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Acquisitions of smaller container operators gaining ground

Acquisition activity is stirring among the smaller container and feeder operators, though larger, capital intensive acquisitions are unlikely at this time, says Drewry.

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Acquisitions of smaller regional players are becoming more frequent in the container industry among several of the major carriers, though bigger and more capital intensive acquisitions such as Hapag-Lloyd's merger with Chilean CSAV and Hamburg Süd's acquisition of South American CCNI are unlikely to happen on a large scale, according to analyst agency Drewry.

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