Carriers ‘scraping the barrel’ for tonnage as charter supply squeeze goes on

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 …

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