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Vessel omit

What is a vessel omit?

A vessel omit (sometimes called a port omission) occurs when a scheduled vessel does not call at a planned port during its voyage. This disruption means that the vessel skips the port entirely, which can impact the transportation and delivery schedules of goods.

Why do vessel omits occur?

Vessel omits can happen for several reasons. Common causes include adverse weather conditions, port congestion, labor strikes, mechanical issues with the vessel, or operational decisions by the shipping line to optimize routes and schedules. Sometimes, a vessel omit is a strategic decision to avoid delays or to adjust to changes in cargo volumes and demand.

Is a vessel omission the same as a port omission?

While the terms are often used interchangeably, there is a subtle difference. A vessel omission specifically refers to a single vessel not stopping at a particular port as scheduled. In contrast, a port omission can refer to multiple vessels skipping a port over a period due to ongoing issues like strikes or port closures. Essentially, a vessel omission is an instance of a broader port omission scenario.

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