DHL Ocean Freight Market Update – February 2023

Find out the latest developments of the global ocean freight market in this monthly analysis by DHL Global Forwarding.
  • The discontinuation of the 2M Alliance in 2025 will most likely see a reshuffle of the carrier landscape, changing the course of business in the major East West routes.
  • China's re-opening is expected to introduce temporary supply chain disruption due to manpower shortage for intra-Asia trade routes. Ongoing blank sailing is balancing out demand between Asia and Europe.
  • Schedule reliability continues to improve, expected to return full normalization by the end of Q1 2023.
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