Container industry wide space issue forecast for Asia

Date Added: 1 May 2020

Keeping clients abreast of the latest information is key, helping businesses make informed decisions, manage expectations and keep control of supply chains
 

Davies Turner – Important Notice to Clients
 
The Covid-19 outbreak significantly impacted the Asia market and resulted in container shipping  carrier alliances extensively blanking sailings, as reduced orders and country lockdowns took hold.
 
There has been a sudden and unexpected surge in volume in the market. But with blank sailings announced by carriers weeks in advance, when market volumes suddenly increase it is very difficult for vessels / capacity to be reinstated in line with demand, which may unfortunately result in space issues.
 
How Davies Turner can help you
 
Davies Turner and our overseas partners has an extensive portfolio of ocean services with protected space allocation to offer clients for FCL and LCL bookings and where necessary, the option to source additional space via the ‘spot’ market.
 
Our unique Express China Rail service delivers further choice for clients, with fixed space allocations in place for our weekly LCL service from Wuhan to the UK (currently averaging 3-4 x 40ft HC consols per week), offering transit time savings of up to 22 days compared to ocean. We are also able to source space and provide rates for 40ft HC FCL rail movements (20ft equivalent loads would be arranged as LCL).

Our dedicated and motivated internal teams have a hands on approach, ensuring we can offer clients quality solutions throughout these testing times.

We would strongly advise clients to book early during this period.
 
Our pledge
 
We have experienced teams available throughout the UK to assist clients manage your supply chains during this difficult period.

We access the latest availability status across a broad range of carriers / services.

We will notify clients promptly of any exceptions to the planned schedule for all bookings.

We provide clients with transparent up to date information to support their supply chains.

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