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(15.3.2019) Although barely visible in the numbers, the market situation is slowly improving for the 2700 TEU and smaller ships as increased chartering demand has absorbed a number of spot ships. However since the available vessel pool was quiet large to begin with, owners have so far been unable to push for substantial rate increases. At the moment a charter rate difference also exists for all ship sizes between the Atlantic and Pacific market, whereas ship trading in Europe or the Americas can command higher earnings on the back of a much more balanced tonnage supply. What the numbers show is that the negative trend for the two largest segments has not stopped yet with both loosing on a weekly and monthly basis.