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2022 will be another turbo-charged container year: Here are the key developments to watch out for

CONTAINER FEVER: There are no signs that the container market will slow down in 2022, which is expected to offer more of the same for money-spinning container lines and ailing shippers. But what should you keep an eye out for in the coming year? ShippingWatch provides an overview.

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2022 is expected to offer more of the same for the severely strained supply chains, with container lines making more money than ever before, as desperate shippers are forced to spend a lot of money while hoping that their goods arrive on time – or at all.

This is the general expectation from players across the industry where most agree, at the very least, that 2022 will be just as difficult as 2021, while others look further ahead and doubt any real tranquility in the market until 2024 when the new vessels start to pour in.

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