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Shippers worry about competition among container carriers

Even though the prices for shipping containers around the world are at an all-time low, the carriers' customers remain concerned about the close cooperation in alliances, according to a new Dutch survey.

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The container carriers' Dutch customers, the shippers, believe that the carriers' cooperation in alliances limits the competition, just as the alliances give them fewer options in terms of exporting their goods.

This is evident from a survey performed among the 15,000 members of the Dutch Shippers' Association (EVO), according to the European Shippers' Council.

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