So... the world's fleet of cargo/container ships is running at 88% capacity? And we're supposed to be upset about this? With maintenance down-time, weather issues, crew issues, general business issues, etc, it's hard to imagine these ships running at even 95% capacity. So now we're seeing them sit for a while, not many percentage points below a realistic capacity, and this is cause for concern?
Reading this story it's like the author wants you to think this is some sign of the apocalypse. But one of the comments below the story says there were ships laying at anchor there in the 80s just like today.
There's an ebb and flow to business, just like everything else. This is nothing to panic about.
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