We wanted to share the below with all of our customers, as it illustrates quite clearly why importers today from Asia are scrambling to get on ships, and when they do, it’s only because they have accepted Premium rate levels that carriers have reintroduced. Some of these all-in rates levels including the premium have approached $10,000 per 40’ container, depending on the origin and destination.
This is a chart of all the blanked sailings from week 13-16 (March 28-April 24). In total, there are 20 blanked services – mostly due to the ship normally used on that service route is stuck in Long Beach, or Oakland, or Savannah or facing delays in returning from the Suez Canal blockage.
20 blanked services when demand for capacity is at an all-time high! And the services in red were just canceled in the last two days.