Oean carriers are redeploying ships from lower-paying to higher-paying routes, leaving some with no way to transport their goods. The article explains how ships are being reassigned, leaving too few ships on a route to keep the schedule going. Give it a look!
Currently, they are adding ships to the Asia-US routes which charge over $10,000 per container. They are leaving routes that charge on the order of $2000 per container.
You can see why they are doing it. They can get away with it because ships are only bound by the laws of the country they are flagged in. Most of these laws are weak. Port countries do have some say, but only the major world port countries can do much to change the behavior of the liners. And they would favor more ships for their key routes.
By Mike Wackett 15/09/2021Secondary services suffer as carriers eye ‘container gold rush’ to the US – The Loadstar