Major capacity increase in store for Pacific routes this year

The routes between Asia and the US face a surge in capacity this year, concludes Alphaliner in an analysis. The ships will start arriving in April.

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Aggregate container capacity on the routes between Asia and the US East and West Coasts face a significant surge in 2018. By July, capacity will have increased by at least 8 percent, writes analyst firm Alphaliner.

The container alliances have so far announced two new services on the trades, in addition to the extra incoming tonnage from the container carriers. Capacity from Asia to the US East and West Coasts is expected to grow by eight or nine percent, and the growth is expected to start accelerating significantly in April. [citat]

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