Carriers eye huge savings by giving Suez a miss and going the long way round

April 7, 2020 Mike Wackett

With shippers seeking longer transit times during coronavirus lockdowns, The Loadstar understands that carriers are considering routing some Asia-North Europe headhaul voyages via the Cape of Good Hope.
It was reported last week that CMA CGM had re-routed its 16,020 teu CMA CGM Alexander Humboldt to Asia via South Africa, taking advantage of plummeting bunker prices and saving Suez Canal tolls.
According to Vessel Finder AIS data, the scrubber-fitted ship was recorded this ...

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