The ship owners who have ships on charter to CSAV did everything they could to keep them in business, and some are now having second thoughts.
Also, some of the comments now coming out are interesting.
And, by the way, congrats to Janet Porter who called this dead on in her blog posting, Delaying the inevitable.
This, from Lloyd's List
EMBATTLED Chilean container line CSAV has come under fire from rivals and shipowners for cutting freight rates weeks after being handed reduced charter rates on 79 of the vessels operating in its fleet.
But some owners are beginning to regret having agreed to the deal, as CSAV shows little sign of having learned its lesson after threatening counterparties with bankruptcy if they did not bail out the company.
Hamburg shipowners Bertram and Erck Rickmers, who each participated in the rescue in a small way, said CSAV had come within “seconds” of going bankrupt. Furthermore, if CSAV had not been saved, shipowners with vessels on charter to the line would have been liable for delivering cargo in transit to the final destination.
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