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Eight container carriers generated USD 25 billion in operating profits in first half

Eight of the world's largest container carriers have delivered combined operating profits of USD 25 billion in the first six months of 2021, writes Alphaliner. The second half of the year looks even more promising for liner companies.

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The first half of 2021 has proven to be more than favorable for the world's largest container carriers, which are headed for an even better second half of the year.

Eight of the world's biggest players in the container market have so far generated more than USD 25 billion in operating profits (EBIT), while the top line revenue came to USD 70 billion in the first half of 2021, writes Alphaliner in its weekly newsletter.

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