Felixstowe’s Fail is Gateway’s Gain as Maersk and MSC Switch More Services — Panjiva


Felixstowe’s Fail is Gateway’s Gain as Maersk and MSC Switch More Services

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The 2M container-line alliance, including Maersk and MSC, has redirected its Asia-Europe AE7/Condor service to London Gateway as its British call rather than Felixstowe. That follows similar moves by both liners to remove services from Felixstowe in response to that port’s prior IT problems. The action will increase congestion pressures on London Gateway which saw an 8.1% surge in volumes handled in 2Q 2018 vs. a year earlier compared to Felixstowe’s 10.4% decline. A “no-deal” Brexit with resulting customs complications may make more heavily congested ports less a...

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