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Between the Lines
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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
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
Carriers’ point-to-point online tools still leave much to be desired
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
Operational returns underperform carrier expectations, despite healthy demand growth
Expected blankings to reduce capacity after the peak season have yet to materialise
Short and long-term Asia-Europe capacity forecast shows blankings appear necessary
Increasing vessel size on major trade lanes has led to a collapse in the number of services offered.
We round off the alliance capacity injection analysis with the transatlantic trade
As the new alliances launch their new services, we take a deep dive into their network operations
The shape and structure of the new alliances’ service networks is beginning to emerge
The consolidation of the three Japanese container lines will create a new large carrier
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
One month on from Hanjin’s collapse, the situation still remains fluid
Rising oil prices further drain cash flow on top of abysmal freight rates and poor volumes
CHYKE partners and shippers most at risk
Seismic shifts continue as HMM joins the 2M alliance
We have now seen the inevitable conclusion to the shuffling of the carrier deck, with the remaining alliance carriers forming a new alliance
2M and Ocean Alliance look evenly matched
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
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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