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Cancelled Sailings Weekly Insight

Weekly Insights

June 2021

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Cancelled Sailings Weekly Insight

Weekly analysis of cancelled sailings

With carriers carefully adjusting their schedules to meet demand during the global pandemic, access to a regularly updated picture of service availability is more important than ever. We closely analyse our various service and schedule data feeds to provide a forward picture of anticipated market development - by alliance across the main trades, and to provide historical context include year-on-year comparisons in the weekly analysis.


NB: weekly Insights now include port waiting time events for Los Angeles and Long Beach, and year-on-year comparison



As well as a summary assessment and commentary against each key trade lane, weekly updates include:

  • History of weekly Cancelled Sailings by alliance and trade lane (e.g. Week 23-42) - past 16 weeks

  • A weekly ’forward analysis’ of cancellations for each main trade; Transpacific Eastbound, Asia-North Europe and Mediterranean and Transatlantic Westbound

  • Cancelled vs Scheduled Sailings

  • Capacity Availability Indicator (anticipating capacity on each trade over the next 4 weeks)

  • Effective capacity

  • Monthly year-on-year cancelled sailings comparison (2020 vs 2021), by trade lane and alliance

  • Cancelled vessel names and capacity for major east-West trades (past 16 weeks)

  • Analysis of port waiting events for two leading US port hubs


Capacity Availability Indicator

To provide a snapshot assessment of each main trade lane, weekly report updates include a traffic-light indicator of available capacity. Various inputs go into this indicator, including cancellation numbers and spot rate development on that trade.


Trade Route Capacity Indicators

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Fast facts

  • Annual subscription
  • Weekly pdf report updates
  • Report tables, charts and graphs provided weekly in MS Excel format
  • Discount terms available to CFRI and BMC subscribers. Contact us for further information.
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