Increase in capacity hasn't eased pressure on container market, say shippers

It hasn't made much of a difference that container carriers added more vessels and thereby increased container traffic in the strained market, says Global Shippers' Forum.

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With container carriers upgrading their forecasts in droves as a result of the red-hot container market, they have dispatched more vessels, enabling them to ship more containers in the strained market.

This is the conclusion of Global Shippers' Forum (GSF) in the quarterly review of the container market, which was carried out in collaboration with MDS Transmodal.

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