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Ship management company sees record number of ships stacked

Wilhelmsen Ship Management has received inquiries from more than 50 shipping companies looking to have ships stacked during the coronavirus crisis. This could push the number past the most recent peak in 2016, CEO Carl Schou tells ShippingWatch.

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Canceled departures and difficulties getting crews to the ships during the coronavirus outbreak could mean that an unusually high number of ships are being idled, says Wilhelmsen Ship Management.

The ship management company has received a record number of inquiries recently. And if the current trend continues, Wilhelmsen expects to surpass the most recent peak, which happened in 2016.

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