Transpacific freight rates rose across the board on continued market disruptions that have boosted carriers’ rate hike efforts. Delays at the Panama canal are starting to affect OCEAN Alliance ships as well, with THE Alliance ships already forced to divert to the Suez and Cape routes. This has reduced the capacity available for the USEC, with the situation only expected to ease from mid-January. MSC has redeployed 19,000 teu ships to its FE-USWC service, with capacity to the West Coast current