Chinese holidays could trigger more blank sailings between Asia and the US

Shipping lines may need to blank even more sailings between Asia and North America for the Chinese holidays in early October, when factories shut down and container demand is expected to drop, writes Sea-Intelligence.

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It could become necessary to void more sailings between Asia and North America, if shipping lines are to reach a capacity level on par with last year during China's Golden Week holiday, writes analyst firm Sea-Intelligence.

The rising demand in the third quarter during the coronavirus crisis has made shipping lines increase capacity, but it could now become necessary to reduce it again on some trades.

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