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The week in charts: Transpacific surge boosts global box tally| Moribund tanker rates rally | Special Report: China infographic

China is the focus of the latest special report from Lloyd’s List, including an infographic highlighting the scale and bearing of the country’s vast shipping empire

March proved a record month for global container traffic new data shows, but the figures masked a wider market slowdown in the first quarter of the year and growth dependent on buoyant transpacific trade. Meanwhile, the latest forecast from the International Energy Agency suggest tanker rates should rebound in the second half of 2021 as oil refineries ramp up output and production

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