SeaIntel: Container carriers are at a crossroads

According to SeaIntel, the container carriers are at a crossroads. The rates on Asia-Europe have decreased again and now the carriers are forced to think outside the box in order to create new business.

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The global container carriers could possibly be painting themselves into a corner again, now that the rates on Asia-Europe have shown signs of decreasing in the last four to six weeks.

According to the weekly newsletter from SeaIntel Maritime Analysis, the container carriers are once again forced to get creative in order to ensure a surplus within the industry, since the sector continues to be plagued by fundamental weaknesses draining the cash boxes of the carriers.

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