Blank Sailing

What is blank sailing?

Cargo ship

Understanding blank sailing with an example

Low demand for container space on a vessel

Shipping lines reduce capacity to push up freight rates

Port congestion

Mechanical problems in the ship

Port strikes and labour unrest

Challenges caused by blank sailing

What to do to counter the effects of blank sailing?

Demurrage and detention on the rise

Waiting costs

Avoid demurrage and detention fees due to blank sailing

Advantages with SOC containers

The Next Wave of the Supply-Chain Crisis Is Building

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