German owner Peter Dohle has achieved what is thought to be the highest charter rate for a feeder containership.

The 2,782-teu Bright (built 2018) has been fixed by AP Moller-Maersk in Asia for two to three months at $14,950 per day, a record time charter level for the ship class, according to Alphaliner.

The consultancy said the idle fleet continues to decline, with another 155,000 teu of capacity brought back into service in the past two weeks, as the sector rally continues with the return of demand after coronavirus lockdowns.