The many new mega-vessels headed into the container market are an important factor in rates being under extreme pressure lately, according to the the most recent edition of Container Intelligence Monthly from Clarksons.
And this picture does not look like it will change significantly in coming months, considering that the British shipbroker expects an influx into the global container fleet of 6.2 percent in conjunction with an expectation of a growth in the global trade of 6.0 percent.
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