Market Consolidation in Container Shipping: What Next?
Over the past two years, a wave of market consolidation has transformed the global container shipping industry, leading to mergers and acquisitions between container lines, a reshuffling of shipping alliances and the expansion of shipping companies into port operations. There is potential for more consolidation, which raises the question as to the implications for market concentration levels, and whether the industry is becoming an oligopoly on certain routes.
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