Container: Overcapacity To Haunt Mid Term, Asia-Europe Most Exposed

Published 01 August 2011

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Container: Overcapacity To Haunt Mid Term, Asia-Europe Most Exposed

"With 2012 set to be another year of record growth in the global box shipping fleet, will the sector find any relief from overcapacity?"

What impact will overcapacity have on the balance sheet of container lines over 2012 and beyond? Will rate increases in the face of overcapacity be enough to prevent bottom lines going into the red? The special report 'Container: Overcapacity To Haunt The Mid Term, Asia-Europe Most Exposed'answers these questions and more.

This report offers an in-depth overview of the challenges that the global box shipping sector faces in the mid-term, to better inform your business-planning and investment decisions.

The forecasts contained within the report help you assess the opportunities and risks to your business, whether you're a shipping line, shipyard, oil terminal operator, logistics firm, oil company, major retailer, consultancy or investment bank.

You'll also get the latest competitive intelligence on your competitors, clients and suppliers, with information on bellwethers in the industry, as well as coverage on the impact of the current problems in this sector on the bottom lines of container line operators.

Use the report to support your investment decision-making and risk planning, by answering questions such as:

  • With the massive supply of vessels increasing, will a recovery in trade demand be sufficient to ease overcapacity?
  • How will the trend towards mega vessels impact on overcapacity problems in the mid-term?
  • Will the Peak Season Surcharge hold rates or will they continue to fall lower?
  • Is it right to be more bullish on the trans-pacific's rate recovery than other areas, given that lines in this region are starting to seriously address the overcapacity issue?
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