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Shipping lines have yet to prove promises of speedy booking

CMA CGM recently launched a new online booking system, but such an initiative is far from new and has failed in the past, writes Alphaliner. One development in particular will show whether such a system is possible.

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It should be as easy to book a container as it is to order a plane ticket. This ambition has by now been repeated numerous times by various chief executives in the container sector, though it has yet to be realized.

But in the past month, several players have launched new models aimed at facilitating speedy container booking in the future.

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