Major capacity injection on minor routes

Container carriers will increase the capacity between China and the South American East Coast by 27 percent in the coming weeks, though neither demand nor spot rates seem to support such an increase, according to measurements performed by SeaIntel.

As new and bigger tonnage is injected into the Asia-Europe trade lanes, the major container carriers are forced to move the current ships on the routes between the two continents to other places. Many analysts strongly doubt that there's room enough for these ships, regardless of whether they are inserted into so-called emerging markets, such as South America.

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