Charter rates for available container ships soar to new heights

Hectic demand for available container ships makes charter rates increase to record heights within several vessel sizes, writes Alphaliner.

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The booming container market – which has pushed freight rates up since mid-2020 and created congestion at the ports along with lack of capacity – keeps increasing charter rates, informs analyst firm Alphaliner based on recent weeks’ figures.

The container lines are constantly looking for available tonnage in order to accommodate the extreme demand for moving containers from A to B.

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