OCEAN Alliance ups transatlantic capacity in 2018
By Jillian Bauman on 7 May 2018
OCEAN Alliance's transatlantic capacity has increased in 2018 with the addition of a new service to its Day Two Product. 
  Utilizing BlueWater Reporting's Capacity Report, the chart above displays the estimated weekly allocated capacity (TEUs) of OCEAN Alliance services on the transatlantic trade for the April reporting periods of 2017 and 2018. The chart also shows the average vessel capacity on the trade for each period.   In April of this year, OCEAN Alliance commenced its  Day Two Product, promising improved coverage by way of new services and added ports of call. While OCEAN Alliance's entire service offering has a carrying capacity of about 3.1 million TEUs, this chart will focus on the estimated weekly allocated capacity of the transatlantic trade.  OCEAN Alliance currently offers four transatlantic services. The Liberty Bridge/ATE1, the Victory Bridge, and the new Independence Bridge/TAX, which commenced this April, all connect North Europe to the United States east coast. 
  The Amerigo/MENA sails to the U.S. east coast from the Mediterranean.   Since the launch of OCEAN Alliance in April of last year, its estimated weekly allocated capacity on the transatlantic trade has increased approximately 18 percent, from 17,290 TEUs in April 2017 to 20,396 TEUs in April 2018, likely due in part to the addition of the Independence Bridge to its service network.  Despite the capacity increase, however, OCEAN Alliance's average vessel size has decreased from 6,273 TEUs in April 2017 to 5,633 TEUs in April 2018.