumers, particularly in Europe and the US, has resulted in a dramatic slump in demand for container space and forced ocean carriers to blank hundreds of sailings.

According to the latest data from Copenhagen-based maritime and supply chain intelligence company eeSea, carriers have so far cancelled 302 headhaul voyages in May across the major tradelanes — 11% of the 2,693 proforma sailings.

That number is likely to increase significantly as carriers assess the full extent of the damage ...


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