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Maersk scraps its largest container vessel to date

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and challenges at shipbreaking yards, many container vessels are still being sent for demolition. In fact, scrapping is currently at its highest level in 41 months, according to Bimco. Sine Maersk is one of the vessels.

Archive photo. The vessel depicted is not Sine Maersk. | Photo: ShippingWatch / Louise Vogdrup-Schmidt

Container ship demolition has increased markedly in recent months, reveal data from Bimco.

The number of vessels sent for scrapping in July reached the highest level in 41 months, totaling 52,800 teu. The month before that, 50,600 teu were sent for scrapping.

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