An acute shortage in the availability of charter tonnage could force carriers to shelve their plans to launch new liner services this summer.
And a big hike in daily hire rates for container ships that do become available, combined with spiralling fuel prices, will force a rethink on the economics of the planned new and enhanced ventures.
In particular the hitherto workhorses of new service links, the classic panamax ships of 4,000-5,300 …
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Source: The Loadstar