SeaIntel: 13,500 teu is new standard

In the future, the central container vessel model on the most important route, Asia-Europe, will be 13,500 teu. If a carrier does not have these in its fleet, it might as well leave the market, SeaIntel’s Alan Murphy assesses.

On the most important route in liner shipping, Asia-Europe, the norm has long been container ships of 8,500 teu. That time is over, COO and Partner at SeaIntel, Alan Murphy, predicts. Instead, the market will be dominated by ships with a capacity of 13,500 teu.

“If you are shipowner operating on Asia-Europe, you only have two options. Leave Asia-Europe or build your own 13,500 teu ships,” Alan Murphy said at the Copenhagen Blue Business & Shipping Conference 2013 on Thursday.

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