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MSC on intra-Asia trades
By Bessie Howard on 27 December 2017
   The Central Asia to Southeast Asia trade is MSC’s most prominent intra-Asia trade, according to BlueWater Reporting’s Carrier Trade Route Splits Report.
   Utilizing BlueWater Reporting’s Carrier Trade Route Splits Report, the chart above provides an analysis of Mediterranean Shipping Co.’s (MSC) weekly allocated capacity on the intra-Asia trades as of Dec. 3.
   MSC currently allocates 28,231 TEUs per week towards the Central Asia to Southeast Asia trade, making it the carrier’s most favored trade within intra-Asia.
   In a close second is the Central Asia to North Asia trade, where MSC allocates 28,081 TEUs per week. This is much larger than the North Asia to Central Asia trade, where the carrier allocates just 8,277 TEUs per week.
   In third place with 20,442 TEUs per week is the Southeast Asia to Central Asia trade, which happens to be 28 percent less than the Central Asia to Southeast Asia trade.
   The Southeast Asia-North Asia trade is in a distant fifth and sixth spot, where MSC deploys 2,801 TEUs per week from Southeast Asia to North Asia and 478 TEUs per week from North Asia to Southeast Asia.