Alphaliner’s bellwether containership idle tonnage data has recorded a big spike in vessels being consigned to lay-up, shifting the supply-demand balance back in favour of the charterer.
The consultant said the capacity of the idle tonnage fleet had risen to 341,000 teu by the end of July, representing 1.6% of the total global cellular fleet.
This is a worrying increase for shipowners, not least because this has happened in the middle of the peak season.
Indeed, with …
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Source: The Loadstar