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Three container lines stand out as winners in fight for extra capacity

Three major container lines were especially capable of adding more vessels and benefiting from the extraordinary market conditions in the first half of 2021, according to a new analysis by Alphaliner. Maersk is getting closer to lose the top spot as the world's largest container line.

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Sky-high rates on the container market are opening up uniquely strong revenue opportunities for container carriers, and three of the biggest players were able to add capacity in the first six months of the year and reap the benefits.

A new analysis by Alphaliner shows that MSC, Wan Hai and Zim are the big winners so far in the fight for tonnage in 2021.

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