Strong Q1 for CAI

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Box leasing company CAI International had a strong Q1 2017, lifting its average owned container fleet utilisation rate to 95.7%, compared to...

Reefer container builders take a hit

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Impacted by weak demand, reefer output has plummeted by 50% in 2016, while prices continue to be depressed and there is fierce competition b...

Hanjin unloads in Long Beach

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South Korean court agrees to release funds to pay for vessel operations, but other creditors facing significant losses....

Box prices back to 2002 levels

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New container prices fell 25% last year to below US$1,400 for a 20ft dry box – a level not seen since 2002....

Dry box building goes into freefall

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All is pointing downwards for the world’s dry freight box building industry as pricing, production and order volumes have slipped in recen...

Reefer box building on the up again

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Global reefer production experienced some recovery during 2014 and is expected to make further gains this year, when up to 260,000 TEU may b...

Leasing industry still boxing clever

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Entering 2015 in relatively good shape, the container leasing industry accounted for the majority of new box investment in 2014, and the str...

Alternative flooring gains ground

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Bamboo container flooring is gaining market share, but some believe the future is floorboards with a mass produced OSB core....

Demand blows hot and cold

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Machinery builders suffered earlier in 2013 as reefer output slumped but prospects appear brighter for the coming year with orders already p...

Box leasing growth comes at a price

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The container leasing industry enjoyed another year of strong growth in 2012, although per diem rates again fell faster than newbuild prices...

Tough going for dry freight box builders

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After experiencing a short-lived production surge in mid-2012, the world’s dry freight container manufacturing industry is again facing to...