MSC plans blank sailings in view of the Chinese New Year
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has decided to exclude selected sailings during weeks 4, 5 and 6 of the year on its Transpacific network, due to the anticipated slowdown in demand due to the upcoming Chinese New Year period (31 January – 15 February).
The Swiss shipping company explained that the blank sailings will enable matching capacity with the expected weaker market demand for shipping services.
Two of the following revised services, Pearl/TP6 and Jaguar/TP2, are offered by 2M Alliance, a partnership between MSC and the Danish liner operator Maersk.
MSC’s updated service programme for the three upcoming weeks will be as follows:
MSC also noted that customers can continue to place bookings with limited disruption as the companies are arranging a contingency plan with alternative services.