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Niche carriers expand capacity in battle for survival

Niche carriers have increased their capacity significantly in the last year and a half, as consolidation and new alliances have forced them to rethink their strategy. But there will inevitably be losers, notes SeaIntel.

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The smaller players in the container shipping sector have been busy ordering ships since 2017, as consolidation and new alliances have forced them to reconsider their position in the competitive market.

An analysis from firm SeaIntel shows that the niche carriers have increased their capacity significantly in the past 18 months.

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