March – April Blank Sailing 2020 Program ex Europe | Mediterranean to NZ
Advice has been received from a number of Containerised Shipping Lines that there could be greater issues with vessel space and equipment shortages ex Europe and the Mediterranean to New Zealand over the course of March/April sailings.
They are expecting it to be more so than in previous years at this time of year, with post Chinese New Year traditional Blank Sailing programs. This is due to the knock-on effects the Coronavirus is having on volumes loading ex Asia to this region leading to an equipment imbalance (shortage).
As a result the Shipping Lines are planning extensive Blank Sailing to counter light liftings. With this in mind, it is advisable to plan Europe and Med orders as early as possible allowing additional time for sailing.
Please contact your Mondiale Representative should you have any concerns.