Smaller carriers on the Pacific outperform minor regional operators

Small and medium-sized liner companies sailing on the Pacific have done markedly better than smaller national or regional carriers since 2019, Alphaliner reports. China is key to this development.

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Small and mid-sized container lines sailing on the Pacific Ocean have performed much better than niche carriers and national or regional operators, according to an investigation by analyst firm Alphaliner.

The company’s report focuses on the earnings of seven smaller and medium-sized liner companies since 2019, and Alphaliner says smaller carriers sailing off China have done markedly better than more local companies.

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