Voided sailings impact ports all over Europe

Some of Europe's biggest ports have lost up to half the calls on Europe-Asia due to the many sailings being voided by the shipping lines. Baltic Sea ports stand out.

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The many sailings that have been voided by container shipping lines in recent weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak are taking a big toll on the European ports, according to a survey by SeaIntelligence.

The shipping lines have by now announced that they will void a total of 478 sailings, of which 350 are on the major ocean-going routes, and ports such as Felixstowe, Zeebrügge and Antwerp are among those being hit the hardest. On the other hand, ports in Gothenburg, Gdans kand Aarhus are minimally affected.

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