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More container ships than expected hit the water in 2019

The global container fleet grew more than expected in 2019, Alphaliner writes. The firm says that better rates contributed to keeping the number of scrappings down.

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The global fleet of container vessels grew 4 percent in 2019, which exceeds initial forecasts for a 3-3.5-percent rise, writes analyst firm Alphaliner.

Combined global container ship capacity as of Jan. 1 was 23.23 million teu against 22.34 million teu one year prior.

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