German shipbroker Hanse Bereederung expects the current containership "supercycle" to extend into 2026.

Alex Karydis, director of chartering and sale and purchase, said record rates for containers and vessel charters will not continue at exactly the same levels as they are currently, but will remain “quite high”.

He believes a recent move by French line CMA CGM and Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd to freeze box spot tariffs will steady the market.