The number of containerships in lay-up has dipped below 100, according to Alphaliner.
Its latest survey reveals strong demand and tightening availability of tonnage which is putting the brakes on vessel scrapping.
As at 8 January, there were 99 vessels, equating to 377,784 teu, anchored in hot or cold lay-up. This compares with 351 ships for 950,000 teu a year ago.
At 1.8% of the global cellular fleet, idled container tonnage is at its lowest level since mid-2015.
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