On April 1, Alphaliner counted 702 container ships deployed between Asia and North America. This armada represents a total capacity of 5.75 Mteu, which is an increase of 24% compared to April last year.
Two trends can clearly be identified on this trade over the last twelve months: carriers have shifted more ships to US East Coast services, and the joint market share of the three major alliances has dropped from 82.2% to 67.7%.
The total capacity of all #ships deployed on Asia – US East Coast services has increased by 28.1% year-on-year, which compares to 20.5% growth for the fleet trading between Asia and the West Coast of North America.
Evergreen, CMA CGM, COSCO, ZIM, Maersk & MSC collectively grew their Asia-USEC capacity by 20% to 44%. ONE & Yang Ming are the only carriers operating less capacity on this trade due to a #tonnage reshuffle within THE Alliance which increased its overall capacity by 15.7%.