One alliance accounts for majority of bulging order book

The members of one container alliance in particular have been busy ordering new vessels in the past six months. Looking at ships of more than 16,000 teu, this alliance accounts for 58.6 percent of the orders, writes SeaIntel in a new analysis.

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The members of Ocean Alliance placed the most orders for new container ships in the past six months.

A new analysis by SeaIntel shows that the carriers in Ocean Alliance – Evergreen, CMA CGM, Cosco Shipping and OOCL – represent 42.7 percent of the current global order book for container vessels.

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