Smaller container ships are history on Europe-Far East routes

Last year, two shipping lines pulled the plug on services with small container ships sailing between the Far East and Europe. A final farewell to small sizes on this route, writes Alphaliner, which has examined the growing ship sizes.

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Container vessels of between 4,200 and 5,500 teu on routes between the Far East and Europe are a thing of the past.

According to Alphaliner, these ships have definitively disappeared from the routes, as both Israeli ZIM and South Korean HMM last year closed routes with the smaller ships.

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