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Liner companies face another wave of newbuilds

2017 may have been a stronger year for the liner companies overall, but there are already at this point major orders threatening to hit the industry, which has been far from good enough at reaping the rewards of the consolidation, concludes a new report from AlixPartners. ShippingWatch has spoken to the author.

If the liner companies heaved a sigh of relief in 2017, they should perhaps prepare for a wake-up call before long.

Namely because the solid results presented recently in annual reports from the leading box carriers may well have been a one-time show, at least according to the latest report on the container sector by New York-based firm AlixPartners.

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