In (Drewry shipping consultants road) said recently, from November 2016 to June 2016, spare capacity has decreased from 1.7 million TEU container ship fleet to 500000 TEU. For the freight company, this news means that the industry become more healthy, asset consumption cost less.
Idle container ship fleet to the second half of this year, will likely be leveled off, this is due to some short-term period rent agreement may expire, and demolition activities decreased, which means that the freight industry close to the recovery, but as a result of idle assets is still too much, industry recovery in the short term is still unable to quickly implement.
Idle container ship plunged because there are a lot of capacity. First of all, the original hanjin shipping after bankruptcy, the company's ships or other owners was recovered, or scrap processing. By early June 2017, hanjin shipping vessels only 13 ships do not have to redeploy, left idle capacity of about 100000 TEU.
In addition, the container ship recently scrapped activity also effectively cut the spare capacity. From December 2016 to March 2016, the middle of a total of 23 idle container ship dismantling, dismantling capacity of 76000 teu. From march to the end of June, about 133 empty container ship back into operation, of which 74 ships deployed in airline operations, mainly deployed in trans-pacific routes. 30 other ship into the secondary thing airline operations, mainly deployed in Asia to India and the Middle East routes, only 18 ships to join the civil airline operations. However, the Mediterranean shipping for the ship will be as large as possible, including 2 9400 teu container ship in the east coast of South America airline operations.
Said in the road, while idle fleet has always been a good barometer of industry as a whole situation, but at the peak of the last year and the recent capacity adjustment is once off events. Although recent idle fleet capacity shrink, but this situation will not last.
Said in the road, idle fleet is expected to remain in the container ship capacity during the whole summer of 2-3%, in the rest of the time as the freight into the off-season will be increased slightly this year.