Charts
Mexico to South America capacity fairly steady in 2017
By Bessie Howard on 9 January 2018
BlueWater Reporting shows capacity on this trade fluctuated slightly throughout the year.
   Utilizing BlueWater Reporting's Capacity Report, the chart above displays weekly allocated capacity on the Mexico to East Coast and West Coast South America trade on a quarterly basis for the 2017 year. According to the data, weekly allocated capacity from Mexico to East Coast South America has remained fairly steady since the start of the year with first quarter numbers displaying an average 4,465 TEUs while jumping to 5,959 TEUs for the second quarter— a 33 percent increase. 
   In contrast, allocated capacity from Mexico to West Coast South America started the year averaging 8,595 TEUs, then dipping 21 percent the next quarter to 6,771 TEUs.
The second half of the year saw numbers steady between both trades with capacity to East Coast South America at 5,133 TEUs and West Coast South America at 7,258 by the end of July.
   By the end of October, capacity had barely fluctuated, with the Mexico to East Coast South America trade at 5,205 TEUs and the Mexico to West Coast South America trade at 7,392 TEUs.
Overall, the Mexico to West Coast South America trade maintained a higher allocated capacity throughout the year than the Mexico to East Coast South America trade.