Photographer: Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg

World Trade at Sea Has Hangover From Party That Never Happened

  • Growth in container trade was half what was expected last year
  • Vessels hauling goods are earning least money in six years

Little more than a year ago, shipping companies hauling everything from furniture to electronics across the world’s oceans were looking forward to a period of surging demand. It didn’t work out that way and they’re still suffering now.

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