Alphaliner: Idle fleet numbers hide widespread overcapacity

A low number of idled container ships in 2015 helps hide a massive and widespread overcapacity in the container market, notes Alphaliner, pointing to five market developments that have helped absorb excess capacity. The idle fleet will grow going forward.

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The idled fleet of container vessels of more than 500 teu in the first nine months of the year averaged 310,000 teu, and the idle fleet this year thus reached the lowest level since 2011.

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