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Container carriers plan for record capacity during peak season

Shipping lines' sailing schedules are testament to record high capacity during this year's peak season for container traffic, concludes Sea-Intelligence in a new analysis.

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As the shipping sector approaches the peak season for container traffic in the third quarter, carriers plan to deploy record high capacity this year, according to an analysis from Sea-Intelligence.

Over the next 12 months, the analysis estimates, container carriers plan to deploy an additional approx. 100,000 teu, pushing the total offered capacity in the Pacific Ocean to a peak of 644,000 teu in the week starting on August 16.

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