Twice as many container vessels changed hands in first half of the year than in 2020

The number of container vessels sold in the first half of the year has more than doubled compared to 2020, writes Bimco. Carriers are looking for tonnage to profit from the record high freight rates.

A feeder ship from carrier X-Press Feeders | Photo: X-Press Feeders

The strong container market has carriers looking for extra tonnage to profit from the record high freight rates in the current market.

The development is especially evident when looking at the number of container vessels that changed hands in the first six months of the year.

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