Transpacific carriers failed to hold on to their mid August rate increases and have given back part of their recent rate gains with spot rates falling back to the $1,800/feu level to the US West Coast compared to the latest SCFI assessment of $2,003/feu. Rates to the US East Coast were more resilient, with capacity reduced due to Panama Canal draft restrictions. Maersk has added 9 extra East Coast sailings since July but will be cutting back on these East Coast loaders which will be diverted to