While container lines and shipowners have invested billions of dollars into the biggest segment of container ships in recent years, shipping companies and shipowners now have an aging fleet of small and medium-sized vessels on their hands due to limited investments, writes analyst firm Alphaliner.
Most of the segments between 500 and 9,000 teu currently have an average age profile of between 12 to 15 years. In comparison, the age profile for megamaxes is only five years.
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