2M shows greatest increase in North America to Asia capacity in 2018
By Jordan Williams on 4 June 2018
2M Alliance has outpaced THE Alliance and OCEAN Alliance in North America to Asia capacity growth  since Q1 2017. 
    Using data compiled from the BlueWater Reporting Quick Capacity Report, the chart above provides a quarterly representation of estimated weekly allocated capacity (TEUs) on the North America to Asia trade for THE Alliance, OCEAN Alliance, and 2M Alliance. 
    As shown in the chart, OCEAN Alliance and 2M Alliance both show peak capacity in September 2017 with an estimated 152,637 allocated TEUs and 75,048 TEUs, respectively. By the last quarter of 2017, however, 2M Alliance shows a nearly two percent decrease in estimated allocated capacity, down to 73,691 TEUs. 
     Likewise, OCEAN Alliance data reflects the greatest reduction of allocated capacity at just over 8 percent, from 152,637 TEUs in September 2017 to 138,558 in March 2018.  
    Albeit small, THE Alliance is the only alliance to show a steady increase in estimated allocated capacity since the 1st quarter of 2017, at an average of nearly 1 percent per quarter since end of 1st quarter 2017. 
    While the data shows  that THE Alliance is steadily increasing its allocated weekly capacity on the trade, 2M Alliance has shown by far the largest year-over-year growth in capacity from March 2017 to 2018, with a nearly 22-percent increase. THE Alliance and OCEAN Alliance each show an increase of about 2 percent during the same time period.