Global container fleet continues to grow in 2020

Growth will continue this year in the global container fleet, where capacity is set to increase by 3.5 percent to almost 24 million teu, reports Alphaliner.

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The global fleet of container ships is expected to continue growing in 2020, with capacity looking set to grow by 3.5 percent to around 24 million teu, projects analyst firm Alphaliner.

This growth will be driven in particular by deliveries of new ships for a total capacity of 1.14 million teu. Meanwhile, scrapping of older vessels is expected to rise to around 300,000 teu this year from close to 200,000 last year, writes Alphaliner in its weekly newsletter.

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