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Between the lines: Cargo owners feel impact of coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak and continued closure of various manufacturing entities has taken a significant bite out of container shipping demand in Asia

Coronavirus Containers

Between the lines: Information blackout

Carriers’ point-to-point online tools still leave much to be desired

International Containers

Between the lines: Blank sailing into the void

All but three of the major main lane service offerings have suffered from blank sailings since their inception

International Containers

Between the Lines: Alliance reshuffle to shake up transpacific

With roughly half of US imports from China now subject to a 25% tariff, and almost the entirety of Chinese imports from US subject to a 25% tariff, the transpacific trade is likely to be adversely affected this peak season

Asia Pacific China

Between the lines: front-loading heavily tilted towards US west coast

West coast ports won a bigger share of growth than east coast rivals in the last quarter of 2018, but were hit harder during the related slowdown in the first quarter of 2019

International Containers

Between the Lines: Carrier results show benefits of scale

Liner shipping has increasingly become a size-driven industry, with the smaller carriers recording most of the losses

International Maersk Group
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