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2019 has begun with a worrying drop in container volumes

Numbers for container volumes in the first two months of 2019, just published, are surprisingly negative. According to the CEO of Seaintelligence Consulting, Lars Jensen, the numbers are a serious cause for concern for the full year.

Who will be right? Maersk CEO Søren Skou or Hapag-Lloyd CEO Rolf Habben Jansen?

Right now the two chief executives represent different ends of the spectrum in terms of expectations for the container market in 2019. A year that will first and foremost show whether the recovery that emerged last year does in fact constitute an actual return to a better market, or merely the remainder of the recovery that began to materialize in late 2017.

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