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Containerships Wanted: Carriers ‘Scraping the Barrel’ for Tonnage

April 22, 2021

Via: gCaptain

Carriers are “scraping the bottom of the barrel” for available tonnage, as the percentage of the global containership fleet commercially idle and not in dry dock has fallen to just 0.8%.

And according to the latest Alphaliner survey, the severe shortage of open tonnage is obliging potential charterers to significantly streamline the assessment process of candidates.

The consultant counted only 56 container vessels, for a capacity of 205,000 teu, as inactive, which it said were mainly ships that had been involved in accidents, affected by sanctions or were waiting to join new charters.

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