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June 2002
Management Services;Jun2002, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p4
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the Drewry Shipping Consultants' latest quarterly report on the state of the liner markets for 2001. After a record performance in 2000, the container shipping industry went into a sharp reverse in 2001. Continuing economic uncertainty, slowing rates of traffic growth, rising levels of overcapacity and slumping freight rates, will result in a significantly worse financial performance for most carriers. Overall, world container port throughput was expected to increase by 4.3 percent in 2001, compared with 12.5 percent in 2000 and 10.2 percent in 1999. This would make it the worst year for growth in the container industry's history. Moreover, the slower growth has come at a time when new build deliveries have been at record high levels.


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