Chinese-Polish multipurpose and heavylift player Chipolbrok is not averse to cashing in on shortages of space on boxships in booming markets.

But the company says it will not neglect its core business and does not intend to be a "stop-gap" solution for the box sector.

Spokesman Olaf Proes told TradeWinds: "Yes, we can see a back-flow of cargo from box carriers to us."