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Container newbuild order books set to be depleted quickly in the years to come

Several of the biggest liner companies are set to turn up the heat on newbuild deliveries ahead of 2021. At one liner company in particular, the fast delivery pace could create problems, writes Seaintelligence in a new analysis.

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The shipping lines' order book will be depleted quickly in the coming years, shows a new analysis by Seaintelligence which looks at how quickly the companies will take delivery of their new ships.

MSC, Evergreen and Cosco will take be quick in terms of taking delivery of their ships in the years to come. Cosco will have received its entire current order book by the end of 2019, while MSC will reach a similar status by the end of 2020. For Evergreen it will take another year.

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