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Mega vessels have put severe pressure on smaller ships since 2015

The number of smaller container ships has dropped since 2015 due to cascading, shows new Alphaliner analysis. Especially one segment has been impacted.

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The liner companies' introduction of mega vessels have made the number of active container ships in the medium-size segment drop significantly since 2010, shows an analysis made by Alphaliner.

The analysis closely examines the consequences of container liners' cascading, where larger vessels are deployed pushing especially smaller and older ships down the hierarchy. This includes container ships between 1,000 and 10,000 teu.

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