Effective capacity to North Europe based on actual vessel departures from Asia has decreased by 5.1% compared to a year ago due to the longer route taken by the majority of vessels via the Cape of Good Hope despite the deployment of 17.8% more vessel capacity on the Asia-North Europe route. In contrast, effective capacity on the Asia-Med route is up 10.5% despite the Cape diversions as total capacity deployed on this route has jumped by 49.1% compared to a year ago. Contrary to Maersk’s claims