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IMO 2020 disruption predicted

IMO 2020 is set to be the largest ever regulatory change in the fuel sector, potentially adding £220 billion across global supply chains, and forcing the shipping lines to invest heavily in compliance solutions.

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Asia shipping congestion

Lines may add capacity ahead of Chinese New Year

Shipping lines will add an additional 5.5% capacity on the Asia-Europe trade before an early Chinese New Year, according to reports by JOC quoting Sea-Intelligence Maritime Consulting.

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Asia-Europe blanking

Cancelled, or blanked, sailings have long been used by the container shipping lines to manipulate capacity when volumes fall, but inconsistencies in announcements around China’s Golden Week have been criticised, with accusations of blank sailing gamesmanship by the 2M and Ocean alliances.

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