Coming Blank Sailings / AUS Trade


Dear Valued Clients,


Carriers are re-introducing blank sailings (vessel cancellations) from China and Hong Kong to Australia

The blank sailing program is a strategy shipping lines implement that immediately places pressure on space leading into peak season months

The program is carried out by all shipping lines on different weeks of the month

Please find below the current announcement regarding consortium blank sailings.


2016 Blank Sailing Week



Week 24

ETD Shanghai – 15/06, Ningbo – 19/06


Week 25

ETD Ningbo – 19/06, Shanghai – 20/06, Shekou 25/06


Week 26

ETD Shanghai – 01/07, Shekou 03/07, Hong Kong – 05/07



At this time we expect space to be tight leading through June and into July so please allow additional time to your “into store” dates in case blank sailing programs create service disruptions

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your customer service representative


Keeping you updated,

Aaron Poole


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