Supply Chain Advisors

Service Expertise

Cancelled Sailings Tracker - 27 Nov

Our weekly Cancelled Sailings Tracker provides a snapshot of blank sailings announced by each Alliance versus the total number of scheduled sailings.


Further to the snapshot below, an annual subscription to the Cancelled Sailing Weekly Insight is now available to purchase via the online store.

Cancelled Sailings 27 Nov
Cancelled Sailings 27 Nov

Weekly analysis: 27 November 2020

Across the major trades: Transpacific, Transatlantic and Asia-North Europe & Med, 18 cancelled sailings have been announced between weeks 49 and 52. From a total of 488 scheduled sailings, this represents a 4% cancellation rate.


However, there are 22% less cancelled sailings in December this year than the previous one, in major East-West trade lanes.


As the surge of demand intensifies in North America with the approach of Christmas, the carriers are deviating capacity to the transpacific trade to take advantage, as much as possible, of the lucrative ocean freight rates, while the BCO’s are suffering from delays, shortage of equipment, congestions and additional extra charges generated by storage, demurrage and detention.


Drewry urges shippers to consider the capacity and lead time effects and to select sailings based on the latest data and on the incidence of cancellations by alliance, by week.

Now available - New Containership Cancelled Sailings Weekly Insight

Find out more

Related Indices

World Container Index: Our detailed weekly analysis and latest freight rate assessments for eight major East-West trades.


World Container Index Index



IMO 2020 BAF Tracker: We’ve introduced a simple, clear indexing mechanism to help determine changes in the BAF charges during the lifetime of a contract.


Low Sulphur Bunker Price Index



Global Port Throughput: Every month we publish global Port Throughput Indices - a series of volume growth/decline indices based on monthly throughput data for a sample of over 220 ports worldwide.


Drewry Port Throughput Index

Recent News

Fedespedi and Drewry to collaborate in forwarder freight rate benchmarking

Italian forwarder association Fedespedi has entered into a collaborative agreement with Drewry to raise awareness of Drewry’s Forwarder Benchmarking Club amongst its freight forwarder membership.

Drewry highlights transformation of rate conditions in transpacific container shipping

Unprecedented transpacific spot freight rates signal that a transformation of the container shipping sector may be underway and that shippers need to adapt.

Recent Projects

Market entry strategy for digital 'procure-to-pay' solution

Mastercard wanted to evaluate the readiness of the container freight industry to adopt a value proposition for procure-to-pay automation that would incorporate core Mastercard benefits such as payment guarantees.

e-sourcing global ocean tender management solution: e-SOFS

Drewry Supply Chain Advisors was selected to manage the 2016 global ocean tender for a US-headquartered global producer of technology products combining procurement best practices, the latest technology and freight cost benchmarks in Drewry’s e-Sourcing Ocean Freight Solution (eSOFS).
The first company to provide detailed and regular slow-steaming analysis for the container industry (Container Forecaster)
The first independent consultancy to publish liner schedule reliability rankings in 2005
Access to an exclusive ocean freight cost benchmarking club comparing costs on over 2 million teu of freight for more than $2.3bn of freight spend.
We were the first to publish benchmark container spot market freight rates in 2006.