Container carriers must make room for 23 ultra-large ships this year

1.2 million extra teu will be deployed this year on the world's container routes, and this includes several ultra-large vessels. New orders will be kept in check by three factors in particular, projects analyst firm Drewry.

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Container shipowners face another year in which new tonnage must be deployed on the routes.

This year the number comes to 1.2 million when looking at the unadjusted order book, writes analyst firm Drewry. 23 ultra-large container ships account for 532,000 teu. The ships are ordered by shipping companies HMM, CMA CGM and MSC.

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