Grim prospects for box carriers as collapse of demand weakens balance sheets

The risk of another major ocean carrier bankruptcy has grown with the worsening global economic outlook, liner consultancy Alphaliner said today.
It explained that the unprecedented amount of capacity withdrawn in April and May, a result of a collapse in demand, “will hurt carriers’ operating cashflows and further weaken their fragile balance sheets”.
Picking up on the carrier Altman Z-scores, as at the end of December last year, for the 11 largest …