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Container Shipping Recovery: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

By James Frew 2017-03-27 23:54:31

The mood is buoyant in the container ship sector, but is the market ignoring the sleeping giant? Sentiment in the container ship markets is palpably shifting and on the back of the first quarter 2017 optimism, a roadmap to headier rates and earnings might take the following course. First, freight rate improvements have recently moved liner operators toward profitability, whilst charter owners are seeing the first meaningful uptick in earnings since mid-2015.  Second, the scars of disappointing trade growth in...

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