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SeaIntel Consulting: Asia-Europe infecting the whole world

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Spot rates on Asia-Europe tumbles down again. A sign of the weak market spreading to the other routes. Some carriers are more vulnerable than others, Lars Jensen of SeaIntel Consulting tells ShippingWatch.


BY KATRINE GRØNVALD RAUN
Published 26.05.15 at 10:03

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