2M restores transpacific capacity and pleads for return of empty containers

The 2M is the latest container shipping alliance to return more capacity to the transpacific trades.

2M partners Maersk and MSC said today they “continued to see strong demand and volumes with imports into the US”.

Maersk told customers today the TP8/Orient and TP11/Elephant services, which had been “structurally blanked in the second quarter”, had been reinstated and that the number of blanked sailings during China’s Golden Week holiday would be lower than normal this year.

However, it warned shippers there was still a number of threats to container supply chains between Asia and North America, largely stemming from the unexpected demand, and urged customers to “add more buffer to supply chain schedules to allow for potential disruptions/delays”.

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Source: The Load Star