2M drops eight port calls, adds six ULCVs and returns to slow-steaming in network revamp

December 19, 2018 Mike Wackett

The 2M alliance is to phase in six more ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) into its 10 Asia-Europe service strings from next March in an endeavour to improve schedule reliability, which it said had been blighted by bad weather and terminal congestion.
However, the weekly capacity offering will be unchanged due to the implementation of further super slow steaming on the tradelane.
2M partner MSC was especially critical of the part that ...

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