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Between the Lines

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Between the lines: Blank sailings extend into third quarter

Transpacific carriers are slated to take out 7% of slot space at the beginning of the third quarter, in addition to 15% of capacity on the Asia-Europe trade

Asia Pacific Europe

Between the lines: The extent of the coronavirus crisis

This worst-case scenario would be devastating for the industry, as the combined operating profits of the top 12 carriers during the past eight years was $20.9bn

Asia Pacific Europe

Between the lines: Information blackout

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

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Between the lines: Ultra large tonnage impacts Asia-Europe trade

The liner industry is braced to receive around 400,000 teu of ‘mega vessel’ capacity this year, which is destined for the Asia-Europe trade, and a further 600,000 teu in 2020

Asia Pacific Europe

Between the Lines: CMA CGM outperforms generally lukewarm third-quarter carrier results

Operational returns underperform carrier expectations, despite healthy demand growth

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Between the Lines: Fourth-quarter capacity overhang

Expected blankings to reduce capacity after the peak season have yet to materialise

Asia Pacific North America

Between the Lines: Asia-Europe capacity outlook

Short and long-term Asia-Europe capacity forecast shows blankings appear necessary

Asia Pacific Europe

Between the Lines: Capacity changes

Increasing vessel size on major trade lanes has led to a collapse in the number of services offered.

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Between the Lines: Alliances analysed II

We round off the alliance capacity injection analysis with the transatlantic trade

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Between the Lines: Alliances analysed

As the new alliances launch their new services, we take a deep dive into their network operations

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Between the Lines: Benchmarking the new alliances on capacity deployment

The shape and structure of the new alliances’ service networks is beginning to emerge

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Between the Lines: Big in Japan

The consolidation of the three Japanese container lines will create a new large carrier

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Between the Lines: Bunker busters

As carriers begin to release their third-quarter results, SeaIntel chief executive Alan Murphy forecasts a $600m loss from the rising cost of bunker fuel

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Between the Lines: The ramifications of Hanjin’s demise

One month on from Hanjin’s collapse, the situation still remains fluid

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Between the Lines: Carrier bunker losses hit $920m in second quarter

Rising oil prices further drain cash flow on top of abysmal freight rates and poor volumes

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Hanjin Shipping collapse rocks fragile container trades

CHYKE partners and shippers most at risk

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Between the Lines: 2M to become 3M

Seismic shifts continue as HMM joins the 2M alliance

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The three final alliances

We have now seen the inevitable conclusion to the shuffling of the carrier deck, with the remaining alliance carriers forming a new alliance

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New alliances under the spotlight

2M and Ocean Alliance look evenly matched

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Alphabet soup

Various scenarios that may emerge at the end of the round of musical chairs now playing out between container lines and market shares of different alliance constellations

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Between the lines: South of Africa on the backhaul

Carriers are currently routing vessels south of Africa only on the backhaul voyage, but doing the same on the headhaul voyage could be equally alluring

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