DSV scrambles for container slots on the Pacific

Blanked sailings are causing delays and have sent Transpacific container rates soaring. "Within the past month, it has run amok," says Carsten Trolle, CEO of Air & Sea at DSV, in an interview with ShippingWatch.

Carsten Trolle, CEO of Air & Freight at DSV, currently faces a situation where there is not enough space on board vessels on the Pacific. The situation is pushing up prices and causing delays. | Photo: DSV

The many blanked sailings on the Pacific have left logistics company DSV scrambling for space on board the liner companies' vessels.

During the corona crisis carriers blanked sailings in anticipation of a sharp drop in demand. However, the drop never fully materialized and in recent weeks demand has outstripped supply.

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