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Vulnerable container carriers can be left out in the cold

A series of container carriers could be left standing outside the alliances starting next year as a consequence of the new Ocean Alliance and a potential merger between Hapag-Lloyd and UASC, note several analysts.

Photo: Hyundai Merchant Marine

Numerous vulnerable container carriers could be left behind alone as a consequence of the newly announced Ocean Alliance and a potential merger of Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company, UASC.

This is evident from several analyses published in the wake of a week that brought news of major overhauls that look set to impact the container market in the years to come.

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