For a BCO, blank sailing is one of the most frustrating obstacles in your path to success. Canceled sailing invariably means a delay and possible extra expense for shippers.
Blank sailing occurs when a liner service operator has to cancel sailings that were previously scheduled. This may be done by skipping only one port along the scheduled route, or the entire sailing may be canceled. While blank sailing is a normal occurrence on various shipping routes, it is undoubtedly an inconvenience to many.
Reasons for blank sailing include:
Rather than simply waiting for the next available vessel increase your negotiation skills for better contracts, provide projections to your carrier to ensure they are aware of your pending shipment(s), and use avenues to attain better carrier management attention to your problems.
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