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The lucrative east-west routes have attracted many vessels

Within the past year, it is above all the lucrative trades on the east-west routes that have attracted extra container capacity, according to figures from Alphaliner. Africa, on the other hand, has lost several large vessels.

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It is to a large extent container traffic between Asia and the US and Europe that has attracted new or extra capacity within the past year, according to figures from Alphaliner.

It is also these trades that have undergone the largest increase in rates as a result of the extraordinary market since the summer of 2020, as the upturn gained momentum.

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