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Friday, December 16, 2022
Yangshan Port south of Shanghai, China.

Ocean Carriers to Increase Blank Sailings from Asia Post-Chinese New Year

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Against a background of extremely weak demand forecasts, ocean carriers are preparing to blank around half their

December 16, 2022
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Friday, August 12, 2022
Aerial view of a container ship

More Blank Sailings Likely as Spot Rates Tumble

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Container spot rates are falling fast on all export routes from China in what should normally be the peak season for

August 12, 2022
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Thursday, June 30, 2022
Aerial top view of a containership at port

Ocean Carriers Blanking Sailings to Mitigate Dip in Demand -Project44

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carriers are resorting to more aggressive blanking strategies to manage a dip in demand, according to the

June 30, 2022
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
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Carriers Blank More Sailings as China’s COVID Lockdowns Continue

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – Ocean carrier alliances are preparing to blank more than a third of their sailings from Asia over the coming weeks in

May 10, 2022
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Monday, September 13, 2021
msc ship in port

2M Blanks Sailings, Taking Angry Shippers by Surprise

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – A container shipping line announcement that it would blank four sailings in the Golden Week period has left shippers,

September 13, 2021
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