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Coronavirus: No let-up in boxship blank sailings

The number of void sailings on deepsea container trades from mid-March through to the end of May has increased from two to nearly 50 over the past week, as carriers respond to an expectation of lower volume demand. Asia-Europe and transpacific services hardest hit, with more cancellations expected to follow in light of the coronavirus pandemic

2M carriers scale back capacity by more than a fifth on the Asia-Europe trade to match supply with ailing demand at the hands of the spread of the coronavirus

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