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Alphaliner: Carriers to deploy more ships to US East Coast

Following the labor conflict at the ports on the US West Coast, capacity on services from Asia to the US East Coast is expected to increase by six percent in coming months, according to Alphaliner.

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Container shipowners will, over the next few months, increase capacity on services from the far east to the US East Coast, says analyst agency Alphaliner, pointing to a 6 percent increase. This is in spite of, the protracted labor conflict at the ports of the US West Coast finally being over, as well as the big delays slowly beginning to disappear.

Three of the big alliances will in the coming months begin to deploy more vessels, says Alphaliner. Meanwhile, more capacity could be on the way as shippers are attempting to switch their freight on Pacific routes to the ports on the East Coast after several months of severe congestion at the ports on the West Coast, Alphaliner notes.

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