Shortage of ships for charter could force carriers to shelve new services

May 9, 2018 Mike Wackett

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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