Unifeeder adapting service to present market conditions

24.10.2013

Similar to last year, the industry is facing a significant drop in import volumes following the Golden Week holidays in China in the beginning of October. This is best demonstrated by a high number of blanked sailings from Asia, adjusting the Ocean Liner capacity to better match the volumes.

Following these adjustments made by the ocean carriers, we also have to adapt to the market conditions and we hence plan to reduce our capacity from November while still doing our utmost to uphold our customer commitments.

To ensure smallest possible impact on our service, we will maintain minimum one weekly call in all wayports within the period, meaning that changes are planned to take place in ports that have two or more weekly calls today. Changes will be done by reducing frequency and/or consolidate more ports on existing loops, which may cause changes in transit time.

We do not expect export volumes to drop to the same extent. We will do our best to ensure connection to the ocean vessel, the cargo is booked for and we hope you will help us achieve this by placing bookings in general but for empties in particular well in advance and with as much flexibility as possible´.

We are aware that these measures may cause changes in planned routing as well as slight delay of some cargo and we are sorry for the inconvenience this might cause. Unfortunately, with the volumes as forecasted, we have no choice but to adapt to the situation through reducing our capacity.

Hoping that volumes will soon stabilize enabling us to revert to our usual services pattern, we kindly ask for your understanding and cooperation so that we jointly can ensure the best handling of your cargo.

Your local Unifeeder office will keep you informed about specific details on schedule changes within your area.

Unifeeder press release