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Alphaliner: Much uncertainty about 2012 as whole

There were significant improvements among the 2nd quarter financial statements of the major container shipping companies, according to a review performed by Alphaliner. But there is considerable uncertainty regarding the results for the whole year.

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All together, the major container shipping companies experienced a small increase in the operational result for the year’s 2nd quarter, for a total of plus 1 percent, compared to the previous quarter, where the total operational result came out negative by 12 percent, according to Alphaliner’s review of the 18 shipping companies that have presented their financial statements for the quarter.

But Alphaliner concludes that the development of the total result for 2012 is a bit harder to predict.

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