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Shipping volume has recovered but prices lag behind: Mitsui OSK chief

Growth of Southeast Asian economies has shifted the focus of Asian shipping southward

Crew members prepare seismic streamers to be loaded onto the Polarcus Naila seismic surveillance ship in Singapore.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The maritime shipping industry is gradually emerging from a period of struggle. Junichiro Ikeda, president of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, recently spoke to Nikkei about the challenges and opportunities in the industry, and how the Japanese shipper sees the future of overall global trade.

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