Container shipping faces annual rate slippage of 2.5 percent

Analyst firm SeaIntel projects in an analysis that container rates will decrease 2.5 percent annuall. Liner companies should increase their focus on costs.

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Rates will continue to steadily decrease for the container segment in the years to come, and as such, liner companies should focus more on costs.

In a new analysis by SeaIntel, the firm projects that rates will be hit by deflation in the years to come. Specifically, this means that the rates will, going forward, decrease by an average 2.5 percent annually.

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