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MCC disturbed by large ships on intra-Asian routes

Large container ships being pulled from the long haul strings and inserted into the intra-Asia traffic is a reality. “The development is disturbing”, CEO of MCC says.

For a long time, analysts have warned it might happen. But it has already become a reality in the intra-Asian container market that the major container carriers have deployed their surplus tonnage considered too small for the major strings – but which are also too big for regional traffic.

“We now see that several carriers have deployed large ships on the intra-Asian traffic which disturbs the market as it holds no economy. The ships are exclusively large surplus ships which the carriers may be forced to deploy elsewhere”, MCC CEO, Tim Wickmann, says.

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