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Weekly Briefing: Box bonanza beckons | Tanker troubles continue | Seasonal bulker lull

Lloyd’s List’s weekly headline view of the stories shaping the key shipping markets

This week: All eyes are on container line results to gauge the full extent of the surge in demand and rates witnessed in the second half of 2020. For tankers, it is still a case of too many ships, too few cargoes with no immediate respite coming from the oil demand forecasts. In the bulker sector — following one of the best Januarys seen for the segment in several decades — freight rates have begun to slide as the market heads into a seasonal lull in activity owing to the Chinese New Year holidays





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