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Over 5 percent of the container fleet is idle

Over 5 percent of the global container fleet is currently not working, corresponding to 1.3 million teu taken off the market. More than half is due to scrubber installations ahead of 2020.

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The proportion of idle container ships increased to 5.7 percent in the last week of November, Alphaliner writes in its latest newsletter.

This corresponds to 225 ships taken out of the global fleet. Combined, these have a capacity of 1.32 million teu distributed across vessels of every size.

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