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The alliances' roles in the 2015 container drama

The four container alliances will play very different roles in the battle for the market in 2015. Partner and CEO of SeaIntel, Lars Jensen, outlines the four contenders in an interview with ShippingWatch. Meanwhile, the low oil price could backfire for the container carriers.

Overcapacity and the low oil price represent two challenges for container carriers in the year to come.

But there is something else hiding around the corner as well for the four major alliances - 2M, Ocean Three, G6 and CKYHE - and their fight for the market. The four alliances differ from each other in terms of services, number and not least the size of their ships, and this gives them a reason to focus on different aspects in their efforts to ensure profitability, says Lars Jensen, partner and CEO of analyst agency SeaIntel.

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