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There is a plethora of different analyses of the financial performance of the container shipping industry in 2012. Much of it is gloomy and some of it downright depressing. Here’s Drewry’s take, which concluded that the industry as a whole just managed to break even, due to the fact that CMA CGM, Maersk and OOCL managed to offset the red numbers shown by the remaining leading carriers. And the prognosis for this year? With low demand, everything will depend on carrier discipline.

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