Ocean carriers up blank sailings to brace for softening October demand


carriers attempting soft landings for ocean freight with blank sailing

This year, carriers are planning to reduce capacity for the Asia to North America West Coast trade lanes by at least 24% and up to 29% in the weeks following China’s Golden Week. In 2021, the reduction range was 18% to 28%, up from 4% to 8% in 2020.


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Reference: Alejandra Salgado "Ocean carriers up blank sailings to brace for softening October demand", SUPPLYCHAINDIVE, Sep. 30th, 2022