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Mega-ships will continue to drive fleet growth

The largest container ships have driven fleet growth in the container industry for many years, and this trend is set to continue. Meanwhile, demand for smaller container vessels will continue to decline, estimates Alphaliner.

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Mega-container vessels will drive fleet growth in the container industry in the future – as is already the case and has been for many years, estimates analyst firm Alphaliner.

"Over the last decade, overall containership fleet growth has been driven by demand for larger ships – a trend that is not expected to be reversed soon," writes Alphaliner.

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