Coronavirus sparks more blanked sailings on trades out of China

Avg. Weekly Deployed TEUs on trade, Asia to N. America: 426,419
Avg. Weekly Deployed TEUs on trade, Asia to N. Europe/Med: 398,136
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Port of Oakland’s March box volume decline fueled by COVID-19
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Blanked Sailings China to North America

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