Container charter market recovery falls back

A high number of ships are signed, but only for brief periods, and the rates need to be significantly higher before they can cover costs and financing, says Thomas Preben Hansen, CEO, Rickmers Maritime.

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The fragile signs in recent months of somewhat better times ahead for the struggling charter market for container ship owners did not come through, and according to Thomas Preben Hansen, CEO of Rickmers Maritime, the slightly increasing rates have gone back down.

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