Daily Digital Magazine: Pg. 7 — July 11, 2019

Independent Container Line changes port rotation

Transatlantic carrier will make Southampton its U.K. call instead of Liverpool.

   Independent Container Line (ICL) is changing its port call in the United Kingdom from Liverpool to Southampton. It will begin calling Southampton on July 25.
   The transatlantic carrier calls just four ports: Chester, Wilmington, Antwerp and now Southampton instead of Liverpool.

Independent Container Line changes port rotation

Transatlantic carrier will make Southampton its U.K. call instead of Liverpool.

Independent Container Line changes port rotation

Transatlantic carrier will make Southampton its U.K. call instead of Liverpool.

 
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   Independent Container Line (ICL) is changing its port call in the United Kingdom from Liverpool to Southampton. It will begin calling Southampton on July 25.
   The transatlantic carrier calls just four ports: Chester, Wilmington, Antwerp and now Southampton instead of Liverpool.
   Loadstar reported that the company said in a customer advisory that weather in the North Atlantic and challenges in keeping on schedule was a reason for the change.
   Andy Abbott, the chief executive officer of Atlantic Container Line, another independent transatlantic carrier, said that in addition to heavy winds, another issue for carriers calling Liverpool has been periodic labor shortages.
   Mediterranean Shipping Company has been expanding service through the Port of Liverpool, initiating a transatlantic service in July and adding a service between Turkey and Canada in March.

We are seeing many more pricing requests for Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Few actually moved their supply chains outside of China because this will take time, especially for larger shippers. However, Taiwan and South Korea are in a unique situation: Some manufacturing had shifted to mainland China in the last decade due to lower costs, but that infrastructure is still in Taiwan and South Korea. Some manufacturing may temporarily shift back there until Southeast Asia infrastructure catches up. 

The fastest liner transit (excluding transshipments) from China to the Netherlands is from Yantian to Rotterdam at 23 days, according to BlueWater Reporting’s Country to Country Transit Analysis by Service tool.

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