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Ocean carriers have coped pretty well says Drewry

Drewry Maritime’s latest annual Container Market Annual Review and Forecast 2013/14 highlights that while there is a good deal of excessive market behaviour resulting in weak freight rates, ocean carriers have coped pretty well with deployment of tonnage in the main east-west trades.

With over 25 ULCVs (ships of at least 10,000 teu) delivered so far this year, Drewry has estimated that as of 1 October headhaul capacity in the three main east-west routes increased by only 2.3% year-on-year. However, there is still a structural over-capacity, and Asia to North Europe spot rates fell in 33 of the 39 weeks so far this year.



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