SeaIntel: Logistics giants miscalculated seafreight growth

2015 was a weaker year than expected for the major logistics groups, with a growth in demand of just 1.8 percent. None of the largest freight forwarders were able to increase their volumes as expected, writes SeaIntel in a new analysis.

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At the beginning of 2015, the container sector's biggest freight forwarders, the big logistics companies, seemed optimistic about the possibilities for growth despite a historically weak container market, while some of the sector's key players even predicted that the market would grow by about four to five percent in line with 2014. 

This did not happen.

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