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SeaIntel: Overcapacity on new trades

Last year, 50 container ships of more than 10,000 teu were built and deployed in international container shipping, primarily on Asia-Europe. Mainly, the ships have replaced ships of 6-8,000 teu which are now creating overcapacity elsewhere, SeaIntel says.

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The medium-size container ships between 6,000 and 8,000 teu are the main victims of the gradual deployment of bigger ships on Asia-Europe.

SeaIntel Maritime Analysis estimates that no less than 50 new container ships of more than 10,000 teu were built and deployed last year. These ships have forced out smaller ships which were to be deployed elsewhere.

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