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Analyst firm warns that stagnation in global trade could threaten carriers

If the current trends towards stagnation on the international freight market persist – with North America being a noticeable exception – the development could prove a challenge for carriers with many orders for newbuilds, analyst firm predicts.

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Widespread bottlenecks, delays and sky-high rates on the global freight market convey an impression of a market characterized by booming growth, but this is by no means the case, analyst firm Sea-Intelligence concludes in a new report.

In reality, world trade is only growing slowly on a global scale and is heading for stagnation, such as in Europe.

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