Renewed demand on the Asia-Europe and transpacific trades was in further evidence today after Hong Kong-based shipping line OOCL released its 2017 fourth-quarter operational update, showing double-digit growth on the east-west deepsea trades.
The carrier also reported that full-year Asia-Europe volumes vaulted past the 1m teu mark, to end 2017 at just under 1.14m teu – growth of 19.7% on 2016.
And despite a normal fourth-quarter slowdown, the carrier’s volumes in the period were 11% up, …
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