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New alliances will have fewer direct port calls

Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:

As carriers begin extricating themselves from their current vessel sharing agreements and reposition ships in preparation for the launch of the new Ocean Alliance and THE Alliance on April 1, an analysis of the new networks has revealed a surprising loss of direct port connections.

Now that the complete network details have finally been made available by the carriers, maritime analyst SeaIntel found that on Asia-Europe and the Trans-Pacific, a significant number of direct port-to-port combinations will be removed.

Source: Journal of Commerce


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