Drewry predicts the container industry to break even in 2012

Drewry maritime research thinks that the global container industry must be patient as the shipping companies most likely will have to wait until 2015 before seeing an actual market improvement.

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It is possible that the global container carriers will have to wait until 2015 before a noticeable improvement of the market situation will appear as a result of the problems related to overcapacity. This was the analysis presented earlier today by Danish Ship Finance and now Drewry Maritime Research voices the same warning.

In the market analysis company’s Container Market Review and Forecast 2012/13 Drewry Maritime Research emphasises “that continued supply side pressures mean that the container industry will remain in transition mode until at least 2014 and probably 2015”.

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