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Container contract clash: Can we all just get along?

It’s time for the box sector to find a grown-up way of doing business that takes the heat and stress out of shipping containers for both shippers and carriers

The fact that a shipper’s ire has erupted into a legal grievance may have left MSC ‘shocked’, but was not entirely unpredictable given the cyclical imbalance in the market and the long history of frustrations from both carrier and shippers. Contracts signed that both sides will adhere to, and where necessary, enforce, are the answer, not legal battles

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