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The container lines recent history

The container lines recent history

The shipping industry has been moving on with further concentration as here below reminded.

However, 2018 has recorded even lower scores in terms of schedule reliablity. Not only vessels are getting later but when they are late, the delay is further than the years before. With very slim global profit (when positive) carriers are reluctant to increase vessel speed for schedules recovering. Other reasons come from more and more port congestions at loading/discharge and the truck driver’s shortages in USA and also at countries of origin. Improvments would be expected and welcome but the recent performances do not support positive changes.

More than ever you can rely on TRANSO team and services to assist you for monitoring as accurately as possible the supply chain of your wine imports.

  • 2014: Hapag-Lloyd integrated with CSAV
  • 2015: Cosco merged with China Shipping
  • 2016: CMA-CGM acquired APL
  • 2017: Hapag-Lloyd integrated UASC
  • 2017: Maersk acquired Hamburg Süd
  • 2018: Cosco acquires OOCL
  • 2018: ONE as a merge of K Line, MOL & NYK
Change in MED services

Change in MED services

Both Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance services from MED to US East are merging into one single service as from early December.

The 2 existing services are deploying 4500 TEU vessels. The new one will deploy 8500 TEU vessels. The total capacity is slightly lower.

However in case of delays or blank sailings, alternative are very limited ; for instance, from FOS, there is no direct sailing alternative (only via Algeciras with Maersk or Valencia with MSC).

Carriers are announcing this is to recover from low freight rates and improve the service reliability as we have all noted less accuracy and more lead times in worldwide shipments.

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France: Difficulties on road

France: Difficulties on road

There are still difficulties to drive and move the containers on time. The spontaneous social movment protesting against the rising fuel costs in France is continuing after its peak day on Saturday. Less roads are blocked but there are still some backlogs and local actions which make the domestic transportation difficult and causing delays.

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