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Two carriers above all profited from record-high rates in 2021

Rates on containers out of China reached new heights in 2021, and two carriers in particular benefited from the sky-high freight prices, according to an analysis by Alphaliner.

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The ever-increasing freight rates in 2021 on containers out of China were beneficial for two shipping companies in particular, shows an analysis by Alphaliner.

The analysis has investigated the carriers' fleet expansions throughout the year, where extreme demand and lack of capacity resulted in bottlenecks and delays – a development that pushed the freight rates to new historic heights.

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