Why Do Europe’s Feeder Companies Feel The Pressure?

Capt. John

The requirement for feeder services throughout North Europe has been greatly reduced as a result of blanked sailings from Asia, as reported by The Loadstar.

Dramatic drop

In order to return ships to owners when chartering periods are complete, feeder operators must consolidate service loops or suspend them as a result of skipped main line calls and a severe fall in transhipment volumes.

An important transhipment centre for the Baltic region, the port of Hamburg, for instance, reported yesterday...


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