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Deferrals and demolitions to keep boxship growth in check

Alphaliner says deletions will help offset additions to the fleet in 2019, with only modest growth of 3.5% expected. Although the analysts say limited growth will provide relief for an ‘over-tonnaged market’, a preference for larger tonnage will exert pressure on small and midsized markets

Scrapping numbers are predicted to nearly treble this year to around 300,000 teu, while deferrals will amount to 120,000 teu

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