Thursday, March 30 – The long-awaited ocean carrier alliance reorganization is set to rollout April 1, 2017. Here is an overview of the soon-to-be former alliance structure compared to the reorganized structure: Ocean Carrier Alliance Overview Infographic. (*when the infographic appears, click on it to increase the size)
The newly reorganized ocean carrier alliances will have fewer carriers & alliances overall, and will dominate the Asia-North America trade lanes. In addition, CargoSmart reports both the transatlantic and transpacific routes covered by 2M, Ocean Alliance, and The Alliance will omit 16 ports previously part of the 2M, CKYHE, G6, and O3 routes while adding 11 new ports (see details below).
There are expected to be challenges in the early days as vessels are re-positioned as a result of alliance reorganization. The main concern for shippers is undoubtedly going to be capacity.
Here’s how shippers may feel the impact:
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