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Only one of the world's largest container lines has increased capacity

11 of the world's largest container shipping lines have reduced their fleet in the first half of the year, in which the coronavirus crisis has played a major part and has reduced demand, writes Alphaliner. Only one player has increased its capacity.

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The vast majority of the world's largest container shipping lines have in recent times been thinning out their fleets and have pulled ships from the market.

11 of the world's 12 largest container shipping lines have reduced capacity, as the coronavirus crisis has forced down demand for freight, writes analyst firm Alphaliner. For the container shipping lines, the crisis has created an occasion to return chartered ships.

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