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LONDON, May 17 (FAM) – World container traffic has grown much more strongly than anticipated in the first quarter of 2017, growth that will require an upgrade to analysts’ full-year forecasts, container shipping specialist Drewry observed this week.

Provisional trade lane data from Container Trades Statistics (CTS) indicates that world box traffic surged by 10% year-on-year in 1Q17. In its Container Insight Weekly report, Drewry highlighted that the CTS numbers point to intra-regional trade as the primary driver of growth, with volumes up by 17% versus 7% for deep-sea traffic.

 

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