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SeaIntel: Container carrier consensus crumpling

Several months’ consensus between competing container carriers seems to be broken. The carriers’ success in carrying out rate increases is declining, SeaIntel estimates.

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The successful rate increases carried out during the past months are sure to have eased the worries for many container carriers but now SeaIntel spots a declining tendency in the success of carrying out these increases.

In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, the market research company has looked into rate increases on the two big trade routes Asia-Europe and Asia-North America. Furthermore, SeaIntel has examined the extent of the success for the carriers in carrying out the announced rate increases on the two routes after subtraction of the Bunker Adjustment Factor.

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