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New mega-vessels threaten to undermine strong 2017 rates

Capacity on Asia-Europe will increase significantly in coming years, with a 13-percent rise in the fourth quarter 2017 alone. Carriers are forced to cancel sailings to avoid tipping the balance, writes SeaIntel. Otherwise they could see an end to the high rates currently experienced by the industry.

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In the coming years, capacity on Asia-Europe will increase significantly when carriers launch operations on their mega-ships. This year, the fourth quarter alone will see a 13-percent rise.

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