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A growing number of large container ships are pulled from the market

To install scrubbers, and because the market is weakening, the number of larger container ships currently idle is at the highest level since March 2017, according to new numbers.

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The container shipping lines are rapidly pulling the large container ships from the market, show new numbers from Alphaliner, which adds that the number has reached the highest level in two and a half years.

This concerns the segment above 5,100 teu, in which 71 ships are currently idle. In container numbers, this corresponds to 857,925 teu being pulled from the market total of 1,122,725 teu.

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