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Drewry: Sliding rates could force carriers to sell ports

Rate declines and weak growth in seaborne global trade could force carriers to divest stakes in global ports, projects Drewry in an analysis of the market for terminal operators. And this could be good news for CMHI and Cosco, Drewry writes.

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The terminal operators at the world's ports need to prepare for low growth in coming years.

Overcapacity on the container market, a reduced need for marine transport, innovations such as 3D printing and miniturisation mean that growth at sea will be below four percent annually over the next five years.

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