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Container carriers fare better through Covid-19 than previous crises

Compared to the financial crisis, container carriers are making it through the coronavirus pandemic with better outcomes, partly because consumers have increased trade in goods, assesses analyst firm Alphaliner.

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Container carriers are making it through the coronavirus pandemic with better outcomes than during previous crises, such as the financial crisis.

To help explain the outcome, analyst firm Alphaliner mention state aid, transport discipline, and the fact that most consumers have remained employed during the pandemic, creating a major rise in the trade of goods.

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