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Sale and purchase volumes for container ships reach highest level in four years

In 2020, sale and purchase transactions surged to the highest level in four years despite the fact that the year was generally affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sales and purchase volumes of container ships surged to a four-year high in 2020, causing sales prices to increase as a result, assesses analyst firm Alphaliner.

In 2020, total sales reached 267 vessels with a total capacity of 971,055 teu against 195 vessels with a total capacity of 810,000 teu traded in 2019. According to the analyst firm, the trend will continue throughout 2021. In January alone, 140,000 teu changed hands.

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