Please be informed that several carriers have announced blank sailings as from mid March. It will have an effect on Eastbound calls ex North Europe as from week 11 until week 17.
It is likely that more voyages will be cancelled within the next weeks & for some routings towards the South East Asian outports the transit times will be prolonged.
Especially for shipments towards the Middle East some caution is needed; this year the Ramadan will start as from the 5th of May, so a pre-Ramadan rush as from the end of March can possibly affect the demand . For your shipments towards Japan; please be aware that MSC will omit the port of Tokyo until the beginning of April .
In order to manage your bookings properly and meet the requested shipment & arrival date – we urge you to send us a detailed forecast as soon as possible.