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Where is liner shipping heading?

It could be an industry with mega-vessels or a monopoly

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THERE are two incompatible but widespread views on today's liner shipping industry. One is that it is a highly efficient money-making machine that is increasingly dominated by a few players, to the detriment of cargo owners and, ultimately, consumers - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

THERE are two incompatible but widespread views on today's liner shipping industry. One is that it is a highly efficient money-making machine that is increasingly dominated by a few players, to the detriment of cargo owners and, ultimately, consumers. The other is that, despite continual