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Container ship trading declines – but prices are soaring

Sales of second-hand vessels are stagnating after last year’s strong willingness to buy among carriers. But despite a slowdown, the level is still high, assesses Alphaliner. There are, however, still signs of robust demand.

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Last year’s high demand for container ships among carriers has had a hard time staying at the same level in 2022.

Although the vessel sale by no means came to a halt in the first half-year, there was still a significant slowdown compared to last year, writes analyst firm Alphaliner.

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