April is traditionally the month that the three mega-alliances implement changes in their East-West networks.
Due to port congestion and a shortage of ships, the situation looks very different this year.
The Alliance has formally announced that part of the reorganization of the North Europe – US ‘Transatlantic’ services had to be postponed “due to the operational challenges that the industry is currently facing”.
Alphaliner can confirm that other network revisions are also delayed until May for operational reasons.
The delays appeared already unavoidable before the 6.5 days Suez blockage of the EverGiven, which will only add to the operational challenges to have the ships in place for their next assignments.
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