SeaIntel: Carriers "hide” deployment of large ships

The major container carriers are quick to announce when they pull out capacity of a week market. However, information about large ships replacing smaller ships is very scarce, SeaIntel says in its analysis of what SeaIntel calls “hidden capacity injections”.

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The long-suffering container carriers are quick to announce when pulling out ships of Asia-Europe as a result of a weak demand and low freight rates. However, this is not the case when carriers deploy new and bigger ships instead of the existing capacity, SeaIntel writes in this week’s Sunday Spotlight.

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