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Just three container carriers booked profits on operations in second quarter

While all container carriers which thus far have published figures for the second quarter reported increasing revenue, only three carriers managed to book a profit on operations, shows a new review from SeaIntel.

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Several of the world's largest container carriers have now delivered reports for the second quarter, and the results for the industry are "depressing" when looking at operations, says Seaintel in a new analysis.

The analyst firm has more closely examined turnover, operating profit and development of freight volumes. Thus far, seven of the world's 15 largest container carriers have delivered their second quarter results, while more are expected to do so in the coming weeks.

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