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North America to ECSA Capacity at its highest in five years
By Bessie Howard on 14 February 2018
After a small dip, capacity from North America to East Coast South America is climbing steadily higher.
   Utilizing the BlueWater Reporting Capacity Report application, the above chart provides an overview  of the estimated weekly capacity and the total number of vessels operating on the North America to East Coast South America trade for the February reporting periods of 2014-2018.
   According to the data, allocated capacity steadily rose in the North America to East Coast South America trade from 2015 to 2018. Capacity is at its peak in February 2018 at 15,533 TEUs, a 19 percent increase from capacity in February 2014.
   The only capacity drop was between 2014 and 2015, during which time capacity decreased from 13,003 TEUs to 12,573 TEUs. The total number of vessels deployed also dropped during this period from 44 to 39.  
   The total number of vessels operating on the trade decreased again between 2015 and 2016, before leveling out at 30. February of 2018 has seen an increase of nine vessels from the previous year, totaling 39 deployed on the trade.
  Overall, capacity in the North America to East Coast South America trade has averaged to 13,671 TEUs between the last five years, with the total number of vessels fluctuating between 30 to 44.