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Our friends at container freight price benchmarking platform Xeneta have likened the liner industry’s first six months of 2016 to the playing out of a “soap opera”.

Xeneta opines in its latest blog that the “ups, downs, uncertainty, love and hate” – key ingredients of a successful TV serial drama – have been played out in an “exciting” first half-year for the industry.

We agree: it has certainly provided The Loadstar editorial team with plenty to write about and helped to double our page views year-on-year!